Tim Ryan

Scottie

Scottie wakes in the loft with the sun streaming through the window into his eyes and onto his pillow. He looks out across his grandparents’ large backyard into the forest. Down on the lawn are [...]

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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 ...

The 2019 Election

If all goes according to plan, Alberta will have a provincial election this spring. But what if it doesn’t go to plan? What if we don’t have an election this spring? Oh, I know we’re supposed to. Heck, we have a provincial law that says the election is to be held ...