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Father of dead baby tried to fight arson fire with garden hose
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Father of dead baby tried to fight arson fire with garden hose
The father of a baby who died after a house fire said Wednesday he tried to go back into his burning house three times, but couldn’t get past the flames.Cordell Brown said he was sleeping on the main floor of his southwest Edmonton home Tuesday morning when he woke to find his porch on fire.Brown...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Don Iveson calls for audit of Touch the Water project delays
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Mayor Don Iveson called for the auditor to dig into Touch the Water promenade delays Wednesday after hearing the project still isn’t ready to go ahead after five years of planning.Council members were told the delays and site contamination could now jeopardize $3.5 million in federal funding, but...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Paula Simons: Jasper Avenue pilot project fizzles
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Paula Simons: Jasper Avenue pilot project fizzles
It’s 2 p.m. on a sunny August afternoon and the margins of Jasper Avenue between of 110 Street and 115 Street are full of brightly painted picnic tables, big, bold murals, and even a sturdy ping-pong table. It’s part of a beautification initiative, a pilot project called Experience Jasper Avenue,...
Published at Edmonton Journal
'Touching the water' an elusive goal as funds for stalled Edmonton river promenade set to dry up
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'Touching the water' an elusive goal as funds for stalled Edmonton river promenade set to dry up
Mayor Don Iveson wants the city to audit a much-heralded river valley project that has stalled so hard that federal dollars once promised for the initiative will disappear within months.The Touch the Water promenade was meant to transform lands near the decommissioned Epcor power plant in the Ros...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Finance minister vows to continue beer fight as Saskatchewan digs in heels
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Finance minister vows to continue beer fight as Saskatchewan digs in heels
Alberta and Saskatchewan are both digging in their heels over an interprovincial beer dispute, vowing to fight to the bitter end for their respective brewers. A panel set up under the Agreement on Internal Trade recently ruled Alberta’s small brewer rebate program was both discriminatory against ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Surrey homicide victim, 19, mourned by family, friends in Edmonton
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Surrey homicide victim, 19, mourned by family, friends in Edmonton
The mother of an Edmonton man killed in British Columbia over the weekend said Wednesday her only child was a hockey goalie and body builder with a big sense of humour who lived for his friends.   Kim Krupa said her 19-year-old son Tanner Krupa was killed in a hit and run Sunday while walking in ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Prominent local photographer Con Boland has died
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Prominent local photographer Con Boland has died
Prominent Edmonton photographer Con Boland is being remembered as much for his stunning photographs as he is for his tireless philanthropic work.Boland, 69, who had recently faced heart issues, died from sudden cardiac arrest Tuesday.Boland’s career in photography earned him numerous awards and i...
Published at Edmonton Journal
'He's my only child' — Mother mourns loss of Edmonton teen killed in Surrey hit and run
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The mother of an Edmonton man killed in British Columbia over the weekend said Wednesday her only child was a hockey goalie and body builder with a big sense of humour who lived for his friends.   Kim Krupa said her 19-year-old son Tanner Krupa was killed in a hit and run Sunday while walking in ...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Alberta dentists ordered back to table after fee guide flop on cost reductions
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Alberta dentists have been ordered to go back to the table to drop the amount they charge for services in a new fee guide by more than three per cent. "I think I was pretty clear last week that I didn't believe that the fee guide went nearly far enough, and they got the message," said Health MIni...
Published at CBC Edmonton
NDP raids budget buffer as revenue falls short
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Alberta’s economic recovery remains shaky.According to financial results unveiled by Finance Minister Joe Ceci Wednesday, the first half of 2017 saw gains in housing, exports and employment.But it’s all about baby steps, as the province deals with the fallout from continuing low oil prices, a lac...
Published at Edmonton Sun
NDP raids budget buffer as revenue falls short
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Alberta’s economic recovery remains shaky.According to financial results unveiled by Finance Minister Joe Ceci Wednesday, the first half of 2017 saw gains in housing, exports and employment.But it’s all about baby steps, as the province deals with the fallout from continuing low oil prices, a lac...
Published at Edmonton Sun
'They're spouting nonsense' — NDP reacts to accusations of attacking school choice
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Alberta deputy premier Sarah Hoffman says the United Conservative Party is fearmongering and touting conspiracy theories when it comes to criticizing the government's education strategy."Again, they're spouting nonsense," Hoffman said Wednesday, responding to comments from Jason Kenney.The UCP le...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Smoke inhalation killed infant boy rescued from Edmonton house fire, autopsy finds
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Smoke inhalation killed infant boy rescued from Edmonton house fire, autopsy finds
A five-month-old boy pulled from an arson fire Tuesday in southwest Edmonton died of smoke inhalation, an autopsy has foundThe infant died in hospital after being rescued from the burning house at 1040 Armitage Cres. in the Ambleside neighbourhood.Flowers, stuffed toys and an infant car seat were...
Published at CBC Edmonton
New mermaid school to offer Edmonton sea-siren experience
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New mermaid school to offer Edmonton sea-siren experience
While Ariel the sea nymph trades her tail for a pair of legs, there are a lot of people who would like to do the opposite."People can live out that dream, that fantasy and yet you can be active," Aquamermaid owner Gilles Nowlan said in an interview with CBC Radio's Edmonton AM."We combine synchro...
Published at CBC Edmonton
NDP raids budget buffer as revenue falls short
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Alberta’s economic recovery remains shaky.According to financial results unveiled by Finance Minister Joe Ceci Wednesday, the first half of 2017 saw gains in housing, exports and employment.But it’s all about baby steps, as the province deals with the fallout from continuing low oil prices, a lac...
Published at Edmonton Sun
City will look into maintaining 'secret' beach beyond bridge construction
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The possibility of keeping a secret beach — that's not much of a secret anymore — will be discussed at city council Tuesday.Coun. Ben Henderson said he will bring forward an inquiry on what will be necessary to operate the beach, including permits and provincial and federal requirements, because ...
Published at Edmonton Sun
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