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Edmonton leads the way in release of flood maps, says Insurance Bureau CEO
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Edmonton leads the way in release of flood maps, says Insurance Bureau CEO
From sunny and hot Tuesday to chilling rain and howling wind Wednesday, this week showed how quickly severe weather can impact Edmonton.Following recent flooding in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, Insurance Bureau of Canada president and CEO Don Forgeron is urging a focus on what mitigation...
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David Staples: 'Collaborator-in-chief' Don Iveson right mayor for right now
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David Staples: 'Collaborator-in-chief' Don Iveson right mayor for right now
Don Iveson did two things of note in his state-of-the-city address Wednesday — officially announcing he’ll run for mayor in October and positioning himself as the city’s pro-business “collaborator-in-chief.”And just how does he see himself as collaborator-in-chief?“It’s just how I go about my wor...
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Alberta's auditor general to release health-care recommendations in new report
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Alberta's auditor general to release health-care recommendations in new report
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Edmonton woman starts Canada's first cannabis staffing agency
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Edmonton woman starts Canada's first cannabis staffing agency
Alison McMahon should be able to find some really dope jobs after opening what she says is the first staffing agency working exclusively with Canada’s budding marijuana industry.The Edmonton human resources specialist, who started Cannabis at Work in 2015 to advise companies on issues linked to t...
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Alberta school boards approve two-year teachers' deal
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Alberta school boards approve two-year teachers' deal
Alberta school boards have voted to accept a two-year deal with the province’s 46,000 teachers.“I am pleased teachers and school board representatives worked together to reach a fiscally responsible agreement that makes a positive difference for students, respects teachers and protects the stabil...
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Paula Simons: Travelling hate circus staged anti-Syrian protest in Red Deer based on lie
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Paula Simons: Travelling hate circus staged anti-Syrian protest in Red Deer based on lie
A gang of bigots and yahoos descended Tuesday on Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School in Red Deer, mongering hate and nonsense.Ostensibly, this was supposed to be a group of concerned parents worried about a violent incident at the school, supposedly carried out by a gang of Syrian refugees....
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Fond farewell for Father Holland from Sacred Heart Church congregation
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Fond farewell for Father Holland from Sacred Heart Church congregation
Parting from Sacred Heart Church will be bittersweet for Father Jim Holland.On the one hand, it will give the 75-year-old a chance to rest and reflect on his long career.On the other, he will be leaving the downtown Edmonton parish he served for the past 22 years, going on sabbatical starting Sep...
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Alberta's middle-ground on unionizing means 'everyone is equally unhappy'
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Alberta's middle-ground on unionizing means 'everyone is equally unhappy'
The government wants to beef up job-protected leaves, revamp the rules for youth employment and shake up how unions are certified with new legislation that updates Alberta’s labour laws.Here are some of the important changes that will be made if the legislation is approved in the legislative asse...
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Teen who died in government care was 'invisible,' child and youth advocate says
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Teen who died in government care was 'invisible,' child and youth advocate says
A report into the death of a teenager in government care is one of the saddest Alberta’s child and youth advocate has ever had to write. Countless deaths have come across Del Graff’s desk since he became the advocate in 2011, but that of 15-year-old Levi, a First Nations youth who took his own li...
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Mayor promises collaborative, startup friendly second term in state-of-the-city address
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Mayor promises collaborative, startup friendly second term in state-of-the-city address
Mayor Don Iveson promised to become Edmonton’s “collaborator-in-chief” in a state-of-the-city address Wednesday that unofficially kicks off his re-election campaign.Iveson appears to be running unopposed for a second term in office heading into an October election. His state-of-the-city speech, d...
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