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Email discloses naughty behaviour

Five months ago, my girlfriend went to a job conference in Texas. When she came back, she used my computer and accidentally left her email open.

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My mean parents are treating me unfairly

I am 13 years old and the oldest of four children. Lately, things have gone downhill for me. My schoolwork load is horrible, and my parents put me down all the time.

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Referrals can help generate prospects

Every business should have four to five strategies to generate new prospects. In the last column I described one strategy, strategic alliances.

Bentley Generals true champions

I had a rare experience last Saturday afternoon. I watched a hockey game on TV and got excited about the outcome

Caring for caribou is a matter of urgency

You may have a caribou in your pocket.

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Parents don’t approve of son’s older girlfriend

I’ve been dating “Hannah” for three months. It hasn’t been easy because my parents don’t approve of her, even as a friend, because she’s 19 and I’m 15.

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Cling to friends like life itself

Two men went for a walk, on the day they say Jesus rose from the dead.

Families must communicate

You’ve often said that boys and men are usually not natural communicators. Boy, does that describe the “men” in my life!

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Protect your credit rating; it would be better if you handle the money yourself

Two months ago, I married “Aiden” after more than a year of dating. He’s a loving husband and I am happy. The problem is, Aiden’s financial life is a mess. He owes back taxes, has credit card debt and forgets to pay his bills.

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Turn a deaf ear to talking animals

As a kid I loved Dr. Doolittle. I even had a record with Dr. Doolittle songs on it, my favourite being If I Could Talk to the Animals.

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Spring has sprung: time to scratch that gardening itch

Warm spring days have finally arrived releasing people from the confines of the house to enjoy the sunshine.

Forget the ducks – take a look at game ranching

From the start I was bemused by the story about the 500 dead ducks found in the Syncrude tailings ponds at Fort McMurray and remain so now that it has morphed into an international alleged Duckergate-style cover-up story that the real number of dead ducks is 1,600, maybe more, in what is really a tailings lake . . . nay . . . ocean, etc. etc.

Tour the Rocky Mountains with Ben Gadd as your guide

If you have spent a lot of time enjoying our Rocky Mountains you have probably acquired a guide to the flora and fauna of the area so that you could identify and put a name to what you were seeing.

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Bisexual husband won’t admit the truth

I am 28 years old and very much in love with my husband of 11 months.

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We learn through raising our children

As many parents may say, children have no idea of the joys and pains that a parent goes through in raising them until they have children of their own.

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Fiance, co-worker fooling around?

My 41-year-old fiance, “Michael,” recently started a new job that requires some overnight travel.

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Tax benefits from an employees’ profit-sharing plan

In February, this column discussed how an “employees profit sharing plan” (EPSP), as defined in the Income Tax Act can be used to align employee motivations with maximizing a corporation’s business profits (i.e., the greater the corporation’s business profits, the higher the employees’ EPSP payment benefits).

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Boss demanding much from workers

A few years ago, the company I work for laid off a number of employees.

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Tax mistakes do happen, they can be costly

Losing a job is a traumatic event in anyone’s life. But for Mary Campbell, it turned into a tax nightmare.

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Snoozers lousy babysitters

My husband and I have two small children under the age of five. He watches them on the weekend so I can get my errands done.

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