So, so sleepy

Our society is not getting enough sleep—most of us are still trying to catch up from Daylight Saving Time last weekend—and as March 14 is World Sleep Day, it’s a fitting time to take a look at ...
// Charlie Biddiscombe

Weathering the storm

The days when those who dared to speak out about climate change were regarded as tinfoil-hat wearing doomsday criers are, for the most part, well behind us. Extreme weather events that have been happ...
// Jasmine Abbey

Hanging by a wire

For Albertans, emotions can get electrically charged when the topic of overhead versus buried power lines is brought up. There’s 25  000 km of line strung across the province. Why should this be an i...
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An outsider’s take on the oilsands

A fair representation of the oilsands can be hard to come by in this part of the world. With a cacophony of voices shouting about whether getting in bed with bitumen has ultimately been beneficial or...
// Wikimedia Commons

When one door closes

Calling offences related to prostitution unconstitutional, as the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on December 20, is not a win for everyone. MP Joy Smith, who is well known for her stance in parliament...

Go away Gateway

Deciding whether or not the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project will become a reality is now up to the federal government—it has six months—after having been approved by a joint panel review. There are...
// Andrew Benson

Democracy lessons from Cuba

Democracy exists more in Cuba’s government than in Canada’s, according to the Cuba Edmonton Solidarity Committee. The 12-member committee recently sent a letter to Stephen Harper asking h...

Mall madness

We’ve all heard the news: an 85-store outlet mall is being built on leased Edmonton International Airport property and will be ready for shoppers by fall 2016. Ivanhoé Cambridge is the same Can...
// Courtenay McKay

A pregnant pause

It’s a hidden disorder that used  to be known by the distinctive facial features of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome—now widely referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder—and prevention measures are ...