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More power outages expected in Edmonton after wind storm
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We’re not in the clear yet after the ferocious wind storm that tore through Edmonton Wednesday, toppling trees and patio furniture and delaying flights.Epcor spokesperson Tim le Riche said he expects more power outages Thursday as tree branches hang on precariously.“Trees that were damaged yester...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Edmonton leads the way in release of flood maps, says Insurance Bureau CEO
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From sunny and hot Tuesday to chilling rain and howling wind Wednesday, this week showed how quickly severe weather can impact Edmonton.Following recent flooding in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, Insurance Bureau of Canada president and CEO Don Forgeron is urging a focus on what mitigation...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Federal environment minister to make industrial emissions announcement in Calgary
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Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna is in Calgary Thursday to make what the federal government says will be an "important announcement" about the federal policy on industrial emissions.McKenna is set to speak at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) starting at...
Published at CBC Edmonton
City closes river valley trail system following Wednesday's storm
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The city has closed the trails in Edmonton's river valley following Wednesday's storm to assess the damage and make sure they are safe for users."We actually want to get our foresters in there to inspect these trails to make sure we mitigate any hazards before we reopen them," said Crispin Wood, ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
4 dead in head-on collision east of St. Paul
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Four people are dead after a head-on collision east of St. Paul in northern Alberta Wednesday night. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the crash on Highway 29 between Range Road 72 and Range Road 73 at around 6:40 p.m. where two pick-up trucks collided head-on, RCMP said in a news relea...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton leads the way in release of flood maps, says Insurance Bureau CEO
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Edmonton leads the way in release of flood maps, says Insurance Bureau CEO
From sunny and hot Tuesday to chilling rain and howling wind Wednesday, this week showed how quickly severe weather can impact Edmonton.Following recent flooding in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, Insurance Bureau of Canada president and CEO Don Forgeron is urging a focus on what mitigation...
Published at Edmonton Journal
David Staples: 'Collaborator-in-chief' Don Iveson right mayor for right now
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David Staples: 'Collaborator-in-chief' Don Iveson right mayor for right now
Don Iveson did two things of note in his state-of-the-city address Wednesday — officially announcing he’ll run for mayor in October and positioning himself as the city’s pro-business “collaborator-in-chief.”And just how does he see himself as collaborator-in-chief?“It’s just how I go about my wor...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Alberta's auditor general to release health-care recommendations in new report
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Alberta's auditor general to release health-care recommendations in new report
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Published at Edmonton Journal
Unions, businesses differ on benefits of new Alberta labour laws
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Unions, businesses differ on benefits of new Alberta labour laws
Unions in Alberta are applauding the NDP government's move to revise the province's labour laws Wednesday, but the business community says the government should consult the public more before making big changes."We have been under imbalanced labour laws for the last 30 years," president of the He...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'We have the answer': Drug court model could help with opioid crisis, says manager
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'We have the answer': Drug court model could help with opioid crisis, says manager
It was Christmas Eve 2014 and Ryan Curry was waiting in a rundown motel to do a drug deal. He said that when the police arrested him instead, he was almost relieved. "There was a point in time where I didn't think I could ever get out," said Curry, 28 years old and now clean. "But I got out by th...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton woman target of men drawn by online dating profile created by ex-boyfriend
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She shudders with fear every time the buzzer in her apartment sounds, terrified the next stranger at the door looking for sex won't take no for an answer.The young mother believes her ex-boyfriend has set up a series of fake dating profiles under her name, encouraging men to arrive at the apartme...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton woman starts Canada's first cannabis staffing agency
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Alison McMahon should be able to find some really dope jobs after opening what she says is the first staffing agency working exclusively with Canada's budding marijuana industry.The Edmonton human resources specialist, who started Cannabis at Work in 2015 to advise companies on issues linked to t...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson announces his bid for re-election this fall
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Edmonton's mayor has announced his bid for re-election.Don Iveson threw his hat back into the ring on Wednesday during his annual state-of-the-city address.Among the topics he touched on in his speech was the need to improve transit and cycling paths in Edmonton.According to the census, Edmonton ...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Edmonton woman starts Canada's first cannabis staffing agency
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Edmonton woman starts Canada's first cannabis staffing agency
Alison McMahon should be able to find some really dope jobs after opening what she says is the first staffing agency working exclusively with Canada’s budding marijuana industry.The Edmonton human resources specialist, who started Cannabis at Work in 2015 to advise companies on issues linked to t...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Tait: "R" work has no place in politics
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Dave Hancock gently put his cup on the tastefully decorated saucer after taking a sip of luke warm black coffee about 10 years ago.“As a politician I am in the business of hope,” Hancock said, sitting in his Alberta legislature office where, at that time, he was minister of education,Mr. Hancock’...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Alberta school boards approve two-year teachers' deal
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Alberta school boards approve two-year teachers' deal
Alberta school boards have voted to accept a two-year deal with the province’s 46,000 teachers.“I am pleased teachers and school board representatives worked together to reach a fiscally responsible agreement that makes a positive difference for students, respects teachers and protects the stabil...
Published at Edmonton Journal
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