Editorial: I May Not Be a Big City Lawyer but I Sure Would Like to Be Paid Like One

The 2008 recession may seem to be a scary, unmanageable beast of many heads, with a root so deep it will take the 2012 Mayan prophecy to rectify it. However, could this only be fear tactics from on high to keep the common man from indulging in what they so very much deserve? Alberta is …

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Write to West Star’s Advice Columnist: Mr. Businesshearted, Nov. 30th

Dear Mr. Businesshearted, My husband and I are at a crossroads. He seems to think we should have more children, and I believe that two is already enough. He comes from a large family of four kids and he is used to the dysfunction it brings a household. I come from a family of two …

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Editorial: Why Anybody East Of (And Including) Winnipeg is Considered an ‘Easterner’

The Edmonton Weststar,  Nov 14th, 2012 The East has traditionally been the 'Canadian' part of Canada, the West being a dumping ground for all religious, economic, and sexy extremes located within our northern borders. But what comes of the relationship born in such disparity? The East and West are like green and red, two colours …

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Alberta Decriminalizes word ‘Marihoochie’; ‘Weed’, ‘Marijuana’ and ‘Smoke Sista’ still under mandatory minimum sentencing

The Edmonton Weststar, Nov 13th, 2012 New reports indicate that the much heated debate over the use of the word 'marihoochie' when describing the illicit substance is officially over. Up until now, the ruling government had banished the use of the word 'marihoochie' on the grounds that it 'sillys up' the the rhetoric surrounding this …

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Petroleum industry to use ‘grain elevator’ design to improve PR

Petroleum industry to use ‘grain elevator’ design to improve PR Nov 1st, 2012, Edmonton Weststar After an almost four decade long toxic public relation struggle with Canadians, top petroleum producers decide a new approach to garner support for their northern Albertan developments. The long terrifying and 'Mordor-ish' look of facilities will be renovated to reflect …

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