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All Fired Up
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Recently, I put forth a motion after a constituent questioned a $12,000 bill he received from our Fire Rescue Services, after a fire destroyed his home. This is not a small sum of money – nowhere near the insurance deductible you will pay if you are in a car accident. It started with an inquiry &...
Published at Mike Nickel
We do face a national crisis in Canada; it’s not caused by a few non-violent Indigenous blockades
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We do face a serious national crisis in Canada. It is not caused by a few rail and road  blockades by First Nations activists and their allies, however. Nor is it caused by environmentalists to some of whom the grave issues facing Indigenous Canadians may be secondary but who view any enemy of th...
Published at Alberta Politics
Media Monday Edmonton: Update #376
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Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash
Published at MasterMaq's Blog
A Family Day toast to Don Getty, whose record is underwhelming, but whose best-known achievement was one for the ages
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The winters around here are long. Even with social media Canadians need a February holiday. Come to think of it, given what the Internet has turned into in the few years since it arrived on the scene with such promise, we need a February long weekend even more than we did in the dark ages before ...
Published at Alberta Politics
Discover the Blues with Angelique Francis
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by Dustin Jussila You may have heard that blues or jazz is a sophisticated music for an intelligent, more refined audience. While that may be true, what you probably don’t know is that modern pop music credits a lot of its origins to the blues. Whether it’s hip-hop, classic rock, orContinue Reading
Published at The Wanderer
U of A Walk for MMIWG (Feb. 14, 2020)
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Indigenous & Women: U of A Walk for MMIWG (Feb. 14, 2020)
Published at Radical Citizen Media
A Small Silence, by Jumoke Verissimo atop independent Alberta booksellers fiction bestseller list
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Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. The lists are compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and include sales at Audreys Books in Edmonton and Glass Bookshop in Edmonto...
Published at Alberta Politics
Nighttime Closures – 34 Avenue and 66 Street
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AREA 6 Night Time Traffic Disruption 34 Avenue and 66 Street On or about February 20 & 21, 2020 TransEd will be transporting and installing rail at the intersection of 34 Avenue and 66 Street.  To accommodate this work, 34 Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic at 66 Street.  This closure...
Published at Mike Nickel
Alberta War Room finally lets loose a salvo … then hastily retreats
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For a moment yesterday, it almost seemed as if Alberta’s $30-million-a-year Energy War Room was finally going to live up to its pugnacious nickname and make war on the “enemies of Alberta” and their campaign of “lies and disinformation” about the cleanest, most rule-of-law-abiding, most democrati...
Published at Alberta Politics
War Room’s Twitter tirade against New York Times sends embarrassment shivers across Alberta.
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Time to shut down the controversy-plagued Canadian Energy Centre. “Shoot, shovel, and shut up,” was how former Alberta premier Ralph Klein suggested some of the province’s self-respecting ranchers could deal with the mad cow disease crisis of the mid-2000s. And it is time that Premier Jason Kenne...
Published at daveberta.ca
Dear Evan Hansen: Broadway Excellence
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By Dustin Jussila Almost everyone has had an awkward phase in their young lives of figuring out where they stand in the eyes of their peers. Does anyone notice me? Who are mu real friends? Hormones can make us do very foolish things. In Broadway Across Canada’s Dear Evan Hansen,Continue Reading
Published at The Wanderer
A Night of 1,000 RuPauls Brings 1,000 Reasons to Love Edmonton Drag!
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In April 2019 Edmonton’s annual Pride Festival was cancelled. In its wake sprang many grassroots celebrations, including a block party outside the Old Strathcona Youth Society (OSYS), welcoming members of the community in with its colourful murals, drag queens, and enticement of pizza and homemad...
Published at The Wanderer
It wasn’t supposed to be like this! Alberta sheds jobs while the rest of the country creates them
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In January, as the Globe and Mail put it in a colourful old-timey headline last week, Canada’s job market blew past the forecasts for the month. Unemployment also fell. In Alberta, not so much. Indeed, Alberta was the only province in Canada to see jobs disappearing — and in significant numbers, ...
Published at Alberta Politics
Transit Fare Policy
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Transit Fare Policy We have heard a lot of concern about the changes in seniors transit fares and I know it will be hard on some people.  We had to make adjustments in order to offer fully free transit for … Continue reading →
Published at Ben Henderson
This just in! Stable Reliable Liberal Democracy of Alberta suddenly adopts social license strategy for fossil fuel development
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We interrupt this blog with an important bulletin from the Stable Reliable Liberal Democracy of Alberta! In an unexpected move, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced he will seek social license for new energy projects in the Canadian province. How unexpected was this announcement? It was so ...
Published at Alberta Politics
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