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Alberta auditor general report highlights
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Alberta auditor general report highlights
Alberta Auditor General Merwan Saher released a 120-page audit examining programs in several government departments.
Published at Edmonton Journal
'Sighing is good for you,' University of Alberta co-author says of breathtaking new research
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'Sighing is good for you,' University of Alberta co-author says of breathtaking new research
Don’t take offence to that sighing colleague beside you. Scientists say she’s just giving her lungs a workout. A study of deep, augmented breath — better known as sighing — has pinpointed two small spots in the brain stem that are key to the breathing behaviour, says one of the co-authors of the ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Two-wheeled winter: CBC producer takes on winter cycling
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Two-wheeled winter: CBC producer takes on winter cycling
WATCH THIS: Video producer Rick Bremness straps a go pro to a bike frame to get a closer look at how a studded tires fare in winter cycling conditions. See video below for a look at how a fat bike compares.  When I decided to enter the world of winter biking, it came ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta losing millions to bad cash management: auditor general
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Alberta losing millions to bad cash management: auditor general
The cash-strapped Alberta government is missing opportunities to better manage its money, and it’s costing millions.A report released Wednesday by provincial auditor general Merwan Saher revealed Alberta’s lack of intuitive cash management systems and policies means the government isn’t effective...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Victims of Crime surplus funds 'sitting unused', Alberta auditor general finds
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Victims of Crime surplus funds 'sitting unused', Alberta auditor general finds
Victims services groups were dealt a funding cut last year even as tens of millions was “sitting unused,” a new report from Alberta’s auditor said.Alberta’s Victims of Crime Fund has been steadily accumulating a massive surplus in the past 15 years that is expected to hit $56 million in 2016, but...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Alberta repair shop must clean up oil spill
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Alberta repair shop must clean up oil spill
An Alberta Environment and Parks team is investigating a 60-litre motor oil spill in the northeastern hamlet of Plamondon.Department spokesman Jamie Hanlon said the provincial ministry has ordered Robert Richard and his company, Richard Repair Services, to clean up oil both stored and released on...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Pair of Edmonton men who beat a Good Samaritan to death sent to prison
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A pair of Edmonton killers who beat to death a Good Samaritan who left his home to investigate loud noises were sentenced Wednesday to 6-1/2-year prison terms.The sentences were greeted with outrage by the disappointed members of the victim's family.Tyrone Isadore, 29, and Brian Bergey, 28, had b...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Two men who drunkenly beat Edmonton Good Samaritan to death sent to prison
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Two men who drunkenly beat Edmonton Good Samaritan to death sent to prison
A pair of Edmonton killers who beat to death a Good Samaritan who left his home to investigate loud noises were sentenced Wednesday to 6-1/2-year prison terms.The sentences were greeted with outrage by the disappointed members of the victim’s family.Tyrone Isadore, 29, and Brian Bergey, 28, had b...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Edmonton business owner recommends tougher security measures following Mac's robbery
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Edmonton business owner recommends tougher security measures following Mac's robbery
Monday's violent armed robbery at an Edmonton Mac's store stirred up some chilling memories for Lawrence Brendel.In 2003, his Forest of Jewels business in Riverbend, was also held up by gunmen."It was an armed robbery and we pretty much got cleaned out. There was a hostage situation it wasn't a g...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Concerns raised about advance poll 'intimidation' in Ward 12 byelection
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Concerns raised about advance poll 'intimidation' in Ward 12 byelection
Southeast Edmonton residents are complaining voters in the Ward 12 byelection are being harassed by candidates or their supporters at this week’s advance poll.“I was walking in to vote and people were pointing at the (signs) with their names, saying ‘Please vote for this person,’ ” Navroop Singh ...
Published at Edmonton Journal

Recent Blog Posts

Going camping at Alberta parks this summer? Here’s what you need to know!
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This past Monday February 8th at 9am booking opened for group campsites at Alberta parks, for the whole camping season. By 9:10am I had a group campsite booked for August and noticed that all the good ones were already pretty much booked solid for every weekend of the camping season. Here are som...
Published at Just another Edmonton mommy
OSCAR CLOSE, BROSSOIT TO THE SHOW AND FREE CHRISTIAN
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OSCAR CLOSE, BROSSOIT TO THE SHOW AND FREE CHRISTIAN
A small flurry of news items since we last spoke, one of them could have an enormous impact on the rest of the season. One thing about Peter Chiarelli’s Oilers? Stories appear to come out of the blue, arriving like clockwork after bad or multiple losses: Oilers coach Todd McLellann said Osc...
Published at Lowetide
Features That Home Buyers Want in 2016
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Buying a home is a big leap, so it is no surprise that buyers can be picky when it comes to their choices. Their desires evolve during the years, alongside their needs, and now a fancy kitchen and hardwood floors are just part of what today’s buyers are looking for. When selling your home, ...
Published at The Edmonton Real Estate Blog
Fun Overnight Summer Camps for Edmonton Kids #yegkids
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Camp Nakamun Location: 70 minutes from Edmonton Ages: 6+ website Camp Warwa Location: 45 minutes from Edmonton Ages: 6+ website
Published at Raising Edmonton
Shakespeare in Visual Culture: Titania Awakes
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It’s interesting how two different art forms, painting and theatre, can create distinctive experiences when they interpret the same material. Take the The post Shakespeare in Visual Culture: Titania Awakes appeared first on curious arts.
Published at curious arts
Make the Right Call - Call 2-1-1
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On February 11th, United Ways and 211 service providers across North America will celebrate the important role that 211 plays in our communities. 211 is a free, confidential, multilingual, (over 150 languages) information and referral system for resources that help people connect to their communi...
Published at United Way of the Alberta Capital Region
Christian Ehrhoff is on waivers. Sure, why not.
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Christian Ehrhoff is a defenceman, that's good enough for me.
Published at The Copper & Blue
Pilgrimage: being in the end times
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MFA Artist Kyle Terrence talks end times in his drawing and intermedia final presentation You don’t normally associate an art gallery visit The post Pilgrimage: being in the end times appeared first on curious arts.
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EAC Weekly February 10
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EAC Weekly February 10: Find arts opportunities in the EAC Weekly: develop an effective community arts partnership, help out the SkritsAfire Festival, work with the Alberta Craft Council, find funding with the Edmonton Heritage Council, and more!Get the Weekly direct to your Inbox, sign-up here.
Published at Edmonton Arts Council

Recent News Releases

Plamondon company, owner ordered to clean up release
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Media inquiries Robert Richard and his company, Richard Repair Services, are directed to remediate a release of motor oil on property near Plamondon Creek.The parties must:Environmental protection orders are used to prevent or remediate the effects of a substance release that may cau...
Published at Government of Alberta
Statement from Minister Sabir regarding Auditor General’s report
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“I would like to thank the Auditor General for his investigation of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee and for his thoughtful recommendations.“I am very concerned about the lack of oversight over Public Trustee clients’ money that allowed these funds to accumulate unnecessarily over ti...
Published at Government of Alberta
Statement from Minister Ganley regarding Auditor General’s report
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“I thank the Auditor General for his careful consideration of the Victims of Crime Fund and his thoughtful recommendations. It is clear the fund can be better used to support victims of crime.“Since I was appointed Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, I have heard from, and met with, many v...
Published at Government of Alberta
Multiple transit shelters damaged during mischief spree in south Edmonton
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Multiple transit shelters damaged during mischief spree in south Edmonton
The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrator(s) responsible for damaging 14 ETS transit shelters in southwest Edmonton last Saturday.Sometime during the early morning hours on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 14 transit shelters were damaged with at least o...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Explore Alberta with affordable, all-ages activities this Family Day!
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Explore Alberta with affordable, all-ages activities this Family Day!
“Family is the cornerstone of our lives, our communities and our society. Let this Family Day serve as a reminder that spending time with our loved ones is never time wasted. I am proud that our government is able to offer affordable opportunities for Alberta’s families to be able to enjoy activi...
Published at Government of Alberta
Final home series cruicial for Bears and Pandas
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Final home series cruicial for Bears and Pandas
John Goranson There is still plenty at stake this weekend, as both the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas volleyball teams welcome their provincial rivals, the Calgary Dinos, to the Saville Community Sports Centre this weekend for the final home series of the s...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
2016 Neighbourhood Reconstruction Open Houses
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Three more Edmonton neighbourhoods are getting a facelift this year thanks to the Building Great Neighbourhoods program. Residents and property owners are invited to the final pre-construction meetings in these neighbourhoods. At the meetings, they will review final neighbourhood designs, learn a...
Published at City of Edmonton
AGM
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th, 2016 – March 23rd, 2016 Join us on Wednesday, March 23 for our Annual General Meeting. Beginning at 2pm, the meeting will be held at our office and will highlight the past year’s activities and feature special guest speakers. Light snacks and refreshments to follow. If you’re pla...
Published at Edmonton Meals on Wheels
Why we love love songs
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Why we love love songs
Love songs help us create a "personal soundtrack" for our romantic lives. (Photo: Leah Lockhart, shared under Creative Commons licence) Everybody’s got one, or maybe dozens. A cherished love song, the one they slow-danced to in the arms of their crush around the school gy...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Griffins Wray named ACAC male 'Athlete of the Week'
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Griffins Wray named ACAC male 'Athlete of the Week'
Griffins' third-year goalie Chris Wray on the ice versus the NAIT Ooks on January 30, 2016.(Photo Credit: Nick Kuiper) MacEwan University Griffins’ goal tender Chris Wray a third year Arts major, from Edmonton, Alberta has been selected as the Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Ja...
Published at Grant MacEwan University