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Wartime Weddings

Clothes and food rationing had a big impact on weddings during the Second World War. Wedding dresses were passed round from bride to bride. Many brides made do with wearing their best outfits. 175 more words


Alberta Justice rules against injunction to stop early election

Premier Jim Prentice can ask for an election whenever his heart desires after an Edmonton judge tossed out an application aimed at forcing the premier to follow Alberta’s fixed-election date law. 258 more words


Downtown Edmonton Galleria project set for its likely curtain call

The controversial downtown Galleria project appears dead after the province declined to offer any funding for it in last week’s budget.

The planned arts centre was to include several new theatres downtown, near the new Royal Alberta Museum, and the anchor for the proposal was a plan for the University of Alberta to move its Fine Arts faculty to the site, in a long-term lease. 477 more words


Edmonton needle exchange program dealing with rise in fentanyl

The cramped Streetworks office in the Boyle Street Community centre has lots of warning signs.

The latest warning on the wall is about “Oxy’s with blue and green spots,” a signal the drug is likely fentanyl, a much more powerful drug. 249 more words


Candy Table for Lovable Littles Uptown Market Mixer

Last week we had the pleasure of doing a candy table for a business mixer put on by the lovely ladies of Lovable Littles Uptown Market. 82 more words

Methinks the Lady Doth Protest Too Much

I wrote this article back in October; I think that it, perhaps, still holds weight. I do struggle, however, to think about how to effectively combat Islamophobia in regards to the growth of Daesh and its ilk, and am not sure that a simple refusal to acknowledge Daesh is effective. 1,072 more words

Little Say In Our Future?

Funded by the Volkswagen  and commissioned by the Club of Rome, a 1972 a report called ‘The Limits to Growth’ was presented to the St. 608 more words