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Edmonton man killed in Fort Road crash remembered as 'gentle giant'
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Edmonton man killed in Fort Road crash remembered as 'gentle giant'
Rodney Farquharson, 58, was killed in a Fort Road crash early Sunday morning. (Facebook)Rodney Farquharson, the man killed in a north Edmonton crash Sunday morning, is being remembered as a "gentle giant" who loved his family and friends."He had a good heart. It wasn't fair that they took somebod...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Scope of Edmonton mumps outbreak expanded: AHS
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Alberta Health Service (AHS) is expanding the scope of Edmonton’s mumps outbreak, after health authorities saw a sustained increase in the number of cases.AHS announced Tuesday the outbreak expansion will include the entire Edmonton Zone. Previously, the outbreak had been declared specific to the...
Published at Metro Edmonton
New head of Energy Efficiency Alberta promises agency will have real impact
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— The newly appointed head of Alberta's first energy efficiency agency says it has enough resources to make a big difference."We can have real impact in terms of both job creation and energy efficiency, ensuring savings for businesses and households," Monica Curtis said Tuesday.Energy Efficiency ...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Sixties Scoop survivors meeting with Alberta minister on apology
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Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan is meeting Tuesday afternoon with survivors of the Sixties Scoop to discuss what type of apology would be most meaningful to the community. The group wants Alberta to issue an official apology to the Indigenous children who were apprehended by the prov...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Bail granted for Edmonton security guard accused of manslaughter
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A strip mall security guard accused of beating and robbing a 51-year-old man who died of abdominal injuries was granted bail on Tuesday.Sheldon Russell Bentley, 36, is charged with manslaughter and robbery in connection to the death of Donald Doucette.  Doucette was found clinging to life in the ...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Man found dead in north Edmonton was shot to death, police say
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The death of an Edmonton man whose body was discovered Sunday in a green space on the city's north side has been confirmed as a homicide.Benedicto George, 25, died of gunshot wounds, Edmonton police said in a news release Tuesday.His death marks the 10th homicide in Edmonton this year.George's bo...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Bail granted for Edmonton security guard accused of manslaughter
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Bail granted for Edmonton security guard accused of manslaughter
A strip mall security guard accused of beating and robbing a 51-year-old man who died of abdominal injuries was granted bail on Tuesday.Sheldon Russell Bentley, 36, is charged with manslaughter and robbery in connection to the death of Donald Doucette.  Doucette was found clinging to life in the ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
'Too fast': Fort McMurray boy, 3, gets speeding ticket in miniature F-150
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'Too fast': Fort McMurray boy, 3, gets speeding ticket in miniature F-150
A three-year-old Fort McMurray boy had his first encounter with the law this week when he got a speeding ticket while cruising in his miniature Ford F-150.Nathan Snow was driving his battery-operated pickup truck home from the playground on Sunday. With his pet Pomeranian, Lacey, in the truck bed...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Man found dead in Edmonton park murdered: Police
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police say the man found dead Sunday morning in a north Edmonton park was  murdered.In a news release Tuesday officers said that Benedicto George, 25, died as a result of being shot. He was found dead in a park in the area of 162 Avenue and 103 Street. Related This is ...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Hip fractures treated faster in Alberta but fewer people receiving cataract surgery on time: report
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The percentage of Albertans receiving surgery for fractured hips within the desired wait time has grown since 2012, but the proportion receiving cataract surgery on time has dropped, a new study shows.About 91 per cent of Albertans with fractured hips had them repaired within 48 hours last year, ...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Edmonton security guard granted bail in manslaughter case that left dead man in back alley
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A security guard who allegedly kicked an Edmonton man to death and then robbed him has been granted bail.Court of Queen's Bench Justice Kevin Feehan delivered the bail decision for Sheldon Russell Bentley on Tuesday.Bentley has been granted bail with conditions, including a $5,000 cash deposit.Th...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'60s scoop apology must be thoughtful: Alberta Indigenous relations minister
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'60s scoop apology must be thoughtful: Alberta Indigenous relations minister
Alberta’s government will have thorough conversations with the indigenous community before delivering an apology to survivors of the ’60s scoop, in which aboriginal children were taken from their families and placed in foster care or put up for adoption.Indigenous relations minister Richard Feeha...
Published at Edmonton Journal
4 Edmontonians charged in identity theft, counterfeit ring; police say 100 victims
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— Four people have been charged in what Edmonton police say was an identity theft and counterfeiting operation.Police say they watched a resident leave a house in a stolen Ford  F350 and three others leave in a car with a stolen validation tag on Feb. 28.Police then searched the house and found s...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Hip fractures treated faster in Alberta but fewer people receiving cataract surgery on time: report
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Hip fractures treated faster in Alberta but fewer people receiving cataract surgery on time: report
The percentage of Albertans receiving surgery for fractured hips within the desired wait time has grown since 2012, but the proportion receiving cataract surgery on time has dropped, a new study shows.About 91 per cent of Albertans with fractured hips had them repaired within 48 hours last year, ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Edmonton police break up identity theft, counterfeiting operation
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Edmonton police break up identity theft, counterfeiting operation
Four people have been charged after an investigation into an identity theft and counterfeiting operation that police say snared over 100 victims with fake Canadian and United States currency. "It's quite a significant seizure. It's not common to recover this amount of stolen identity documents an...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Police believe more than 100 identities stolen in Edmonton counterfeit operation
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city police say over 100 people may have been targeted by an identity theft and counterfeit operation that investigators have now shut down. “It’s quite a significant seizure, it’s not common to recover this amount of stolen identity documents and counterfeit materials in one place,” said city po...
Published at Edmonton Sun
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