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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Richard Giles

Richard Giles is finishing his doctorate at the University of Waterloo’s School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability.

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The Well from Hell

It was a disaster May 2022
As the events of the First World War played out in Europe, prospectors were attempting to strike it rich in Alberta. Although the province would eventually become an oil powerhouse, early development efforts were not always successful. In 1916, for example, Peace River Oils drilled a well that became known as Old Salty, because instead of finding…