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Alberta Views Magazine

July / August 2019

Alberta Views is the must-read magazine for those shaping the new Alberta. Well-educated, savvy citizens turn to the magazine when they want great writing and analysis.

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English
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Alberta Views Limited Partnership
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when your child asks about climate change

Some weeks back my 5-year-old daughter asked me a question I’d been dreading but hadn’t expected for a few years: What’s climate change? My wife interjected. She explained that parts of the world are getting hotter, other parts wetter, more storms are happening, and that all of this is being caused by pollution. The answer seemed to reassure our daughter, who immediately saw the solution: So we should pick up the garbage in our alley! I appreciated my wife’s explanation and my daughter’s response for what they didn’t contain—the uncertainty of climate change, the immense challenge, the threat to all life on earth. I can be a pessimist, but I’m also determined that my kids enjoy their childhoods. My daughter’s eager answer made me reflect on my dread. I realize I’d been…

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contributors

Arno Kopecky (“Can Climate Change Be Reversed?” p 24) is an environmental journalist and author based in Vancouver. His stories have appeared in The Walrus, Foreign Policy, The Globe and Mail and Reader’s Digest. His book The Oil Man And The Sea was shortlisted for a 2014 Governor General’s Award. Kevin Van Tighem (“The Plan to Strip-Mine Coal…” p 30) has written more than 200 articles and essays on conservation and wildlife. He’s a long-time Alberta Views columnist and the author of many books, including Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta (RMB, 2017). He lives in Canmore. Jennifer Winter (“Is a Carbon Tax the Best Way to Reduce GHGs?” p 40) is an assistant professor of economics at the U of C as well as Scientific Director, Energy and Environmental Policy…

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letters

RE “A CLEAN WINDSHIELD,” by Kevin Van Tighem, June 2019: I am so sorry this is happening to our very lovely planet. I noticed last summer that the windshield stayed clean on a trip from Edmonton to Slave Lake. In the past we always had to clean the car upon arriving home. This year it is so silent outside. I have always had robins singing at the top of the spruce tree. Not this year. I hear nothing. The silvery ratchet of the tree swallows is gone. The chatter of the magpies—not there. The ravens? The seagulls? There just don’t seem to be very many around. It used to be so lively outside with all the action of the songbirds in the spring. Van Tighem has worked all his life on…

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the scene

THEATRE EDMONTON Freewill Shakespeare Festival Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Winter’s Tale, by Shakespeare, Freewill Players, Hawrelak Park, Jun 18–Jul 14 The Bad Seed By Maxwell Anderson, Teatro La Quindicina, Varscona Theatre, Jul 11–27 Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash By William Meade, adapted by Richard Maltby Jr. and Jason Edwards, Maclab Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Jul 20–Aug 11 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival More than 200 local, national and international artists, various venues, Old Strathcona, Aug 15–25 A Momentary Lapse By Jocelyn Ahlf and Stewart Lemoine, Teatro La Quindicina, Varscona Theatre, Aug 16–31 CALGARY Shakespeare by the Bow A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Shakespeare, adapted by Ted Dykstra and Jenna Turk, Theatre Calgary, Prince’s Island Park, Jun 27–Aug 18 Calgary Fringe Festival More than 20 local, national and international productions, various venues, Inglewood, Aug 2–10 RED DEER The Bard on the Bower Macbeth, by Shakespeare, Bower…

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must-see exhibition

Jude Griebel and Tammy Salzl: Unfamiliar Selves Jul 6–Sep 29, Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery Sculptor Jude Griebel, working in mixed media that include bones and shells, and painter Tammy Salzl collaborate in this exhibition, where their mutual prairie roots are a key jumping off point to exploring themes of psychology and identity through depictions of transforming bodies.…

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eye on alberta

LEGISLATURE, 1907 No Market Access! From “Abundance of coal but cars are scarce,” by staff, The Edmonton Bulletin, Feb 23, 1907. The proceedings at the Legislature yesterday afternoon were characterized by a lively debate on the coal shortage problem that has been such a serious question in Western Canada this season. The debate was precipitated by a motion that has been on the order paper for a week or two by the member for Macleod, Mr. Mackenzie, seconded by the member for Cardston, Mr. Woolf. The motion reads: In the opinion of this House, a select committee or commission should be appointed to investigate the cause of the present coal shortage in this province. The members all spoke freely on the question and with a unanimity that seldom characterizes parliamentary debates. The concerted opinion of…

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