Archive for February, 2016


Can Alberta Escape the Twilight Zone?

Can Alberta Escape the Twilight Zone? A blog posting on Alberta’s future.

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You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension – a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.  (Rod Serling 1974)

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Thanks to innovative zoning, hundreds of beautiful laneway homes have been built in Vancouver. This has increased urban density and provided an affordable option for people to live in the core of a city where homes sell for more than $1 million dollars.

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In a sprawling city like Edmonton, Alberta, infill garage suites, or laneway homes, are a rarity. So when we heard that Karly Coleman and Andy Hengst were building a carbon neutral, net-zero garage suite in Edmonton’s Westmount neighbourhood we just had to see it.

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Canada could end up more of a buyer than a seller of clean technology without more support from the federal government, a B.C.-based group of investors and entrepreneurs has suggested.

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Ethical eating: Slow Food Edmonton

As part of our monthly series, we interviewed Slow Food Edmonton about their approach to ethical eating.

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We wanted to satisfy our curiosity and explore all the different ways to eat ethically, and how they might impact our food system, without it becoming a cage(-free) match. 

In the second post of a monthly series on ethical eating, The Local Good interviewed Slow Food Edmonton members Chad Moss and Thea Moss about their approach to food. 

(You can find the first post, an interview with Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta’s Christina Prokopenko, here.)

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Countdown to Best Restaurants 2016

This year, we’ve decided to give you an amuse bouche by counting down our Best New winners.

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For Alberta, and for Canada as a whole, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that oil — once an economic blessing — has become a curse.

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The problem is that while we were busy convincing ourselves that turning northern Alberta into a giant open-pit mine was the surest way to fortune, we forgot about the benefits of a diversified economy.

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Joe Ceci, the Alberta Minister of (no) Finance is absolutely right. We can’t do things the same way any more. In fact, we can never ever depend on the government — any government — (nor should we)

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Tech Insider met with Gates to discuss his annual letter, in which he discusses the balance of bringing electricity to the billion people who don’t have it.

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Tech Insider met with Gates on Monday to talk about his 2016 annual letter, in which he discusses the balance of bringing electricity to the billion people who don’t have it and finding power sources that don’t kill the earth.

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A network of trade unions, Metis, First Nations, NGO’s, academics and green businesses to push for climate action, green jobs and a diversified economy.

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Best Restaurants for Business in Edmonton

You can’t accomplish much on an empty stomach! Grab a table at one of these intimate restaurants, where the quiet atmosphere allows you to focus and there’s enough room to spread out.

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