Archive for December, 2010

Innovation centre right on the money

December 29, 2010
Innovation centre right on the money

It’s so crazy, it just might work. The brand-new Guelph Centre for Innovation was announced this month with a lofty goal from the chamber of commerce of creating 250 start-up companies in the next three years. While your first reaction might be that someone has had too much rum and eggnog to make a...
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Handy tips for a thrifty Christmas

December 22, 2010
Handy tips for a thrifty Christmas

Ah, Christmas. Can’t you just hear the sleigh bells ringing and that distinct sound of Visa and MasterCard executives lighting their cigars with $100 bills? Yes. It’s that special time of year when we forget the recent recession, ignore our growing debt loads and head off to the mall to spend like it’s our...
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I did my part for Christmas tree growers

December 15, 2010
I did my part for Christmas tree growers

When I heard about the hard times facing our beloved Christmas tree industry, I did what any good, patriotic consumer would do. I bought two trees. I just wish I could say it was on purpose. I know, I know, what about global warming and all that – but you could consider this my...
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Spare a few questions before sparing a few dollars

December 8, 2010
Spare a few questions before sparing a few dollars

Dear Friend, The Guelph Squirrel Literacy Foundation needs your help. Can you find it in your heart to give generously? It’s almost Christmas, after all. We can’t tell you exactly what we do, because it’s all very complicated. But it’s very important. So send your money now! If you were sucked in by that...
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If time doesn’t exist, I’m never late

December 1, 2010
If time doesn’t exist, I’m never late

It’s way, way too early to be awake. The sun hasn’t even crested the horizon and I’m lying in bed, a blink away from a really nice dream, hammering the snooze button with a closed fist. As the radio DJ squawks on about something, it hits me: Why does this little plastic machine, with...
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