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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...
// Lauren De Leeuw

Putting discrimination in its place

The amount of discrimination in Edmonton is something that the organizers of the Hate to Hope rally believe has been hiding in the closet for too long. As reported by Egale Canada, a national charity...