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Sunday, January 24, 2016

“We Are Being Taken To The Cleaners”

Low Oil prices are hammering Canada’s resource economy, but drivers are not seeing the relief at the pumps. This notion gasoline prices in Canada need to be hiked to be competitive with the US markets to compensate for the low loonie and that Canadians would be paying far less per litre if the dollar was at par is really hard to accept.

In Sarnia, Ontario, where major oil refineries are located, gas prices are at $0.875 cents/litre. A quick drive over the border to Port Huron, Michigan gas prices are $1.61 US Gallon. The US gallon is used in the United States and is equal to exactly 231 cubic inches or 3.785411784 liters.  For example, to fill up my 100 Litre tank it would cost me $87.50 Can. This converted in US gallons is 26.41 and would cost me $42.50 US. 

With the loonie bobbling above or below 70 cents in recent days the exchange would bring it to a total of $55.27 Can. This is a difference of $32.23 and with my toll being a total $6.00 Can. round trip, I end up saving $26.00. Depending on how much you drive this is a huge savings overtime.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Your Digital Footprint

Your digital footprint is all the stuff you leave behind as you use the Internet. Comments on social media leave a record. Make no mistake about it – the web is listening every time you use it! It’s important that that we prepare our students to be strong Digital Citizens and the opportunity exists to show them the correct way to use these tools. Many colleges are now looking to see what your posting on social media and in as many 10 percent of admissions offices from prestigious schools.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

"King Henrik" Leadership On The Ice

@HLundqvist30 is the 1st goaltender in #NYR history to make 20,000 regular season and playoff saves combined.

While vacationing with my family in Florida over the Christmas Break we went to the Tampa vs. NY game on December 30, 2015.  Taking in the warm up it was no wonder why Henrik Lunqvist is regarded as best goaltender in the NHL.

The physical and mental discipline that it requires to be ready to play every day has earned him many distinctions. I recall my one day stint with the Detroit Red Wings in February 1986 and was taken back how the separates the professional athletes from the rest of us.