Published on 10 Apr 2014
John Butler brought his chill vibes and hand claps to a live cover of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’.

I actually hung out with John Butler Trio here in Calgary, Alberta when they played here a last August. Okay I’ll admit I was actually sort of working for them backstage as their sort of assistant and production rep to the producers in Calgary. But it was like driving around a group of your own friends.

Happy to report they are the coolest, nicest, chillest dudes. They were looking for a diner to go to, so naturally I took them to Monki where my best friend also happens to work because it was a Saturday and the line ups were crazy around the rest of the City. PLUS Monki has phenomenal food. Their bassist Byron was totally enamored by her, and nicknamed her Summer Wolf. They gave her 3 tickets to the show that night and later after the show we all hung out. On the way back to concert venue, they sang made up songs about “Summer Wolf”, it was pretty amazing. The nick name has totally stuck too and it has this great back story.

At one point Byron said, “I feel like this is ‘Twilight’ [the movie] and she has ‘imprinted’ on me”. Geekerific. Rock stars and adorable. Also they had the best manager. I wish she was my best friend.

Anyway, had the best time with these guys, can’t believe I was actually working that day. Wish I did this everyday.

- Llu

The crown corporation has been highly profitable for many years, generating 1.5 billion dollars into the economy over the last 15 years. The only year that it did not make a profit was in 2011, the year that the corporation locked out its workers and interrupted service, and also had a one-time pay equity that was paid out because of mistakes that were made in the past. 

In 2012 total profits reported on the Canada Post financial report was $94 million. Canada Post had projected a loss of $1 billion per year by 2020, but this figure is based on a projected loss of $250 million in 2012, a year that was actually profitable. In 2013 they paid all workers two days early so that the pay came out of the 2013 bottom line, probably so that they could minimize the profits they actually made.

Published on Apr 27, 2012
More and more traffic accidents are due to texting. If we want to reduce the 1.2 million traffic victims worldwide each year, we have to act. How do you convince youngsters not to text while driving? Prove them it is a very bad idea: oblige them to text while driving! See how Belgian learner drivers reacted when they were told they had to pass the mobile phone test in order to get their driver’s license.