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Woman dead, two people injured in crash west of Edmonton
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A woman is dead and two people are injured following a crash west of Edmonton.A Mazda wagon was headed eastbound on Secondary Highway 633 and drove onto Highway 43 when a south bound GMC pick up truck hit the car around 10:30 a.m. on Friday.The female driver of the Mazda, the only one in the car ...
Published at Edmonton Sun
$42M Fort McMurray seniors project gets go-ahead while government was in limbo
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$42M Fort McMurray seniors project gets go-ahead while government was in limbo
An unnamed bureaucrat rubber-stamped a $42-million deal to build a controversial Fort McMurray seniors’ home while the Alberta government was leaderless and in limbo after the May 5 provincial election.Acting on old instructions from the ousted Progressive Conservative government, the official in...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Families living in government-sponsored squalor, say police
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Families living in government-sponsored squalor, say police
Detectives Roger Bellerose and Kevin Fald expected drug dealers and pimps at a major hot spot of petty crime around several west end motels. What they found was government-sponsored squalor.Alberta Works housed families in rooms infested with bedbugs, cockroaches and mice, with open wiring, barre...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Could Alberta see a menthol cigarette ban this weekend?
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Could Alberta see a menthol cigarette ban this weekend?
The Alberta government is expected to announce changes to its smoking reduction plan on Sunday, and there's speculation the province's ban on flavoured tobacco products that starts on Monday could also include menthol cigarettes.The new law banning flavoured tobacco was passed by the Progressive ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Man's body found after house fire on Samson Cree Nation
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RCMP and the fire department are investigating after the body of a dead man was found inside a burning house on the Samson Cree Nation, just south of Edmonton early Friday morning.The man's body was found at about 6:30 a.m, after the fire was extinguished and two hours after fire crews were dispa...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton transit planners to use smartphones as human tracking device
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Edmonton transit planners to use smartphones as human tracking device
Thousands of capital region residents will be asked to allow Edmonton to monitor their daily travels later this year as the city experiments with using GPS and a smartphone app in its 10-year regional household travel survey.Edmonton will be one of the first Canadian cities to use technology this...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Simons: Park vs. parking lot: Which does Old Strathcona need more?
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Simons: Park vs. parking lot: Which does Old Strathcona need more?
The long spit of land just north of Whyte Avenue and just east of Gateway Boulevard isn’t a beauty spot. Owned in part by the province and in part by the city, for decades it was largely sterilized by the presence of the old CP rail line.Since 1994, the Old Strathcona Farmers Market has leased mu...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Man’s body discovered in burned house at Maskwacis
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A man’s body was found in the debris of a partially burned house on the Samson Cree Nation early Friday.According to a release from RCMP, Maskwacis Fire Department and the local RCMP unit were dispatched to the fire around 4:40 a.m.Two hours later when the blaze was extinguished, a man’s body was...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Female driver killed in highway crash near Alberta Beach
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A highway collision near Alberta Beach resulted in the death of a female driver Friday morning.RCMP said the crash happened around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 43 and Secondary Highway 633. A Mazda wagon travelling east proceeded onto Highway 43 and was struck by a pickup travelling ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
In-school daycare to shut down with a month’s notice to parents
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In-school daycare to shut down with a month’s notice to parents
Rising enrolment at Ellerslie School is forcing the on-site daycare to move out with just a month’s notice to parents, and with nowhere to move to, the daycare will close, says the child care centre’s owner.Parents of about 50 children, notified Monday the daycare will shut down June 30, are meet...
Published at Edmonton Journal

Recent Blog Posts

Lilies, The River Valley, And The Master of Arts *
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Lilies, The River Valley, And The Master of Arts *
We weren't together this morning, but we were:This morning, Shelagh pedalled out to work first, but not before stopping to pick two lily of the valley stalks from the side of the house.She planted them in the little vase on the frame of her Linus.Half an hour later, I headed out. When you're on a...
Published at Glenn Kubish
BLOG: Draisaitl & Rockets advance to final
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Everyone knew the Kelowna Rockets had offensive firepower coming into the tournament and they flexed those muscles with a 9-3 win over Quebec on Friday, punching their ticket to the 2015 Memorial Cup Final against the Oshawa Generals on Sunday. Adam Erne put Quebec up 1-0 at 3:11 of the openin...
Published at Edmonton Oilers Blogs
Tail Creek Festival moves to the Shaw
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No creek, no mud, no rain – but almost all the live music will remain for the Tail Creek Mud & Music Festival, now moved to the Shaw Conference Centre for the Canada Day Long Weekend. With Limp Bizkit (above) headlining on Friday, June 26, and Billy Talent (below) and Bad Religion topping the...
Published at GIG CITY
WAR GAMES: EDMONTON OILERS VS. NEW YORK RANGERS
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WAR GAMES: EDMONTON OILERS VS. NEW YORK RANGERS
In our continuing effort to bring you entertaining content in the time period that shall forever be known as "is it McDavid yet?" it is our pleasure to bring you another edition of War Games. In this episode, I play Glen Sather of the New York Rangers (similar in age) and Jonathan Willis takes on...
Published at OilersNation
RE 14-15 IIRO PAKARINEN: DESDEMONA
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RE 14-15 IIRO PAKARINEN: DESDEMONA
Iiro Pakarinen cut through the Oilers’ prospect hopefuls like a knife through butter. Aggressive, physical, talented, he rose quickly (quickly!) through the organization, making it all the way to the NHL before we knew how to pronounce his name. RE 14-15: 7GP, 0-1-1 ACTUAL 14-15: 17GP, 1-2-...
Published at Lowetide
Club Kids “Get In The Game”
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Club Kids “Get In The Game”
Since July 2013, close to 5,000 young people across Canada have been given a sporting chance thanks to “Canadian Tire Jumpstart Get in the Game!”, a pilot program launched by Jumpstart and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada that aims to remove the financial barriers keeping many kids from participati...
Published at BGCBigs of Edmonton
Where’s the ‘I’m Sorry Your Kid Got Broken at My House’ Card?
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At a playdate this week where a friend stopped by with her son, the kids ran upstairs to play. Up into the bedroom where they usually play, with Lego, or the iPad or one of the other nine hundred and seventy seven toys that are up there inside their space. Not five minutes into it, […]
Published at Raising Edmonton
(Our Last) Poppy Barley Weekly (For Now)
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(Our Last) Poppy Barley Weekly (For Now)
Our first national television spot, Jillian Harris, and a very exciting product launch; find out what's happening in our last "PB Weekly" (for now). See you on the patio... The post (Our Last) Poppy Barley Weekly (For Now) appeared first on Poppy Barley.
Published at Poppy Barley
GIRL CRUSH Kiko Mizuhara for Vogue Girl
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GIRL CRUSH Kiko Mizuhara for Vogue Girl
Kiko Mizuhara for Vogue Girl April 2015 looking like a doll, as per usual.
Published at ordinary people
Placemaking: DIY City
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UAlberta design students answer Make Something Edmonton’s call for projects that transform public spaces The featured Edmonton frieze illustration was created by The post Placemaking: DIY City appeared first on curious arts.
Published at curious arts

Recent News Releases

Medical Examiner confirms male’s death was a homicide
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The Edmonton Medical Examiner has released autopsy results surrounding the death of a 32-year-old male Thursday evening, confirming the man died as a result of a gun-shot wound. Jason George Costouros, 32, of Edmonton, was pronounced deceased on scene last night, Thursday, May 28,...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Training Camp Central
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Your one stop for the latest and breaking Eskimos news.
Published at Edmonton Eskimos
Alberta’s minimum wage increase set in motion
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“Today our government is pleased to announce the next steps in our plan to raise the minimum wage for Alberta families. The existing formula for minimum wage increases, based on the consumer price index and average weekly earnings, was inadequate. As such, our government will undertake targeted c...
Published at Government of Alberta
Festival encourages seniors to get creative
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Festival encourages seniors to get creative
seniors are invited to the Creative Age Festival, an annual celebration for seniors to engage and experience art in the community. Workshops for the 2015 festival will include African Drumming, Memoir Writing, Storytelling, Pottery and much more. Date:   June 4-6, 2015 Location:  &...
Published at City of Edmonton
Wildfire update #3
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Media inquiries Current facts on the wildfires in Northern Alberta.
Published at Government of Alberta
Truth and Reconciliation closing events
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A series of events marking the closing of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be held in Edmonton from May 31 to June 3. All Edmontonians are invited to share in this important milestone in our collective history. A sacred fire, a partnership of the City of Edmonton and the Co...
Published at City of Edmonton
Weekend closure of Groat Road
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Fewer closures will be required in months ahead As work continues on the 102 Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, Groat Road between 107 Avenue and River Valley Road will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 as surveys are carried out on the structure. Although additional overnight a...
Published at City of Edmonton
Student's research offers key to good night's rest for children with cerebral palsy
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Student's research offers key to good night's rest for children with cerebral palsy
Risha Dutt is making an international impact with her research on links between the bedroom environment and nighttime behaviour among children with cerebral palsy. (Edmonton) We all know what it’s like to wake up and wish we had another couple hours’ slumber before begi...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Police lay charges in May 12th hit-and-run
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A 37-year-old driver involved in a hit-and-run collision on May 12, 2015, is facing numerous charges including attempted murder. Northwest Division officers responded to a hit-and-run call at 129 Avenue and 126 Street, at approximately 3:20 a.m., Tuesday morning. It was reported to police by a ma...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Walkeden in the blocks for Canada
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Walkeden in the blocks for Canada
Leah Walkeden Leah Walkeden’s career season keeps getting better. The fourth-year University of Alberta sprinter has been named by Canadian Interuniversity Sport, in conjunction with Athletics Canada, one of the 41 student-athletes who will represent Canada in track and f...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics