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Despite hurdles and cost, Indigenous golfer Skyesong Alexis shoots for the stars
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One of Alberta's top women golfers isn't a member of an exclusive golf course.Most of her practice happens with a bucket of balls at the driving range or putting green. And when she does manage to get out for a round, she rarely plays more than nine holes. But despite those handicaps, 29-year-old...
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks at premiers' meeting
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is expected to address Greyhound's withdrawal of bus service from Western Canada during a Friday morning media scrum from the Maritimes. Notley is speaking to media in the scenic seaside town of Saint Andrews as Canada's premiers are set to wrap up their two days of ...
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Edmonton Remand Centre workers refuse to search for drugs
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After fentanyl and carfentanil were found in the cell of an inmate who died at the Edmonton Remand Centre last Friday, at least one worker refused to conduct cell searches, citing "imminent danger," according to CBC sources.Maxim Baril-Blouin, 26, died Friday morning due to a suspected drug overd...
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Water main break in Rossdale area expected to tie up morning traffic
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A water main break near 97th Avenue and Bellamy Hill Road south of Downtown Edmonton is expected to cause headaches for commuters Friday morning. The break happened around 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Traffic was rerouted while Epcor crews worked to repair the break and 97th Avenue westbound at ...
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Pot pardons? Alberta judge details the process around a criminal record suspension
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Cannabis is slated to be legalized in Canada in October — but for those who have criminal records because of cannabis possession, the battle is far from over.The federal government has been exploring options to pardon thousands of Canadians previously convicted for possession of cannabis.But appl...
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Edmonton police struggling to meet response time targets
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police have failed to meet their response time targets almost 36 per cent of the time during the first six months of this year, according to new data released Thursday."Overall, we're not where we want to be with our response time," said Cal Schafer, strategic analyst with Edmonton Police Service...
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Hunter the human remains detection dog joins Edmonton police
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When Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Tom Bechthold tells his four-legged partner to sit, Hunter listens.When Bechthold tells the dog to search, Hunter races away, using his nose to track down a sample of decomposing human hair.He finds it under a white van, and when Bechthold shouts "Show me!" the pol...
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Driver, 60, charged for 'intentionally' hitting 85-year-old pedestrian known to her
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A 60-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated assault after an 85-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle Wednesday at a west Edmonton KFC restaurant.The driver and the victim "are known to one another," police said in a news release Thursday.Police allege Donna Elder "intentionally" drove ...
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Family, teammates mourn loss of former Golden Bears point guard Greg Badger
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You wouldn't know about Greg Badger's struggles with his mental health if you watched him on the basketball court.Badger, who's ranked third all-time in assists in University of Alberta Golden Bears history, was incredibly supportive of his teammates, family and friends.But he also struggled with...
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10 bikes belonging to Malaysian cycling team stolen from velodrome
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Edmonton's cycling community moved quickly to get the wheels back under a team of Malaysian cyclists whose 10 specialized bikes were all stolen during a break-in at the Argyll Velodrome."They have gone beyond the extra mile," said Myrtle Wilken, coach of the six cyclists, aged 17 to 21, who are f...
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Province announces details of new Misericordia emergency department
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A new $65-million emergency department for the aging Misericordia Community Hospital in west Edmonton will be three times as large as the one it replaces.Health Minister Sarah Hoffman announced details of the building addition on Thursday with officials from Covenant Health, which operates the Mi...
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Alberta government releases draft version of updated K-to-4 curriculum
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The Alberta government released draft documents of the updated curriculum Thursday afternoon — the first time it has been viewable online by the general public since the review started in 2016.Education Minister David Eggen said the curriculum upheaval is a transparent process, noting the working...
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Massive moon sculpture adorns Muttart Conservatory
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There's been a moon landing at Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory. The latest seasonal exhibit at the river valley botanical gardens features an internationally-acclaimed art installation called Museum of the Moon. A massive lunar globe now h...
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Giant farm equipment tires got the wheels turning for Alberta farmer-turned-inventor
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To invent, as Thomas Edison once said, you just need a good imagination and a pile of junk.For Alberta farmer Darcy Goossen, the wheels of creativity were inspired by a cumbersome forklift and a heap of tires.Goossen has a family farm in Ferintosh, Alta., about 40 kilometres south of Camrose. But...
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Ottawa still searching for Trans Mountain buyer, says new natural resources minister
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Ottawa's ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline will be short lived, vows newly-appointed Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi."We are not in this for the long haul," Sohi said. "Our goal is to remove the political uncertainty, get this project underway and once that political uncertainty i...
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