Risk and resistance

We have a federal government that does not care about what its citizens have to say. It disregards the rights of First Nations people, ignores pollution in the form of increased greenhouse-gas emissi...
// Curtis Hauser

Corporate control in Oilberta

The story of neoliberalism is not a saga that Canadians have merely watched unfold in other countries. Corporate control of industry—especially here in Alberta—traps many in the lure of making profit...
// Shawna Iwaniuk

Exotic enormity

Shifting responsibility from one government ministry to the other means that what should be a simple matter of enforcing Alberta’s Zoo Standards often leaves those caught in the middle—the anim...
// Courtenay McKay

Falling flat on taxes

It was 15 years ago when Stockwell Day—slightly before his jet-skiing fiasco—presented a proposal for flat taxes into the provincial budget. The “Alberta Personal Income Tax Act” was pass...

Prove it or lose it

A classic case of victim blaming: the provincial government has deflected attention from some of its controversial policies regarding education in this province and focused attention instead on the r...

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...