// Olav Rokne, with permission

One-on-one with Tom Mulcair

Following two-and-a-half days of meetings with his caucus and invited guests—amongst them Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference and Mayor Don Iveson—federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, found time for...
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Precarious comments

While there was little policy debate during the recent Provincial Conservative leadership campaign, what little there was left health-care advocates concerned we’re going to see more privatizat...
No more pencils, no more books ... // horizontal.integration via Compfight

Disadvantaged kids lose out in summer

In a city where there’s the potential to see snow fall in 10 out of 12 months, it’s hard to make the case that our school boards should shorten the summer vacation for everyone and move t...
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The bisecting barbecue

It’s not too often that elections for a community league’s board of directors require paid security guards and attract the attention of local media outlets, but that’s what happened...

Not my monkeys

“But you don’t understand, the person who wins the leadership of the PCs becomes Premier.” I wondered if the woman mistook me for a seven-year-old child who had not yet taken Grade ...
//  Fey Ilyas via Compfight cc

Putting a stop to it

There’s not much that can ruin an afternoon bicycle ride more than narrowly avoiding being hit by a pick-up truck that just ran a stop sign. The potential for collisions exists at countless int...
Sherbrooke Liquor, one of Edmonton’s privatized liquor stores // Lauren de Leeuw

Bottled-up costs

In retrospect, the 1988 Christmas wish list of Alberta’s alcohol purveyors was modest. Jim Hansen, then executive vice-president of the Alberta Hotels & Lodging Association, applauded the p...
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Shelter remains shuttered

Seven months after a press release trumpeted the reopening of WIN House III—the only specialized emergency shelter for immigrant and refugee women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Canada—the fa...