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Politics before workers?

Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in Alberta. The rates of workplace injury and workplace fatality are among the highest of all jobs in the province. In 2013 alone, 16 farm workers die...
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Gender on campus

Between rape chants at UBC and Saint Mary’s, the misogynistic Facebook posts at Dalhousie and a general increase in attention paid to sexual assault on Canadian university campuses over the las...
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Alberta’s flood refugees

Nineteen months after floods ravaged their town, some High River residents are still unable to go home, while others have gone home only to be evacuated all over again. Town officials are optimistic ...
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New year, old climate framework

The Alberta government has a problem: it needs to find a way to keep doing absolutely nothing while trying to look proactive and progressive. That problem is more difficult to solve than you might im...
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Low price, no sense

Oil prices are taking a spill—and with them, so should confidence in Alberta’s oilsands as the economic engine of Canada. A barrel of Brent crude was selling for less than $50 on January 5, the...
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Coming out and staying in

It’s hard to believe that we are already 15 years into our new millennium and somehow our little world keeps ticking. Before we look ahead to 2015 (is anyone else breathlessly awaiting Marty Mc...
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Uber is über

There are plenty of reasons for cities to dislike an encroaching business like Uber. The much-hyped ride-sharing app could be a major blow to those who make their living in the unpredictable world of...
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The more things change

For a province where the same party has been in power for 43 years, it is surprising how interesting and dynamic Alberta politics can actually be on occasion. The year 2014, it could be argued, has b...