It takes a village

July 29, 2016 |Dian Chaaban
Last night, Hilary put on her best pantsuit and made history. She officially became the first woman to ever say to a major US party, “I accept your nomination for President of the United States.” Her acceptance speech last night for the Democratic party’s...
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Beat the heat (and inflation)

July 22, 2016 |Dian Chaaban
As reported this morning, Canadian CPI rose 1.5% in June on a year over year basis, stronger than the 1.4% expected by economists and in line with the 1.5% recorded in. Inflation was driven by passenger vehicle prices, which rose 5.6% year over year and...
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Pokémon Go!

July 15, 2016 |Dian Chaaban
Have you heard about this Pokémon craze? It has been everywhere over the media but most prolific on social media, accelerating its trending over the past two weeks. So what is it, exactly? Pokémon is a Nintendo franchise that launched in the 1990s. In...
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A first time for everything

July 08, 2016 |Dian Chaaban
10 weeks ago I enhanced my life for the better – I finally got an iPhone (after years of reluctance and personal denial – and after plenty of ridicule and peer pressure from those around me). Not only was my iPhone a new device, it was my first real Apple...
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Jets, weird food and back to school.

July 02, 2016 |Dian Chaaban
Deep in thought I was alarmed by the sound of a jet flying by my office window yesterday afternoon – a reminder that the annual CNE air show is this weekend – traditionally marking the last long weekend of the summer. If you are in the city this weekend...
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149 years old

July 01, 2016 |Dian Chaaban
Today is Canada Day – our nation’s birthday. Technically speaking it is a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united...
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