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La Crete pilot stays behind to update evacuees with wildfire photos
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La Crete pilot stays behind to update evacuees with wildfire photos
Residents of La Crete, Alta., were ordered out of their homes this week, as wildfire continued to threaten the northern hamlet But not everyone has left just yet."It is kind of quiet here in town today," said Jake Fehr, a La Crete resident and pilot, in an interview on CBC Edmonton's Radio Active...
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Young, educated and growing: Group coins YEG region brand in bid to attract business
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Young, educated and growing: Group coins YEG region brand in bid to attract business
In a survey that asked 22 international companies what they knew about Edmonton, 80 per cent said they'd never heard of the city. Those who did recognize the name thought of it as a cold place, disconnected from the rest of Canada.Edmonton Global, a newly formed economic group composed of 15 area...
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Rehabilitated black bears released in remote Alberta forest
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Alberta Environment says two rehabilitated black bears have been returned to the wild.The non-profit Cochrane Ecological Institute took in one cub in May 2018 and the other in July when they both weighed under 10 kilograms.Provincial officials say in a news release that the male, which now weighs...
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Police investigating drug trafficking seize tens of thousands of dollars in Calgary and Red Deer
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RCMP have arrested four people, who face 17 charges between them, after an investigation into drug trafficking that spanned multiple municipalities and police forces.According to a release from Red Deer RCMP, they began looking into drug trafficking in the Red Deer area in March of this year. Tha...
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Disappearance of northern Alberta man leads to first-degree murder charges
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Two men have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of a Sturgeon Lake First Nation man four days ago.Barry Goodswimmer, 51, was last seen Sunday night in the community, which is near Valleyview, Alta., 360 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.Goodswim...
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Disappearance of northern Alberta man leads to first-degree murder charges
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Two men have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of a Sturgeon Lake First Nation man four days ago.Barry Goodswimmer, 51, was last seen Sunday night in the community, which is near Valleyview, Alta., 360 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.Goodswim...
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Pharmacists hand out free naloxone spray on Edmonton's Whyte Avenue
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Pharmacists hand out free naloxone spray on Edmonton's Whyte Avenue
At the corner of Gateway Boulevard and Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, a group of pharmacists working with Adapt Pharma Canada set up a tent this week to hand out 250 free boxes of Narcan, the naloxone nasal spray. Adapt Pharma Canada is a privately-held company which distributes Narcan, a naloxone nas...
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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....
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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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