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Transit peace officers learn 'mental health first aid'
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Transit peace officers learn 'mental health first aid'
Most of the Edmonton Transit's 75 peace officers have received training to deal with people with mental health issues as a way to improve safety on trains, buses and station platforms.City chaplain John Dowds, a course trainer, said officers learn how to recognize psychotic episodes, panic attack...
Published at CBC Edmonton
#YEG Today: What you need to know to get where you're going
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It's Tuesday, July 28. Today: Mainly sunny, winds gusting to 50km/hr this morning. High 22 C. Tonight: Clear this evening, a low of 12 C. Tomorrow: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Vacancy rates increasing, rents dropping, for Edmonton tenants
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Renters in Edmonton are getting a break now that the oil prices have dropped and the economy is slowing down.The vacancy rate is now 2.4 per cent. A big change from one year ago when the rate was about 1.5 per cent, making rentals hard to find.  According to city economist John Rose, some parts o...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Review: 5 Seconds of Summer delivers with punk-pop edge
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Review: 5 Seconds of Summer delivers with punk-pop edge
Review 5 Seconds of Summer With: Hey Violet When: Monday night Where: Rexall Place-----EDMONTON - 5 Seconds of Summer is the kind of band that will bring a girl up onstage in front of a mostly full Rexall Plac...
Published at Edmonton Journal
City ques­tions legal­ity of mobile parking app on its way to Edmonton
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City ques­tions legal­ity of mobile parking app on its way to Edmonton
A con­tro­ver­sial park­ing spot app that’s win­ning fa­vour of To­ron­to motor­ists is com­ing to Edmonton, but it may not be legal here.Any­one can down­load the Rov­er Park­ing app in its cur­rent lim­it­ed form. It helps people find avail­able drive­ways to rent, but doesn’t yet al­low people...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Alberta jurist named to Supreme Court of Canada
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Alberta jurist named to Supreme Court of Canada
JJust over a year after he was elevated to the Alberta Court of Appeal, Justice Russell Brown’s meteoric rise through the ranks of the justice system has led to an appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Brown to the country’s highest court Monday. A former...
Published at Edmonton Journal
‘If you’re using Uber, you are at risk’: Alberta insurance watchdog
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‘If you’re using Uber, you are at risk’: Alberta insurance watchdog
Alberta’s Superintendent of Insurance issued a warning to Uber drivers Monday, saying anyone participating in the ride-sharing service likely does not have proper coverage.That also puts passengers at risk and any pedestrians or bystanders injured in an accident.“If you’re using Uber, you are at ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Morinville Angel Ribbon Campaign to show support for family, first responders following drowning death of two-year-old girl
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Morinville is starting the “Morinville Angel Ribbon Campaign” following the drowning death of a two-year-old girl on Saturday.The town will wrap trees and posts in black and pink ribbon to show support for the family and first responders.Additionally, the town had a Critical Incident Stress Manag...
Published at Edmonton Sun
AUC finds TransAlta breached the rules in power price-fixing case
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AUC finds TransAlta breached the rules in power price-fixing case
Calgary-based TransAlta Corporation manipulated power prices and engaged in insider trading when it shut down its coal-fired power plants during peak periods nearly five years ago, according to a decision handed down by the Alberta Utilities Commission Monday.The Commission found that TransAlta c...
Published at Edmonton Journal
‘Displacement’ threatens a fragile recovery on Norwood Boulevard
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‘Displacement’ threatens a fragile recovery on Norwood Boulevard
There was a time when Tiffany’s Birdshop, Lydo Chinese food and myriad other small shops made 111th Avenue, the old Norwood Boulevard, one of the more vibrant commercial streets in Edmonton.Today it feels like a ghost town.That’s a personal issue for Coun. Tony Caterina, who grew up blocks away. ...
Published at Edmonton Journal

Recent Blog Posts

The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour at the Edmonton Fringe Festival
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The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour at the Edmonton Fringe Festival
The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour Yardbird Suite (11 Tommy Banks Way) August 14, 16, 17, 19, 21-23 More information: thefamoushaydellsisters.com
Published at After the House Lights
Six Guitars at the Edmonton Fringe Festival
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Six Guitars at the Edmonton Fringe Festival
Six Guitars Garneau Theatre (8712 – 109 street) August 13, 15 – 21 More information: sixguitars.com An interview with Chase Padgett.
Published at After the House Lights
Pestle & Mortar
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Pestle & Mortar
OK before we get into this post, let me offer a heartfelt disclaimer — I'm super impressionable. I can be swayed into buying just about anything (within reason), especially if it comes complete with promises of beautiful, eternally youthful skin... what can I say, I'm just vain like that. So if y...
Published at Adventures in Fashion
The Faux Dress, pt. 2
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The Faux Dress, pt. 2
I loved how the separates-in-the-same-print thing worked with my beanstalk floral J. Crew pieces, so I found this top at the consignment store, I knew I had to track down the matching skirt. Luckily, eBay came through for me (again) and I got to make this outfit happen. S**t-eating grin? Oh yeah....
Published at Blue Collar Red Lipstick
Tennis Courts
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Tennis Courts
OUTFITsunglasses - Celine - Holt Renfew // blazer - Smythe - Holt Renfrew // silk tank + denim c/o Joe Fresh // bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim - Holt Renfrew // platforms - Rachel Comey c/o Shopbop // necklaces - Lulu Frost - Holt Renfrew // ring - Artworks Photographs - Audrey KarpetzTwitter&nb...
Published at The Pretty Secrets
Smashfest, Volume 4
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By Avry Lewis-McDougall I’m sweating. My opponent is drenched in sweat as well. Actually he looks like he just finished running six marathons. I’m thinking to myself do I really have a shot at pulling...
Published at Avry's Sports Show
Media Monday Edmonton: Update #165
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #165
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Global Edmonton’s new chief weather anchor Jesse Beyer made his on-air debut today. He spent some time with Mike Sobel on the Morning News and also spoke to Emil at I Heart Edmonton. He was also featured at K-Days in a pop-up photo booth. ...
Published at MasterMaq's Blog
Food Notes for July 27, 2015
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Food Notes for July 27, 2015
The Mercury Room is hosting the Crossroads Pop-up Restaurant on August 9, 2015, with a farm-to-table event inspired by the story of “The Three Little Pigs”. Tickets are $55 each. Chef Christine Sandford (who just won the most recent Edmonton Food Fight) will be kicking off an interactive Dinner C...
Published at Only Here for the Food
LIVE! #iRodeoYEG Interstellar Rodeo Day 2 (w/Pics) Father John Misty Tanya Tagaq Elle King
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LIVE! #iRodeoYEG Interstellar Rodeo Day 2 (w/Pics) Father John Misty Tanya Tagaq Elle King
Day two at Interstellar Rodeo. Rained part of the day. Got a little wet. Everyone did.  And while the music was still awesome, there’s a certain pall that hangs over a festival while it rains. You can feel it in the air. In the vibe of the festival. But it quickly turns around when the [...]
Published at New Music Michael

Recent News Releases

Know the risks before participating in ride sharing services
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The Superintendent’s office recently reviewed Uber’s insurance policies and found significant issues with regulatory compliance. Albertans are at risk of not having access to insurance protection and accident benefits under Alberta law if using Uber’s ride sharing services, and potentially other ...
Published at Government of Alberta
Don't park it, art it!
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Don't park it, art it!
Edmontonians are encouraged to take part in PARK(ing) Day on September 18, an annual worldwide event where metered parking spots are transformed into temporary public parks and other innovative spaces. The City of Edmonton’s CITYlab, the Drawing Room and City-Region Studies Centre...
Published at City of Edmonton
Edmonton yards flourish in front of VIP judges
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Edmonton yards flourish in front of VIP judges
The 2015 Front Yards in Bloom VIP Judges’ Tour is in full swing with judges touring the six finalists chosen from a record-breaking number of nominated yards. Edmonton’s Front Yards in Bloom program has become a staple in the region and its success continues to grow year after year. E...
Published at City of Edmonton
The year the sun turned blue
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The year the sun turned blue
Cordy Tymstra, a PhD student in the Department of Renewable Resources, documented the consequences of the Chinchaga firestorm, a wildfire that scorched 1.4-million hectares of land in B.C. and Alberta over a five-month span in 1950. (Edmonton) Something strange started ha...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Sights and Sounds
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Go behind the scenes of the Eskimos 32 - 3 win
Published at Edmonton Eskimos
Top 15 Photos from Week 5
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Photo gallery of Saturday's 32-3 victory over Winnipeg.
Published at Edmonton Eskimos
Discuss digital signs in proposed Civic Precinct
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The City of Edmonton invites residents to provide feedback at an open house on proposed changes to digital sign regulations in the Capital City Downtown Plan and Zoning Bylaw. Date:   Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Time:   5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location:   City Room, City Hall Th...
Published at City of Edmonton