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Hicks on Biz: Alberta recession will strike early 2016 BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 07, 2015

FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 07, 2015 10:18 AM MDT | UPDATED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 07, 2015 01:21 PM MDT Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks during a press conference in Edmonton on Thursday, August 6, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dean Bennett Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Wildrose Leader Brian Jean touring Alberta, focusing on economy Gunter: Lower-paid workers won't benefit from minimum wage hike Alberta NDP prove they are oblivious to economic reality Hicks on Biz: Edmonton's economy not too hot, not too cool Hicks on Biz: Don’t re-invent the wheel Hicks on Biz: You can’t blame Edmonton City Council for everything In June, this column reported on Metropolitan’s Edmonton’s “Goldilocks” economy, which, despite the calamitous drop in oil prices, continues to chug along. A Goldilocks economy is not too hot, not to ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks' Weekly Dish: Relish Gourmet Burgers top-notch BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2015

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2015 10:30 AM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2015 10:41 AM MDT The Pinchos (tapas-like) seafood board featured in the August-long SABOR Restaurant Seafood Festival. Photo by Graham Hicks Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks Weekly Dish: Taste of Edmonton simply 'awful' Hicks' Weekly Dish: Urbano Pizza offers high quality, healthy fare Hicks' Weekly Dish: Sahara Bar & Grill Lebanese-Mediterranean food superb Hicks' Weekly Dish: NongBu Korean Eatery still needs work Hicks' Weekly Dish: Gini's offers fine dining experience It’s the very good gourmet burgers, the friendly but contemporary décor, the beer taps all featuring Alley Kat and Wild Rose brewery beers, but, most of all, it’s the people. The franchise owners of the new Relish Gourmet Burgers, John and Julie Wallace, are good people ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks on Biz: The smart-diaper the Canadian seniors’ health sector ignored BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015

FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015 02:01 PM MDT | UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015 02:24 PM MDT Screen capture of Sensassure's "incontinence management solution" http://www.sensassure.com/ Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks on Biz: Edmonton business quickly moving out of North America Hicks on Biz: Reason VS passion in business Hicks on Biz: TELUS fibre-optic Internet in Edmonton really is the second coming Canada guard Shona Thorburn rehabs in time for Pan Ams, ready for Olympic qualifier Hicks on Biz: You can’t blame Edmonton City Council for everything More needs to be done for abused seniors, says Alberta elders advocate It doesn’t mean anything to us now … but wait until you’re in an extended-care senior’s home, your diaper is sopping wet and one aide is attending to 40 clients with the same problem! One ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks' Weekly Dish: Sahara Bar & Grill Lebanese-Mediterranean food superb BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015 09:46 AM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015 09:58 AM MDT Sahara starters: clockwise from upper left, hummus, kibbeh nayeh, baba ghaouji and fatoush with string cheese. Photo by Graham Hicks Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks' Weekly Dish: Relish Gourmet Burgers top-notch Sahara Mediterranean and Canadian Cuisine #110, 10807 Castledowns Road| 780-371-1113 saharaedmonton.com 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week Food: 4.5 of 5 Suns Ambience: 3.5 of 5 Suns Service: 3 of 5 Suns Dinner for two excluding drinks and tip: Basic, $40; loaded, $70 Graham Hicks 780 707 6379 graham.hicks@hicksbiz.com www.hicksbiz.com @hicksonsix The dispersion of ethnic communities in this League of Nations we know as Edmonton has always been intriguing. Why didn’t the Filipinos congregate in one neighbourhood? They’re dispersed ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks on Biz: This spill is a disaster BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015

FIRST POSTED: SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015 09:55 AM MDT | UPDATED: SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015 10:00 AM MDT Crews work to clean an oil spill near Nexen's Long Lake facility by Fort McMurray. The spill was discovered by a contractor after the safety system designed to detect ruptures failed. Garrett Barry/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error More Coverage Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) suspends 95 Nexen Energy pipelines at its Long Lake oilsands operations Related Stories Hicks Weekly Dish: Taste of Edmonton simply 'awful' Gunter: Thomas Mulcair is no friend of the west Hicks' Weekly Dish: Padmanadi a vegetarian's delight Energy minister hails Nexen announcement Hicks on Biz: Edmonton business quickly moving out of North America Paradis tight-lipped on Nexen deal Nexen pipeline failure spells big trouble Hicks' Weekly Di ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks Weekly Dish: Taste of Edmonton simply 'awful' BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

IRST POSTED: TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015 11:08 AM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015 02:34 PM MDT Zinc's vegetable salad was the only healthy alternative Graham Hicks could find at Taste of Edmonton. (Graham Hicks photo) Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks' Weekly Dish: Padmanadi a vegetarian's delight Hicks' Weekly Dish: Urbano Pizza offers high quality, healthy fare Hicks' Weekly Dish: The Cellar at Sofra a Turkish delight Hicks' Weekly Dish: NongBu Korean Eatery still needs work Hicks' Weekly Dish: Relish Gourmet Burgers top-notch HICKS: This spill is a disaster Taste of Edmonton Festival Sir Winston Churchill Square Through Saturday, July 25, 2015 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Cost per (small) dish: $2.50 to $6 What happened? For three years, this column has been praisingTaste of Edmonton’s food quality upgrades.  The giant outdo ... Read the rest of entry »
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