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…

How to cope with calamity and crisis

Rehearsing a state of relaxation through these simple daily exercises can help you face up to the inevitable tension in your life

How to cope with calamity and crisisThe Las Vegas mass shooting has caused most of us to pause. Bad stuff can happen to good people. We wonder what we would do if we found ourselves caught up in such violence. Sometimes just hearing about such tragedies can lead us to feel tense and uncertain. And that can cause us to become…

Another adjournment for Kindersley travel agent fraud case

Inaccurate CBC report draws discussion in court; return date of Nov. 7 set for the case

Another adjournment for Kindersley travel agent fraud caseClarion Staff The criminal defence lawyer representing Leslie Glauser, a former Kindersley travel agent charged with fraud, has requested another adjournment in the case. There was another matter of concern for the court regarding the case. Saskatchewan CBC reported that a two-day trial for Glauser would start in Kindersley on Oct. 3 and the report…

Is justice pricing really justice or just plain hate?

This isn’t a time for Canadians to be segregating each other, or rushing to put themselves and their neighbours into hyphenated categories

Is justice pricing really justice or just plain hate?The attempt by a Victoria, B.C., promoter to institute “justice pricing” for a movie series has attracted considerable attention, most of it hostile. The Made You Look Media company had decreed that to view their latest offering at the Roxy Theatre, the “general admission price of $10 (would) be doubled to $20 for all white…