#MeToo movement gains traction in Ottawa

Ottawa’s corridors of power have been buzzing about a coming bombshell. The revelations will bring a speedy end to many political careers

#MeToo movement gains traction in OttawaThat didn’t take long. Last week, I wondered why the #MeToo movement had yet to alight in Ottawa. Within days – and just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was about to take the stage at his annual Christmas party – TVA broke a major story: a senior staff person in Trudeau’s office was under investigation.…

Former Kindersley travel agent pleads guilty to fraud

Leslie Glauser, who operated T & T Travel, has pleaded guilty to a single count of fraud over $5,000. A sentencing hearing is set for Feb. 6

Former Kindersley travel agent pleads guilty to fraudKenneth Brown of The Clarion A former Kindersley travel agent accused of fraud has pleaded guilty to the charge. However, she will not be sentenced until after a court appearance in February. Leslie Glauser, who operated T & T Travel in Kindersley, has pleaded guilty to a single count of fraud over $5,000. More than…

The modern, efficient criminal is digitally casing you

You're being tracked, watched, listened to – and you're just living a normal life. The threat of a personal data breach is real and constant

The modern, efficient criminal is digitally casing youBy Brennen Schmidt ALEUS Technology Group and Allan Bonner Troy Media columnist “I don’t have anything to hide,” say many social media users and online shoppers. But most of us do have something to hide – we just aren’t sure what it is. You pass by hospitals and supermarkets. You may also pass a university…

While we focus on sexual abuse, we can’t forget power abuse

Power abuse comes in many shapes and sizes. We need to put systems in place to control it

While we focus on sexual abuse, we can’t forget power abuseWhen the new allegations of sexual abuse in Hollywood surfaced, I was surprised that so many women (and men) were piling on. I thought we’d taken care of this problem after Anita Hill courageously declared in 1991 that Clarence Thomas was unfit to stand for the U.S. Supreme Court because of sexual harassment. Certainly, universities…

Rural Crime Watch considered for Kindersley area

RCMP working to restore the once-popular program as rural crime rises across Western Canada, including in this region

Rural Crime Watch considered for Kindersley areaKenneth Brown of The Clarion Property crime in rural areas is a growing concern, so the Rural Municipality of Kindersley is encouraging its citizens to start a Rural Crime Watch group. The RM of Kindersley held an information meeting on Nov. 7 at the Masonic Lodge. About 30 people attended the meeting, where a member…

Solving the identity theft puzzle will take teamwork

Collaboration among business and all levels of government can mean more secure transactions and a significant drop in identity theft

Solving the identity theft puzzle will take teamworkBy Allan Bonner Troy Media columnist and Brennen Schmidt ALEUS Technology Group It’s easier than ever to spend money. In fact, it’s become quite fashionable. Take Apple Watch. Pressing twice on the side of the device lets the user choose a virtual credit card of choice. The user completes the transaction simply by positioning the…

Facing up to the harsh truth about the Islamic State

The IS brand of Islam institutionalizes sexism, misogyny, homophobia, racism, sectarianism and slavery. It’s a barbaric credo

Facing up to the harsh truth about the Islamic StateIn October 2017, Britain’s International Development Minister, Rory Stewart, made a case for the in-theatre termination of Britons fighting for the Islamic State (IS). Stewart said: “They believe in an extremely hateful doctrine which involves … trying to use violence and brutality to create an eighth-century … state. …. [T]hese people are a serious danger…

The technology trap: only the vigilant will survive

A lack of care can be catastrophic in the cyber world (just ask Equifax). And the lessons learned apply to us all

The technology trap: only the vigilant will surviveBy Brennen Schmidt ALEUS Technology Group and Allan Bonner Troy Media columnist Trust – like time – can’t be bought. It takes time to build and can be lost in an instant. Most large organizations’ core values speak of trust. For some, trust is a prerequisite for success. All rely on trust whether they speak about…

Bill Boyd’s court date adjourned to Nov. 7

The former Kindersley MLA is facing charges of altering land and wildlife habitat

Bill Boyd’s court date adjourned to Nov. 7Clarion Staff Former Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd's lawyer has asked for an adjournment in order to continue discussing the terms of the case against him  with the Crown. Boyd is facing charges of altering land and wildlife habitat. Boyd, who lives on a farm south of Eston, was scheduled to make a first appearance at…

Looking past the symbols to see the real perpetrators of evil

To be truly inclusive and open, we must recognize that acts of terror aren't about race or religion, they're about evil individuals

Looking past the symbols to see the real perpetrators of evilThere’s only one lesson to be learned from the terrible events of last weekend in Las Vegas and Edmonton. It’s to examine our first reactions to both incidents and recognize a valuable self-teaching moment that should adjust our perceptions in the future. When the suspect who stabbed a police officer and attempted to run down…