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Before David Suzuki there was the William Aberhart honorary degree scandal at the University of Alberta: The decision by the University of Alberta Senate to grant environmentalist, scientist and broadcaster David Suzuki an honorary degree has the university community tied in knots. University President David Turpin responded to criticism with an open letter today, but criticism from Dean of Business...
Knickers in a twist over David Suzuki’s U of A honorary degree: Photo: Environmentalist, scientist, author, and broadcaster David Suzuki (credit: David Climenhaga) The decision by the University of Alberta Senate to present an honorary degree to high profile environmentalist, scientist, author, broadcaster and Order of Canada recipient Dr. David Suzuki has ar...
Episode 10: Week 300 of the Trans Mountain Pipeline debate, and predictions for 2019.: This episode includes analysis from Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman about week 300 of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline dispute (including updates from Ryan, who was behind enemy lines in Vancouver) and the latest candidate nomination updates ahead of Alberta’s 2019 election. Ryan leads t...
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Council backs away from 30 km/h speed limits on local roads, postpones vote to 2019: Council backed away from a vote Tuesday to reduce speed limits on local or side roads to 30 km/h, opting instead to do more study and debate it again in March 2019. But that had one councillor warning people will continue to get hit while council dithers.  “What’s the delay? Five or 10 seconds, f...
Fast-moo'ving cattle lead firefighters, police on lengthy river chase: A pair of young cattle kept first responders hoofing it Monday night after they hopped a fence and went on the lam along the icy North Saskatchewan River. The hours-long chase involved multiple fire crews, two ranchers on horseback and even a police helicopter, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services spoke...
Edmonton public school board wants more cash for mental health therapists in schools: Schools should all have mental health therapists available on site for students grappling with anxiety, depression and trauma, Edmonton public school trustees decided Tuesday.
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If there was ever a time for the U of A to stick to its guns and welcome David Suzuki to Edmonton, this is it!: The University of Alberta’s dean of engineering believes his faculty faces “the worst crisis, a crisis of trust, that we’ve faced in more than three decades.” The immediate cause of this perceived looming disaster for the U of A’s most favoured faculty? “The conferral of a single honorary degree,...
Alberta is not Texas North, Canada is not Kazakhstan, and Kinder Morgan’s big brains in Houston must’ve known it: There are a few Albertans who happily imagine this place is Texas North. Alas for those who do, and notwithstanding the media stereotypists who encourage this nonsense, we are as Canadian around here as folks in any other Western province. Maybe more so, since so many people from other parts of C...
Michael Crummey’s ’Sweetland’ leads Audreys Books Edmonton Bestseller List for fiction: Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended April 15, 2018, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Sweetland – Michael Crummey 2. Jesus on the Dashboard – Lisa Murp...
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Why I’m Supporting Don Iveson: In tomorrow’s civic election, Don Iveson is my pick for Mayor. First, a disclosure and a couple of comments: Don and his wife Sarah are friends, and I am a part of Don’s campaign team. It’s worth reiterating that this is purely a personal opinion, not an endorsement on behalf of any organization...
Arenas and Civic Myopia: This afternoon, Edmonton City Council will consider the Master Agreement for the proposed downtown arena. It will almost certainly pass, with some contingency to cover the missing $100 million if provincial funds don’t materialize. The purpose of this post isn’t to rehash the debate. The argumen...

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