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The Borders Of Life

Our personal lives, career, retirement, all have borders between one stage and another. They are full of a wide range of complex emotions.There is the border time between being single and being partnered. That time of excitement, anticipation leading up to the commitment.
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Why Policies Don't Help Smokers Quit

Taxes on tobacco and junk food, restrictions of advertising to children, attempts to address problem gambling, and other strategies can be sound policies in appropriate circumstances to promote healthy choices. But their effectiveness can face a lot of hurdles. Initiatives in one jurisdiction can be limited by the failure to act by other societies and by the virtual world impinging on the efforts of the real one. In this increasingly interdependent and connected world we need more local, international and global policy making and enforcement.
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LOOK: Seizure From Van Near Border

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Police in Abbotsford, B.C., have seized $250,000 in American cash and a loaded nine-millimetre handgun from a minivan carrying two Mexicans and a pair of Canadians near a U.S. borde...

Will "Ugly Canadians" Get the Bellingham Boot?

Residents of the border town of Bellingham, Washington are calling for "American-only" shopping hours at the local Costco, which is routinely crowded with Canadian cross border shoppers. Around the world, the stereotype of the "ugly American" tourist is built on blundering offenses against local sensibilities. Canadians should remember that the towns they visit are somebody's home, take an interest in local festivals and community gatherings, reach out and get to know locals.
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An iPad Passport? Why Not?

If the United States already accepts passport cards and EDLs as passport alternatives for border crossing to Canada, couldn't other options be explored to allow our border security personnel to quickly confirm traveler identities, using convenient devices many of us carry with us every day?