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It’s not supposed to hurt

A study just published in the British Medical Journal Open about teenagers and anal sex is frightening. It’s not scary that teens are having anal sex. How they are doing it and what they think ...
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Air quality report demands action

In 2012, as part of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan, the Alberta government set maximum limits for air pollution in the province’s bitumen sands areas, and also a number of triggers which, wh...
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The birth tourists

Ripping rights away from babies born on Canadian soil is another Conservative plan to keep our country “safe” from the threat of immigrants and refugees. The secret immigration recommenda...
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The bisecting barbecue

It’s not too often that elections for a community league’s board of directors require paid security guards and attract the attention of local media outlets, but that’s what happened...
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The gay traveller’s guide

Are gay-friendly travel sites still necessary today? I was confronted by this question a few weeks ago. Like many folks this summer, my wife and I went on a road trip and, being budget conscious trav...

Not my monkeys

“But you don’t understand, the person who wins the leadership of the PCs becomes Premier.” I wondered if the woman mistook me for a seven-year-old child who had not yet taken Grade ...
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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 story of fetishes

If you’re one of those people, like me, who makes their fringe-play selections based on the adult content warnings, I’ve got a suggestion for you this season. A Story of O’s, by Ton...

Another bad idea from the CTF

Ask anyone you know what the best-functioning democracy in the world today is, and you are unlikely to have them reply with the United States. With a system founded on billion-dollar campaigns funded...

Unapparent transparency

The Alberta government is well known for stifling oppositional voices in the oilsands debate, but its disregard for fairness and transparency may have hit a new comic level. When the Canadian Press r...