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Conservative candidate poised to replace Rona Ambrose in Sturgeon River-Parkland
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Conservative candidate poised to replace Rona Ambrose in Sturgeon River-Parkland
Rona Ambrose’s former riding remains staunchly Conservative after a Monday byelection that saw the Tory candidate romp to victory.Dane Lloyd had secured 77.4 per cent of the vote in the Sturgeon River-Parkland byelection with 240 of 251 polls reporting at press time.Lloyd and his supporters gathe...
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School requests proof of baptism from defeated Catholic trustee candidate
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School requests proof of baptism from defeated Catholic trustee candidate
A Catholic school trustee candidate who lost in last week’s civic election is questioning why the school her children have attended for six years asked to see her baptismal certificate.Mom-of-three Kristin Heimbecker said Monday she’s worried her children have become targets after she publicly qu...
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Paula Simons: Catholic sex ed plan could be a deal-breaker
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Paula Simons: Catholic sex ed plan could be a deal-breaker
We may have finally come to the moment when publicly funded Catholic education in this province faces its defining existential crisis. As my colleague Janet French revealed Monday, Catholic school districts across Alberta have been working on their own distinct sexual-education curriculum, one st...
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Innovative south Edmonton group provides popular programs for seniors
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Innovative south Edmonton group provides popular programs for seniors
An innovative program spearheaded by a Twin Brooks resident is attracting seniors from numerous neighbourhoods in southwest Edmonton.Ida Richards started the Seniors Innovation Fund after hearing about Age Friendly Edmonton’s $5,000 grants for senior-focused community projects.The longtime reside...
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Cleanup continues after dozen railcars went off the track in Sturgeon County
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Cleanup continues after dozen railcars went off the track in Sturgeon County
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Health leaders urge Albertans to get vaccinated as flu clinics open
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Health leaders urge Albertans to get vaccinated as flu clinics open
The Alberta government launched its annual influenza immunization program to the public Monday in the hopes of seeing a significant uptick in participation this season.The province spent $12.1 million this year to obtain 1.6 million doses, which would be enough to immunize about 35 per cent of th...
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Paula Simons: Father-son researchers more than just O-Kay
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Paula Simons: Father-son researchers more than just O-Kay
There aren’t many father-son duos in the Order of Canada. There is Paul Martin, the former prime minister, and his father, Paul Martin Sr. And there is Wayne Gretzky, and his father, Walter Gretzky. And there is Lewis Kay, 56, and his father, Cyril Kay, 86, two research scientists who’ve spent re...
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Paula Simons: Father-son researchers more than just O-Kay
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Paula Simons: Father-son researchers more than just O-Kay
There aren’t many father-son duos in the Order of Canada. There is Paul Martin, the former prime minister, and his father, Paul Martin Sr. And there is Wayne Gretzky, and his father, Walter Gretzky. And there is Lewis Kay, 56, and his father, Cyril Kay, 86, two research scientists who’ve spent re...
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Lanes closed as police investigate crash on Anthony Henday Drive
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Lanes closed as police investigate crash on Anthony Henday Drive
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Catholic school districts want their own sex education curriculum
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Catholic school districts want their own sex education curriculum
Alberta Catholic school superintendents — citing future sex-education lessons that could be “problematic” — are developing a parallel human sexuality curriculum they hope the province will approve.Promotion of “homosexual relationships and/or lifestyles,” masturbation, anal and oral sex, or teach...
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