Employment & Education

33 articles


By Dave O'Karma on May 25, 2017

I started working on a knuckleball. Why, you may ask? Does it have anything to do with the recent loss of a job I’ve worked for 30 years? Read more...

The Job of Volunteering

By Bill Levine on Apr 18, 2017

Retiring would be okay because I could concentrate my energies on the gung-ho effort needed to secure a great volunteering opening. I wanted to make up for my community service gap. Read more...

Back to School

By Thelma Fayle on Sep 1, 2015

After a hiatus of 75 years, Thelma Fayle Sr., mother of six, grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother, entered a university for the first time in her life, in her 88th year. Read more...

High-Tech Mama

By John Thomson on Sep 1, 2013

It started as an investment in her son’s dream and soon became an opportunity for Sharon Bliss to use her skills – and learn new ones. Read more...

Naomi's Legacy

By Susan Yates on Aug 1, 2012

Author Naomi Beth Wakan is a scholar and teacher with a special talent for sharing her love of literature, learning and life. Read more...

How to keep your business plan fresh

By News Canada on Apr 10, 2012

If your business plan has been collecting dust since you launched, it's likely time to refresh. Updating your business plan on a regular basis is critical for any business to stay relevant and be successful in the future. Read more...

How to Be a Success

By Naomi Beth Wakan on Apr 2, 2012

In the 1980s, my husband and I started a small educational publishing business in Vancouver. We knew nothing about publishing and little about the education business. Read more...

Crystal Clear

By Kevin McKay on Apr 1, 2012

Robert Gary Parkes has been blowing glass for only about 25 of those years and the craftsmen of past years, who did not have the benefits of modern technology, have his admiration and reverence. Read more...

Back to School - Again

By Don Lester on Sep 1, 2011

I have always believed in lifelong learning, so when I found myself with time on my hands, I decided I would investigate some of my interests, like psychology. Read more...

Practical Lessons for Entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur or have spent time around them, you will have come to realize there are some fundamental practices that entrepreneurs tend to hold in common. In the midst of being busy, we can forget some of the fundamentals that help make a business successful. Here's some practical advice garnered from a variety of sources. Read more...

Isn't it About Time?

By Joan W. Winter on Mar 1, 2011

Twenty years ago, while driving a B.C. transit bus, Marilyn Joyce (M.J.) Milne had a strange encounter of the mystical kind. As she pulled into a stop and opened the door, a maroon-robed man with a black goatee beard was standing at the stop. Read more...

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