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The Automobile Immobility

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by .

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When moving between provinces one would expect there to be at least a very basic level of government and administrative interoperability. Unfortunately, when it comes to moving a car between Ontario and BC there is little evidence of any interoperability or administrative forethought in regards to facilitating people moving between provinces. In order to register a car […]

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Is Golf a Sport: Revisited

Posted on 14. Apr, 2016 by .

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary a sport is classified as “An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”, and “An occasion on which people compete in various athletic activities”. SportAccord, the international sports federation association, determines what should be considered as sport […]

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Poetry? Who Can Say for Certain?

Posted on 27. Mar, 2016 by .

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Poetry is a fluid form of linguistic art that uses the strategic combination of words and phrases to form thought provoking and meaningful works. It would be presumptuous to delineate the limitations for what is considered poetry based solely on the understanding of one person, society, or historical perspective as the inherent nature of these […]

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Air Canada’s Botched Boarding Passes

Posted on 16. Feb, 2016 by .

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As the advancement of technology continues companies must constantly upgrade their infrastructure to stay relevant in the increasingly competitive world market. With the boarding pass playing such a vital role in allowing a passenger to complete their journey it is paramount that the e-boarding pass be a simple and seamless as it would be with a […]

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Planning a Deplaning

Posted on 15. Feb, 2016 by .

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Whether you are in a rush to catch a connecting flight, tired at the end of a long journey, or just eager to get off the plane to wait for your next connection, everyone dislikes the chaos of deplaning. Much discussion, planning, as well as the implementation of innovative procedures have surrounded the efficiency and speed of […]

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The New Top Gear: Netflix’s Biggest mistake

Posted on 15. Feb, 2016 by .

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When Top Gear came to an abrupt halt in March of 2015 there was much speculation about the future of the show and its presenters. A return to the BBC was eventually ruled out for the presenters, leaving the world to speculate on where they would move to. The top contenders to pick up the […]

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The Stong Arm of Eugene Melnyk

Posted on 03. Feb, 2016 by .

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On January 26th the two competing bits for the redevelopment of the Lebreton Flats area of Ottawa finally revealed their proposals. Both groups have plans for extensive retail, residential, and green space, as well as an arena. The mention of an arena in both proposals is a surprise as while the “Rendez Vous LeBreton Group” is […]

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The Death Penalty Discussed

Posted on 24. Jan, 2016 by .

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Among the punishments faced by citizens in a modern society, none are more severe than the death penalty. In use from Canada’s founding in 1867, till its abolition in 1976, the death penalty was exercised in the sentencing of nearly 600 persons. Having only been abolished in 1976, with an attempt to reinstate it in […]

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A Highway Undertaking

Posted on 22. Dec, 2015 by .

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The concept of overtaking a car in an outer lane (undertaking) has regulation that varies greatly between jurisdictions. What is consistent though it that undertaking is generally considered unsafe as drivers do not expect to find cars passing along their outside. Countries like Germany, France, and Finland specifically prohibit undertaking outside built up areas while in the […]

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Wireless Data Reform

Posted on 08. Dec, 2015 by .

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In 2013 consumers in North America used an average of 1.3GB of data per month. In 2018 consumers are expected to be using 9GB of data per month, an 11-fold increase in usage over 5 years before. Consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices for more of their daily activities every year and unfortunately this […]

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