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Archive for June 2013

O Canada, we stand…

June 28, 2013

By Matt King When I was 14, I went to a summer camp that happened to take place over Canada Day. As time has passed, I’ve forgotten about the majority of that week in northern Alberta, but that Canada Day—or night, rather—has always stuck with me. It was a clear night, and all of the […]

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It’s Your Job Video Contest

June 21, 2013

By Brenna Hill Last week the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Labour Minister, announced the winners of the national video contest “It’s your job”. The goal of the competition was to create a video that could be used for social media, to inform young workers about workplace safety, and their employment rights.  The contestants did a […]

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How to deal

June 18, 2013

By Lauren Smith If you work in any spectrum of customer service, you’ve likely dealt with them. They’re high-conflict personalities. As much as it hurts dealing with these high-conflict personalities, sometimes there’s no way around it. Unless your work requires zero interpersonal communication, chances are you will have to deal with a difficult person at […]

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Flowers – why can’t they plant themselves?

June 14, 2013

By Theresa Trant Two weeks ago I bought flowers to plant. They are still sitting on the picnic table slowly growing out the small pots they came in. I guess you’ve figured out I’m not much of a gardener. While I enjoy the flowers once they are securely placed in the ground, I have a […]

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Is it just a bad day or could it be something more?

June 7, 2013

By Lauren Smith Ever just not feel like yourself? Maybe you were late to work and your day is off to a rough start, maybe you had a fight with your friend and it’s left you on edge, or maybe you’re not sure why you’re feeling out of sorts. For some people, not feeling like […]

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