Byfield Dreams

Report editor and publisher Link Byfield picked me up at the hotel and we stopped for breakfast at a local greasy spoon. It doesn’t come through in his faux-caveman columns, but there’s a certain [...]

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Mandate Creep: National Parks and Tourism

I retired from a career with Parks Canada a few years ago, not long after signing off on a management plan that prescribed a 2 per cent annual increase in visitors to Banff. Local businesses were ecstatic that the new plan seemed finally to acknowledge tourism growth as a priority ...

Take Us to Your Leader

We were expecting a brawl. When Premier Rachel Notley and United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney faced off for the first time in the legislature on March 12, 2018, we were ready for plenty of eye gouging, hair pulling and gut punching, politically speaking. The two had been enthusiastically on the ...

Should Vaccinations Be Mandatory?

  DR. UBAKA OGBOGU SAYS YES. In March 2016 over 100 people were exposed to measles—a serious, vaccine-preventable disease—at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. The source of the infection was an unvaccinated child admitted to the ER. One of the affected was an immunocompromised toddler battling brain cancer. The risk to this ...