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Oilers halt latest losing skid with decisive win in Detroit
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Jujhar Khaira scored to break a 2-2 tie in the second period, and the Edmonton Oilers went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Wednesday night.Edmonton halted a three-game losing streak, while the Wings lost their second straight.Patrick Maroon, Darnell Nurse, Drake Caggiula, Jesse Puljujarvi...
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Edmonton woman recounts 'horrible' work environment at The Needle Vinyl Tavern
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Edmonton woman recounts 'horrible' work environment at The Needle Vinyl Tavern
When Tania Gonzalez saw the Facebook post alleging sexual assault at The Needle Vinyl Tavern she was initially happy — until the memories came rushing back."It's triggering to read these things when you've been a victim of that," Gonzalez told CBC News.Gonzalez was an employee at The Needle from ...
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Edmonton affordable housing advocates praise $40B federal strategy
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Edmonton affordable housing advocates praise $40B federal strategy
Edmonton's mayor and local affordable housing advocates are praising the federal government's newly announced national housing strategy.In a packed downtown conference room, housing advocates met for a luncheon organized by Homeward Trust Edmonton on Wednesday.As the crowd listened to speakers an...
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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...
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'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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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Bands to host charity show after boycotting Edmonton bar over sexual harassment allegations
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Bands to host charity show after boycotting Edmonton bar over sexual harassment allegations
A charity concert for survivors of sexual assault is scheduled for this weekend by bands who boycotted The Needle Vinyl Tavern, after a staff member alleged she was groped by one of its owners.All contributions from the show at The Buckingham on Sunday night will be donated to The Sexual Assault ...
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Oil price rises to 2-year high above $58 US on supply slowdown
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The benchmark North American oil price hit its highest price in 2½ years on Wednesday as lower production from Canadian oilsands coupled with reduced inventories in the U.S. to push down supply.The price of  West Texas Intermediate touched $58.05 US a barrel a little before 6 a.m. ET, up more tha...
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Councillors, residents question value of new playground speed zones
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Councillors, residents question value of new playground speed zones
city councillors and residents are questioning whether photo radar-enforced speed zones are appropriate next to sports fields where children rarely play.Last week, Daniel Onischuk noticed new 30 km/h speed limit signs along 101st Street near 96th Avenue in the  Rossdale neighbourhood. The signs s...
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