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Mike and Metro: Unsolicited advice for other people!

January 6, 2012

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year?  If so, how’s it going?  Probably not good, the thing about resolutions is that we don’t often know what’s best for us.  So instead of asking bloggers or other strangers, we …

So this is Christmas…alone!

December 24, 2011

For Metro Calgary This Christmas, I’ll be doing something that I’ve never done before: Spending it in Calgary. Yes, due to a variety of reasons, most of them involving airlines gauging passengers around this time of year, I’ve decided to …

Metro: The pressures of charitable gift giving.

December 16, 2011

It’s the time of year where we are all thinking about money.  If you’re like me, you’re probably wishing you had more so you get the gifts that you really want for your friends and family.  But just like saying …

Metro: Where did all the cabs go?

December 10, 2011

Is anyone else tired?  When did the Christmas season get soooooo long.  I’m not complaining, the kid who always sat home alone in high school, loves being busy, but the holiday celebrations seem to be getting longer and longer, I’m …

Metro: Calgary, there’s (still) no Santa Claus … parade.

December 2, 2011

What are you doing this Christmas season?  Whether you’re a parent, a teen, a kid (why are you reading this blog), or a senior citizen, chances are you’re going to be going to the Santa Claus parade…unless you live Calgary. …

Metro: Soooo over Occupy Calgary!

November 20, 2011

If you live in a major city around the world, chances are you have a group of people who are supporting the Occupy movement by taking over popular city locations with tents and protesters.  Depends on who you ask, the …

Movember Update: Week 1!

November 8, 2011

Well here we are, Day 7 of Movember. I thought it might be time for a little bit of an update.   My Face: First, let’s start with my face.  To be honest, nothing is really happening.  Most people can’t …

Metro: Who needs Halloween, Calgary is always scary!

October 29, 2011

Like a good episode of Roseanne, this week’s Metro column is all about Halloween! Okay, it’s not as good as Roseanne’s Halloween classic episodes, but you get what I’m trying to say, right? This weekend Calgary will come alive with …

Metro: The battle of my hometowns!

October 20, 2011

As I had mentioned, earlier this week I was back in my hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick.  While I’ll always be a proud Maritimer, I haven’t lived in New Brunswick for six years, so it makes me wonder where I …

Metro: Diner dives make marvelous meals!

October 14, 2011

This week’s Metro column takes a closer look at the those called diner-dives. Calgary is sort of going through a restaurant revolution, with so many new places opening with amazing food and yes, very expensive prices. The idea came because …

Metro: Calgary has run out of things to complain about!

October 7, 2011

Well Canada, it’s finally happened.  Calgary has finally run out of things to complain about. If you’re not from here, let me catch you up.  Earlier this week, City Council announced a snow removal policy that means cars along busy …

Metro: Not loving Alberta politics.

September 30, 2011

Whether you live in Alberta or not, you’ve probably heard that this province is enjoying (or being crippled by) a Conservative government.  Forty straights years of one government majority. So this weekend, when the Albertans gather to vote for a …

Metro: Why junk food should stay in schools!

September 23, 2011

In this week’s Metro column, I take on the controversial issue of keeping junk food out of schools. It was announced this week that the Calgary Board of Education will soon be taking out candy from all of their schools …

Metro: When did renting because a dirty little secret?

September 16, 2011

Click here to read my new Metro column: “Renters aren’t the problem, they’re just easier targets” If you’ve ever read this blog even twice, you know there are quite a few things that I’m passionate about.  Convincing people that Vampire …

Metro column: Distracted Driving law offers new distractions!

September 9, 2011

Although a lot of Canada has had distracted driving laws for years, it was only last week that Alberta has had to put our cell phones down and focus on something called the roads. The law was announced months ago, …