Buckle Up for Broncos – Wear a Green Jersey and then Become “that” Parent

By all means, wear Green for the Broncos this weekend. But do something else too please - buckle up! I am talking about all those sports road trips in tour buses. Seriously, just put on your seatbelt. I’m talking to you – parents. Then have your child put hers on too. Here in Fort McMurray, … Continue reading Buckle Up for Broncos – Wear a Green Jersey and then Become “that” Parent

The Carbon Tax for Dummies – Part 2 -How is Industry Treated and Will the Plan Work?

Introduction This article is a continuation of an outline of the basics of Alberta and Canada's carbon pricing plans that began in "The Carbon Tax for Dummies - Part 1" The Alberta carbon plan is based on its policy report, "The Climate Leadership Plan", or the "CLP". The federal government based its policies on the … Continue reading The Carbon Tax for Dummies – Part 2 -How is Industry Treated and Will the Plan Work?

The Carbon Tax For Dummies – Part 1 -Why Do We Need It and What Will We Pay?

My son’s soccer team played in a tournament in Gothenburg this past summer. As we got to know the city and Swedish countryside, I was in awe of the number of wind turbines and the extensive use of their efficient, clean, public transit system. Back home, Canadians appear to be struggling to accept the $30/tonne … Continue reading The Carbon Tax For Dummies – Part 1 -Why Do We Need It and What Will We Pay?

In the Weeds

Gardeners are a congenial lot who enjoy their bucolic settings. It is hard to rustle their feathers. Even in Fort McMurray's online gardening community, members are extremely respectful when discussing the different approaches to horticulture. Mention glyphosate however, and they stand alert. Tell them that the city will spray the Birchwood trail newly-developed firebreak with … Continue reading In the Weeds