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Creation of new right-wing party questioned by PC, Wildrose leaders
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The leaders of the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties are skeptical about a proposal to create a new right-wing party in Alberta to defeat the NDP in the next election.On the weekend, people at a meeting in Red Deer voted to create a new party rather than amalgamate conservatives under...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Accused 'toilet-paper thief,' 78-year old Walmart greeter, fired from job he loved
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Accused 'toilet-paper thief,' 78-year old Walmart greeter, fired from job he loved
A growing number of customers say they will no longer shop at Walmart Canada after a 78-year old greeter was fired following accusations he was a "toilet-paper thief."Andre Ouimet said he was marched out of the Leduc store last Friday, after being called a thief and a liar in a meeting with manag...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Mother and two children killed, girl saved from burning wreck in northern Alberta
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Mother and two children killed, girl saved from burning wreck in northern Alberta
A mother and her two children died in a fiery crash Sunday while a four-year-old girl was pulled from the wreckage and survived after a collision near the Driftpile First Nation.High Prairie RCMP were called about 3 p.m. to the three-vehicle collision on the Highway 2 bridge.RCMP said a westbound...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Edmonton family 'elated' after winning four-year fight to get special infant formula covered
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Edmonton family 'elated' after winning four-year fight to get special infant formula covered
Three-year-old Isaac Caskenette can now eat ice cream, something that has his mother rejoicing. Diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis and a cow’s milk protein allergy soon after birth, Isaac could only absorb a special infant formula called Neocate for most of his young life.The hypoallergenic...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Owners of Alberta gas station fined $36,000 for illegally hiring foreign workers
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The owners of an Alberta gas station were fined $36,000 on Monday after admitting they had illegally hired foreign workers.Yoo and Yoo Enterprises Ltd. pleaded guilty in Edmonton's provincial court to four offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act relating to employing a foreign n...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Van jumps northwest Edmonton curb, hits man at bus stop
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Van jumps northwest Edmonton curb, hits man at bus stop
A pedestrian is in hospital after he was hit and dragged by a car while waiting for a bus in northwest Edmonton on the weekend.Edmonton police say the man was sitting at a bus stop near 127th Street and 133A Avenue around 4:45 p.m. Saturday when a van mounted the curb and crashed into him. The ma...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Man suffers 'debilitating' injuries sitting at Edmonton bus stop
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police are investigating after the driver of a van hit and dragged pedestrian who was sitting on bus stop bench over the weekend.Officers were called to 127 Street and 133A Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday and found the 46-year-old man who’d been hit.He was treated and transported to hospital b...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Three-vehicle collision kills woman, two children in northern Alberta
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DRIFTPILE, Alta. - RCMP say a woman and two children have been killed in a collision that involved three vehicles in northern Alberta.Mounties say an SUV struck a car on a bridge near the Driftpile First Nation on Sunday before also hitting a van, which caught fire.The 36-year-old driver of the v...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Soldier found hanged in cell 'different young man' after Afghanistan tour
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A soldier who hanged himself while under arrest for drunk driving was a changed man when he returned from a tour in Afghanistan in 2010, a fatality inquiry heard Monday.Cpl. Shaun Collins died two days after he was taken into custody by military police at Edmonton Garrison on March 9, 2011.Collin...
Published at CBC Edmonton
St. Albert Catholic school board spent $367,000 on fight with trans teacher
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St. Albert Catholic school board spent $367,000 on fight with trans teacher
An Alberta Catholic school board has spent $367,188 to defend its dismissal of a transgender teacher, documents obtained by Progress Alberta through a Freedom of Information and Protection request say. Jan Buterman was removed from the Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools’ substitute teacher list ...
Published at Edmonton Journal

Recent Blog Posts

#specialmoms Twitter Party on 05/27/2016 at 9:00 PM ET
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#specialmoms Twitter Party on 05/27/2016 at 9:00 PM ET
Content copyright to This Bird's Day at http://thisbirdsday.com. Name of Twitter Party: being mom Date / Time: 05/27/2016 at 9:00 PM ET Hashtag: #specialmoms Hosted by: @winitcanadausa @mommiesdrink Moderated by: This Twitter party is open to: Canada Only RSVP Required? Yes For details, prizes an...
Published at This Bird's Day
Ice Cream Shack Opens for the Season on May 4th (Get Milkshakes in Any Flavour)
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Milkshakes in any flavour, fun colored hopskotch and colorful chairs to sit in while the kids play with bubble and lick ice cream cones. Those are a few of the things that you’re going to get when you visit the Ice Cream Shack in Sherwood Park. The ice cream shack opens for the season May [...
Published at Raising Edmonton
It’s ‘ok’ to feel ‘not ok’.
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“Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy spirit.” It’s something my school counselor said to me one time during one of my weekly visits with him. When I was a teenager, I struggled with depression and anxiety. My high school counsellor, Mr. Boisvert, helped me through lots of rough...
Published at United Way of the Alberta Capital Region
“They were seven weeks old Sunday night. They were born in care...
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“They were seven weeks old Sunday night. They were born in care...
“They were seven weeks old Sunday night. They were born in care so we know their exact birthday. Their mom was from a hoarding situation in Lamont County. Infinite Woofs is partnering with Uber to provide the puppies. I’m their current foster home. I foster dogs because there were pit bull fights...
Published at Faces of Edmonton
Kristina & Peter’s Wedding at McKay Avenue School
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Kristina & Peter’s Wedding at McKay Avenue School
Photos from Kristina & Peter's wedding at McKay Avenue School in Edmonton Alberta followed by their wedding reception at Yellowhead Brewery. Photography by Moments in Digital. The post Kristina & Peter’s Wedding at McKay Avenue School appeared first on Edmonton Wedding Photographe...
Published at Moments in Digital
More Edmonton gigs announced: Miike Snow, David Cross and Iliza Shlesinger
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More Edmonton gigs announced: Miike Snow, David Cross and Iliza Shlesinger
Sometimes it snows in August.  Electro-pop eccentrics Miike Snow will perform Aug. 10 at the Winspear Centre. Tickets are $25 and $35 plus service charges. On sale: May 6 at winspearcentre.com.  The Swedish-American trio scored a surprise hit with their first single, Animal, in 2009. Th...
Published at EJ Entertainment Blog
WATCH: John Oliver Catches Cicadas up on the Last 17 Years
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WATCH: John Oliver Catches Cicadas up on the Last 17 Years
Cicadas are a crazy bug that take 17 years to gestate. The ones that’ll be flying around this year were conceived in 1999. So John Oliver took a couple minutes to catch them up on how the world has changed in the last 17 years.   The post WATCH: John Oliver Catches Cicadas up on the La...
Published at SONiC 102.9
Do This Date: DIY Edmonton Food Crawl #yeg #yegfood #yegdate
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Do This Date: DIY Edmonton Food Crawl #yeg #yegfood #yegdate
This weekend, we weren’t sure what we wanted to do and weren’t sure what we wanted to eat. It was one of those moments where the conversation went back and forth with ‘What do you want to eat?’ and ‘I don’t know, what do you feel like?’ Sunday morning, an...
Published at YEG Date Night
Compared to Beyonce's Lemonade Drake's Views feels bloated, indulgent and repetitive
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Compared to Beyonce's Lemonade Drake's Views feels bloated, indulgent and repetitive
Not only is the Toronto rapper/singer still haunted by his ex-girlfriends, his latest album is overshadowed by another woman: Beyonce.
Published at EJ Entertainment Blog
Photo of the Week: Castillo de San Marcos
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Photo of the Week: Castillo de San Marcos
As a lover of historic architecture, I couldn’t pass through St. Augustine without stopping at Castillo de San Marcos. The fort is not only the oldest structure in St. Augustine (over 300 years), it’s also the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Castillo de San Marco...
Published at Travel? Yes Please!

Recent News Releases

Government moving forward on research and innovation
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Bill 11 proposes to merge four existing Alberta Innovates corporations into one. This leaner entity would build on the strengths of each corporation while enabling a stronger, more responsive research and innovation system. This change would make it easier for Alberta companies, innovators and re...
Published at Government of Alberta
Pedestrian struck at bus stop sustains serious injuries
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The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a collision in the city’s north end, after a pedestrian was struck at a bus stop over the weekend.At approximately 4:45 p.m., on Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016, Northwest patrol members responded to the area of 127 Street and 133A Avenue on the report of a pe...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Government discloses fourth-quarter, sole-source service contracts
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The Sole-sourced Service Contracts Database has been updated with an additional 1,099 contracts with start dates on or before March 31, 2016. Of this number, 126 support government business and 973 provide direct social supports through Human Services. The total value of these contracts is approx...
Published at Government of Alberta
Property closed after residents express safety concerns
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Property closed after residents express safety concerns
The problem property, at 12838 65 Street, was closed by SCAN team members on May 2. SCAN’s investigation was launched in August 2015 after a number of complaints from area residents about drug activity at the home.“The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods unit with Sheriffs Branch of Alberta Just...
Published at Government of Alberta
Young carers: a hidden population
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Young carers: a hidden population
New research sheds light on young caregivers in Canada and their need for community support.
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Volunteers “spring clean” Alberta highways
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Motorists will see volunteers wearing safety vests and picking up garbage along roadsides across the province as they earn money for their community organizations. In the event of bad weather, the cleanup will take place the following Saturday, May 14.The annual highway cleanup was established as...
Published at Government of Alberta
Music and Mother's Day at the Muttart Conservatory
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  Each year, Edmonton moms look forward to their special day at the Muttart Conservatory. At the Rejuvenate event, mothers can receive a free mini-massage and a special plant to take home. Kids can create personal Mother’s Day cards for their moms, and there’ll be live music for ...
Published at City of Edmonton
May Events at the Shaw Conference Centre
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Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) hosts half a million guests at over 600 events annually, including the following public events taking place in May.May 4 Little Warriors Be Brave LuncheonThe Be Brave Luncheon is a unique community event that brings together hundreds of caring and compassio...
Published at Shaw Conference Centre
Edmonton top sustainability finalist again
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Edmonton top sustainability finalist again
  For the third year in a row, the City of Edmonton is in the running for the annual We Love Cities people’s choice award. In 2015, we finished the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour Cities Most Lovable Sustainable City Challenge as #1 in North America and 7th overall (out of 47 ci...
Published at City of Edmonton
Government invests in more opportunities for Albertans at NorQuest College, reverses cuts
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“Our success in a more resilient, diversified economy will depend on a well-trained workforce and more opportunities for all Albertans to succeed. In a tough economy, we’ve made a choice to stand up for Albertans and not turn our backs by downloading short-sighted cuts onto hardworking families. ...
Published at Government of Alberta