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Boy, 3, dies after being run over in northern Alberta parking lot
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A 3-year-old boy is dead after being run over by a pickup truck in the parking lot of a northern Alberta baseball field Monday night.Swan Hills RCMP were called to the scene at 7 p.m. after the child was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the local ball diamonds, police said in a news rele...
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Tossed cigarettes result in 24 house fires so far this year
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Tossed cigarettes result in 24 house fires so far this year
Two recent fires that caused major damage to residential buildings are among 24 fires this year sparked by improperly discarded smoking materials, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services says.A fire that displaced residents at an apartment building in west Edmonton on June 25 was caused by smoking material...
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Overnight storm slams Edmonton with hail, rain, heavy winds
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Pea-sized hail, battering winds and heavy rain pummeled Edmonton Monday night.A powerful flash and forked lightning storm took down trees and knocked out power in the downtown core.Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the city late Monday night. The storm hit its peak just ...
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Pride celebrations return to Fort McMurray in August
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Pride celebrations return to Fort McMurray in August
Pride celebrations are returning to Fort McMurray for the first time since the May 2016 wildfire put off any plans for festivities last year. "Today, I was Googling rainbow platform sneakers," said resident Lauren Elliott, who's excited for the LGBTQ festival's return...
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Pedestrian killed in early morning collision
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A man is dead after being struck by a vehicle west of downtown early Tuesday morning.Emergency crews were called to the scene in the area of Jasper Avenue and 115th Street in Oliver at about 1 a.m., a police spokesperson said Tuesday.  The pedestrian was taken to hospital where he died of his inj...
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Aboriginal women nearly 10 times more likely to be street checked by Edmonton police, new data shows
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Aboriginal women nearly 10 times more likely to be street checked by Edmonton police, new data shows
Critics are calling for an Alberta-wide ban on street checks as a CBC News investigation reveals Edmonton police have been disproportionately stopping, questioning and documenting Aboriginal and black people in non-criminal encounters.The data, obtained by CBC News from the Edmonton Police Servic...
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Memorial for MMA fighter draws hundreds in rural Alberta town
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Memorial for MMA fighter draws hundreds in rural Alberta town
Close to 300 people packed a community centre in Boyle, Alta., Monday to celebrate the life of mixed martial arts fighter and boxer Tim Hague. Hague, 34, was injured in the boxing ring June 16 after being knocked out by opponent Adam Braidwood. He died two days later from a brain injury.The commu...
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Eskimos lose Sherritt for season with ruptured Achilles
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The Edmonton Eskimos have lost linebacker J.C. Sherritt for the entire CFL season after he suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon.Sherritt suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Eskimos victory over the B.C. Lions on Saturday. The Eskimos confirmed the extent of the injury and updated...
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'World shattered' after four-year-old killed in collision
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'World shattered' after four-year-old killed in collision
Warning: Some may find the content of this story disturbing The aunt of a little boy killed last Friday after he ran out between parked cars and was struck in the street described the ordeal is "a nightmare that we can't wake up from."Police say a vehicle was driving on 44A Avenue in...
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U of A Golden Bear legend Clare Drake welcomed into Hockey Hall of Fame
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Former Golden Bears hockey head coach Clare Drake, one of the most successful coaches in Canadian men's hockey history, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday.Drake entered the hall of fame in the builders category, along with fellow 2017 inductees Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Dave Andre...
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