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Author: Jackson Spring

Downtown

Handle with care

Since April, almost every one of James Ball’s work days has ended later than he’s used to. On its own, this wouldn’t be a major problem for him, except for the fact that his customers are not used to it

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Downtown

A spectre is haunting Edmonton

On the cold, snowy evening of Nov. 11, Sarah Spisak made the understandable decision not to brave the weather and the pandemic to get groceries for supper. “I was feeling lazy and decided to order something from SkipTheDishes,” Spisak says.

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Downtown

Final thoughts: can we “fix” Jasper Ave?

The car has always won on Jasper Avenue. Especially since its historic victory in 1951 when the streetcar system was dismantled, the car has enjoyed seven lanes (for most of its length) worth of right of way, limited pedestrian crossings,

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Downtown

The age of microtransit

On Nov. 19, 2019, the City of Edmonton announced it would be cutting 100 bus routes out of the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) network, leaving many Edmontonians in inner suburbs with much longer walks to their nearest bus stop, and

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Opinions

Final thoughts: tear them down

After demonstrators tore down a statue of Sir John A. MacDonald in Montreal on Aug. 29, politicians and commentators came out of the woodworks to denounce their actions. Some merely criticized the vandalism, saying the statue should only be removed

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Opinions

Final thoughts: make yourself at home

The dust has settled on our diseased world. Things are not normal, of course, but the delirium of the early months of the pandemic has been almost completely replaced by an ambient uneasiness towards a danger that is still very

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Downtown

Uneven streets

Sometime in the middle of July, a blanket of metal spikes was bolted onto the set of concrete benches just outside the CIBC on 101 St. and Jasper Avenue. The company offered a reason for installing them — notices were

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Culture

Review: Down to Earth with Zac Efron

The first clip I saw of Down to Earth with Zac Efron was 20 seconds into a trailer I hadn’t been paying attention to. Efron, narrating over some stock footage of urban environments, says: “Food, water, and energy are all

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How-to

How-to: make your home a work and study space

There is a decent chance you’re working from home, a really good chance you’re taking classes from home, and an ever-present recommendation from health experts to stay home as often as you can. While we had a little taste of

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