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Pride moved aside

Edmonton has come a long way since the city’s first pride parade in 1992, in which participants wore bags over their heads to protect their identities. The week-long celebration we currently ha...
//  Fey Ilyas via Compfight cc

Putting a stop to it

There’s not much that can ruin an afternoon bicycle ride more than narrowly avoiding being hit by a pick-up truck that just ran a stop sign. The potential for collisions exists at countless int...
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The gender bias

“Passing” refers to the notion that you cannot tell somebody is trans* by simply looking at them. I have always found this concept to be deeply problematic, which is the idea that you are...

Rainbow families

In a moment that seemed straight out of the 1950s, a Calgary fertility doctor announced last week that he doesn’t believe in facilitating the creation of “rainbow families.” The unf...
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...