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Sub-metering Hydro’s Excess Electricity

Sub-metering Hydro’s Excess Electricity

The world’s economy continues to grow every year by between 2 and 4%.  From when civilization began, 5,000 years ago, the production of energy remains an important factor to continued growth.   In these environmentally conscious times, efforts are intensifying to...

A Wake up Call For Canada

A Wake up Call For Canada

Canada’s recent federal election result exposes intractable challenges dating from confederation in 1867. Wexit could allow Alberta to escape from a burden somewhat resembling the maladministration that afflicted Argentina, once the world’s equal richest country. For...

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This Land Is My Land

Canada's much vaunted reputation for tolerance took a beating this summer in Caledonia, a town 80km (50 miles) south-west of Toronto, where a new housing development on land claimed by the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy has sparked off a series of ugly clashes...

Raise City Taxes

For years the City of Winnipeg has been complaining about lack of money for road repair and general city maintenance maybe an increase in property taxes would give them the extra money for these needed projects.

The Un-built City

A recent article in this newspaper bemoaned Winnipeggers' lack of pride, and our embarrassment about our city as a place to visit. There is a lot about the city which makes it well worth the visit, and we have, for years, enjoyed showing surprised visitors how large,...

Regulated Gas a Pain for Manitobans

In an effort to shield consumers from fluctuating natural gas prices, the Manitoba Public Utilities Board has inadvertently created a trap for householders that could add as much as $10 million to the gas bills of consumers. For many years, the PUB has focused its...

Revising The Suburbs

Sprawl. It's an ugly word. The term often evokes images that are even uglier: Green space lost to an asphalt desert of strip malls and highways. Citizens trapped in cars and a fast-food lifestyle that leaves them tired, stressed, and overweight. Pollution and global...

Loathing, Lies and Liberation Theology

LA OROYA, Peru--Pitched battles over ideology and public policy certainly are not confined to classrooms or legislative chambers. They are also fought in poor communities of Africa, Asia and Latin America, often pitting multinational corporations against multinational...