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Bail granted for Edmonton security guard accused of manslaughter
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Bail granted for Edmonton security guard accused of manslaughter
A strip mall security guard accused of beating and robbing a 51-year-old man who died of abdominal injuries was granted bail on Tuesday.Sheldon Russell Bentley, 36, is charged with manslaughter and robbery in connection to the death of Donald Doucette.  Doucette was found clinging to life in the ...
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'60s scoop apology must be thoughtful: Alberta Indigenous relations minister
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'60s scoop apology must be thoughtful: Alberta Indigenous relations minister
Alberta’s government will have thorough conversations with the indigenous community before delivering an apology to survivors of the ’60s scoop, in which aboriginal children were taken from their families and placed in foster care or put up for adoption.Indigenous relations minister Richard Feeha...
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Hip fractures treated faster in Alberta but fewer people receiving cataract surgery on time: report
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Hip fractures treated faster in Alberta but fewer people receiving cataract surgery on time: report
The percentage of Albertans receiving surgery for fractured hips within the desired wait time has grown since 2012, but the proportion receiving cataract surgery on time has dropped, a new study shows.About 91 per cent of Albertans with fractured hips had them repaired within 48 hours last year, ...
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Police believe more than 100 identities stolen in Edmonton counterfeit operation
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Police believe more than 100 identities stolen in Edmonton counterfeit operation
city police say over 100 people may have been targeted by an identity theft and counterfeit operation that investigators have now shut down. “It’s quite a significant seizure, it’s not common to recover this amount of stolen identity documents and counterfeit materials in one place,” said city po...
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Graham Thomson: Mystery of the PC-Wildrose discussion group solved — sort of
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Graham Thomson: Mystery of the PC-Wildrose discussion group solved — sort of
If the makers of Trivial Pursuit ever get around to releasing an Alberta Politics Edition, here is the perfect trivia question: Who is Zoe Addington?It’s a perfect question because only a true political nerd will know the answer.Addington was named in a joint news release last Friday to a 10-memb...
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Hinton RCMP seize deadly carfentanil in drug bust
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Hinton RCMP seize deadly carfentanil in drug bust
Police say a white powder seized during a drug bust in Hinton has tested positive as the deadly substance carfentanil. The drug is an animal tranquilizer 100 times more powerful than fentanyl, itself 100 times more powerful than morphine.Hinton RCMP seized the drugs in January at two separate res...
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Alberta farmers face harvest of woe after wet weather last fall
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Alberta farmers face harvest of woe after wet weather last fall
Last fall’s wet, snowy weather has created major problems for Alberta farmers, who likely have more than one million acres of unharvested crops still in their fields.Brian Miller, who farms 100 kilometres northwest of Edmonton near Barrhead, left 600 acres of canola in the field last year, about ...
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Paula Simons: Free Art Gallery of Alberta admission for kids, students from now on
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Paula Simons: Free Art Gallery of Alberta admission for kids, students from now on
“There is no must in art, because art is free,” said the great Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.The Art Gallery of Alberta seems to be taking that motto to heart, in a rather literal sense.As of Tuesday, the AGA will be offering free admission to all children and youth under the age of 18. Admis...
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Fire destroys three sheriff vehicles at Fort McMurray courthouse
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Fire destroys three sheriff vehicles at Fort McMurray courthouse
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Free webinars aim to help Edmonton schools integrate refugee children
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Free webinars aim to help Edmonton schools integrate refugee children
When a wave of Syrian refugees began arriving in Edmonton schools in late 2015, teachers, support staff and administrators had questions.Did the children go to school in refugee camps? Were they traumatized from their flight from war? Did they speak any English?It was concerns like these that pro...
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