Trump easy to understand if you think of him as a 12 year old

Don't treat him like a grown-up. Simply indulge his boasting and allow real life to eventually provide the checks and balances to his ambitions

Trump easy to understand if you think of him as a 12 year oldNEW YORK Feb. 19, 2017/ Troy Media/ - There has been a lot of talk about how Donald Trump is unpredictable and that makes him dangerous – or at least prone to Twitter tantrums and unconventional press conferences. But he is absolutely predictable if everyone would simply start to think of him as a 12-year-old…

Older workers’ toughest goal: Selling themselves

Picture yourself walking out a revolving door then walking back in with a new attitude and a new take on life

Older workers’ toughest goal: Selling themselvesEDMONTON, Alta. Feb. 19, 2017/ Troy Media/ – Older workers must first understand the realities of the career world as it exists today before they are ready to pitch themselves to employers. Your goal is to convince employers you're not a vestige of a bygone work era but a high-energy chameleon who quickly adapts to any environment. Picture yourself walking out…

Alberta falls short of its innovation dreams

Alberta claims to have a functioning innovation ecosystem. It doesn't

Alberta falls short of its innovation dreamsCALGARY, Alta. Feb. 19, 2017/ Troy Media/ - Alberta claims to have a functioning innovation ecosystem. In fact, we don't. Ecosystems are actually systems, not just notions. Their parts "connect" to each other in an interdependent fashion. It's what makes them ecosystems in terms of input, function and output. It's almost (too) easy to describe something…

An education system’s journey to inclusion

One B.C. school district is making huge strides in embracing First Nations culture – and improving outcomes for all students

An education system’s journey to inclusionPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. Feb. 16, 2017 /Troy Media/ – In 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada for the crimes committed against them in the residential school system. It's sometimes difficult to see where this has made a difference. Canada's aboriginal populations tend to have lower levels of education, lower average income,…

On the absurdist stage: Justin meets Donald

Trump and Trudeau are as different as the moon and the sun, cats and dogs, so our columnist describes how their first meeting likely unfolded

On the absurdist stage: Justin meets DonaldTORONTO, Ont. Feb. 14, 2017 /troy Media/ – [The scene: the Oval Office. Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump have just completed their photo-op in the Rose Garden. Senior Trudeau adviser Gerald Butts and chief Trump strategist Steve Bannon are present to take notes.] Trump: Wow! I'm exhausted! That photo-op wore me out! [Brightening.] Wanna go check out some…

Helpful hints to end the baseball boredom

In a game that has no clock to run out, fans in the stadium are left wondering, "Should we go after this half inning or just drink strychnine?”

Helpful hints to end the baseball boredomCALGARY, Alta. Feb. 14, 2017/ Troy Media/ - Long before there was the endless election in the United States, there was extra-innings baseball. A never-ending extension of Major League Baseball games, extra innings can last as long as a bad date or end as quickly as a Vegas wedding. In a game that has no…

Dear Mexico: we’re in this together, so keep your chin up

When the wind blows south, a big wall along the border is just going to trap all the plastic bags and soda cups right up against it

Dear Mexico: we’re in this together, so keep your chin upNEW YORK, N.Y. Feb. 12, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Dear Mexico,  Hola, mi amigo. ¿Cómo Estás? It’s your old buddy, Canada. Just wanted to touch base and see how you’re doing. I hope the ‘bad hombres’ aren’t keeping you up at night. Kidding. Donald Trump says he’s going to go through with building a wall,…

What’s so clever about these leftist strategies?

If the left is so clever, how come the man they call a moron or a narcissist waxed them in the election against St. Hillary?

What’s so clever about these leftist strategies?CALGARY, Alta. Feb. 10, 2017 /Troy Media/ - Consider the George W. Bush paradox. According to the attack strategy employed by Michael Moore and his pals, U.S. president #43 was either capable of the most intricate conspiracies the world has ever known or he was a blithering idiot. How could Bush be both evil genius…

Lesson from the tragedy of the MS St. Louis

We turned away a ship full of gifted souls, ready and willing to use their talents for the betterment of Canada, before because of our irrational fears

Lesson from the tragedy of the MS St. LouisPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. Feb. 9, 2017 /Troy Media/ – History too often repeats itself, to the detriment of us all. In the months before the start of the Second World War, more than 900 Jews boarded the MS St. Louis in Hamburg harbour in hopes of escaping the racism of Nazi Germany. All of these people…

Rise and Shine: solving puzzles, paying homage

Review: this video game is engaging and the art is top-notch, but the story borrows a little too heavily from classics in the genre

Rise and Shine Developer: Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team Publisher: Adult Swim Games ESRB Rating: Mature Platform: PC Price: $16.99 EDMONTON, Alta. Feb. 9, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Rise and Shine mixes side-scrolling shooter gameplay and some light platforming with a novel approach to puzzle solving. It boasts some very attractive art and the…
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