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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?

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Generations Foundation: Our precious assets

Children are our most precious assets. Little did we realize, before the days of broader knowledge, that we could mold a child’s future even in the womb.

Let’s Talk About It: Sibling relationships change as parents lose capacity
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Let’s Talk About It: Sibling relationships change as parents lose capacity

As a parent moves into a world of dementia with increasing care needs, children will often react differently.

Legal Ease: Taking stock of end-of-life care
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Legal Ease: Taking stock of end-of-life care

Until recently, it was a crime in Canada to assist others in ending their lives. Those grievously and irremediably ill and in pain could not seek a physician’s assistance in dying. A person facing this prospect had two options: take his own life prematurely, often by violent or dangerous means, or suffer until death occurred from natural causes.

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Flavour Guy: Creative cooking when the child moves out

I am looking for a new word, something positive for the emotional state parents feel when a child moves out.