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Why is nobody talking about aerosols?

Alberta’s public health guidelines are woefully inadequate. The rules around social distancing, masks, and especially the closures and capacity limits imposed on businesses are half-measures at best, that are effective at preventing the spread of COVID in just a subset

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News

Is there a mass exodus?

Once a province of opportunity where a melting pot of people from other provinces came together for economic reasons, Alberta now seems to be losing citizens at a rapid rate. Although some may speculate on the number of reasons why

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Campus

Cutting the post-secondary budget during the pandemic

On Feb. 25, the President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, Travis Toews announced the details of the 2021 provincial budget. The new budget includes a reduction in funding to post-secondary institutions. The budget towards post-secondary education is

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News

The Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Services Commission

The Edmonton Transit Service has been the cause of much discourse over the years, often for its weaknesses. However, that might be changing for the better all because of a collaboration between eight municipalities. On Jan. 28, 2021, the Government

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News

Flame-war room

The Government of Alberta appears to be engaged in a conspiracy theory to try and discredit climate reporting — one that describes shadowy international groups handing out directions to journalists, as well as activists, non-profits, and governments in a supposed

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News

Saving Alberta parks

When the Alberta government released its budget on Feb. 28, 2020, it included a reduction in provincial parks funding. This was the second cut in approximately six months, with parks experiencing cuts of 9.7 per cent in the fall 2019

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Food

A lifetime of redistribution

Although he has been a self-described “politics nerd” for most of his life, Cody Bondarchuk was not yet planning to run for Edmonton City Council when he was working at McDonald’s just over a decade ago. He was there to

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Downtown

Out of the cold

Roughly 2,000 Edmontonians are currently homeless, according to an online media release from Mayor Don Iveson on Oct. 10. In the same media release, City Council said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this number has been growing in Edmonton.

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Lifestyle

Universal Basic Income

Universal basic income (UBI) is certainly not a new idea, but it is an increasingly popular one. The concept can be traced back as far as the 16th century though it has never gained enough ground to push governments enough

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