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WATCHING HOCKEY UNIVERSAL IN ANY WORLD

When I was but a lad, starting out in journalism, I found myself in a work practicum at an Edmonton radio station. One of the staff was openly, overtly gay and would often stand right behind me in the radio station, trying to get a reaction. Finally I confronted him, with the news he was

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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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