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Everyday Life

Dog gone

by Phil Callaway   My mother sang me nursery rhymes—to prepare me for the perils of life, I suppose. Nursery rhymes in which Little Bo Peep lost her sheep, blind mice lost their tales, and Humpty Dumpty lost his balance and was never quite able to pull himself together again. I listened as weasels went […]

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A primer on active versus passive investing

by Allan Gray, Portfolio Manager, CIBC Wood Gundy   As an investor, it’s important to think about how you’d like to invest your money. Depending on your needs and goals, you can consider a passive or active investment approach. Passive Investing Passive investing attempts to mimic the composition of a market and produce results that […]

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Our Solar System

by Raymond Strom   Over the next series of articles, we are going to look and evaluate scientific data regarding our solar system and our “local” astronomical objects. Our solar system is complicated and even current observations of close planets are seriously incomplete.  So even with an incomplete, and arguably fractional data set, evolutionary scientists […]

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“Nobody gets to heaven without a reference letter from the poor”

by Doug Koop   For five years I served on the board of a faith-based charity that works with some of the most marginalized people in our society, including prisoners, sex offenders and adults living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. These individuals often behave poorly and live in desperate situations. They don’t make it easy […]

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A new year of connections

by Sharon Simpson   I was speaking with an elderly woman. She is in good health and was laughing, telling stories from her past;  silly moments and her meaningful times. And then, in a reflective way, she said, “This is the year I turn the same age  my mother was when she died.” I asked, “Do […]