Yellowknife visit

It was a short visit but one that was filled with value and outcomes. Months ago in a group meeting, I asked for us to meet face-to-face. And after some discussion about location, we landed on Yellowknife. You need to know that my direct reports live across the country so some travel is required. After…

Will Toronto ever be finished?

It’s been a week of travel and meetings in Toronto. The crush of the city is full-on when we’re there and is another reminder of why we like to be in the wide-open spaces of Alberta. We had the delight of being down on the waterfront this week as Wendy had meetings there and I…

To the big smoke

Ever wonder why Toronto is called the big smoke? Here’s what I found: “The Big Smoke was first used by Australian writer Alan Rayburn and popularized by Canadian journalist Alan Fotheringham. Fotheringham used the nickname to¬†depict Toronto as a city with a giant reputation and nothing to show for it.¬†“ Okay – well that’s one…