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SEARCHING FOR MAIN STREET

I use this phrase, urban experiences, to describe why I live in Oliver, next door to downtown. What are urban experiences? At one point I would have said they were hip, cosmopolitan, artsy — sort of a jazz-club, cafe culture kind of thing. I’ve come to realize: A) I’m seriously not that cool or cosmo’

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EDMONTON’S GROWTH REQUIRES SMART DEBT

Several candidates in the civic election campaign are raising debt as a major Edmonton issue. Perfect. We should discuss and debate civic finances and financial strategies. My concern is that reasonable discussion about civic borrowing will be lost in the shrill, “sky is falling” tenor of some campaigns. The comparison of Edmonton’s financial situation to

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VOTING WITH DOLLARS EMPOWERS LOCAL BUSINESS

Individually, we influence the future direction of our communities at elections. We choose the candidate, or political party, that best reflects our values, concerns and aspirations. Yet we do something similar each and every day by voting with our dollars. A column I wrote back in 2007 in The Edmonton Journal described this in some

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