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Proposals suggest closing outdated northwest Edmonton schools
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Proposals suggest closing outdated northwest Edmonton schools
Three or four worn-down schools in Edmonton’s northwest could close as part of a plan to modernize underused public school buildings.Parents and residents in the Wellington, Athlone, Kensington, Calder, Rosslyn and Lauderdale neighbourhoods had their first peek Tuesday night at five concept plans...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Gunter: Another sign Edmonton's infill-housing scheme is a bust
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In response to growing anger from residents about the imposition of ugly infill housing in mature neighbourhoods, the city has launched a new website devoted to the cheery message that, gosh darn it to heck, “infill is important.”According to the city “Edmonton is evolving. Our people, streets, a...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Blood, guts and babies: Reporter helps deliver (fake) child during hands-on session with first responders
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Blood. Guts. Organs.There was plenty of the three — all fake, of course — at an Emergency Medical Services station Tuesday in Edmonton.Alberta Health Services had invited reporters to participate in a hands-on session for national Paramedic Services Week to better understand the life-saving skill...
Published at Edmonton Sun
'Law of the Wild West': Five-year prison term for attack that left Alberta farmer brain-damaged
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A “cowardly” beating by a spurned lover in a rural love triangle that led to a horse farrier suffering a permanent brain injury has resulted in a farmer being sent to prison.Brant Dallas Laczo, 52, was handed a five-year sentence Tuesday after earlier being convicted of aggravated assault for a J...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Autopsy reveals suspicious death in northeast Edmonton to be homicide
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An autopsy reveals a 61-year-old man found dead in a suite in a northeast Edmonton apartment Thursday died as a result of trauma to his upper body, police said Tuesday.Louie De Sousa Sa is now considered the city's 22nd homicide of the year. Police were called to the building near ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Mayor launches #yegYIMBY day in Edmonton for affordable housing
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Mayor Don Iveson officially proclaimed #yegYIMBY day Tuesday in an effort to build support for affordable housing in neighbourhoods across the city.“If you’re against homelessness in your neighbourhood, you’re a YIMBY,” said Iveson, introducing a campaign that substitutes a Yes to play on the phr...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Update: Alberta families will pay more under climate change bill's carbon tax
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Update: Alberta families will pay more under climate change bill's carbon tax
A typical Alberta family will pay between $70 and $105 extra per year for consumer goods and services as a result of the province’s new carbon tax, the NDP government said Tuesday in introducing its new climate legislation.It’s the first time the government has put a figure on such “indirect” cos...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Mayor launches #yegYIMBY day in Edmonton for affordable housing
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Mayor launches #yegYIMBY day in Edmonton for affordable housing
Mayor Don Iveson officially proclaimed #yegYIMBY day Tuesday in an effort to build support for affordable housing in neighbourhoods across the city.“If you’re against homelessness in your neighbourhood, you’re a YIMBY,” said Iveson, introducing a campaign that substitutes a Yes to play on the phr...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Guide to help Fort McMurray evacuees face hazards and hardships on return
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Fort McMurray evacuees now have a step-by-step road map to help them return to their homes and begin rebuilding their lives.From how to safely enter their homes for the first time to tips on the disposal of rotting food to removing mould, the 31-page guide recently issued by the province and the ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Fort McMurray campaign largest in Canadian Red Cross history
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The Canadian Red Cross relief campaign for Fort McMurray has broken all previous records, raising $102 million to help thousands of people forced from their homes by wildfires."It truly is unprecedented," said Jennifer McManus, vice-president for the Red Cross in Alberta. "This now will be our la...
Published at CBC Edmonton

Recent Blog Posts

The living and the dying
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The living and the dying
It will soon get to the point where I have to talk to the Bean about life and death. I will have to explain why people leave and don’t come back. I will have to explain that even though some believe that there is something beyond death, they still cry and weep at funerals. I will... Read Mo...
Published at The Undad
Make it a lifestyle, not a duty. #GoodLife
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When I made the decision to start working from home I didn’t take into account how little I would leave my house once the change over took place. The struggle is real, especially when it comes to working out and I’ve had to make sure that some things are in place to make it a […] Read ...
Published at Just another Edmonton mommy
Brace for it: Alberta is about to endure weeks of vicious climate-change-induced political weather!
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PHOTOS: Environment Minister Shannon Phillips at a related announcement last fall. As you can see, some of the same supporters were with her yesterday, as shown below by the Government of Alberta photo taken at the notorious Sky Palace in Edmonton, which has been converted to a meeting area by th...
Published at Alberta Politics
Boundary|Time|Surface is Open!
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It’s been very quiet here lately … and a bit frantic everywhere else in my life. Just got back from a week in Newfoundland, installing Boundary|Time|Surface at the Discovery Centre Gallery in Gros Morne National Park! The exhibition will be up for the entire season – u...
Published at sydney lancaster
Notley NDP make pigs fly again with support for Climate Leadership Plan
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When the Alberta government released its Climate Leadership plan in November 2015, I said that Premier Rachel Notley and Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips had made pigs fly by uniting a coalition of industry leaders and environmental leaders in our province. Making... Continue Readi...
Published at daveberta.ca
Southside Spinelli Renos
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Southside Spinelli Renos
The renovations for Spinelli Bar Italia on the Southside are on …
Published at Italian Centre Shop Blog
The Choral Avengers at Podium 2016
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The Choral Avengers at Podium 2016
Photo by Amy Desrosiers of the National Youth Choir Canada 2016 at the Winspear CentreOn a grey and drizzly Sunday morning on the final day of Podium Conference and Festival some members of my social media team and I piled into the cozy cafe for brunch. There was a sense of drowsy satisfaction at...
Published at The Choir Girl
Parenting: Handling the Hard Days
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Today was the Monday-est, Tuesday ever. Long weekends tend to do that, I know, but today – today was one of the hard days. The laundry needed to be done (and much needed to be put away), the house needed to be tidied and hours and hours of work and drafts needed to be approved. […]
Published at Frugal Edmonton Mama
Edmonton VisionZero Quiz #1
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Edmonton VisionZero Quiz #1
Date: Edmonton, May 24, 2016Situation: A left-turning bus has just cleared the intersection on an advance green light at Jasper Ave and 101 St, and pedestrians have begun to move east and west on a solid green in the crosswalk. A mother pushes a baby stroller.The VisionZero Quiz Question: Does th...
Published at Glenn Kubish

Recent News Releases

Fire ban and OHV restriction revised
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Fire ban and OHV restriction revised
Effective immediately, the fire ban and OHV restriction will no longer be in effect in portions of the Lac La Biche area south of Fort McMurray (*view revised map*). The fire ban and OHV restriction remain in effect for the Fort McMurray Forest Area of northeastern Alberta.All open fires are stil...
Published at Government of Alberta
Autopsy complete in city’s 22nd homicide of 2016
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The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy this afternoon on the deceased man found in an apartment suite late last week. Louie De Sousa Sa, 61, died as a result of trauma to his upper body.Homicide Section has declared this death as the city’s 22nd homicide of the year. Th...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Climate Leadership Plan to reduce carbon pollution moves Alberta forward
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This proposed law implements key elements of Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan. It will create jobs by investing in a higher-value, lower-carbon, energy-efficient economy.It will help Alberta do its part by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, and improving the energy efficie...
Published at Government of Alberta
Update 23: 2016 Wildfires (May 24 at 2:30 p.m.)
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People who have been displaced will be provided with $1,250 per adult and $500 per dependant in emergency financial assistance. This will probably be provided in the form of pre-loaded debit cards. Details on when this assistance will be available and how to get access to it will be announced by ...
Published at Government of Alberta
The rainbow crosswalks are back!
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The rainbow crosswalks are back!
  The City of Edmonton is repainting the temporary rainbow-coloured crosswalks in time for this year’s Pride Parade.  Repainting will begin on Tuesday, May 24 at 10 p.m., if weather is favourable, at three locations: east-west crossings at 108 Street and 82 Avenue east-west crossi...
Published at City of Edmonton
Gardens of any size start at the Muttart Conservatory Plant Sale
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Gardens of any size start at the Muttart Conservatory Plant Sale
Gardening has changed over the years, as more Edmontonians move into smaller homes. The Muttart Conservatory’s Plant Sale has kept pace by adding great choices for gardens of all sizes.  Date:   Time:   Thursday May 26  4 p.m.  - 8 p.m.   Friday May 27  10...
Published at City of Edmonton
Council approves road map to guide efforts to eliminate poverty
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 May 24, 2016 City Council has approved a road map that will guide community efforts to eliminate poverty in Edmonton in a generation. On May 24, 2016, the EndPovertyEdmonton Task Force presented its final report, End Poverty in a Generation: A Road Map to Guide Our Journey, to City Council....
Published at City of Edmonton
Property tax time is here
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property owners to start receiving 2016 tax bills this week May 24, 2016 Edmonton property owners can expect to receive their 2016 property tax notices in the mail in the next few days. “I’d like to remind property owners to ensure they have their payment in to the City by June 30, th...
Published at City of Edmonton
North Capital Line LRT gets major makeover
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All trains running as scheduled May 24, 2016 Crews worked 24 hours/day this past weekend and through inclement weather to complete a series of major projects along the north Capital Line, including: Replacing wood railway ties with concrete ones Replacing worn rail and switch repairs Performing L...
Published at City of Edmonton
Oilers reporters lace up the skates for good cause
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Oilers reporters lace up the skates for good cause
Oilers TV Reporter and Host Tom Gazzola, as well as edmontonoilers.com Head Writer Chris Wescott will be among the local media personalities lacing up for a good cause on May 28.The fourth annual DirtyBirds Charity Tournament will take place May 28, at Sherwood Park Arena Sports Centre & Shel...
Published at Edmonton Oilers