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How to stop impaired drivers, should we shame drunk drivers?


Drunk driving accounts for almost 25% of all fatalities on Ontario’s roads. If you have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in excess of 0.08 and you drive, you are committing the crime of impaired driving. Your BAC can be affected by how quickly you drink, your gender, your body weight and the amount of food in your stomach, but at the end of the More...

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By Nathan Leeds On Friday, July 11th, 2014

The Fatherhood Change

Photo by Andrew Mason It is well documented the changes a woman goes through after childbirth, both mental and physical but there is little written about the effects on the father. Granted the man does not undergo More...

By Nathan Leeds On Saturday, August 24th, 2013

It isn't important until it happens to you.

It is human nature to not appreciate or try to understand something until it affects you or someone close to you. It is understandable that with so many things vying for your attention, those that do not directly More...

By Nathan Leeds On Monday, August 19th, 2013

How to welcome Autism into the family.

My 9yr old son was recently diagnosed as being on the Autism Scale. This isn’t really news but it does put things into a different light. My wife and I tried for 3 1/2 years to have a baby and when it finally More...

By Nathan Leeds On Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Stop ‘Fitching’ about your customers

A 2006 interview with Mike Jefferies, CEO for Abercrombie and Fitch, revealed that rather than try to appeal to all possible customers, A & F were looking to be more exclusive, clothing only for the ‘sexy’ More...

By Nathan Leeds On Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Educating the Education System

When I attend school, back in the last century, my class mates and I considered it good when our regular teacher was away and we had a supply teacher in our class. It would often mean that rather than learning something More...

By Nathan Leeds On Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Canadian Government’s $46 billion new toys that don’t work

When you were young there was always money as a birthday present. No matter if it was in a piggy bank, a real bank or a jar, you were concious of that money and felt the urge to spend it. Of course, even at an early More...

By Nathan Leeds On Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Why the Zombie fest must not be put to death.

This year will be the first year to feature a Zombie fest in St. Thomas. For those unacquainted with the Zombie phenomenon, George A. Romero movie, Night of the Living Dead, was released in 1968 and since then, More...

By Nathan Leeds On Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Responsibility in the face of tragedy

The United States has had one of the rougher weeks in its history. First a cowardly attack in Boston killed and maimed those watching runners finish the Boston Marathon and then yesterday (17th April) a fire at More...

By Nathan Leeds On Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Preventing the death of another child

The heart breaking news of the suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons this week brought a sick tale of alledged gang rape and the bullying that began afterwards. What made an already sad loss of life even worse was the lack More...