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Alberta company fined $140K after worker in Elstow, Sask. loses hand
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Alberta-based Crop Production Services will have to pay a total of $140,000 in fines and surcharges after pleading guilty in an incident that saw a worker in Elstow, Sask., lose his left hand.The incident happened on April 30, 2014. The worker had to have his hand amputated after it got caught in...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Boyle Street program brings bikes and mechanical skills to inner city youth
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Getting around a city as big as Edmonton isn’t always easy, but a new program is removing some transportation barriers for inner city youth.Rylan Kafara helped start UpShift in the spring to connect teens and young adults from Boyle Street with bikes and crucial cycling know-how courtesy the Edmo...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Edmonton woman joins team that aims to snorkel the Northwest Passage
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An Edmonton paramedic said she is nourishing her “travelling spirit” with an Arctic adventure that will include a relay-style snorkel of the Northwest Passage.Veronica Ryl, 26, is the youngest member of Team Sedna, which is embarking on a multi-year expedition that will culminate with a 3,000-kil...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Edmonton woman joins team that aims to snorkel the Northwest Passage
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Edmonton woman joins team that aims to snorkel the Northwest Passage
An Edmonton paramedic said she is nourishing her “travelling spirit” with an Arctic adventure that will include a relay-style snorkel of the Northwest Passage.Veronica Ryl, 26, is the youngest member of Team Sedna, which is embarking on a multi-year expedition that will culminate with a 3,000-kil...
Published at Edmonton Journal
'These are very, very difficult times' for Alberta's hotel industry
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Alberta’s tourism industry is facing an economic dichotomy, as chockablock resorts in the Rockies report one of their best years while hotels in other parts of the province struggle to simply remain open.In 2015-16, the provincial tourism levy brought in $10.7 million less than in 2014-15 it was ...
Published at Edmonton Sun
911 nightmare prompts complaint from Edmonton man
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911 nightmare prompts complaint from Edmonton man
Robert McGrath says he thought he was going to die last week at the hands of Edmonton police.McGrath's wife, Stephanie Boswell, blames herself for calling 911 and inviting trouble into their west Edmonton home.McGrath, 23, was diagnosed four years ago with congestive heart failure. He has been un...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Coaxing tourists off the beaten path: Solving Alberta's hotel crisis
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Coaxing tourists off the beaten path: Solving Alberta's hotel crisis
Alberta’s tourism industry is facing an economic dichotomy, as chockablock resorts in the Rockies report one of their best years while hotels in other parts of the province struggle to simply remain open.In 2015-16, the provincial tourism levy brought in $10.7 million less than in 2014-15 it was ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Four Pokemon Go hotspots in Edmonton: A guide for new trainers
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Four Pokemon Go hotspots in Edmonton: A guide for new trainers
"Oh somebody just dropped a lure here," says Linda Hoang as we stand on 124 Street and she peers at her phone. "Let's see who it is."One gets the sense Hoang was made to multitask, but today, as she's playing my Guide to Pokemon in Edmonton for noobs (me) — while also playing the game — she's at ...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Legal dispute escalates over faltering Lutheran Church investment funds
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Legal dispute escalates over faltering Lutheran Church investment funds
Several investors in two faltering Lutheran Church investment funds are accusing a church financial committee and the court-appointed insolvency monitor of engaging "in a pattern of deceit, non-disclosure, and bad faith" in order to gain approval for a restructuring plan.The allegations are conta...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Artists fear renos could price them out of armoury
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The Ortona Tenants Association is fearful new cost additions to the Ortona Armoury renovations will leave its artists with an uncertain future. The stated cost of the renovations is at $3.2 million, necessary for asbestos removal and upgrades in the 102 year old building. And while the tenants as...
Published at Metro Edmonton

Recent Blog Posts

The North X Northgretz Podcast - R.I.P Cyclists
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The North X Northgretz Podcast - R.I.P Cyclists
This week the boys are joined by MULTIPLE SPECIAL GUESTS!!! First Kyla The Intern talks about her hatred of bikes, the legality of names on birth certificates, and scorching hot takes on peppers, before the boys play a bunk game of NHL trivia, Graphic Designer JoAnne recaps her Quebec trip and we...
Published at OilersNation
A Gunn on The Hip: Edmonton fan reflects on Gord Downie and his beloved Canadian band
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A Gunn on The Hip: Edmonton fan reflects on Gord Downie and his beloved Canadian band
The Tragically Hip frontman has "just always been there,” says Steve Gunn. “He’s almost like the cool uncle — you can talk to him about things you can’t with your parents. "
Published at EJ Entertainment Blog
Do You Need a Home Security System?
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If you’ve just purchased a new home, you might be wondering if investing in a home security system is really worth it. Though you might live in very safe neighbourhood, home security is still an important consideration. Home security systems can be monitored by home security companies in Edmonton...
Published at The Edmonton Real Estate Blog
Track Stars: Listen to songs by Arlo Maverick, Bo Aganaba, and Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
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Track Stars: Listen to songs by Arlo Maverick, Bo Aganaba, and Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
Three of our favourite tunes:  1. Arlo Maverick, Too Many Toos feat. K-Riz. “Too skinny, too quiet, too little tattoos,” MC Arlo Maverick lists his shortcomings on Too Many Toos, which documents the faltering relationship between a musician and his girlfriend. (An accompanying vi...
Published at EJ Entertainment Blog
James & Jamesy In the Dark at the Edmonton Fringe Festival
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James & Jamesy In the Dark at the Edmonton Fringe Festival
James & Jamesy In the Dark by Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles August 12 – 20 at Venue #39: La Cité Francophone More...
Published at After the House Lights
Kegan McFadden – Exuberant Intimacy
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Kegan McFadden – Exuberant Intimacy: Kegan McFadden’s ‘Exuberant Intimacy’ in the Main Space will be closing one day early on July 29th to host the event. We’re very excited to have Fruit Loop back at the gallery for their Summer Social on July 30th. 'VARIATIONS’ in the ProjEx Room will still b...
Published at Latitude 53 Blog
83 Street Valley Line Short Cutting Mitigation
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As Construction begins on the Valley Line LRT, I will do my best to give you as much information as possible. As a proactive measure, here is the information from the LRT Projects department regarding potential traffic short cutting mitigation: A Traffic Accommodation Request review and public no...
Published at Mike Nickel
What Are Reasonable Expectations?
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What Are Reasonable Expectations?
If both players manage to stay relatively healthy throughout their NHL careers, there is no question that the Edmonton Oilers will end up on the wrong end of the Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson swap. Trading away a 24-year-old proven driver and point producer for a guy who “could” one day ...
Published at Oil Drop
Yes, You Should Buy a Classic Trench Coat
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Yes, You Should Buy a Classic Trench Coat
There are two classic fashion moments in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, her trench coat and his trench coat. A good trench coat (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, Burberry) is worth […]
Published at Conservative Daydreams
The Beer Kerfuffle Keeps Going
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The Beer Kerfuffle Keeps Going
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley Wow! People are really worked up about Alberta’s policy changes and the war of words between Premiers Notley and Wall. The coverage and debate just keeps going on and on. I have had (likely more) than my share of media requests. Maybe it is good that people are...
Published at On Beer

Recent News Releases

McKnight Boulevard bridge work will cause major delays
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The scheduled rehabilitation work will involve replacement of the deck joints and some other work on the McKnight Boulevard Bridge over Deerfoot Trail.The project has been designed to cause the shortest duration of traffic disruption. However, some impact on traffic is unavoidable. To minimize th...
Published at Government of Alberta
Erasing hepatitis C: Is Canada doing enough?
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More work needed to screen baby boomers at higher risk of carrying the disease, say UAlberta researchers in lead up to World Hepatitis Day, July 28. By on July 25, 2016
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Police seek witnesses from three separate locations following shooting
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The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is seeking witnesses from three locations in northeast Edmonton following a shooting last night (Jul. 23. 2016). At approximately 9 p.m., Northeast Division patrol officers responded to the report of shots fired in the area of 432 Brintnell Blvd. Upon ...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Police request public’s help locating missing 75-year-old man
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Police request public’s help locating missing 75-year-old man
The Edmonton Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing 75-year-old man. Donald Bliss, 75, was last seen in Edmonton on Saturday, July 23, 2016 around 7 p.m. in the area of 98 Avenue and 96A Street, when he went for a routine walk. Bliss ...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Police investigate after two people found shot
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The Edmonton Police Service is gathering evidence at three separate scenes in connection to a shooting that took place earlier this evening (Jul. 23, 2016).At approximately 9 p.m., Northeast Division patrol officers responded to the report of shots fired in the area of 436 Brintnell Blvd. Upon ar...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Canada’s Premiers to meet in Alberta in 2017
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“A strong partnership among our provinces and territories is essential to meeting our shared concerns in a strong Canada. I look forward to welcoming the Premiers to the heart of the West, as we build on what we accomplished this year in Yukon and address emerging issues.”The Council of the Feder...
Published at Government of Alberta
Poznikoff invited to Hockey Canada camp
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Poznikoff invited to Hockey Canada camp
Alex Poznikoff University of Alberta Pandas hockey forward Alex Poznikoff has been invited to Hockey Canada’s Women’s hockey development camp, taking place in Calgary from August 5 – 14.Poznikoff, who just completed her rookie season with the Pandas, is one of 22 CIS stud...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
Using metabolomics to prevent colon cancer
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Using metabolomics to prevent colon cancer
UAlberta science behind diagnostic test for early detection of precancerous polyps.
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Graduate student meets Pope Francis in summer course at Vatican Observatory
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Graduate student meets Pope Francis in summer course at Vatican Observatory
Science master's student only Canadian selected to attend prestigious summer school.
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Energy efficiency open house to be held in Lethbridge
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Panel members and technical experts will be on hand to speak with southern Albertans about their vision for energy efficiency and community energy systems programming and suggested actions.Wednesday, July 275:30 to 8:00 p.m.Southern Alberta Ethnic Association421 6 Avenue SouthAnyone unable to att...
Published at Government of Alberta