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Hicks on Biz: Metro Edmonton: United we stand, divided we fall BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2014

Last week, Mayor Don Iveson proudly proclaimed Edmonton's population to be 877,926 based on the 2014 census run by the City of Edmonton itself. In his latest blog, Mayor Don uses the new population growth to advance the argument for a new deal between Edmonton/Calgary and the provincial government: That Alberta’s two major urban centres are now grownups and need be considered partners with, not children of, the Province of Alberta. At the same time, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation head Brad Ferguson has made it his #1 priority to “re-brand” Edmonton in the eyes of Canada and the world as a dynamic, happening city. Ferguson’s message rarely varies – get out there and blow Edmonton’s horn, tell the world we are a strong, confident Canadian urban centre, as important to Canada (and Canada’s urban identity) as Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. I am all for both messages - the renaissance going on in Edmonton and region is a wonder to behold a ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks' Weekly Dish: Thanh-Thanh, Vietnamese food at its finest BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2014

BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2014 10:44 AM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2014 11:02 AM MDT Thanh Thanh’s world-famous lemon chicken Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks' Weekly Dish:Value personified at Ruth's Chris Hicks' Weekly Dish: Porta Romana good but not great Thanh-Thanh Oriental Noodle House 10718-101 St. NW 780-426-5068 Thanhthanh.ca No reservations, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. on weekends Closed Sunday and Monday Food: 4 of 5 Suns Ambience: 3 of 5 Suns Service: 3 of 5 Suns Dinner for two, just food – basic $25, loaded $50 Other Vietnamese eateries come and go, the Thanh-Thanh Oriental Noodle House is forever. For 27 years, the Van family’s kitchen has consistently produced some of the best Vietnamese food in the city. Perhaps that should be amended to Canadian-a ... Read the rest of entry »
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