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Bike lanes: the road to inclusion

With the city’s streets now iced over and commuters left reeling from the first hefty snowfall, it’s surprising to see support for cycling infrastructure and active transportation holding...
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Northlands’ future

For years now, Northlands’ local clout has topped out at “that organization that hosts Oilers games, concerts and our summer fair—whatever its name is this year.” With two-thirds of...
// Curtis Hauser

From city to county

For many, Edmonton feels like it’s bursting at its seams. The population is skyrocketing, schools are overcrowded, and services are increasingly stretched thin. The thought of adding 30 000 Edm...
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Downtown discourse

The local discourse around Edmonton’s downtown growth continues to bring clear forecasts of expansion, urban dynamism and prosperity—but for whom, exactly? Between the weekly unveilings of cond...
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First hurdle: learning English

Largely unnoticed by most homegrown Edmontonians, English as a Second Language education plays an increasingly foundational role in our booming economy. With foreign workers arriving at a steady pace...
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Unapparent transparency

The Alberta government is well known for stifling oppositional voices in the oilsands debate, but its disregard for fairness and transparency may have hit a new comic level. When the Canadian Press r...
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Spam sham

The Canadian government believes it will soon eradicate one of the 21st century’s most annoying plagues: spam emails. In reality, this nebulous plan takes aim at an invisible foe, while some unintent...
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Arts fly away

The University of Alberta is the latest institution to get sucked into the maelstrom that is Edmonton’s downtown revitalization, doing so at the risk of becoming a casualty of the city’s ...
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Bestseller bias

One novel to change our nation. Such is the prized label of this year’s Canada Reads winner, designated the novel that speaks most to what Canadians care about. Now in its 13th year, this compe...