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A call for economic justice

Some may shy away from the 533-pages of Naomi Klein’s new book on the economy and the environment, but to do so would be to miss out on some of her most personal writing. “I needed to nam...
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Whose space is it anyway?

Last weekend, across the street from the new arena site, a hotel that has stood through 100 years of Edmonton’s downtown history opened its doors to a new crowd, bringing home the reality that ...
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Eyes on Prentice

Michener will stay open. The Alberta licence plate will proudly declare “Wild rose country.” And those troublesome planes will no long fly for the government. Premier Jim Prentice has bus...
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Edmonton Expo

J August Richards is living the surreal life. As a fan, a comic-book collector, he spent his childhood fantasizing about superheroes he is now surrounded by. “To be able to participate, it̵...
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Edmonton Expo

J August Richards is living the surreal life. As a fan, a comic-book collector, he spent his childhood fantasizing about superheroes he is now surrounded by. “To be able to participate, it̵...
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Is a Master’s worth it?

We tell ourselves stories of our eventual success: the thing we believe we will become. Not achieving that success can be debilitating and disorienting. My story about getting my master’s is ab...
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Building a safe space

A study of Canada’s top 20 cities revealed Edmonton to be the worst place in the country for women to live. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives measured women’s economic power, le...

The giant’s tactics

A recent article in Alberta Oil magazine making the Twitter rounds attempts to prove that the battle for the oilsands is no longer “David versus Goliath,” but a well-funded environmentali...
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Time to clean up this act

A community in the midst of one of the largest natural-resource projects in the world is about to start an alternative energy project. Fort Chipewyan, a community of 1000, is preparing to install its...

Fire to rehire

To resolve a state of controversy and unwanted public attention, a public offering will often be made. In the case of the University of Saskatchewan’s recent blunder over the firing, banning an...