Rainbow families

In a moment that seemed straight out of the 1950s, a Calgary fertility doctor announced last week that he doesn’t believe in facilitating the creation of “rainbow families.” The unf...
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The farm in the city

For Janelle Herbert, running a farm in Edmonton has always been about more than just growing vegetables and making a profit. As the owner and operator of Riverbend Gardens, she’s also intereste...

Essay fail

Who should we trust more to mark Alberta students’ Grade 12 diploma essays: a seasoned teacher or a computer program? A recent study conducted by LightSide, a Pennsylvania company developing co...

Back to the bridge

Sometimes it feels like Edmonton just can’t leave the High Level Bridge alone. Take, for instance, the Great Divide Waterfall, which sprang from the side of the bridge for almost 30 years—spout...
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Jasper Pride: That small town spirit

When Lynn Wannop put a gay-pride sticker on the door of her café in Jasper six years ago, she had no idea what kind of impact it would have. A board member of HIV West Yellowhead at the time, a Jaspe...

Pride waves high

When the Olympic Games began almost two weeks ago, tensions were high. The implementation of an anti-gay law by President Vladimir Putin had caused months of anger leading up to the Games, and as ath...

Those dark alleys

“Alleys aren’t meant for people to walk down. Those are meant for vehicles and for people to put their garbage out.” In the last week, this statement, uttered by Edmonton Police Ser...

Snow tweeters

There are few things Edmontonians like less than snow. They like whining about it, they like criticizing the way the city deals with it, and lately, they seem to like tweeting to the mayor about it. ...
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The road to Sochi

Jan Hudec takes his races one at a time You might say alpine ski racer Jan Hudec has become the poster boy for the Lake Louise World Cup. For the Calgary native, who defected from Czechoslovakia to C...