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Edmonton hockey dads tackle stinky gear with new invention
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The pungent stench of hockey gear is unmistakable — an eye-watering and, at times, breathtaking odour that can seem impossible to tackle.It was a problem as old as the game itself, one that would hit Peter Konidas in the nose every time he stepped into a locker room.Now he's teamed up with anothe...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Warning motorists about speed trap nets man $543 stunting ticket
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An Edmonton man who says he was just trying to do a "good deed" is angry about getting a $543 ticket for warning motorists about a speed trap.Salim El-Daccache was given the ticket for stunting on Feb.16 after he held up a handwritten sign with the warning "Laser slow down."He and a friend spent ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmontonians join cross-country rallies urging governments to consult drug-users on fentanyl crisis
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Two weeks ago, Edmonton outreach worker Shanell Marie Twan had to tell another client ready to get off drugs that there was nowhere to go for help.The current wait to get into a residential drug treatment program is as long as six weeks, Twan said."It's frustrating," she said. "These are people's...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'Hard-to-house' weak link in effort to end homelessness in Edmonton, report says
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is nearing the end of its 10-year plan to end homelessness, but a solution to the problem remains a distant reality.A new report called "Addressing Hard-to-House Homeless Population" shows Edmonton has built less than a third of the supportive housing units the plan called for in 2007.Now nine ye...
Published at CBC Edmonton
City testing new warning system to help motorists avoid flooded underpasses
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City drainage experts hope round-the-clock monitoring of water level sensors, electronic signs and depth markers painted on concrete piers will prevent dramatic rescues of motorists from flooded freeway underpasses.A pilot project is coming to two south-side underpasses on the Whitemud Freeway th...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Organized criminals continue to target Edmonton vehicles with car-related crimes at six-year high
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A small group of organized criminals is being blamed for the escalation of vehicle-related crime numbers in Edmonton, with theft of and from vehicles now at a six-year high.Last year, police responded to 15,812 incidents, a 16 per cent increase on 2015 levels, and that number is up by more than 6...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Murder trial starts Tuesday in fatal warehouse stabbing
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A man accused of killing two men and injuring four others at a west-end warehouse in 2014 will face a jury trial starting Tuesday in Edmonton.Jayme Pasieka is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with an attack at ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Organized criminals continue to target Edmonton vehicles
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A small group of organized criminals is being blamed for the escalation of vehicle related crime numbers in Edmonton with theft of and from vehicles now at a six-year high.Last year police responded to 15,812 incidents, a 16 per cent increase on 2015 levels and that number is up by more than 67 p...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Edmonton will do more to warn motorists about flooding underpasses
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City drainage experts hope round-the-clock monitoring of water level sensors, electronic signs and depth-markers painted on concrete piers will prevent more dramatic rescues of motorists from flooded freeway underpasses.This summer, a pilot project is coming to two south-side underpasses on the W...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Police investigate after truck crashes into southeast Edmonton home
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A driver suffered significant injuries after his truck crashed into a southeast Edmonton home Monday afternoon.The collision near 57 Street and 40 Avenue was reported to Edmonton police at 4:46 p.m.The man suffered injuries to his legs and face and remains in hospital, Staff Sgt. Jerry Nash said....
Published at Edmonton Sun
Edmontonians contribute to massive mural for Canada's 150th anniversary
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Edmontonians contribute to massive mural for Canada's 150th anniversary
Edmontonians volunteered their talents on Family Day to paint tiles for a Canada-wide mural to celebrate the country's 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Canada 150 Mosaic project involves 150 communities involved in painting tiles that will combine into a nation-wide mural as long as four f...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Police investigate after truck crashes into southeast Edmonton home
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Police investigate after truck crashes into southeast Edmonton home
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Boyle Street program for job seekers faces cuts
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Boyle Street program for job seekers faces cuts
A Boyle Street initiative that helps vulnerable job seekers is being forced to turn people away at the door, says a program manager. “We’re almost cutting our enrolment in half,” said Eric Bishop, employment services manager for the Boyle Street Community Services Water Wings program. “We’ve neve...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Calgary mother appeals for return of dead teen son's funeral mementoes
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Calgary mother appeals for return of dead teen son's funeral mementoes
A grieving mother is appealing to thieves who stole precious keepsakes belonging to her dead teenage son from her car this weekend in Red Deer."If they knew that they stole from a dead child, they might do the right thing," said Elissa Carpenter, who had her car broken into around 5:30 a.m. on Su...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Family Day 2017: Celebrating in Edmonton
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Edmontonians celebrated Family Day on Monday at events and festivals across the city.Outdoor events proved popular, despite overcast weather that closed some outdoor skating rinks.The Fire and Ice Festival at Lacombe Lake Park in St. Albert included food and games, and the lake was still frozen e...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'Every bone in her face broken': woman attacked at youth home needs more surgery
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— The woman who was viciously beaten while working at a youth home northeast of Edmonton has had hours of surgery and faces a long road to recovery.Heather Vanderzee, 63, was working alone at the Elk Island Child and Youth Ranch facility on Feb. 4 when she was attacked.In an exclusive interview w...
Published at Metro Edmonton
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