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Opinion: The cost of elections will always be a bargain

Quit playing make believe when it comes to our federal government’s spending With the votes counted and the speeches heard, the federal election process is complete. No time has been wasted in analyzing the election results — or lack of

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Opinions

Do monetary incentives increase vaccine uptake?

A look at how rewards and lotteries affect vaccine statistics On Sept. 3, Premier Jason Kenney announced, with verbalized reluctance, a $100 gift card for those who receive their first or second dose of any of the COVID vaccines between

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Campus

Edmonton Mayoral Candidates

The municipal election is coming up quickly. On Oct. 18, you have the opportunity to vote for the candidate you believe will make the greatest impact on our city and one that will listen to your voice as a post-secondary

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Opinions

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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