// Robbin Siggers

Fernie: it all started in a bear cave

As legend has it, Fernie’s unique gift for snow begins in 1879, with a young boy born in a bear cave high in the mountains above town. The story goes that when the bears awoke, the boy overpowe...
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Uber is über

There are plenty of reasons for cities to dislike an encroaching business like Uber. The much-hyped ride-sharing app could be a major blow to those who make their living in the unpredictable world of...
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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...