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K-Days, Carnaval and chapbooks: Edmonton this weekend
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Taste of Edmonton has been "putting picnics to shame for 33 years," the website boasts. Trade in your wicker baskets and checkered blankets for tented food vendors and a craft brew in the shadow of the legislature. The festival has grown from eight restaurants in 1984 to 60 food and dessert vendo...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Rainfall warnings issued for northwestern Alberta
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Extremely heavy rain is expected across the northwestern Alberta as a powerful thunderstorm wallops parts of the province this weekend.Friday morning, Environment Canada issued rainfall warnings for a large swath of the province.From Slave Lake and Whitecourt west toward High Prairie and Hinton, ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta accounts for 61% of Canada's insured damage due to severe weather
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Alberta's volatile summer weather causes more damage here than all other provinces combined — and it has the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) raising the alarm.According to AMA's vice president of claims, Ted Koleff, said the province's severe weather has been more destructive and happening more o...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Despite hurdles and cost, Indigenous golfer Skyesong Alexis shoots for the stars
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One of Alberta's top women golfers isn't a member of an exclusive golf course.Most of her practice happens with a bucket of balls at the driving range or putting green. And when she does manage to get out for a round, she rarely plays more than nine holes. But despite those handicaps, 29-year-old...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks at premiers' meeting
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is expected to address Greyhound's withdrawal of bus service from Western Canada during a Friday morning media scrum from the Maritimes. Notley is speaking to media in the scenic seaside town of Saint Andrews as Canada's premiers are set to wrap up their two days of ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton Remand Centre workers refuse to search for drugs
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After fentanyl and carfentanil were found in the cell of an inmate who died at the Edmonton Remand Centre last Friday, at least one worker refused to conduct cell searches, citing "imminent danger," according to CBC sources.Maxim Baril-Blouin, 26, died Friday morning due to a suspected drug overd...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Water main break in Rossdale area expected to tie up morning traffic
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A water main break near 97th Avenue and Bellamy Hill Road south of Downtown Edmonton is expected to cause headaches for commuters Friday morning. The break happened around 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Traffic was rerouted while Epcor crews worked to repair the break and 97th Avenue westbound at ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Pot pardons? Alberta judge details the process around a criminal record suspension
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Cannabis is slated to be legalized in Canada in October — but for those who have criminal records because of cannabis possession, the battle is far from over.The federal government has been exploring options to pardon thousands of Canadians previously convicted for possession of cannabis.But appl...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton police struggling to meet response time targets
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police have failed to meet their response time targets almost 36 per cent of the time during the first six months of this year, according to new data released Thursday."Overall, we're not where we want to be with our response time," said Cal Schafer, strategic analyst with Edmonton Police Service...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Hunter the human remains detection dog joins Edmonton police
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When Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Tom Bechthold tells his four-legged partner to sit, Hunter listens.When Bechthold tells the dog to search, Hunter races away, using his nose to track down a sample of decomposing human hair.He finds it under a white van, and when Bechthold shouts "Show me!" the pol...
Published at CBC Edmonton

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