Sherbrooke Liquor, one of Edmonton’s privatized liquor stores // Lauren de Leeuw

Bottled-up costs

In retrospect, the 1988 Christmas wish list of Alberta’s alcohol purveyors was modest. Jim Hansen, then executive vice-president of the Alberta Hotels & Lodging Association, applauded the p...

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...
// Lauren De Leeuw

Putting discrimination in its place

The amount of discrimination in Edmonton is something that the organizers of the Hate to Hope rally believe has been hiding in the closet for too long. As reported by Egale Canada, a national charity...

White male? Check

I’m not saying Vern Thiessen was a bad choice. On paper, it’s hard to imagine a more qualified application for Workshop West’s artistic director position—harder to imagine them not selecting him, whi...

Birth control not so accessible

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for birth control and the people that use it. Last week, the US Supreme Court upheld a company’s right to opt out of covering certain types of birth contro...
// Helga Weber via Compfight cc

Shelter remains shuttered

Seven months after a press release trumpeted the reopening of WIN House III—the only specialized emergency shelter for immigrant and refugee women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Canada—the fa...