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Bernard Valcourt, minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development Canada.

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Funding cut for First Nations groups

The buffalo were decimated, communities dispossessed, social cohesion destroyed. In the wake of Canada’s cultural genocide of the 19th century, indigenous peoples on the Prairies took to tilling the shoddy terrain to which they were relegated... more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM News

Bank of Canada

Breaking the bank

The Bank of Canada’s key interest rate — the percentage charged for inter-bank loans — was finally making a comeback. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM News

Sins in seven minutes

We may all aspire to virtue, but vice is much more interesting. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Urban Living

What’s brewing

The year 2014 brought Calgary four new breweries, if you include Tool Shed Brewing’s new facility and Wild Rose Brewery’s new expanded location. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Booze

LaRae Lobdell

Coming clean

I have a dildo that I loooooove, and I was wondering if it’s safe for me to use it in both my ass and my cunt. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Savage Love

Serena Malyon

Cruisin' the Cosmos - Week of Jan. 29, 2015

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 — FEB. 18) Right now, the greatest gift you can give yourself is some much-needed forgivin’ ’cause hit shappens as a byproduct of livin’ more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Horoscopes

Goings On - Week of Jan. 29, 2015

For the last year, award-winning DJ C-Sik has worked with Yung Nino to present the monthly Full Crates party at Commonwealth. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Goings on

Cloudy sounds

Western Canada’s electronic scene is undoubtedly having its moment, and you don’t need to remind local DJ-producer Kline of the fact. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Music previews

Peering into the Bug Incision

How to describe Bug Incision? It’s like having to draw a distinction between improvisation and composition, “rehearsing” and “playing” — the interest, the frame of reference, is clearly different than seeing most bands. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Music previews

Björk - Vulnicura

I’ve always imagined Björk to be this enigmatic super human, immune to any real pain or suffering. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Record reviews

Ricardo Donoso - Sarava Exu

Since 2011’s Progress Chance, Boston-based Brazilian synthesist Ricardo Donoso has embarked on a cycle of increasingly fascinating albums, exploring the outer reaches of electronic avant-garde via rhythmically intense beatwork. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Record reviews

Danny Kroha - Angels Watching Over Me

Danny Kroha (of Gories fame) hits Third Man Records with a surprising throwback to the American folk tradition. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Record reviews

Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again

Jessica Pratt has a sound steeped in ’60s folk nostalgia. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Record reviews

Twerps - Range Anxiety

Martin Frawley, the frontman for Australian indie pop outfit Twerps, admits in full deadpan: “A lot of people assume that I could fart and produce a hit single… but it’s quite commonly known that the second record is very difficult" more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Record reviews

Young Ejecta - The Planet

Following 2013’s much-loved Dominae album, vocalist Leanne Macomber and production partner Joel Ford (also a frequent collaborator with Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin) hit a bit of a snag. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Record reviews

Arts Seen - Week of Jan. 29, 2015

For the first time since the 1988 Winter Olympics, Theatre Calgary has partnered with the Shaw Festival to stage a play at the Max Bell Theatre. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Arts Seen

Projecting altered landscapes

Calgary sculptor turned filmmaker turned experimental projectionist Noel Bégin is set to have a February to remember. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Visual Arts

A lavish staging of The Philadelphia Story

A romantic comedy, set on the eve of a June wedding. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre

A shifting experience

Artistic director Catherine Hayward looked to the art gallery experience for inspiration for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ current show, Borderland. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Dance

Far from criminal

A Most Violent Year opens with a subtle dose of irony. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Film Reviews

Statham gone Wild

Las Vegas (or as I like to call it, Lost Wages) looks even more depressing at Christmastime — the Santa hats, neon signs and hooker boots given that extra fake and kitschy twist. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Film Reviews

The inmates are running The Asylum

Aficionados of bad movies know about The Asylum — the film distribution company responsible for cheap monster fare like Sharknado and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Video Vulture

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