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Graham Hicks is a freelance Edmonton Sun journalist, an entrepreneur, family man and commentator. His journalism career with the Edmonton Sun, from 1981 to 2010, was spent thinking, talking and dreaming about the city in which he has lived and worked for 34 years, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Hicks on Biz: That Edmonton airport bus service By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, June 8, 2018
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The ETS bus to Edmonton International Airport shown at the start of service in 2012.Bruce Edwards / Bruce Edwards By GRAHAM HICKS The ETS (Edmonton Transit Service) 747 bus route – from the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Century Park southern terminal to the Edmonton International Airport – is an ev...
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Hicks on Biz: The bureaucratic delight of cannabis regulation By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, June 1, 2018
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NewLeaf Cannabis is one of a number of companies that plan to open locations in Edmonton.AL Charest / Al Charest/Postmedia By GRAHAM HICKS (Third of a three-part series on the ramifications of legal pot) So it was Saturday night on the acreage. Around the campfire a few joints were circulating...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Manor Bistro offers quality, atmosphere By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, May 29 2018
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Daily specials, such as this goat-cheese crusted salmon filet, are a highlight of the Manor Bistro's offerings. GRAHAM HICKS/PostmediaEdmonton Manor Bistro 10109-125 St. 780-482-2577 Themanorbistro.com No advertised delivery Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 ...
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Hicks on Biz: This gold rush is green By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, May 25, 2018
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Trays of newly introduced mother plants at the Aurora Sky facility on February 5, 2018 at the Edmonton International Airport. Shaughn Butts / Postmedia By GRAHAM HICKS (Second of a three-part series on the ramifications of legal pot) Welcome to the green gold rush. In just a few months, Canada...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: JOEY Bell Tower continues tradition of great, upscale-casual cuisine By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, May 22, 2018
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JOEY's signature lettuce wrap is a delicious, nutritious starter. GRAHAM HICKS/EDMONTON SUN JOEY Bell Tower 10310 101 St. 780-990-5639 Joeyrestaurants.com 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week (Sundays, 11 a.m. to midnight) No advertised delivery Food:  3.5 of 5 Suns Ambience:  4 of 5 Suns Servi...
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Hicks on Biz: On legalized weed, sky-high's the limit for consumption options By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN May 18, 2018
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File.Getty Images By GRAHAM HICKS Baby, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Pot – marijuana, cannabis – will be legalized in Canada in a matter of months. Over a few pints of our current mood-altering drug of choice, the old guys’ drinking club was discussing whether we’d try pot again, once it was le...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Bodega adds to flavour on 124 Street By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN: May 15, 2018
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The paella at Bodega 124th Street is packed with the freshest of seafood. Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar on 124th Street 12417 Stony Plain Rd. 780-250-6066 bodegayeg.ca/124 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week (1 a.m. Friday and Saturday) Food:  4 of 5 Suns Ambience:  4 of 5 Suns Service: 4 of 5 Suns...
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Hicks on Biz: ATB's Dave Mowat — Yes he did! By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, May 11, 2018
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ATB Financial president Dave Mowat.Codie McLachlan / Codie McLachlan/Edmonton Sun By GRAHAM HICKS Dave Mowat has been ATB Financial’s CEO and President since 2007. Retiring in June, Mowat is unarguably Alberta’s best-known and most visible CEO. Mowat is that rarest of beasts:  A well-liked, am...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Corso 32 continues to offer some of Edmonton's best food By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN: May 8, 2018
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Corso 32's chicken skin is both crisp and balsamic in a pomegranate sauce. GRAHAM HICKS/ EDMONTON SUNEdmonton Corso 32 10305 Jasper Ave. 780-421-4622 corso32.com 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week (11 p.m. Friday and Saturday) No advertised delivery service Food:  5 of 5 Suns Ambience:  3 of ...
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Hicks on Biz: Is Big Oil slip-sliding away in Alberta? By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN: May 4, 2018
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Stacks from the Petro-Canada Refinery rise above the Enbridge Oil Tank Farm in Sherwood Park, Ab.Colleen De Neve / Calgary Herald, file By GRAHAM HICKS There will be no dramatic cleaning out of Enbridge or TransCanada’s Calgary corporate headquarters, no fleet of moving vans heading down the A...
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