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World's smallest maple leaf created in Edmonton for Canada 150
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One of this summer’s most unique Canada 150 items is a maple leaf so tiny that it’s not even visible to the naked eye.At ten nanometres in width, the leaf is 10,000 times smaller than a human hair and 53 million times smaller than the world’s largest maple leaf. It consists of just 32 atoms. A si...
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Council to vote on debating Northland's future in private
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Northlands will present council with a business plan to reinvent itself and create a new future Tuesday, but that plan may be debated behind closed doors.The 137-year-old agricultural society still has control of the Coliseum, the Expo Centre and the race tracks on its 160-acre site. But the city...
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Citizens weigh in on Edmonton attempting to host the Commonwealth Games
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The Commonwealth Games can cost $1 billion, but they leave a legacy of pride, new sports venues and expose a host city to the world. On Tuesday morning, councillors will hear back from a citizens’ panel convened to help the city be more strategic in these major event bids, including the possibili...
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Pedestrian killed in early morning downtown collision
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A pedestrian was killed in a downtown collision early Tuesday morning.
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Black people, aboriginal women over-represented in 'carding' police stops
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Black and indigenous Edmontonians are more likely to be stopped and "carded" by police, a practice that local activists call racial profiling, but city police say helps suppress crime and assist in investigations. Black Lives Matter Edmonton, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women ...
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Young Albertans need more protection from deadly tobacco, health coalition says
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A health coalition that feels the Alberta government is prioritizing marijuana legislation over tobacco wants to see action taken to protect the province's youth. Representatives from the Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta gathered outside the Alberta legislature Monday to voice their concerns and...
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'No one saw this coming, but yet we all saw it coming': Family, friends, fighters remember gentle giant Tim Hague
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Boyle — Friends, family members and fighters closest to Tim Hague packed into a community centre Monday in his northern Alberta hometown to remember the boxer's life in sadness and in pride.More than 600 people filled the main hall in Boyle (pop. 880), the final standing-room-only event of Hague’...
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Protein found in saliva is related to human stress, U of A prof says
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A new protein has been identified in the salivary glands of humans and is influenced by acute stress, feelings of negative mood and emotional distress.Dean Befus, a professor at the University of Alberta and a research leader for AllerGen, who funded the research, led three studies looking into t...
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Fracking rarely linked to earthquakes, U of A professor says
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Hydraulic fracturing has had limited impact on the rising number of earthquakes in Alberta, according to research led by a University of Alberta professor and geophysicist. There has been substantial hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in Alberta since the 1950s and the earthquake rate ...
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Three adults charged with second-degree murder after 17-year-old slain Friday
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Two men and a woman are each charged with second-degree murder after a 17-year-old boy was found slain Friday in a northeast Edmonton parking lot.Police called to the Parkridge Estates parking lot near 29 Street and 116 A Avenue found the victim around 7 a.m. and the homicide unit was called in.S...
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