What Was the Rural Response to the 1918 Pandemic?

With the current COVID-19 pandemic shifting life around the globe, many are looking to the lessons learned during the 1918 Spanish flu.

What Was the Rural Response to the 1918 Pandemic?Not since the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic has the world experienced such a collective shift in public health. Here in Swan Hills, a number of businesses have temporarily closed to follow Alberta guidelines and residents are advised to follow unfamiliar social distancing guidelines. With the COVID-19 situation ongoing, many are wondering when life might return…

Self-employment on the rise in Alberta

With thousands of people laid off in Alberta in recent years due to a punishing recession, it’s not surprising to hear that self-employment has risen in the province. A report by ATB Financial’s Economics and Research Team says self-employed Albertans represent 17 per cent of all workers in the province and this sector of the…

Fundy Trail beckons you to get off the high-speed highway

This is the first of a five-part series on travel on Canada's East Coast. On my recent trip to New Brunswick, I finally drove the Fundy Trail and saw Fundy National Park. It inspired me to sell the province a new tourism slogan. The slogan, worth millions, is “Get Off The Road!” I’m also considering…