Monday, June 24, 2024

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Are groceries really that expensive?

Are groceries really that expensive?
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Co-writer Liam Ostrowski If headlines and political proclamations are any indication, Canadians are upset about current grocery prices. One recent article by the BBC highlighted examples of high prices in Canada versus similar items in the United Kingdom and United States from specific grocers. While the focus of...
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BIG Wrap

Russia, Ukraine trade air attacks as Moscow blames U.S. for beach strike

(Al Jazeera Media Network) Russia and Ukraine traded attacks which resulted in casualties overnight and into Sunday, officials from both sides say. At least five people...

Millions of students at risk of being affected by Indian elite exam scam

(Al Jazeera Media Network) India’s top examinations for admissions into medical schools and research programs have come under unprecedented scrutiny amid mounting evidence of corruption...

BIG Exclusives

Dissecting common myths about plastics recycling

Dissecting common myths about plastics recycling

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The plastics sector is under attack on many levels, and much of the criticism is centred on misunderstandings related to recycling. We are told that...
Halfway between Kyoto and ‘Net Zero by 2050’, how are we doing?

Halfway between Kyoto and ‘Net Zero by 2050’, how are we...

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Giving credit where credit is due right up front – this article is based largely on a recent report by University of Manitoba Emeritus...
Fracking 101: Just the fracts

Fracking 101: Just the fracts

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When I graduated from university and started my job at Shell Canada as an interpreter, I was trained on the basics of the petroleum...

BIG Chuckle

Alleged murderous moron sticks to facts like flies on … flypaper

I admit it – I am not the brightest bulb in the toolbox. In 2020 and 2021, as I was imploring people to stay active,...

A call to arms … er, make that brains!

It is time to demand more from your brain. I believe that most people in my LinkedIn network are fairly intelligent. Yet far too many are...

BIG Mouth (Opinion)
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Is Canada broken or not?

In today's rapidly evolving world, it seems we are seekers of sharp distinctions and quick-hitting headlines. Pierre Poilievre has become a master of it with...

Barrage of attacks on Trump could backfire

My social media and news feeds are littered with people celebrating Donald Trump's conviction and hurling all sorts of insults at the former U.S....

Say no to sensationalism and yes to accurate journalism

Four years ago, disillusioned with universally irresponsible media coverage and a related increase in societal division and vitriol, I set out to create a trustworthy...

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