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Santa helps welcome redeveloped park to Edmonton’s 4th street promenade area
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Santa helps welcome redeveloped park to Edmonton’s 4th street promenade area
Holiday cheer spread to the 104th street promenade on Thursday as residents, business owners and Santa Claus himself celebrated the opening of a new downtown park.An empty lot on 104th street had gone undeveloped after being donated to the city more than 30 years ago. In that time, the area only ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Former Reform leader aided Wildrose exodus
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Preston Manning played a part in the final day before the Wildrose Party was gutted by a mass exodus.Reached by phone Thursday, Manning says he advised the Wildrose MLAs in person at a Tuesday Edmonton caucus meeting that it’s time for “Conservatives to pull together.”The next day nine members, i...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Still no standard for Alberta ambulance response times
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Six months after the then health minister ordered AHS to set a standard for ambulance response times, no standard has been set.In response to a Metro story in June, then-minister Fred Horne ordered AHS to come up with a benchmark that could be used to gauge whether ambulance service was meeting t...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Boyle Street helping workers land arena construction jobs
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People from Edmonton's inner city are getting jobs to help build the downtown arena thanks to an agreement between the city and the project contractor.The Water Wings program operated by the Boyle Street Community Services prepares people to work as labourers on the arena site. Joe Pillay manages...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Manslaughter charge laid in fatal Corvette rollover
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A man accused of impaired driving after his Corvette rolled on the Yellowhead in October has been charged with manslaughter.The charge is the first of its kind ever laid by the major collision investigation unit of Edmonton Police.The man, 47, was at the wheel of the car around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton man tells court he sexually abused youngster
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An Edmonton sicko admitted in court Thursday to repeatedly sexually abusing his young niece, making a video of the filthy acts and downloading child pornography.The 32-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his now-eight-year-old victim, pleaded guilty in Provincial Court to...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Edmonton police declare deaths of infant, women to be homicides
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Edmonton police declare deaths of infant, women to be homicides
The number of homicides in 2014 increased by three on Thursday, as Edmonton police released new details on three separate homicide investigations ­— including a previously undisclosed case in which an infant died in September.The other cases are a fatal single vehicle crash that killed a woman in...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Homicide investigation into January shooting in Oliver strip mall concluded
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Homicide investigation into January shooting in Oliver strip mall concluded
Police said Thursday they have concluded the investigation into the death of a 34-year-old man shot outside an Oliver strip mall in January.Ibrahim Yousef Chehimi, 34, was killed by London Williams, 21, who was the victim of a homicide months later.Chehimi was shot Jan. 21 outside Hudsons Canadia...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Edmonton’s 2014 homicide count tops 26 cases, with 21 cleared, say police
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Edmonton’s 2014 homicide count tops 26 cases, with 21 cleared, say police
Three more homicide charges have been added to Edmonton’s 2014 total after police released two more confirmed homicides they had specifically withheld from the public.According to homicide Staff Sgt. Bill Clark, the unit had opted to not release details on two confirmed homicide cases, including ...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Edmonton cyclist fashions display cart for messages of peace
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Edmonton cyclist fashions display cart for messages of peace
If you’ve visited the River Valley in the last week, you may have seen Geoff Lambert riding around on his bike.In fact, the electronic sign strapped to the back of his bike makes him hard to miss.Several Edmontonians have already stopped Lambert or have given him a thumbs up as he rides around th...
Published at Metro Edmonton

Recent Blog Posts

Most Traveled SONiC Bands of 2014
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Most Traveled SONiC Bands of 2014
This awesome website Songkick has been tracking bands as they toured the globe in 2014 and now is the pay off! We get to gawk at the results! This first chart is how many shows the most mobile bands played. This 2nd is the distance they traveled to make these gigs. Which is nuts! SONiC Read the ...
Published at SONiC 102.9
Learn to Cook Like Edmonton’s Duchess!
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Five years ago I wrote a blog post about Duchess Bake Shop. They were new to Edmonton, and I was new to blogging. Unlike me, though, they had pizzazz, polish, and a whole lot of panache. My blogging? Not so much. I had a chance to sit down with Giselle …
Published at Weird Wild and Wonderful
Work Holiday in London
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Work Holiday in London
In case you weren't aware, my wife Chrissy is a big deal. In early October work sent her for a conference and some meetings in Munich, Vienna and London. The interesting thing about her trip though was that for most of it she would be travelling with my boss and my bosses boss. It works out this...
Published at The Chronicles of Stu
Your Alternative Holiday Playlist!
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th to 25th tune in to catch The Garner Andrews Show ‘A Very Non-Denominational Christmas’ for the best of The Garner Andrews Show and Alternative Christmas music. For the moments in between we have created this! There is now enough Alternative Christmas songs to cover the entire seaso...
Published at SONiC 102.9
Adopt-A-Teen Has A Ripple Effect
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Adopt-A-Teen Has A Ripple Effect
Originally published in the Edmonton Sun on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Written by Cam Tait. By the very nature of its name — Adopt-A-Teen — is a campaign to make sure teenagers have something to open Christmas morning. There’s a ripple effect, however, that sheds hope and happiness for the ent...
Published at BGCBigs of Edmonton
Fall Black Truffles only $1/g.
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Fall Black Truffles only $1/g.
FALL BLACK TRUFFLES JUST IN. ONLY $1/g. Truffles arrive Friday 18th …
Published at Italian Centre Shop Blog
Episode 47: Bike Lanes, Pedways, Uber, and Falling Oil Prices
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In our forty-seventh episode, we discuss the decision by City Council to fund the 102 Avenue bike lane, the interest in Uber locally and around the world, and what falling oil prices could mean for the province and for Edmonton. Should Council have funded the bike lane project in this Capital Bud...
Published at Mack & Cheese
5 Things You Won’t See in a Classroom Today
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5 Things You Won’t See in a Classroom Today
On the 5th day of #yeg, Kick Point gave to you… Top Five things you won’t see in a classroom today, courtesy of the Edmonton Public School Board Archives & Museum! We wanted to highlight something you might not know … The post 5 Things You Won’t See in a Classroom Today appeared f...
Published at Kick Point Blog
Game Thread: Oilers at Sharks - These Guys Again
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For the third time in 12 days the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks.
Published at The Copper & Blue
Alberta Wild Boar Stew with Fresh Kale and Brandy Soaked Apricots
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After trying out some Alberta bison last month, I was inspired to head back to Buffalo Valley Meats to snap up some Alberta wild boar chops!  I’m so glad I did, this stew turned out incredible…just the right amount of game flavor with melt-in-your-mouth tenderness.  If you’re lo...
Published at hand-meyd

Recent News Releases

O'Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre closed for maintenance
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The O’Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre will be temporarily closed beginning December 24, 2014, with normal operations expected to resume in early April 2015. Routine facility maintenance ensures the best possible facility experience for patrons. The City of Edmonton is committed to providin...
Published at City of Edmonton
Alumni rise to volunteer challenge in inspiring numbers
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Alumni rise to volunteer challenge in inspiring numbers
Christopher Lui, '07 BCom, '13 MBA, is one of more than 2,300 UAlberta alumni who have risen to the 'Do Great Things' volunteer challenge. “The U of A does a lot of great work," he says, "and we need to showcase how the U of A contributes to Edmonton.” (Photo: Richard Siemens) ...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
The Official 2015 Edmonton Rush Roster
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General Manager and Head Coach Derek announced today the official 2015 Edmonton Rush Roster.   Full roster below. Assistant coaches Jeff McComb and Jimmy Quinlan will guide the Rush on the bench as they begin the season’s journey with...
Published at Edmonton Rush
Esks Extend Three
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DB Ryan Hinds, LB Nathan Kanya and WR Paris Jackson have been signed to contract extensions.
Published at Edmonton Eskimos
Police seek witnesses to pedestrian collision in southeast Edmonton
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Officers from the Edmonton Police Service Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU) are seeking witnesses to a pedestrian collision that occurred earlier this week in southeast Edmonton.On Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at approximately 7:50 p.m., Southeast Division patrol members responded to the report ...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
EPS lays charge of manslaughter in traffic fatality
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The Edmonton Police Service Major Collision Investigation Unit has laid a charge of manslaughter in relation to a traffic fatality that occurred in October 2014.On Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, Northeast Division patrol officers were called to a single vehicle collision around 5:30 p.m. on Yellowhead Tr...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Infant homicide: 21 days after first birthday
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The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is investigating the death of a baby who died just 21 days after his first birthday.A call to 911 originally came in seeking medical assistance for the infant on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at a residence in the area of 88 Street and 148 Avenue. The infan...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
June suspicious death confirmed homicide
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The Edmonton Police Service has confirmed a suspicious death of a female that occurred in June 2014 as a homicide.An autopsy was conducted by the Edmonton Medical Examiner on Thursday, June 5, 2014 was undetermined, pending toxicology results. Freda Goodrunning, 35, died as a resu...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
EPS concludes investigation in second homicide of 2014
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The Homicide Section with the Edmonton Police Service has concluded the investigation into the second homicide of 2014. Homicide detectives have determined London Williams, 21 to be responsible for the death of Ibrahim Yousef Chehimi, 34.The Edmonton Police Service took over the RCMP homicide inv...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Consumers to benefit from electricity system improvements
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Based on the advice of an MLA team, and the passing of Bill 201, government will take action in three key areas:In addition, retail advertising material can no longer be inserted in the billing envelopes of customers who are on the default rate. This will establish a more level playing field for ...
Published at Government of Alberta