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'Pen pals for life:' Fort McMurray girl's message in a bottle discovered in England
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Ten-year-old Jacquie Chmilar said it's hard to grasp the fact that a message in a bottle she tossed into the Atlantic ocean floated all the way from Newfoundland to England.Chmilar, who lives in Fort McMurray, was vacationing in Musgrave Harbour, N.L. when her grandfather suggested she toss a pla...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta well-positioned to deal with job losses from automation: study
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Alberta is tied for second place with British Columbia, and behind Ontario, in a study examining how well provincial economies will deal with automation.The detailed study by the C.D. Howe Institute examined whether provinces are prepared to adapt to a changing labour economy.C.D. Howe policy ana...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Jesse Puljujarvi powers Oilers past Canucks in return from bye
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Jesse Puljujarvi had a goal and two assists and Patrick Maroon scored twice as the Edmonton Oilers had a strong showing in their return from a week-long break, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Saturday.Jujhar Khaira and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers (21-23-3), who have won three...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta students innovate at Edmonton robotics competition
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Robots and Lego make for a killer combination — one that hundreds of students made use of Saturday to put their problem solving skills to the test.About 500 students from across Alberta gathered at NAIT for the First Lego League robotics competition, where they were tasked with building and desig...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta singers, hoop dancer to bring message of reconciliation to 2018 Olympics
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Three Alberta artists will bring messages of healing, welcome and reconciliation to the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea. Wendy Walker and Dawn von Armin are the Cree a cappella group Reconciliation.The duo, along with Alexander First Nation hoop dancer Dallas Arcand Jr., are headed to Pyeongcha...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta firefighters help train emergency workers in Belize, Colombia
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Three volunteer firefighters from a small central Alberta town are travelling to South and Central America this year to share their expertise with emergency services personnel.Chris Layes, Rylen Trimble and Bryon Redknap of the Grande Cache Fire Department will deploy on two trips over January an...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Eight candidates compete for one council spot in Beaumont byelection
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Eight candidates who ran in the October 2017 Beaumont municipal election are back at it for a byelection.The byelection comes after former councillor Sabrina Powers resigned over an unpaid utilities and property tax bill.People with unpaid bills are not qualified to run in elections, according to...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton Women's March participants continue to push for equality
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Armed with pink tuques and picket signs, a crowd of about 1,000 people gathered at the Alberta legislature grounds to speak out and stand up for women's rights.Some people in the crowd for the second-annual Women's March in Edmonton said progress has been made since last year's march — but they w...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Leduc RCMP make third major drug bust this month
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Mounties seized “large amounts” of methamphetamine and hashish in the third major drug bust in Leduc in the past month. After 11 people were taken into custody, five people were charged after RCMP officers found drugs, weapons, cash and other drug trade items in a house...
Published at Edmonton Journal
'I didn't want to screw up my kids': Olympian Silken Laumann to share her optimistic approach for trying times
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The first time she met her stepdaughter, Olympic rower Silken Laumann felt some trepidation as she approached the preteen, who was playing with toy dinosaurs on a cottage dock.
Published at Edmonton Journal
Edmonton police chief still mulling another term
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police Chief Rod Knecht said he will reach a decision in the next month or two on whether to stand for another term. “I’m still mulling it over,” Knecht told reporters after an Edmonton Police Commission meeting Thursday. “I’m getting closer to a decision, so I expec...
Published at Edmonton Journal
U.S. Secret Service heading to Edmonton to help train city police
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police will get a lesson in identifying threats from the United States Secret Service next month. Police Chief Rod Knecht said Thursday that the agency will be in Edmonton in late February to train Edmonton Police Service members in threat assessment techniques.  It is, to his knowledge, the...
Published at Edmonton Journal
City has cold message for extreme winter weather: 'We don't have a solution'
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City officials need to be frank with the public when extreme cold and humid conditions turn Edmonton roads into skating rinks.That was one lesson learned from this month’s cold snap. As temperatures fell overnight, ice formed from water in the air, and the city’s new calcium chloride spray was po...
Published at Edmonton Journal
'Some battles take a lifetime': Edmonton rally advocates for women's rights, equality
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Hundreds of people of all ages and genders came out to the Alberta Legislature grounds Saturday to support women and their demand for equal rights. “Women’s rights are human rights,” said Alison Poste, co-organizer of the March On Edmonton rally, which was held to commemora...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Edmonton architect proposes multi-use shipping containers in downtown parking lots
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The architect behind some of Edmonton's most iconic buildings, including city hall, has proposed a new project: a mini city made of shipping containers.Gene Dub pitched the idea to the Edmonton Project and is one of 10 finalists for the contest, which aims to build a new attraction in Edmonton. I...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Citadel Theatre apologizes for cancelling Jordan Peterson's rental request
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The Citadel Theatre has apologized for how it handled a controversial University of Toronto professor's request to rent the venue next month to promote his latest book.The apology comes after the theatre confirmed Tuesday they declined Jordan Peterson's rental request for his book talk set for Fe...
Published at CBC Edmonton
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