Alberta’s Cancelled Everybody, Go Home

Local publication startles world with blunt phrasing. Edmonton WestStar After what seems like an endless amount of disappointing economic news resulting from an entirely predictable, if not Gatsby-esque crash in oil prices, a local publication has come forward with an announcement. "That's it, Alberta's cancelled everybody. Go home.” Whether or not an province could logistically …

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Layoffs Increase in Downtown Calgary: Area Now Considered ‘Visitable’

Calgary- Due to the recent spike in industry layoffs spurned from the downward trend in the resource and commodity markets, the downtown core of Canada’s favorite ‘Arch Villain’ city is now deemed ‘visitable’ by many everyday residents. This marks a drastic change for an area once considered ‘lost’ to many of the city’s hard working, …

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2008-Era Gingerbread houses left unsold

Edmonton - New figures published this week suggest the gingerbread housing market has gone stale, while the looming fiscal cliff heads our way. Edible housing starts in November are at their lowest level since 2008, despite being in the industry's busiest time of year. The many vacant properties suggest that a tiny, whimsical version of a Detroit-like ghetto …

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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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