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Let’s Talk About It: Watch out for your loved ones
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Let’s Talk About It: Watch out for your loved ones

After a recent hospital stay, my mother, who lives alone, was sent to a government-subsidized residence to convalesce. It sounded like a good plan. But sharing a room?

The beach is a sweet place to retire to. Photo by Hayley Juhl.
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Financial Fitness: Strategize for comfort

To retire comfortably, you need to save and invest regularly using an effective savings and investment strategy.

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Flavour Guy: The inner, growling battle – to eat or not to eat

The theme of this issue is “fight the good fight and support the underdog.” Of course, underdog makes the Flavourguy think about what is under the dog – sauerkraut works, some ballpark mustard, relish on top.

Generations Foundation: Hold fast to your dreams
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Generations Foundation: Hold fast to your dreams

You should never give up on yourself or on anyone else, just because it’s convenient.

Word Nerd: Expressions we love to hate
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Word Nerd: Expressions we love to hate

Think outside the box. The tip of the iceberg. At the end of the day …

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Legal Ease: Relatively speaking, be certain you have a clear mandate

A mandate is a contract by which a person, the mandator, gives power to another person, the mandatary, to represent him. This contract is called a power of attorney.

Here at Sun Youth: Motivated to better young lives
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Here at Sun Youth: Motivated to better young lives

Righting social inequities motivated a group of youngsters to establish Sun Youth in 1954.

Sun Youth: Making a special connection
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Sun Youth: Making a special connection

“If grandparents did not exist, we would have to invent them.”

Word Nerd: Orange you glad it’s not called red?
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Word Nerd: Orange you glad it’s not called red?

Dedicated readers of the Word Nerd column might remember that five years ago I explained that, lexicographically, at least, there is no debate that the egg preceded the chicken.

Financial Fitness: What do low oil prices mean for investors?
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Financial Fitness: What do low oil prices mean for investors?

As you’ve no doubt noticed, your trips to the gas station have been a lot more pleasant these past several months. There’s not much doubt that lower oil prices have been welcome to you as a driver. But when oil is less expensive, is that good for you as an investor?