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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com  It would seem from the City of Edmonton’s new snow clearing policy that it’s all your fault. Why are you parking on the street in the winter? You ought to be ashamed of yourself. Oh, if only it were so simple. If you’re wondering what the city came up with after [...]

By Alain Saffel YegNews.com I became a victim of an unreported crime until, well, I reported it. On my way to an appointment I went to open my car’s driver door only to discover that the lock had been punched out. Nice. Since I had my camera with me I snapped some quick shots of [...]

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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com Have you ever had the feeling you’re living in La-La Land? I certainly feel that way lately, particularly with this whole arena deal. Maybe it’s just me. I must be missing something about why the city seems so hell-bent on pushing ahead with a new arena when it just does not [...]

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By Myron Belej YegNews.com  We typically drive to malls because there isn’t usually much to see beyond them. They tend to be surrounded by seas of parking. So our plan is to get in, shop, and then get out. We walk around malls as long as there are additional stores to see, or until our [...]

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By Scott McKeen YegNews.com Gentlemen, If you want to make an impression, wear a bow tie. Hey, awkward stares and muffled laughter is an impression, too. My bow-tie-wearing experience, generally speaking, is one of being mocked mercilessly by male friends. “Hey, it’s Orville Redenbacher,” said my buddy Gordon, greeting my red-and-white gingham bow tie this [...]

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By Mateo Huezo YegNews.com Edmonton is serious business. Like other large cities, Edmonton boasts many tourist attractions, a downtown mall, a Chinatown and a Little Italy. It even hosts fancy international events like the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. So what is Edmonton lacking? A Gay Village. I’m still being completely serious. These things exist. [...]

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By Mateo Huezo YegNews Gay. Queer. LGBT. You’ve heard these terms often enough to form a concept of their meaning. But what are the proper uses? Where are the lines between one designation and another? Is a bisexual queer? Are homosexual women gay? Please, don’t worry. There’s even disagreement within the queer community. To be [...]

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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com It was with much dismay I read that Blockbuster Canada will be closing more than one third of its Canadian stores. It is in hot water because of the bankruptcy of its US parent company and the Canadian arm guaranteed the loans of its US parent. Fortunately, I can breathe a [...]

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  By Scott McKeen YegNews Opinion Mayor Linda Sloan? Rumours that the Ward 1 city councillor is already organizing a campaign for mayor in 2013 are hot and heavy in town. It seems odd for such talk to pop up now, only few months into Mayor Stephen Mandel’s third term. What drives the talk is [...]

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By Scott McKeen YegNews Don Iveson’s list of Top Star Trek Characters is logical, as you’d expect from the closest thing to an intellectual — or, Vulcan — on city council. Yet Iveson’s list is not my list. My list is inspired more by human feelings and foibles. Mine, that is. The difference in our [...]

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