Bee business

Associating good news with bees is not something that happens often, but it has this week in Edmonton. A pilot project to allow urban beekeeping has been approved, with bylaw changes to further open ...
// Creative Commons

Justice at a cost

There’s been a long, slow decline in legal-aid funding. The result in Alberta is a maximum-income cut off that leaves some people on AISH, or working a full-time minimum-wage job without full s...

I solemnly swear

Justin Trudeau swore at a charity boxing match. Cue countless news stories, puri- tanical outrage and, of course, the pMO explaining how this is one more example of his poor judgement. In a few more ...
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The ticket to beating malaria

‘There are so many people in Africa who suffer from malaria, and I know what malaria is because when I was in my country, I was infected, too.” Years later, Sedami Gnidehou is at the Univ...

Creating classes

We’re due for some citizenship reforms, says the Harper Government, and possibly the worst reform on offer would quite literally create second-class citizens. Citizenship and Immigration Minist...
// Courtenay McKay

Planetary pioneering

During the 40 years since anybody last stepped on the Moon, the space shuttles came and went, government-funded human missions beyond near orbit were cancelled, and while robots and probes sent aroun...

Riled up zombies

In a leaked National Security Agency PowerPoint presentation, the contempt for average people—zombies, as it describes them—oozes like the creeping, smiling puss from a festering plague sore laughing...

From zero to skiing

My usual idea of a good way to spend a winter night is playing video games. As that’s also my idea of a good way to spend a summer night, it should come as no surprise that the closest I ever g...
// Jasmine Abbey

Shh, don’t say strike

The penalties for illegal strikes are harsher and the province’s public workers have more limited options for collective bargaining following Alberta’s Progressive Conservative government...
// Mike Kendrick

Building up the ramparts

Absent of political bias, Andrew Read of the Pembina Institute believes that Bill 31, the Protecting Alberta’s Environment Act, could do what it’s supposed to. But though bringing the var...