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Smokers rejoice as wildfires make cigarettes unnecessary

By David Stewart, August 31 2018 — As the province of British Columbia continues to be ravaged by wildfires and smoke pours into Calgary, some have managed to find the good in a bad situation. Over the past week, thousands of self-identified smokers began taking to the streets for a breath of bad air. “I…

U of C professors weigh in on Liberal promises

By Fabian Mayer, November 3 2015 — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet will be sworn into office in Ottawa on Nov. 4. During the election campaign, Trudeau’s Liberal party made promises ranging from legalizing marijuana to deficit-funded infrastructure spending. We spoke to five University of Calgary professors on the impact the new Liberal government…

How the NDP toppled a 44-year PC dynasty

By Fabian Mayer, May 14 2015 — Prior to last week, only Albertans over the age of 65 could say they had voted in a provincial election that did not result in a Progressive Conservative majority government. The PCs’ near 44-year reign ended when Albertans elected the New Democratic Party as their government on May…

National think-tank forecasts recession in Alberta for 2015

By Fabian Mayer, January 22 2015 — Economic think-tank Conference Board of Canada (CBOC) said Alberta will likely fall into a recession this year in a forecast published Jan. 16. The report blames the price of oil, which currently sits at $46.39 per barrel. CBOC senior vice-president and chief economist Glen Hodgson said in a…

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