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That other B-Word

There’s an adage that attempted to teach generations of children that words can’t hurt, but the truth is that words can be insidious. The effect of positive words can be quickly shattered...

Carrying condoms

How can we encourage women to carry condoms with them when they go out? Public-health educators have been asking this question for decades. The other day, a friend sent me a link to a crowd-funding p...

A lack of foresight

Twice in two weeks a glaring lack of foresight has caught up with Alberta’s Education Minister, Jeff Johnson. Johnson was one of 31 MLAs who voted against (and defeated) Motion 503, a non-bindi...

This is why we can’t have nice things

The Oilers return home this week riding high on a two game, meaningless, road-winning streak. Could they pull together a string of wins before this season comes to an end on Saturday? As per usual, t...
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Leaving the safety of the closet

I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook when I came across a post by a Las Vegas mother named Jodie Gholson Oliver, where she announced on March 27 that her son, Jes, is transgender. I was moved ...
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Outreach for the overlooked

When, facing a lack of funding, the walk-in counselling branch of The Support Network’s programming was shut down in 2012, Clinical social worker Jennifer Thomson and her colleagues at the prog...

Back to the bridge

Sometimes it feels like Edmonton just can’t leave the High Level Bridge alone. Take, for instance, the Great Divide Waterfall, which sprang from the side of the bridge for almost 30 years—spout...

Counting down the days

We’re almost done here, people! Only six games left in the Oilers season after this flurry of four at home and on the road. Your intrepid columnists are feeling too intrepid. Can they survive the ups...

Full transparency is what we need

It’s clear we live in a time when political careers come to a screeching halt when the public smells a whiff of entitlement. The case of former federal minister of health Bev Oda, who billed ta...