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Federal environment minister to make industrial emissions announcement in Calgary
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Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna is in Calgary Thursday to make what the federal government says will be an "important announcement" about the federal policy on industrial emissions.McKenna is set to speak at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) starting at...
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City closes river valley trail system following Wednesday's storm
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The city has closed the trails in Edmonton's river valley following Wednesday's storm to assess the damage and make sure they are safe for users."We actually want to get our foresters in there to inspect these trails to make sure we mitigate any hazards before we reopen them," said Crispin Wood, ...
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4 dead in head-on collision east of St. Paul
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Four people are dead after a head-on collision east of St. Paul in northern Alberta Wednesday night. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the crash on Highway 29 between Range Road 72 and Range Road 73 at around 6:40 p.m. where two pick-up trucks collided head-on, RCMP said in a news relea...
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Unions, businesses differ on benefits of new Alberta labour laws
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Unions, businesses differ on benefits of new Alberta labour laws
Unions in Alberta are applauding the NDP government's move to revise the province's labour laws Wednesday, but the business community says the government should consult the public more before making big changes."We have been under imbalanced labour laws for the last 30 years," president of the He...
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'We have the answer': Drug court model could help with opioid crisis, says manager
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'We have the answer': Drug court model could help with opioid crisis, says manager
It was Christmas Eve 2014 and Ryan Curry was waiting in a rundown motel to do a drug deal. He said that when the police arrested him instead, he was almost relieved. "There was a point in time where I didn't think I could ever get out," said Curry, 28 years old and now clean. "But I got out by th...
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Edmonton woman target of men drawn by online dating profile created by ex-boyfriend
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She shudders with fear every time the buzzer in her apartment sounds, terrified the next stranger at the door looking for sex won't take no for an answer.The young mother believes her ex-boyfriend has set up a series of fake dating profiles under her name, encouraging men to arrive at the apartme...
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In search of 'James Galan': How seemingly fake social media accounts permeate Alberta politics
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In search of 'James Galan': How seemingly fake social media accounts permeate Alberta politics
"James Galan" is friends with dozens of high-profile and high-powered Albertans — on Facebook, at least — but in real life, no one seems to know him.Among his Facebook friends are at least 10 current and former MLAs, a half-dozen municipal politicians in Calgary, a few MPs, several journalists an...
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Federal government will fund new water project for Enoch Cree Nation
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Residents of the Enoch Cree Nation are one step closer to getting fresh water.The federal government on Wednesday announced a $12.5-million project to connect the reserve to the city of Edmonton's water system.The project will build a new water supply line, water reservoir and pump tank to provid...
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Iveson confirms he'll seek mayor's chair again
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Iveson confirms he'll seek mayor's chair again
Mayor Don Iveson used his annual "state of the city" address on Wednesday to announce he will seek re-election in the Oct. 16 municipal election.Referring to himself as "collaborator-in-chief," Iveson told an Edmonton Chamber of Commerce audience the city has made "huge progress" regionalizing it...
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Lucky dog survives plunge over 12-metre Muskeg Falls
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Lucky dog survives plunge over 12-metre Muskeg Falls
Libby the dog with (clockwise from left) owners Brook and Brent Mendez and rescuers Dean Pollock, Diego Olauares, and Cory Beisel. (Facebook)Her owners may want to rename her Lucky.Libby, a 13-year-old Labrador-border collie mix, survived a 12-metre fall over the Muskeg Falls near Grande Cache on...
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