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Edmonton bar patrons drinking to the Oilers success
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Downtown Edmonton bars are putting up numbers that are almost as impressive as the Oilers during this spring's playoff run.In the six first-round games against the San Jose Sharks, spending on credit and debit cards at city centre nightspots was 24 per cent higher than for the same days last year...
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Three charges after traffic stop turns up weapons
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Police discovered a large-calibre handgun, knives, a baseball bat and a bag filled with masks and gloves during a vehicle stop downtown that saw three people arrested and charged with weapons offences Tuesday.Downtown division officers pulled over a BMW around 3 a.m. near 111 Avenue and 96 Street...
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Police looking for rightful owner of stamps, hockey cards
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Police looking for rightful owner of stamps, hockey cards
police are seeking to return a collection of stamps and hockey cards to its rightful owner.Officers in the Edmonton Police Service west division recovered the collection in a cache of stolen property found in March 2016 near 179 Street and 96 Avenue. The items included mail, identity documents, c...
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Woman in Edmonton hospital after shots go through Maskwacis home, strike her in bed
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A woman is in hospital in serious condition after she was struck by bullets while sleeping inside her home on Samson Cree Nation early Monday.The 52-year-old woman was asleep in her bed when several gunshots were fired at the home shortly after 5 a.m., Maskwacis RCMP said in a news release Wednes...
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Photos: Lessons from Vimy Ridge shared at school 100 years later
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Grade 7 student Nathan Robinson races through the obstacle course at Vimy Ridge Academy as he learns the skills Canadian soldiers used in the 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge in Edmonton on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Ian Kucerak / Postmedia (Standalone) Postmedia ...
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Teachers, government and school boards reach tentative deal
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Alberta teachers have reached a tentative employment agreement with the provincial government and school boards, the government said in a news release Wednesday.According to the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the parties signed a memorandum of agreement Monday. Neither party will reveal the detai...
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Council votes 7-5 in favour of the 80-storey Alldritt Tower
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A new 80-storey tower approved Wednesday for The Quarters would set a record for height in Western Canada and the clock is now ticking for construction.The rezoning will be in place for 10 years. If Alldritt Group has not finished geotechnical studies, detailed design and secured a valid developm...
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Soldier killed in training accident served in Afghanistan
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Colonel Conrad Mialkowski, commander of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group is to speak at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright about the death of Sgt. Robert Dynerowicz.Dynerowicz died and three other soldiers were injured Tuesday in a vehicle crash during a training exercise at CFB Wainwright.Dynero...
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Ed Gibbons announces he will not stand for council re-election
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After 15 years as a northeast Edmonton councillor, Ed Gibbons announced Wednesday he will not stand for re-election in October.Gibbons currently represents Ward 4, which runs east of 66 Street and north of Yellowhead Trail. He was first elected to council in 2001.Gibbons made the announcement Wed...
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Wet conditions delay opening of Edmonton's sports fields
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Soccer balls, baseball bats and ultimate discs will have to stay in storage a little longer than expected this spring, as the city’s sports fields are still too soggy to use.The city was tentatively planning to open the fields on Friday, but several days of rain, snow and sleet has left them in a...
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