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Canada’s Best Cities For Jobs And Affordable Homes

Canada’s Best Cities For Jobs And Affordable Homes

It’s one of the conundrums of life in Canada today: There are plenty of places where you can buy an affordable home, just not ones with many jobs. And in the big cities where the jobs are, housing just keeps getting more expensive. But there is a middle-ground, at least for now — places that […]

Canada’s Best Cities For Jobs And Affordable Homes

Canada’s Best Cities For Jobs And Affordable Homes

It’s one of the conundrums of life in Canada today: There are plenty of places where you can buy an affordable home, just not ones with many jobs. And in the big cities where the jobs are, housing just keeps getting more expensive. But there is a middle-ground, at least for now — places that […]

Who are the victims of the terror attack?

Who are the victims of the terror attack?

They were parents, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends, colleagues and classmates. Some were waiting to collect their children, others were enjoying what should have been a fun night of pop music.

Opinion: Why the Libya connection matters

Opinion: Why the Libya connection matters

As UK security services investigate what led Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old-British national of Libyan descent, to carry out the deadliest attack on British soil since the London bombings, a key line of inquiry will be what he got up to during the three weeks he spent in Libya before the attack.

Another ‘Revenue Neutral’ Carbon Tax That’s Anything But

Another ‘Revenue Neutral’ Carbon Tax That’s Anything But

This piece was co-authored by CTF Alberta Director Paige MacPherson Did you really believe them when they said it would be revenue neutral? Last week, the Trudeau government announced a ‘technical paper‘ on its proposed federal carbon tax which suggests it will mimic Alberta’s carbon tax plan, quashing the optimism of those who believed the […]

Manchester bomber visited Libya weeks before attack

Manchester bomber visited Libya weeks before attack

The 22-year-old behind the deadly bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was linked to a wider network and had returned to Britain from Libya just days before launching his attack, officials say.

Use Setbacks And Losses As A Fuel To Achieve Your Success

For new entrepreneurs and business owners it’s hard to know when to pull the trigger to hire someone when you want to step back from working in your business and instead start working on it to grow it. No one starts a business to be a slave to it and the only way to remove […]

We Need To Act On Income Volatility Now

We Need To Act On Income Volatility Now

Canada’s elected leaders have taken to referring to modest and middle-income households as “struggling Canadians,” but they are often short on details when it comes to who is struggling and why. Community organizations have been aware for some time of profound changes in the financial lives of Canadians — more people cobbling together an income […]

Kitchener, Ont. Is Home To Canada’s Fastest-Rising Rent Prices

Kitchener, Ont. Is Home To Canada’s Fastest-Rising Rent Prices

While Vancouver and Toronto make headlines with $1,700-a-month “micro-suites” and tales of landlords doubling rent, another city is seeing rents rise even faster. Rent in Kitchener, Ont. is the fastest-rising in Canada, according to a new report from PadMapper. Aerial view of downtown Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. (Photo: Skyf via Getty Images) The average one bedroom in […]

What can governments actually do to stop terror?

What can governments actually do to stop terror?

One immediate consequence of the terror attack in Manchester on Monday night is the escalation of the terror threat level in the United Kingdom to “Critical.”

We Can’t Predict Canada’s Next Recession, But We Can Prepare For It

We Can’t Predict Canada’s Next Recession, But We Can Prepare For It

A couple of years after the financial crisis, I asked one of our executives how Canada had managed to sidestep the deep pain felt in the U.S. “I’m not sure we did,” he pushed back. “Maybe it just hasn’t happened yet.” (Photo: Nicolas McComber via Getty Images) Fast forward to 2017 and here we are, […]

Fire Chief says, “Let’s all be fire smart”

Fire Chief says, “Let’s all be fire smart”

“We’re trying to save your homes and, in turn, we also save the town.”  Those words were spoken by Fire Chief Brian Wynn on Thursday, May 18 at the Forest Interpretive Centre during an open house for hilltop residents whose backyards line Centennial Park. Over the next few months vegetation management will be conducted in […]

Kub Kars and Beaver Buggies

Kub Kars and Beaver Buggies

  The 1st Whitecourt Scouts group held its annual race night on Monday, May 15 at the Whitecourt Legion. Complete with a long track that extended from the stage to the kitchen, the group, made up of both Beavers and Cubs, raced together using vehicles they created. Always a fan favourite, the Kub Kar and […]

Whitecourt and Woodlands staff battle it out, food bank comes out the winner

Whitecourt and Woodlands staff battle it out, food bank comes out the winner

  On Thursday, May 18, under a bright sunny sky, Town of Whitecourt staff joined Woodlands County staff for a lunchtime barbecue at the Forest Interpretive Centre. The two groups were together to celebrate a job well done after going head to head for bragging rights to see who could raise the most amount of […]

Voyageurs in Whitecourt

  by Susan Hofforth   On Tuesday June 27th, take part in the official landing of the Athabasca River Voyageur Canoe Brigade in Whitecourt and help commemorate the importance of the Athabasca River and the Voyageur canoes in the development of Canada.   “That was a big part of our history. We are doing this […]

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