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Young families all smiles after free back-to-school dental care
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Young parents and their children took advantage of a rare opportunity to have their teeth cleaned for free at a Sherwood Park dental hygiene clinic on Friday. As a young mother of two children and a full-time post-secondary student, Jennifer Hingley is on a limited budget. Her student health bene...
Published at CBC Edmonton
United Nations urges Canada to delay deportation of Abdilahi Elmi
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Ohioze said his client is doing well but feels apprehensive as he waits for the Federal Court ruling."He's hopeful," said Ohioze. "We've only set a low expectation from day one since I was retained a week ago. I made everybody understand we have a difficult task ahead of us, given the test that w...
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'We're best buddies': Leduc man grows bond with rehabilitated goose
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When Brad Young takes his pet for a walk around Leduc, passersby do a double take. His pet is a three-month-old goose. And his name is Gon.Sometimes people honk. Sometimes they ask to take photos. Sometimes they ask if Young knows he's being followed by a bird.When Gon was hatched, he had poorly ...
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Edmonton marks Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day with flag raising ceremony
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A ceremony and flag raising were held at city hall on Friday to mark the annual Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day in Edmonton."It is important for us to come and reflect and renew the bonds of friendship that are at the heart of the treaty, and re-express the city's sincere commitment to upholding the...
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Alberta's biggest school boards ask province to overturn seclusion room ban
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Alberta's four largest school boards have asked the education minister to reconsider a ban imposed by the previous provincial government on the use of seclusion rooms in schools.The board chairs and superintendents of the Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Catholic School District, Edmonton Cath...
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Pedestrian dead after being struck by vehicle in Camrose crosswalk
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A pedestrian was hit and killed in a crosswalk Thursday afternoon in Camrose, the Camrose Police Service reported Friday.Around 3:45 p.m., a driver turning north onto 68th Street from Marler Drive struck a pedestrian who was using the crosswalk, police said in a news release.The victim died in ho...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Delays for Edmonton morning commuters as two LRT lines shut down
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Commuters in Edmonton who use transit faced delays Friday morning as the Capital LRT and Metro LRT lines were shut down.Replacement buses were running on both lines to supplement train service, city spokesperson Melissa Lovatt told CBC.An overhead power line near Churchill Station was pulled down...
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Nebraska court upholds state's approval of Keystone XL pipeline path
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Nebraska's highest court has rejected another attempt to derail the Keystone XL pipeline that could have forced the developer, Calgary-based TC Energy, to reapply for state approval and delayed the $8 billion project yet again.The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the decision of regulators...
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'Year of uncertainty': Rainy, cool summer puts damper on crops in central, northern Alberta
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Farmers from Red Deer to Alberta's northern border are expecting lower yields this year thanks to a rainy, cooler-than-average summer.Crop conditions in the northeast and northwest portion of the province have deteriorated since July 30, according to the Aug. 13 Alberta Crop Report.The growth of ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Tax revenue shortfall forces Woodlands County to scrap all non-essential spending
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A county north of Edmonton is scrapping all non-essential spending due to a $9.5 million shortfall in tax revenue.The shortfall is largely due to two major oil and gas corporations in Woodlands County, which were unable to pay their taxes.Taxes from the two businesses, one of which is Trident Exp...
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Will the G7 summit end in another Trumpian train wreck?
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There was a time, not so very long ago, when international summits such as this weekend's G7 in Biarritz, France were forums where the politically battered were able to bind their wounds and bask in the glow of international leadership.It is a tried — but perhaps no longer necessarily true — poli...
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Edmonton plans to keep using anti-icing agent on roads this winter
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The City of Edmonton plans to keep using an anti-icing agent to clear streets this winter after two years of a pilot project that used calcium chloride on nearly 3,000 kilometres of city roads. The city released reports Thursday that show the results of the pilot project. Fewer collisions happene...
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"It was the craziest day': Black bear cub wanders into Slave Lake barbershop
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A black bear cub wandered into a barbershop in a northern Alberta town on Wednesday. And it wasn't looking for a haircut. It was an unexpected sight for Sam Assaf, owner of LionsDen Barbershop in Slave Lake, about 250 kilometres north of Edmonton.He had never seen a bear in-person."It was just so...
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Silva Koshwal found criminally responsible in murder of ex-girlfriend
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Block, meanwhile, conducted three clinical interviews at the Edmonton Remand Centre. He also relied on general studies to make specific diagnoses about Koshwal, which Sanderson said amounted to a "theoretical construct." "He had to rely on information from Koshwal, who he conceded was a questiona...
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'Don't stay at zero': How an Edmonton settlement counsellor helps newcomers
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Sadiya Mohammed knows what it's like to be a newcomer. "Everything is hard. Different language, different culture, different weather," Mohammed said. Six years after Canadians helped her settle into the country as a refugee, Mohammed is paying it forward, as a settlement counsellor with Catholic ...
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Consent questions raised after Fringe Festival Late-Night Cabaret incident
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A variety show at the Edmonton Fringe Festival has come under fire for an incident Wednesday night that prompted complaints and criticism.The Late Night Cabaret is described on the festival website as variety show that features performers, guests and a house band. The cabaret show is rated as adu...
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