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Alberta’s flood refugees

Nineteen months after floods ravaged their town, some High River residents are still unable to go home, while others have gone home only to be evacuated all over again. Town officials are optimistic ...
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An absent backbone

Courage, by its very nature, displays itself unexpectedly. Most of us go through our lives without having to worry about what we might do if confronted with extraordinary challenges or grave danger, ...
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History repeats

It’s fair to describe the Edmonton-Whitemud constituency as a PC stronghold given they’ve only lost the seat twice since it was created in 1971, the same year Peter Lougheed brought the C...
// Rebecca Medel

Green energy solutions

When Premier Prentice told The Globe and Mail on September 18 that he’s a big believer in renewable, he earned the applause of organizations like the Canadian Solar Industries Association. Noti...
// 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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Oh Canada, you’re so vanilla

It was 1967 when Pierre Elliott Trudeau, then federal Minister of Justice, famously declared, “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation,” and most Canadians toda...
// Creative Commons

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...