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Edmonton needs more ‘coherent’ building height policy: Iveson
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Edmonton needs more ‘coherent’ building height policy: Iveson
Following council’s approval of plans for an 80-storey tower, Mayor Don Iveson says it’s time planners rethink how high buildings can go in Edmonton. “I’m concerned we have no framework for height at all,” Iveson said Wednesday at a public hearing, where council approved Alldritt’s tower plans wi...
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'We transform them': Volunteer recognized for giving free haircuts for almost 3 decades
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As the driving force behind the Bissell Centre’s free haircutting service, Agathe Joly remembers the people much of society forgets.The volunteer-run service has been offered at the Bissell Centre for 27 years, and it wouldn’t be continuing today if it wasn’t for Joly, who co-founded it and then ...
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'Interesting and sort of hard': students launch Nature Guide for Edmonton neighbourhood
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'Interesting and sort of hard': students launch Nature Guide for Edmonton neighbourhood
When Roberta MacAdams School Grade 4 teacher Meghan Clifford told her students to put their research caps on, they expected a run-of-the-mill assignment.“But then Ms Clifford told us we’re going to be making a book and we were like ‘Yay!’” said 10-year-old Manuthi Fernando.Fernando and her classm...
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City staff make case for proposed 80 storey tower with final decision expected Wednesday
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City staff began making their case Wednesday for a proposed 80-storey tower that would carve into river valley land downtown.“Adding a larger scale building to a community that is seeking redevelopment is an important catalyst (for the Quarters neighbourhood),” city planner Kalen Anderson told th...
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Researchers match famous dinosaur skeleton with missing head
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Talk about keeping a cool head.Researchers at the UofA have connected a headless skeleton of a Corythosaurus with its matching head, which comes from the university’s paleontology museum and was originally found by geologist George Sternberg in 1920.In a release, graduate student Katherine Brambl...
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'It's been a great honour' Edmonton Coun. Ed Gibbons not seeking re-election
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Coun. Ed Gibbons says he's been proud to serve residents of northeast Edmonton, after announcing Wednesday he won't be seeking re-election for the October civic election. "I believe I have brought a voice that represents the people of northeast Edmonton to city council," he said in a letter. "My ...
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Police considering upgrading charges after man dies following "vicious assault"
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Police are considering upgrading charges after a man attacked with a machete and firearms died to his injuries in late April.  Autopsy results released Wednesday show the 34-year-old man died in hospital last weekend as a result of sharp and blunt-force injuries.He was taken off life support on F...
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Hundreds attend vigil at Edmonton church where little boy's body was found
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— A couple hundred people have attended a vigil at the Edmonton church where the body of a slain little boy was found last week.It was standing room only at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, where young girls sang traditional indigenous songs and drums were played outside as people arrived on Tuesda...
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Fort McMurray One Year Later: Families worry about what they say is a spike in health issues
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Fort McMurray One Year Later: Families worry about what they say is a spike in health issues
When four-year-old Abby plays with her little brother Zander they have to be careful not to be too rough — that’s when the coughing starts.“If she just plays a little bit or gets overheated, she's just coughing all the time,” says her mother, Melisa Leblanc, as she keeps a close eye on her two yo...
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Fort McMurray One Year Later: Mental health challenges 'a struggle every single day'
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Fort McMurray One Year Later: Mental health challenges 'a struggle every single day'
It starts when she can no longer take a breath, followed by a stabbing pain in the left side of her chest — symptoms “so similar” to a heart attack, Sandra Legacy says.“It has to be one of the scariest things that a human being can feel,” she says of the anxiety attacks that have come more often ...
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