Book binding made breathtaking

Ksenia judges books by their covers – and then she elevates them into works of art. Hand-crafted, one of a kind, leather-bound novels line the walls of Ksenia Kopystyńska’s downtown limestone brick studio in Kingston, Ontario. The towering windows of Ars Libri Studio (latin for “the art of books”) feature her handiwork, giving passers-by the opportunity to browse beautiful hand-bound books and other leathercraft items. Even… Read more

City Council seeks social value from government spending

On Monday, December 17th, Calgary’s City Council took another important step towards supporting a more diverse and resilient local economy by approving recommendations to develop a social procurement policy for The City of Calgary. Governments make purchases every day in order to provide the public goods and services we all rely on. From basic office supplies to garbage trucks, from daily cleaning to major infrastructure… Read more

Alberta increases support payments for persons with disabilities and individuals living on a low income

The Alberta government has proposed important changes for individuals living in poverty and persons with disabilities through Bill 26: An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities. As the the bill was passed in late November, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and Income Support recipients will see increases to their monthly benefit amounts, and for first time these payments will… Read more

How much do you really need for baby’s first year?

So, you are expecting! And in that anticipation, one can’t help but wonder how much is this really going to cost me? There are a lot of numbers out there, that tell you that you need a certain amount of money. The truth is that you need a whole lot less than you think. Let’s talk about the hit to your income. If you qualify… Read more

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