Fraudster ruined woman’s plans for early retirement

Troy Media talks to everyday Albertans who are working to become debt free

Fraudster ruined woman’s plans for early retirementSpecial Report Part 4 in our five-part series Back in Balance Name: Sandra (not her real name) Occupation: Federal public service employee Age: 58 Sandra was lonely, depressed and anxious after the painful separation from and then death of her former husband. Her friends suggested she look for a companion on a dating website, someone who could her…

4 steps to getting your boss to listen to your great ideas

If you present them in the right way, you’ll have a better chance of actually seeing them come to life

4 steps to getting your boss to listen to your great ideasIt seems that every guide to career success has the same advice: Be a creative problem solver at work, and you’ll get ahead. “Bosses hate it when you just bring up issues without providing solutions,” guides say. “Always have some ideas for solving the problems before you bring them up.” And chances are, your boss…

The Aga Khan: 60 years of remarkable service to the world

As he comes to Alberta, we should celebrate his unshakable belief in the values of pluralism, diversity and equality

The Aga Khan: 60 years of remarkable service to the worldWho is His Highness, the Aga Khan, a man who is celebrating 60 years of service to his community and the world? He is the spiritual leader of 15 million Ismaili Muslims, a significant number of whom call Canada home. He is a diplomat, social innovator, global humanitarian and someone with an unshakable belief in…

Injury and job losses push Calgarians to live off credit cards

As people dig out from Alberta’s worst recession in three decades, Troy Media talks to everyday Albertans who are working to become debt free

Injury and job losses push Calgarians to live off credit cardsSpecial Report Part 3 in our five-part series Back in Balance Name: Linda Pierce Age: 53 Residence: Calgary Occupation: Office administrator At one of the lowest points in Linda Pierce’s 10-plus-year debt roller-coaster ride, she worked three part-time jobs while raising three teenage daughters. Amid it all, she suffered an ankle injury that required surgery, a…

Giverny and Monet’s Gardens

Stop in Giverny at least for a few hours to wander among Monet's gardens and you'll feel like you've entered one of his paintings

Giverny and Monet’s GardensIf you love Impressionist paintings, why not plan a visit to Giverny, in France, and see Monet’s garden, flowers, pond and bridges for yourself? It’s been said the Impressionist art movement acquired its name from one of Monet’s paintings called “Impression, Sunrise.” Giverny was Monet's home during the last half of his life. He painted…

New book offers vision of a safer urban future

Cyber City Safe: Emergency Planning Beyond the Maginot Line explores cybersecurity, modern emergency planning and green city living

New book offers vision of a safer urban futureCyber City Safe: Emergency Planning Beyond the Maginot Line By Allan Bonner Brennen Schmidt Roy Damary and Natalia Pryadilina Reviewed by Anil Anand Retired police officer Cyber City Safe: Emergency Planning Beyond the Maginot Line presents a comprehensive vision of a safer urban future through big data, technology and greenery. The book has four authors and three…

7 tips for winning your scholarship

7 tips for winning your scholarshipSpending years paying off student loan debt can be very difficult and frustrating. You could, however, just apply for a scholarship and avoid putting yourself in so much debt. Winning a scholarship can be a little challenging, especially if you don't know exactly what is expected of you. Below are seven simple tips to ensure…