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Edmonton police officer at centre of violent arrest removed from patrol duties
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An Edmonton police officer at the centre of a violent arrest caught on video has been removed from patrol duties, says Chief Dale McFee."It's something we take very seriously," McFee said outside a police commissioner meeting Thursday. "We're not going to lay any fault or any blame at this point....
Published at CBC Edmonton
It's official: Alberta government cancels Edmonton superlab
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The Alberta government has cancelled the $595-million Edmonton superlab project, saying it plans to invest health-care dollars elsewhere in the system.The United Conservative Party, which formed government in April, had promised to cancel the project. It had been spearheaded by the previous NDP g...
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Alberta asks Court of Appeal to rule on federal carbon tax
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Alberta will ask the province's Court of Appeal to rule on the constitutionality of the federal carbon tax.Last week, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the federal carbon tax will come into effect in Alberta starting Jan. 1, now that the Alberta tax no longer exists.Justice Mini...
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18 things to do this weekend in Edmonton
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18 things to do this weekend in Edmonton
It's festival season which means fiestas, powwows, and all that jazz. In June, Edmonton gives you the Works.The Filipino Fiesta offers food, entertainment, art and culture in Borden Park on Saturday and Sunday.Not far away, the Indigenous People's Festival features a powwow, entertainment, bannoc...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta premier's earplug stunt called 'light-hearted' caucus morale-booster
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A spokesperson for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is dismissing complaints that he disrespected the legislature and public sector workers by handing out earplugs to his caucus during a debate on Bill 9 late Wednesday night."This was a harmless and light-hearted attempt to boost government caucus mo...
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10 cm of snow forecast for Banff and Jasper parks, Environment Canada warns
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As much as 10 centimetres of snow is expected to fall in the mountain parks by Friday morning, Environment Canada says in a weather alert on its website.The snowfall warnings apply to Banff National Park — including around the Banff and Lake Louise townsites — as well as Jasper National Park."Sno...
Published at CBC Edmonton
A look at the to-do list for each Canadian team
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The wheeling and dealing already have heated up days before the 2019 NHL draft opens its doors in Vancouver on Friday night.The San Jose Sharks locked up Erik Karlsson to a mammoth eight-year, $92-million US contract. The Winnipeg Jets traded defenceman Jacob Trouba. Former Jets centre Kevin Haye...
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Bargaining rights bill passes after all-night session in Alberta legislature
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Legislation that will strip away some bargaining rights for 180,000 Alberta public-sector workers passed Thursday after an all-night session in the legislature.Bill 9, also known as the Public Sector Arbitration Deferral Act, was passed around 4 a.m. after the UCP forced closure on third reading ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Graduating during an evacuation? 'It'll be OK' says former Fort McMurray evacuee
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Graduating during an evacuation? 'It'll be OK' says former Fort McMurray evacuee
With thousands of people fleeing their homes to escape wildfires burning across northern Alberta, some former Fort McMurray high schoolers are thinking about their time graduating during a wildfire evacuation.Abigail Weavers was in Grade 12 at Westwood Community High School when a wildfire forced...
Published at CBC Edmonton
A hard rain's gonna fall: Rainfall warnings in effect for west-central Alberta
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Time to trade in those sandals for galoshes. More rain is in the forecast.As of Wednesday morning, rainfall warnings remained in effect for a large portion of the province stretching from Edmonton to Hinton, Whitecourt to Nordegg.Environment Canada anticipates as much as 80 millimetres could fall...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Will Edmonton police change policy on naming homicide victims?
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Will Edmonton police change policy on naming homicide victims?
Two and a half years after Edmonton police began selectively withholding the names of homicide victims, Chief Dale McFee is set to unveil what's been described as a new framework.McFee commissioned the Saskatchewan-based Community Safety Knowledge Alliance to study the issue and prepare a report....
Published at CBC Edmonton
Hundreds rally at Alberta legislature to protest GSA changes
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Hundreds rally at Alberta legislature to protest GSA changes
Hundreds of people braved the pouring rain at the legislature Wednesday to show support for LGBTQ youth by protesting the Alberta government's proposed changes to the Education Act.Bill 8, introduced on June 5, would remove certain protections for students in gay-straight alliances.The new act do...
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Edmonton council puts river valley solar farm proposal on hold
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After three full days of public hearings, Edmonton city council voted to send a river valley solar farm back to administration for review.The solar farm project proposed by Epcor required the rezoning of approximately 22 hectares of river valley land in southwest Edmonton, near the E.L. Smith Wat...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmontonians chase volunteer dream on hospital ship off Guinea coast
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She wanted to explore something new and she was curious to see what a hospital on a ship would be like.So after 19 years of sterilizing operating room equipment in Edmonton, Wincy Ho travelled to the other side of the world this year to volunteer for Mercy Ships, a charity that performs surgeries...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Girl, 15, charged with manslaughter, arson after fatal trailer fire in northern Alberta
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A 15-year-old girl has been charged with manslaughter and arson with disregard for human life after a fatal trailer fire on the Swan River reserve near Slave Lake.Police say a woman died as a result of smoke inhalation in the April 23 fire and the investigation revealed the cause of the fire was ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Rainfall warning issued for Edmonton, much of west-central Alberta
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Rain, rain and more rain is in the forecast as Environment Canada issued rainfall warnings Wednesday.The warning covers Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.Other rainfall warnings are in effect for:Environment Canada said a Pacific feed of moisture, combined with a developing low pressure syst...
Published at CBC Edmonton
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