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Discount airline adds flights from Edmonton to Toronto, Kelowna and Vancouver
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Discount airline adds flights from Edmonton to Toronto, Kelowna and Vancouver
Ultra low-cost carrier Flair Airlines now operates a daily direct flight to Toronto from Edmonton International Airport, the company said Friday. Flair has also added direct flights to Vancouver International Airport four times a week, and direct flights to Kelowna International Airport three tim...
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New restaurant concept to the cafe at Holt Renfrew
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New restaurant concept to the cafe at Holt Renfrew
New cafe called Colette arrives in 2018
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Opinion: Gov't equates veterinarians with ticket resellers, loan sharks
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Opinion: Gov't equates veterinarians with ticket resellers, loan sharks
Since 1906, the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) has served the public interest, regulating the veterinary profession in our province, ensuring veterinarians and registered veterinary technologists adhere to professional standards of practice. These standards have steadily improved ...
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Wind power auction blows 'old renewable energy myths out of the water'
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Wind power auction blows 'old renewable energy myths out of the water'
CALGARY — Bids in an auction to pick renewable energy projects were so attractive that the Alberta government decided to back proposals to build 600 megawatts of new generation, 50 per cent higher than its goal of 400 MW. The government said Wednesday it had chosen three companies who are to spen...
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Home prices in Edmonton expected to drop 1.5% in 2018
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Home prices in Edmonton expected to drop 1.5% in 2018
is expected to see a dip in housing prices in 2018, according to a forecast by Royal LePage Market Survey Forecast. The real estate company predicts home prices in the city will drop by 1.5 per cent in 2018. The report released Wednesday morning anticipates the average home price will end the yea...
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Stronger economy leaves most unfilled jobs in Canadian history
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Stronger economy leaves most unfilled jobs in Canadian history
A growing economy and a shortage of skilled workers has left the highest number of unfilled private sector jobs in Canada on record, according to a report released this month by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. There were 361,700 unfilled jobs in Canada in the third quarter of 201...
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Tuesday's letters: City council meddling in combative sports
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Tuesday's letters: City council meddling in combative sports
Re. “Promoters cry foul as city puts one-year moratorium on all boxing, MMA events,” Dec. 9 So our city council has decided that they are now experts in combative sports, so much so that they have now banned them for the next year. It was unfortunate that there was a death in the spor...
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Paperless boarding, virtual lounge in works for Edmonton International Airport
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Paperless boarding, virtual lounge in works for Edmonton International Airport
The elimination of paper boarding passes and a virtual “pop up” passenger lounge are on the horizon as Edmonton International Airport continues to navigate the aviation technology revolution. “More and more people are getting on their phones here, so I think you will see in the ...
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Paula Simons: Have yourself a kitschy little Hanukkah. Really.
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Paula Simons: Have yourself a kitschy little Hanukkah. Really.
"On the other hand, the optimist in me sees this as a way for Jews to celebrate their Jewish identity. And that's terrific."
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New deal with China set to deliver $20 million in annual Alberta beef sales
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New deal with China set to deliver $20 million in annual Alberta beef sales
Alberta beef producers are rubbing their hands at the potential of $20 million in annual growth from a new trade deal with China.  The agreement will allow chilled and bone-in Canadian beef and pork to be exported to China for the first time. It’s a pilot project for now, but Dennis La...
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Leaks at Imperial Oil’s Cold Lake operations have First Nations concerned
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Leaks at Imperial Oil’s Cold Lake operations have First Nations concerned
The Cold Lake First Nation is voicing concern after 1.2-million litres of heavy oil and produced water leaked from Imperial Oil’s Cold Lake in-situ operations this year in three separate incidents. The most recent Imperial leak in Cold Lake was at a well site last Monday, according to a news rele...
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Paula Simons: Don't rush to demolish Coliseum without consultation
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Paula Simons: Don't rush to demolish Coliseum without consultation
How could the city assume there was no one interested in redeveloping the site, if they didn't actually ask?
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Former TransCanada executive 'optimistic' pipelines will be built
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Former TransCanada executive 'optimistic' pipelines will be built
A former energy industry executive said Thursday all three proposed oil export pipelines will likely be built, but this will require strong support from the federal government. TransCanada should make a final decision by the end of January to proceed with Keystone XL and Enbridge will probably re...
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Paula Simons: Alberta government delivers ultimatum as prairie trade war flares
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Paula Simons: Alberta government delivers ultimatum as prairie trade war flares
All Canada suffers when we indulge in these kinds of childish protectionist spats, this literal provincialism.
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Edmonton property taxes jumped 70% in a decade — here's why
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Edmonton property taxes jumped 70% in a decade — here's why
Property tax rates for Edmonton homeowners have increased 70 per cent in the last decade and some are saying that’s too much. The tax hikes coincided with 10 years of infrastructure catch-up, as city council boosted spending to try to fix crumbling roads and build new recreation centres as ...
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