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OP ED: Health Care – how to control the costs

Today health care consumes 42 cents of every dollar spent on provincial programs. This increased from 35 cents since 1998, and barring a major course in direction, it is estimated that 50 cents of every ...

Police

Halton Police – Get their Community

At first glance, if you are like most folks, the connection between community wellbeing and policing might not be readily apparent.

Hope

You gotta give ’em hope – A wish for the holiday

Take one look at a newspaper head line and it is easy to see why hope is such a scarce commodity these days.

health care OP Ed, Commonweath Fund

Canada, Laggards in Health Care: OP Ed

We’re third. We’re Third. We’re THIRD LAST. So says a recent major study issued by the Commonwealth Fund comparing health care on a variety of measures amongst the most affluent nations.

Loneliness, social isolation

Loneliness, Social Isolation and the effect on your health

At the time John Lennon wrote ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’, little did most people know he was actually sending out an SOS in terms of his own need for help in his ...

Teeth

OP ED: Your Teeth Are Not A Part of Your Body, Say What?

For reasons that mystify me to this day, the provision of even basic dental care was not – and more importantly is still not included in Medicare.

QEW Oakville

Free Trade?

Given all of the talk about NAFTA, CETA, and more recently talks with China, I am not sure about you, but I would appreciate an honest appraisal of just what the impact of ‘Free’ Trade ...

Oil spilling from barrels

Canada’s Double Speak & Betrayal of Indigenous People

While I am not in the least surprised by Trump’s blatant disregard over the rights of indigenous people on matters pertaining to the construction of the North Dakota pipeline, I was more than a little ...

GO Train from above at Oakville Station

Liveable Oakville: Time To Grow Up

My first introduction to the power of urban planning came courtesy of a trek I made as a teenager hitchhiking down the west coast of the United States and spending some time in Portland on ...

Border Collie

Man’s Best Friend: Ode To Taz

While I am probably more of a ‘cat’ than a ‘dog’ person, this was one preconceived notion that was really put to the test just recently when we had to put down our old border ...

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