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Mandel and the Miz

Last week, in the midst of the provincial by-election in Edmonton Whitemud, by-election candidate and current provincial Health Minister Stephen Mandel responded to a rally by the New Democrats deman...
// Curtis Hauser

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 ...
// Curtis Hauser

Toil and trouble

How many hours you need to work and how much comfort you get in return is a question as old as civilization—from the 175 holidays a year enjoyed during the Roman Empire to the 15-hour workdays of the...

The critique of pure season

Remember us? It’s Brent and Craig, your embattled and beleaguered columnists and host of the ump-teenth year of Vue Weekly’s Oilers rant fest, In the Box. Happy to be back for another season where we...
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Getting all cuddly

You’ve probably heard of Tinder and Gindr, but have you heard of Cuddlr? It’s a new app for people who just want to cuddle. At first I thought it must be a joke. Why would anyone want to ...
// Clay Gilliland via Compfight

Off the tracks

Transport Canada, CN Rail and the Transportation Safety Board should all be expecting a letter this week about trains, tracks and why the two seem to have trouble sticking together. Six derailments h...
// K-idea via Compfight

Prentice two weeks in

Shortly after winning the Conservative leadership race, Jim Prentice told the media, “After two weeks with me as the Premier, there will be no doubts in anyone’s minds that this a time of renew...
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Big money drops oil

Two-thirds to three-quarters: that’s how much of the world’s known oil reserves have to stay in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate disruption. While our government acts like climate...