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Organized criminals continue to target Edmonton vehicles
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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 67 p...
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Edmonton will do more to warn motorists about flooding 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 more dramatic rescues of motorists from flooded freeway underpasses.This summer, a pilot project is coming to two south-side underpasses on the W...
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Police investigate after truck crashes into southeast Edmonton home
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A driver suffered significant injuries after his truck crashed into a southeast Edmonton home Monday afternoon.The collision near 57 Street and 40 Avenue was reported to Edmonton police at 4:46 p.m.The man suffered injuries to his legs and face and remains in hospital, Staff Sgt. Jerry Nash said....
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Walk lights near Edmonton seniors centres first to get review
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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 ge...
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Woman warning others after purse snatched while grocery shopping
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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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After a long delay, trains on thegot 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 way,” said J...
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Crash near Wetaskiwin leaves three injured, one in critical condition
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One person is in critical condition and two others sustained non-life threatening injuries in a crash east of Wetaskiwin Sunday afternoon, according to Alberta Health Services.A Kia Spectra and a Dodge Caravan collided head-on near Highway 13 and Range Road 233, about 10 kilometres east of Wetask...
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Woman in critical condition after crash near Hinton
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A woman is in critical condition and two men were injured in a head-on crash involving three vehicles west of Hinton.RCMP said a woman who was a passenger in a pickup truck was airlifted to Edmonton with critical injuries after the Sunday morning collision.At around 6:30 a.m., about eight kilomet...
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Tips for travelling in Trump era
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I’m just back from spending a couple of months in the United States and watched with interest, like most of us, the hand-off of the government from Democrat Barack Obama to GOP President Donald Trump.It certainly has had a worldwide effect quickly so the first question that comes to mind for many...
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Edmonton radio host Rob Christie gets in the hot seat for charity
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A record player and a tape recorder sat beside each other in Rob Christie’s basement in a farmhouse near Montreal.It was in the mid-1960s when Rob, then a teenager, played records and talked about them.“It was my own radio station,” Rob said. “I knew back then I wanted to get into radio.”He pause...
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