Well, I'm not a headhunter so can't say, and realize this is a "throw-away remark,"
but since I'm still an Alberta civil servant responsible for high-tech trade
promotion, even though I'm on medical leave, the salesman cells in my blood
(vendocytes, they're called...) are still there. Heaven knows they've tried to
flush them out with transfusions of fresh frozen plasma....

But I am proud of our sister ministry's website, Economic Development :
http://www.alberta-canada.com/index.html
The minister is our own local MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly), Mark
Norris, one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet.  I'm technically in
Innovation and Science but our particular group within the ministry (headed by a
LDS) works closely with Economic Development, and I've gone with them on what I've
taken to calling "Viking raids" to Silicon Valley to attract H1B workers to come up
to Canada. Our work permits are much more liberal than H1B visas and we have a
thriving South Asian community in places like Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto.
Calgary has a thriving Far Eastern (Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, Malaysian,
Japanese) community.

But bring your woollies. While Calgary's cold isn't quite as extreme as Edmonton's,
it's at a higher altitude, and has very unpredictable weather. Edmonton's is
predictable, and almost every year we get about a 3-week period, usually in
January, when it can dip *below* -40oC (which is also, as you probably know,
-40oF). But it's dry and not as windy here as further south.

Steven Montgomery wrote:

> Things have changed indeed. Got any good job openings up there in maple
> leaf land?
>
> --
> Steven Montgomery
>
> At 02:40 PM 10/31/2002, you wrote:
> >You really don't want to get into this again. I'd rather face a guy with a
> >bat than
> >a guy with a firearm. Common sense. Ironically, a Canadian is now in a New
> >York
> >state jail because he brought his hunting rifle with him as he crossed the
> >border
> >to fill up at a gas station 15 metres from the border. The actual border
> >crossing
> >is about a kilometre further down the road, and locals had been using this gas
> >station for years, as the gas prices in Quebec are quite high.
> >
> >But things have changed -- you're losing your freedoms. Our foreign
> >affairs people
> >are advising Canadian citizens who were born in the Middle East not to
> >travel via
> >the US. One, a man originally from Syria, was enroute from Damascus, where
> >he'd
> >been visiting family (the first time he'd been there since he left, as a
> >child),
> >and was deported from JFK back to Syria. Canadian consular officials
> >weren't even
> >informed, in direct violation of the Vienna Convention.
> >
> >It's a pretty sad state of affairs when we pinko socialists have more
> >freedom than
> >you do.
> >
> >"John W. Redelfs" wrote:
> >
> > > At 08:46 PM, Wednesday, 10/30/02, Marc A. Schindler wrote:
> > > >Marc A. Schindler
> > > >Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
> > > >
> > > >Guns don't kill people; people with guns kill people.
> > >
> > > And people with knives.  And people with rocks.  And people with
> > baseball bats.
> > >
> > > A few years ago here in Ketchikan Ward, a member who had not attended
> > > church since he was a teenager, tried to rob a local man.  There was a
> > > struggle.  The robber picked up a rock and hit his intended victim on the
> > > head, and he died.  And just last year there were 3 or 4 murders.  One of
> > > the victims was just beat to death.  It doesn't take a gun to kill
> > > people.  All it takes is a murderer.  And if we take away their guns, they
> > > will just murder using something else.
> > >
> > > Did anyone read in the newspaper about six months ago about a playground
> > > rampage in Japan?  I think about 13 children we killed, and the murderer
> > > used a knife, not a gun.
> > >
> > > What we need is murderer control, not gun control.
> > >
> > > John W. Redelfs                       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > ===========================================
> > > "I don't think I'm alone when I say I'd like to see more
> > > and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of
> > > our solar system." --Jack Handy
> > > ===========================================
> > > All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
> > >
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Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

Guns donít kill people; people with guns kill people

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