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City testing new warning system to help motorists avoid flooded underpasses
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City drainage experts hope round-the-clock monitoring of water level sensors, electronic signs and depth markers painted on concrete piers will prevent dramatic rescues of motorists from flooded freeway underpasses.A pilot project is coming to two south-side underpasses on the Whitemud Freeway th...
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Organized criminals continue to target Edmonton vehicles with car-related crimes at six-year high
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A small group of organized criminals is being blamed for the escalation of vehicle-related crime numbers in Edmonton, with theft of and from vehicles now at a six-year high.Last year, police responded to 15,812 incidents, a 16 per cent increase on 2015 levels, and that number is up by more than 6...
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Police investigate after truck crashes into southeast Edmonton home
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Police investigate after truck crashes into southeast Edmonton home
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Boyle Street program for job seekers faces cuts
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Boyle Street program for job seekers faces cuts
A Boyle Street initiative that helps vulnerable job seekers is being forced to turn people away at the door, says a program manager. “We’re almost cutting our enrolment in half,” said Eric Bishop, employment services manager for the Boyle Street Community Services Water Wings program. “We’ve neve...
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Stuck with a walker: Walk lights near Edmonton seniors centres first to get review
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Stuck with a walker: Walk lights near Edmonton seniors centres first to get review
Edmonton’s pedestrian challenges don’t seem frivolous outside a seniors’ home.Outside 210-unit Pleasantview Place, Nina Bjur watches her neighbours push walkers far out onto busy residential streets to get around puddles. Winnie Kavanagh often walks the block to Southgate Mall, but scrambles to g...
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Woman warns others to be alert after brazen purse snatching
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Woman warns others to be alert after brazen purse snatching
An Edmonton woman is warning others to be vigilant after her purse was snatched while she was shopping at a grocery store.Kathy Bullock, 58, said she was shopping at the Safeway in Capilano Mall at 5004 98 Ave. just before 5 p.m. on Feb. 11.While she doesn’t normally use the self-serve checkout, ...
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Step on it — Metro Line finally starts operating at full speed
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Step on it — Metro Line finally starts operating at full speed
After a long delay, trains on the Metro Line got a little closer to running on time on Sunday.But despite being allowed to travel through intersections at 50 km/h starting Sunday, some riders on the delay-plagued LRT didn’t notice too much difference.“Is it going faster now? It doesn’t seem that ...
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Three hurt in head-on crash near Wetaskiwin
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Three hurt in head-on crash near Wetaskiwin
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Head-on crash near Hinton sends three to hospital
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Head-on crash near Hinton sends three to hospital
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Edmonton woman to ride thousands of kilometres to conquer cancer
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Edmonton woman to ride thousands of kilometres to conquer cancer
Lisa MacKenzie, who lost her mother to cancer in 2003, says she regrets not having more time to spend with her learning her recipes.Finding ways to buy more time for others diagnosed with cancer to spend with their loved ones has inspired MacKenzie to participate annually in the Enbridge Ride to ...
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