All content written by Omar Mosleh.

Trump win not as scary as the forces that elected him

Back in late June, I wrote about Jason Kenney’s Progressive Conservative (PC) leadership campaign and expressed hope that he wouldn’t adopt the same kind of divisive politics we were seeing in the United States and Britain. At first glance at Kenney’s Twitter feed, the former MP appears congenial with his PC colleagues, wishing them luck with … [Read more...]

Mother of slain woman slams justice system

It wasn’t enough that Wendy Yurko lost her daughter. She was even deprived of being able to put the day her daughter was killed on her tombstone, because the exact day was never determined. Now, the mother of Dana Turner, a murder victim from Fort Saskatchewan, plans to write a book about how she believes the justice system failed her daughter. … [Read more...]

City projects could use more action, fewer studies and consultations

I read with some amusement, and absolutely no surprise, that former Prime Minister Stephen Harper has joined international law firm Dentons as a consultant. If it wasn’t enough that former politicians receive generous retirement packages, they almost always have a second career lined up for them in the consulting world. To be fair, running a … [Read more...]

Don’t expect much after the U.S. election

In a matter of days, what many people are calling the most important election in American history is set to take place. Realistically, I don’t expect much to change. In all likelihood, Hillary Clinton will win the election and preserve the corporate coup that has taken over America. Her talk of working for the middle class and strengthening gun … [Read more...]

Aboriginal caricatures, costumes should be relics of the past

It’s the current year. And we still have to have this conversation. As I write, my Twitter feed is bursting with news that the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Cleveland Indians. Many people are happy about this. At the same time, many people are not so happy that a judge ruled on Oct. 17 that the name ‘Cleveland Indians’ does not illegally … [Read more...]

Father of man charged with murder says he warned police

The father of a local man accused of murdering an elderly Edmonton couple says he warned Fort Saskatchewan RCMP his son was a danger to himself and others a day before the incident, but was told they couldn’t do anything. “I was afraid he was going to hurt somebody or hurt himself … I called and said what if he kills someone? I said you don’t … [Read more...]

What someone clueless about sports can learn from the Olympics

I know a lot about a lot of different things, but sports is one area where I’m about as knowledgeable as Donald Trump on foreign policy. But I do recognize the importance of sports in building civic spirit, camaraderie, and strong work ethics and values in youth. And with the Olympics being the pinnacle of the world’s best athletes competing for … [Read more...]

Disabled woman accuses RCMP officer of assault

A Fort Saskatchewan resident alleges a local RCMP officer physically and verbally assaulted her for no reason, leaving her with a concussion and a shoulder injury that requires surgery. Jane Richards has filed a complaint with the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP, an independent agency that reviews complaints about on-duty … [Read more...]

Social media addiction is good for advertisers, not so good for our brains

I have so many phone chargers that don’t belong to me scattered around my apartment I’m considering opening a side business selling phone chargers. We’ve reached peak smartphone dependency: We’re at the point where many people my age find it necessary to carry a phone charger with them at all times due to their prolific phone use (although to be … [Read more...]

How will Kenney unite the right?

There was no way more fitting for Jason Kenney to officially announce the launch of his provincial tour than driving into a press conference in a Ram 1500 pick-up truck. The pick-up truck in many ways perfectly encapsulates Alberta; it’s resilient, does well in tough conditions and can haul more than its fair share of weight. Kenney said he … [Read more...]