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Cannabis sales must avoid mistakes made by alcohol deregulation, Alberta doctor says
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Cannabis sales must avoid mistakes made by alcohol deregulation, Alberta doctor says
As the province begins developing a framework for legalizing cannabis, a University of Alberta doctor said she hopes Alberta learns from past mistakes with alcohol deregulation.Dr. Elaine Hyshka said the government has some decisions to make before legalization takes place on July 1."I'll be watc...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Notes from the dome: NDP to introduce job protection rules for 18-month parental leave
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The Alberta government is planning to introduce rules to ensure job protection for 18 months while employees take parental leave. Federal legislation that takes effect Dec. 2 gives expectant parents the ability to spread their Employment Insurance benefits over 18 months, instead of the current 1...
Published at Edmonton Journal
'A really important discussion': Trudeau weighs in on name of Edmonton's CFL team
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needs to talk about the name of its football team, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley both said in Ottawa on Wednesday.Trudeau was asked about the name Edmonton Eskimos at a news conference. The nickname has been criticized for its use of an outdated term for the Inui...
Published at CBC Edmonton
RCMP issue warning after sexual offender released from jail
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RCMP issue warning after sexual offender released from jail
RCMP are issuing a warning to the public about a recently released sex offender who plans to reside east of Edmonton. Police say 47-year-old Robert Ventress — convicted of sexual assault, possession of child pornography and possession of child pornography for the purpose of publication in 2005 — ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
How long until the Oilers season is officially a writeoff?
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What's wrong with the Edmonton Oilers?That question is being asked around water coolers all over the city, and league wide.The talk got louder after Tuesday night's 8-3 thumping at the hands of the St. Louis Blues.Rock bottom? Oil country better hope so.It's the second time in a week the Oilers h...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta public school boards apply to be interveners in Saskatchewan Catholic schooling case
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Alberta public school boards apply to be interveners in Saskatchewan Catholic schooling case
Alberta public school boards want their say in a Saskatchewan legal case that could affect how Catholic schools are funded across the country.The Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta (PSBAA) is the first to apply for intervener status in the battle of rights playing out in the Saskatchewa...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Woman allegedly groped by Needle owner claims there are more victims
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Woman allegedly groped by Needle owner claims there are more victims
The Edmonton woman at the centre of sexual assault allegations against the Needle Vinyl Tavern says she is not the only victim. Brittany Lyne Rudyck, who claims she was groped by one of the owners of the popular downtown music venue, said the incident is not isolated.Rudyck, a former bartender an...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Cleanup underway after more than 500 barrels of oil released in northern Alberta
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Cleanup underway after more than 500 barrels of oil released in northern Alberta
Cleanup work is underway around a northern Alberta well site after an estimated 550 barrels of oil and water leaked out of a pipeline, the Alberta Energy Regulator says.The release was detected Monday at a facility owned by Calgary’s Mount Bastion Oil & Gas Corp. 65 kilometres northwest Red E...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Video: The most embarrassing name in the CFL
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Video: The most embarrassing name in the CFL
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Male pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle
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Male pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle
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Pedestrian rushed to hospital after collision in north Edmonton
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A pedestrian was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle north of downtown.​The male pedestrian was hit by a vehicle just before 1 p.m. near 97th Street and 114th Avenue.Edmonton police are investigating. Motorists are advised to avoid ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta premier responds to criticism from Opposition over pipeline advocacy
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Alberta premier responds to criticism from Opposition over pipeline advocacy
Premier Rachel Notley says the arguments put forward by the official Opposition on pipeline projects would block Alberta’s economic interests.“The kinds of arguments that I’ve heard come from members of the (United Conservative Party) would serve to isolate Alberta,” Notley said Wednesday, speaki...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Alberta plans to extend parental leave period for all employees in province
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Alberta's NDP government says it will soon make changes to labour regulations to allow expectant parents in the province to apply for extended federal leave benefits.New parents planning to begin parental leave after Dec. 2, 2017, will be able to spread their federal benefits over 18 months, rath...
Published at CBC Edmonton
New guide recommends dental fees in Alberta drop 8.5%
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New guide recommends dental fees in Alberta drop 8.5%
The cost of visiting a dentist in Alberta in 2018 could be 8.5 per cent lower than it was in 2016. The Alberta Dental Association and College unveiled a revised fee guide Wednesday, recommending new fees for 60 different procedures. On average the fees are 8.5 per cent lower than 2016 fees. It's ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta's economy to grow at blistering 6.7% pace this year, says Conference Board of Canada
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Alberta's economy is on pace to grow by a blistering 6.7 per cent this year, far outpacing every other province, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada."Thanks to rising oil production and a swift turnaround in drilling levels, Alberta surged out of recession this ye...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Opioid prescriptions in Canada on the rise over last 5 years
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The overall number of prescriptions for opioids has increased over the last five years, but doctors have been giving patients fewer doses at one time, a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has found.The report, released Wednesday, shows the number of opioid prescription...
Published at CBC Edmonton
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