Abi Paul
Abi Paul is based in Calgary and blogs about art and design, career tips, money saving, social commentary and travel adventure. You can read his blog here and his daily musings on Twitter at @larkycanuck

Entries by Abi Paul

Rock Legend Bryan Adams' Other Not-So-Hidden Talent

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 4:28 PM

I should have cried the night I saw my childhood idol, Bryan Adams, in the flesh for the first time in my life recently in Calgary. At least that is what I imagined how one reacts when coming in close proximity (be it several yards away) to one's idol, as...

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Police Invite Calgary Teens To Text And Drive

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 5:20 PM

In light of recent discussions surrounding distracted driving and enforcing stricter laws from the Alberta Transportation Minister, Ford Canada recently conducted a national survey on the habits of teen and parent drivers to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and encourage discussion about safe driving.

I was invited...

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Why the Quebec Charter of Values may just save Canada: Part 1 of 2

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 11:16 AM

During my several visits to Quebec, I have been spit upon, hurled insults at my face, not served at restaurants, and ticketed by traffic police for driving while being Ontarian. I do not speak French and I am not a Francophone.

If my experience of Quebec ended with just...

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Why the Alberta 2013 Flood Recovery Funding may Turn out to be Wrong for Albertans

(6) Comments | Posted July 4, 2013 | 6:40 PM

The 2013 flooding in the Province of Alberta, which resulted from excessive rainfall from June 19 to June 25 and the subsequent overflow of water tables across the region, was officially declared to be the "largest in provincial history" by Premier Allison Redford.
In fact, it was so...

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Northern Lights In The Yukon: Is Canada Inadvertently Solving Japan's Population Decline Crisis?

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2013 | 11:44 AM

It was a chilly but clear evening (-35 degrees Celsius) when we got on the tour bus in Whitehorse, Yukon. The tour was for the viewing of the spectacular northern lights, an atmospheric phenomenon that is best viewed under certain environmental conditions during certain periods of the year at certain...

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The Real Point is Missed in the Nenshi vs. CHBA Dialogue

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 12:07 PM

After two consecutive weeks of the media fanfare over the Calgary city hall and its Mayor vs. the Calgary Home Builders Association (CHBA) verbal spat, I have to admit that this ping pong game of jab is starting to make for a lot more of an exciting read than the...

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The Changing Canadian Identity

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 8:53 AM

A common misconception by most Canadians is that all immigrants (regardless of country of origin, religious background, ethnicity) face a common set of experiences (opportunities and challenges) as a group. There-in lies the basis of misunderstanding of the immigrant phenomenon by most Canadian-born residents.

The immigrant set can be generalized...

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Something to Believe In (Why symbolism and legacy matters)

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 10:30 AM

The Walrus Glenbow Debate was held on June 7, 2012 at Max Bell Theatre in the City of Calgary. The topic of debate was "Calgary's Cowboy Culture: Living Legacy or Just History?". An excerpt on the debate topic as posted on Epcor Centre website is reproduced below.

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