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Archive for May 2014

Stay safe this summer as you head out to work

May 30, 2014

By Courtney Taylor Wearing shorts, high-tops, and a t-shirt my brother Kolby has his iPod in his pocket and is all set to head out the door. No he’s not heading to the basketball court (though he’ll probably end up there later), he’s heading out to the mow the grass at his best client’s large […]

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With eyes glued to a screen…

May 16, 2014

By Matt King I was walking. It was mostly just a normal walk. My feet were not moving quicker than normal, my heart wasn’t racing—it was just a normal walk. Except for one thing, really, though that too seemed normal at the time. I was staring down at my smart phone. I don’t know what […]

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Cycling: An exercise in observation

May 9, 2014

By Theresa Trant I’ve been cycling to and from work since I was 16 years old—that’s 37 years of cycling. There is nothing like cycling amidst the busy morning traffic and hearing the airbrakes of a city bus right behind you. Throw in the bright sunshine, the potholes and the gravel piled up on the […]

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Safety in the news: The Day of Mourning and a viral video

May 6, 2014

By Calissa Reid I was born and raised in Fort McMurray, a bustling oil town that never sleeps. Well, that’s the city’s reputation. For me, it was home. I went to school, played on the playgrounds and spent my nights in dance classes. It was no different than any other city in Alberta. Although I’ve […]

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It’s everyone’s responsibility

May 2, 2014

By Melissa Babcock I was 15 when I landed a job at the local movie theatre. It was my first real job as up until that point, I’d gotten by on the occasional babysitting gig. My first day was a Saturday matinee shift. I remember feeling nervous as I was led to my station at […]

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