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June 11, 2021

WATER AND DROUGHT The Hoover Dam reservoir is at its lowest level ever, underscoring the extreme drought in the US west. Hoover Dam supplies water to 25 million people including Los Angeles and Las… Read More

June 4, 2021

CANADIAN MAY EMPLOYMENT Canada lost 68,000 jobs in May (54,000 part-time and 14,000 full-time). Unemployment rate steady at 8.2%; among those working part-time in May, 22.7% wanted a full-time job vs 18.5% February. Ontario… Read More

May 28, 2021

FUTURE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan, Bank of England, Bank of Canada, European Central Bank, China and others are reiterating that they believe cryptocurrencies are: Vehicles for speculation and volatility is extraordinarily… Read More

May 21, 2021

EVOLUTION OF TOP 50 GLOBAL COMPANIES (BLOOMBERG ECONOMICS) Top 50 companies by value added $4.5 trillion of market capitalization in 2020. Represent 28% of global GDP vs >5% in 1990 Median profits rose 18.2%… Read More

May 14, 2021

US EMPLOYERS INCREASING WAGES TO ATTRACT WORKERS Employers in the US are increasing wages to attract workers: McDonalds announced that it will increase hourly wages in the US by 10%, bringing the average wage… Read More

May 7, 2021

COVID-19 IMPACT ON BIRTHRATES US birthrate was down 4% in 2020 to nearly 3.6 million babies, the 6th straight annual decline and the lowest since 1979. (US population in 1980: 226,545,805 and 2021: 332,278,200).… Read More

Apr. 30, 2021

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT US Senate overwhelmingly passed a $35 billion water infrastructure bill to upgrade the country’s drinking and wastewater systems in a show of bipartisan support. GM is partnering with major electrical vehicle… Read More

Apr. 16, 2021

CANADA IS #1 (2021 BEST COUNTRIES REPORT) Canada took 1st place (up from 2nd in 2020) in the 2021 Best Countries Report from US News & World Report, BAV Group, and the Wharton School… Read More

Apr. 9, 2021

ESTATE WEEK (APRIL 12-16, 2021) Edmonton Community Foundation has complied a great list of online recorded sessions for Estate Week 2021 including: picking an executor, issues to be aware of, roles and duties of… Read More

Apr. 1, 2021

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario are working together to urge Michigan to reconsider shutting down Enbridge Line 5, warning of immediate gasoline shortages, ‘massive’ fuel cost increases and 800 more oil-laden rail… Read More