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Industry experts question council's focus on LRT-related infill
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Industry experts question council's focus on LRT-related infill
Edmonton’s best opportunity to create new walkable, mixed-use districts isn’t around LRT stations, but around malls, according to an industry report. Intelligence House and Colliers International identified six malls that have spent the most money upgrading since 2009: Londonderry,...
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U-Haul donates $6,300 to Edmonton Police Foundation following truck attack
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U-Haul donates $6,300 to Edmonton Police Foundation following truck attack
After a U-Haul was used in an attack that injured four pedestrians on Jasper Avenue on Oct. 1, the company is making a donation to the Edmonton Police Foundation.The $6,302 gift was prompted by local U-Haul employees, according to a statement from the company Wednesday.“This gift originated with ...
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Edmonton police block street, knock on doors
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Edmonton police block street, knock on doors
After 18 years, the Edmonton location of Atlantic Trap and Gill will be closing its doors.The bar, with an East Coast esthetic and menu, was the only one of ...
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Mysterious fireball lights up Edmonton sky: reports
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Mysterious fireball lights up Edmonton sky: reports
The sky — and Twitter — lit up after a sighting of a fireball in the Edmonton sky Wednesday.Was it a bird? A plane? More likely, it was a meteor.A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said crews were called out for reports of a fireball, but did not find a fire and were unable to identi...
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Research probes new tests to find deficits in post-concussion balance
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Research probes new tests to find deficits in post-concussion balance
Researchers at the University of Alberta are looking for participants to help test new methods of assessing balance issues that can linger after a concussion.Thaer Manaseer, a PhD student with the faculty of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Alberta, is developing a new suite of tests ...
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Kids score ice time at new learn-to-skate program launched by city, Oilers community foundation
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Kids score ice time at new learn-to-skate program launched by city, Oilers community foundation
Dozens of Grade 2 kids shuffled around the ice Wednesday at the Downtown Community Arena, the first batch of new skaters getting trained as part of a $1-million agreement between the city and the Edmonton Oilers.They were taking part in the launch of CanSkate@School, a program that aims to teach ...
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Paula Simons: Alberta seniors lose lengthy legal fight over long-term care costs
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Paula Simons: Alberta seniors lose lengthy legal fight over long-term care costs
A group of Alberta seniors has lost a lengthy legal fight with the province over long-term care fees.The Klein government was within its rights to raise accommodation charges for long-term care residents in 2003, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross ruled late Tuesday. “This is very troubling...
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Husky survives shooting after being mistaken for a wolf
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Husky survives shooting after being mistaken for a wolf
A husky shot by a hunter who mistook it for a wolf is expected to survive, police say.The dog was off leash with its hiking owner in a rural area near Entrance, Alta., on the afternoon of Jan. 13 when it was shot, RCMP said in a news release Wednesday. The hunter co-operated with investigators fr...
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Homicide unit probing death after Monday stabbing
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Homicide unit probing death after Monday stabbing
Homicide detectives are investigating after a 28-year-old man stabbed Monday died in hospital Wednesday morning.Police were called to the stabbing at a home near 118 Avenue and 80 Street around 8:30 p.m. Monday.The victim, identified by investigators as Jarvis Katz, was transported to hospital wh...
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'The east coast is just not here anymore': Atlantic Trap and Gill restaurant to shut down
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'The east coast is just not here anymore': Atlantic Trap and Gill restaurant to shut down
After 18 years, the Edmonton location of Atlantic Trap and Gill will be closing its doors.The bar, themed heavily towards an east coast aesthetic and menu, was the only bar of its kind in the city to cater to an Atlantic Canadian clientele, said co-owner and manager of the location, Tanya Thorne....
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Company's collapse leaves Alberta highway contracts in question
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Company's collapse leaves Alberta highway contracts in question
Alberta Transportation is assembling contingency plans for maintaining nearly half of the province’s highways as bankruptcy looms for the parent company of a major contractor.United Kingdom-based Carillion PLC went in compulsory liquidation Monday amid a crushing debt load and failure to obtain s...
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Driver in hospital after fiery semi crash on QEII
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Driver in hospital after fiery semi crash on QEII
A man is in hospital after the semi truck he was driving slammed into a concrete overpass support and burst into flames on the QEII Highway Wednesday, say Leduc RCMP.The driver was southbound on the highway when the semi went off the road, hitting the support structure for the Highway 616 overpas...
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Driving appetites: Food delivery apps making inroads in Edmonton
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Driving appetites: Food delivery apps making inroads in Edmonton
At 33, Katie Robertson is perhaps the prototypical millennial. She’s self-employed, an enormous food lover and is happy cocooning in her sweats and hoodie. She’s embraced food delivery services as her go-to for meals that she feels are tasty, convenient and even reasonable on the wallet.“Being a ...
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Parents charged with child endangerment after fentanyl bust
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Parents charged with child endangerment after fentanyl bust
Two parents have been charged with child endangerment charges after fentanyl, marijuana and illegal firearms were found in their southwest Edmonton home.Following a fourth-month investigation search warrants were expedited when police learned that an infant and a toddler lived in the home with th...
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AMA drivers urge caution after collisions with tow trucks on Alberta roads
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AMA drivers urge caution after collisions with tow trucks on Alberta roads
Tow truck drivers are appealing to the public to drive carefully after a number of collisions and close calls on Alberta roadways.“We do everything we can to alert the public to our presence at roadside, and are highly trained at clearing scenes quickly. But we need drivers to slow down, and move...
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