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Paula Simons: No time for cold feet on the west-end LRT
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Sober second thought is one thing. Picking scabs is another.
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Parking stall sells for 'mind-blowing' $75,000 in Ice District
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A downtown underground parking space has sold for $75,000, condo developer Westrich Pacific says. Parking stalls in the same 32-storey highrise on 103 St. in the Ice District sold for as little as $25,000 in 2012, says Westrich co-chief executive officer, Richard Lam. “This is mind-blowing,...
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Wood Buffalo economy predicted to grow 18.6 per cent in 2017
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Construction and investment from the wildfire rebuild and an expected recovery in the price of oil mean strong economic growth in the near future for Wood Buffalo, a recently-released Conference Board of Canada report argues. The report “Moving Forward: The Economic Impact of Rebuilding the...
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Labatt marks 170 years of brewing by announcing millions in investment
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As Labatt Breweries of Canada marks 170 years of selling beer, the company is looking to the future by investing more than $1 billion between 2011 and 2020. “I think if John Kinder Labatt could come back and see what we have done together and what we have become, he would be justified in saying [...
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Aurora Cannabis ships medical marijuana to Germany to offset shortage
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Aurora Cannabis’ first shipment of Alberta-grown medical marijuana has been shipped to Germany to help offset “a significant shortage of supply” in the European powerhouse, the company announced Tuesday. The company shipped 50 kilograms of dried cannabis flower from its central ...
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Much-anticipated Club House gives residents at The Orchards loads of recreational options
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Deep roots are needed for a strong community to grow. It’s a return philosophy that Brookfield Residential has embraced at The Orchards at Ellerslie. At the core of The Orchards, founded in south Edmonton in 2011, is the Club House, an impressive 12,000-square-foot social and recreational amenity...
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Northlands Coliseum's neighbours worry about what comes next
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The city’s announcement that Northlands Coliseum will close its doors in 2017 is bittersweet for surrounding communities. Those neighbourhoods around the former home of the Edmonton Oilers are directly affected by people coming, or not coming, to the grounds. But the city’s announceme...
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IcelandAir temporarily suspends Edmonton flights citing lack of demand
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Icelandair, the Nordic country’s national airline, is suspending flights to and from Edmonton between November and March due to lack of demand, a spokesman said Friday. The airline began regular flights between Edmonton International Airport and Reykjavik back in 2014, adding to its Ca...
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Calgary company closes 12-store Wholesale Sports chain in Western Canada
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CALGARY — The Wholesale Sports chain of a dozen hunting, fishing and camping supply stores in Western Canada is shutting down after 30 years in business, leaving 545 workers without jobs. The operation owned by Calgary-based UFA Co-operative Ltd. closed stores — including two in Edmonton — on Thu...
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NAIT, City of Edmonton keeping mum on possible Blatchford land deal
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The City of Edmonton, the province and Canada’s largest polytechnic are closing in on a significant land deal linked to the Blatchford project. Mayor Don Iveson cryptically spoke about “protracted negotiations” between the city, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology...
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