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Short Story Advent Calendar again at top of Edmonton Bestsellers List from Audreys Books
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Nov. 11, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Short Story Advent Calendar 2017 – Michael Hingston Ed.*+ 2. This ...
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Before It Was A Needle
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By Katherine Abbass Once Molly had explained to me her ancestry, things started making more sense. I knew there were freshwater leeches and saltwater leeches and that they, unlike snakes, really were slimy to the touch. Her parents wanted her to be a doctor, of course; medical history tells us th...
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Be careful what you ask for … UCP Leader Jason Kenney gets his wish, a lightning-quick by-election
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PHOTOS: Dr. Phillip van der Merwe, the brave Calgary physician the NDP has lined up to run against United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney in the Calgary-Lougheed by-election scheduled for Dec. 14. (Photo: Screenshot of Dr. van der Merwe’s Primary Care Network video.) Below: Mr. Kenney, who...
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Calgary-Lougheed by-election set for December 14, 2017
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Photo: Calgary-Lougheed NDP candidate Phillip van der Merwe. (Photo source: YouTube) A provincial by-election will be held in Calgary-Lougheed on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The by-election was necessitated by the resignation of United Conservative Party MLA Dave Rodney on October 30, 2017 to al...
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Association representing Rural Districts and Counties calls for a Rural Alberta Electoral Advantage
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The Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties approved a resolution opposing the recommendations included in the final report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission this week at their annual meeting in Edmonton. The organization representing municipal districts and counties opposes ...
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The 2017 Short Story Advent Calendar Continues To Top Audreys Edmonton Bestseller List
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Nov. 12, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers Short Story Advent Calendar 2017 – Michael Hingston Ed. * + Thi...
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What’s in the News?
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by Christopher Berger Like it or not, we’re faced with the need to curate our sources of information. In one sense, we are blessed with innumerable, easily accessed media for news. But as anyone who has spent any time online will know, an overwhelming majority of it is, frankly, garbage. We are t...
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Tzeporah Berman pulls no punches to say what she really thinks about development of Alberta’s Bitumen Sands
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PHOTO: Vancouver-based environmental activist Tzeporah Berman, author of a powerful attack on oilsands tailings ponds in Britain’s Guardian newspaper yesterday. Is it possible that the Alberta NDP wishes they’d never heard the name Tzeporah Berman? Ms. Berman is the outspoken Vancouver-based envi...
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Counting up the Alberta Party’s leadership candidates, real and imagined, so far: a partial list, no doubt
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PHOTOS: Former Morinville mayor Lisa Holmes. Below: Doug Griffiths, Thomas Lukaszuk, Stephen Khan and Chima Nkemdirim. These photos were chosen completely arbitrarily, mainly because they came from the author’s own collection and hadn’t been used a bunch of times before. If it weren’t for the tak...
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(Not) Unpacking My Library
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by Kevin Holowak In the past couple years, I’ve packed and unpacked all my belongings four times. It’s not an egregious amount of moving, true, but it’s enough to make you reconsider what inanimate things you’ve chosen to share in your private life and how they affect you. As an urban-dweller, I’...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #273
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #273
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Here’s an update from Movember on John Sexsmith. “I haven’t lost my positive attitude,” he says in the video. Former Edmonton Journal sports writer Joanne Ireland has a new book on the Edmonton Oilers called 100 Things Oi...
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Who benefits more from the PC takeover of the Alberta Party – the governing NDP or the Opposition UCP?
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PHOTOS: Opposition members in the Alberta Legislature as seen by many of their critics. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons.) Actual UCP Caucus members may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Outgoing Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark, Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley, and UCP Leader Jason Kenney. Hav...
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Harm happens, intended or not
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Not intending to cause harm does not mean that harm is not caused. For those of us causing harm, we use this ‘lack of intention’ as a defence mechanism, to distance ourselves from the discomfort of knowing that we did cause harm. It’s a defence mechanism that makes learning un...
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The Guns of August (A Book Review)
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by Nathan Pinkoski Centennials of the battles of the Great War continue to fill the calendars of states with sombre commemorations. Despite these commemorations, however, fatalistic assertions about the origins and causes of the Great War dominate, even in learned circles. In these learned circle...
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Edmonton Notes for November 12, 2017
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Edmonton Notes for November 12, 2017
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City’s 2018 Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment proposes an increase of 3.6% to the average property tax bill, 1.4% lower than expected. “The budget has been offset in part, thanks to more than $47 million identified in greater sav...
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