Alberta sees spike in interest outside of the “Economy”

Guest writer, Kirk Mc-Duggan, expatriated Albertan, returns to research 'diverse interests' growing in Alberta outside of 'economy'. With newfound confusion,  Alberta is indeed in a time of transition.  Unemployment has sky rocketed and EI claims rises near ten fold since the down turn in oil. A sad state of affairs for many a household these past …

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Behind Easterner Lines : Part two, “À tes souhaits!”

Behind Easterner Lines : Resource Speculation in Quebéc is a three-part series featuring Edmonton Weststar’s chief industry analyst exploring the potential for friendly resource ties to Edmonton’s most bewildering municipal cousin: Montréal.

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Tech futures plunge as coffee shop Wi-Fi goes out

VANCOUVER – Canadian tech stocks took a massive hit this week as JavaHut’s Wi-Fi went down, bottlenecking the work of the country’s fastest rising startups. “I was in my third hour of drinking a single coffee when suddenly, everything grinded to a halt,” says Dirk Johansen, Chief Technology Officer of once-promising Vancouver startup Churnt. “I had to …

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Behind Easterner Lines : Resource Speculation in Québec

Behind Easterner Lines : Resource Speculation in Quebec is a three part series featuring Edmonton Weststar’s chief industry analyst exploring the potential for friendly resource ties to Edmonton’s most bewildering municipal cousin: Montréal.

Squirrel Finds Current Canadian Household Debt Alarming

Notable squirrel economist ‘has been preparing for months.’ It seems that it's not only our financial elites who are finding our current overburdened credit situation something to chatter about. Notable economist and financial expert, Black Squirrel That Sometimes Chases Large Grey Squirrel, has released a comment Monday regarding Canadians and their worrisome spending habits, particularly …

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Alberta’s current economic problems inspires suprising ‘Multitude’ of cynicism: An Infographic

Edmonton West Star March 15th 2015 As the finacial world explodes over the news that Alberta has officially ‘done gone broke’ as one economist has aptly stated, researchers at the Edmonton West Star have come to the startling conclusion that the province's reaction is ‘surprisingly varied’ in the types of rage it is feeling. "We …

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Cheer leading industry in decline, losing women to ‘real female roles’

Chip Cofton unpacks his gold-plated pom-poms as he gazes out the window of his new office and lets out a long sigh. Canada's leading cheer leading agent has has left his Toronto loft, downsizing to a furniture-alley storefront in Edmonton. “This industry used to be like shooting fish in a barrel,” Cofton grumbles. “Back in …

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Over-consumption becomes ‘under-wasting’

The Government of Alberta reveals sweeping new protocols for language and measurement. Edmonton West Star - 16/01/12 Today, the scarcely heard-of and far-reaching omnibus bill F-44 comes into full force. In everything from waste management to soil-sampling, these new wordings and formulas are working towards "re-branding the old wives' tales that are holding us back", …

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Tassimo introduced to markets ‘through awesome 1980’s timewarp’

The Edmonton West Star 01/07/2013 Packaging technology from outdated decades  make for profitable dividends in contemporary markets. Newly discovered time-bending technologies make it possible for old, outdated and environmentally unfriendly consumer products from the past to once again bounty our store shelves. “The most profitable trend right now  is to emulate the indulgences of the …

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