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Pushing the arena & Edmonton’s debt?

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 [...]

By Alain Saffel YegNews.com If you haven’t been down to the Taste of Edmonton festival at Churchill Square downtown, you’re missing out, but there’s still time. The 10 day food festival runs until July 30. Wondering what’s on offer? Check out the Taste of Edmonton menu. There are 42 food vendors and there’s even a [...]

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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com As it turned out nature’s bark was worse than its bite as several hundred Edmontonians braved the threatening weather late Friday afternoon for What The Truck. The recently announced local food event started at 4 p.m. in sunshine but later on the clouds rolled in, and there was very little rain [...]

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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 Alain Saffel In traditional newspapers, one of the best-read sections has always been the letters to the editor. It just wouldn’t be a newspaper unless it had a letters section. Comments on individual articles on the Internet are sometimes lacking, devolving into flame wars (hurling of insults for the less Internet savvy) and eventually [...]

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