COVID LUNACY

THE PROTESTORS KEEP COMING BACK. Day after day. For six days in a row on August 4. At the legislature in Edmonton, in Calgary and Lethbridge and many other places all across Alberta. Hundreds of them. Every day. They want the government to drop its decision to make Alberta the first province to throw caution to the winds and simply learn to live with the virus.

FAB CABS

A TAXI RIDE TO A STRANGE MAN’S BED is not where she wanted to go, but that’s where a 19-year-old Indigenous woman wound up in Winnipeg in 2016. The risk of sexual assault at the hands of a taxi driver was real and ever-present for all Winnipeg women back then. Not now. Not since Indigenous women in the city took collective direct action to protect themselves.

BACK ON TRACK

DON CRAWFORD DID HIS JOB AND GOT PUNISHED. His job was to investigate the cause of a CP Rail train derailment that killed three train crew workers. His conclusion was the police needed to be brought in. That’s the last thing his bosses at the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) or CP Rail wanted.