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Green Party of Alberta chooses Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes as new leader
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Photo: New Green Party leader Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes at Canada Day celebrations in 2018 (photo source: @KingEddyYYC on Twitter) Members of the Green Party of Alberta chose Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes as their new leader at a leadership selection meeting yesterday.  Chagnon-Greyeyes is an Indigenou...
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Vue Weekly Best of Edmonton 2018
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Thank you to the readers of Vue Weekly for voting daveberta.ca as one of the city’s Best Local Affairs Blogs in the annual Best of Edmonton list for 2018. I’m thrilled this website was tied for first place with Mack Male’s excellent mastermaq.ca blog, which has long been a solid standard so...
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Karen Principe defeats former MLA Janice Sarich to win UCP nomination in Edmonton-Decore, NDP nominate MLA Marlin Schmidt in Edmonton-Gold Bar
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Past City Council candidate Karen Principe defeated former Progressive Conservative MLA Janice Sarich and real estate agent Gordon Reekie to secure the United Conservative Party nomination in Edmonton-Decore last night. Principe is a dental hygienist who placed a strong third in the October 2017 ...
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Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward tops the list of Edmonton’s Best-Selling Books
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended September 9, 2018, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON NON-FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Fear- Bob Woodward 2. Educated- Tara Westover 3. Little Ye...
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Jason Kenney touts NDP record of low-taxes, efficient power prices during trip to India
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Jason Kenney touted Alberta’s low taxes, educated work-force and efficient power prices to the Indian media during a trip to meet with government ministers and business leaders on the subcontinent this week, according to a report from the CBC. Meanwhile, back in Alberta, political watchers are sc...
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Roll up the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner. Federal court halts the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project on the same day Kinder Morgan sells it to the Government of Canada.
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Photo: A train of oil cars sits parked outside Jasper, Alberta, not far from the path of the current Trans Mountain Pipeline. What a day. This morning, the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the federal cabinet orders approving the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain Pipeline. And this ...
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Alberta’s lone-NDP MP Linda Duncan will not seek re-election in 2019
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Photo: MP Linda Duncan and MLA Rachel Notley at Edmonton’s Pride Parade. It was one of the worst kept secrets in Edmonton politics.  Linda Duncan has announced that she will not seek re-election as the Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Strathcona when the next federal election is held in Oc...
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Episode 17: Partisanship and the future of Alberta politics
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This week on the Daveberta Podcast, guest hosts Erika Barootes, Janis Irwin and Natasha Soles discuss their experiences in provincial politics and where they see Alberta politics moving in the near future. They also answer some questions you submitted to us. Erika Barootes is the the president of...
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Richard Larson’s Annex tops the list of Edmonton’s Best-Selling Books
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended July 29, 2018, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Annex – Richard Larson * 2. This Wound is a World – Bi...
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When it comes to Sandra Jansen, it’s a grudge match for the UCP
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It was supposed to be an event highlighting an effort to recruit more conservative women into politics in Alberta, but it was overshadowed by the news that former Prime Minister Stephen Harper plans to personally campaign against New Democratic Party MLA Sandra Jansen in the next provincial elect...
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