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Group repeats calls for change at downtown mall after aboriginal elder booted out
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Group repeats calls for change at downtown mall after aboriginal elder booted out
A group of about 60 people marched into City Centre Mall Friday to call for a boycott of the property until “heroic actions” are taken to remedy the situation of an aboriginal elder who was escorted off the property earlier this week, for no apparent reason.In a letter read aloud by Brianna Olson...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Two months in jail for beaver-dam-busting pipe bomb
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A man who drove around Edmonton with a pipe bomb he’d built to destroy a beaver dam was given a two-month jail sentence Friday.Mackenzie Richard, 29, was driving on 112th Avenue around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 1 when he spotted a police cruiser nearby. Richard turned abruptly into an alley and police f...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Downtown Diner serves up old favourites with creative kick
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A common sight for decades, it can now be difficult to find a really good diner. For those pining for the good old days of homemade comfort food and welcoming vinyl booths, Edmonton AM's food critic Twyla Campbell says the Downtown Diner in Fort Saskatchewan is well worth the trip.“You really do ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton RCMP are investigating misuse of government aircraft by former premier Redford
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Mounties in Alberta are probing the misuse of government aircraft by former premier Alison Redford.In August, Justice Minister Jonathan Denis gave a report by Auditor General Merwan Saher to the RCMP after Saher found Redford’s “aura of power” led to her using government airplanes “inappropriatel...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Poll: Would you pay to see Tetris on the ATB building in downtown Edmonton?
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Poll: Would you pay to see Tetris on the ATB building in downtown Edmonton?
David Jackson was walking on Jasper Avenue when he looked up and realized the ATB building downtown had just enough square windows for it to be turned into the popular 1980s video game Tetris.Not sure if his idea would get any legs, Jackson posted his idea to an Edmonton forum, where several peop...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Old Strathcona trying to get jump on wayfinding
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Old Strathcona trying to get jump on wayfinding
Old Strathcona is looking to get wayfinding going in the popular entertainment district and are starting with replacing and adding to some of the vehicle wayfinding that already exists.More signs to direct vehicles to parking in the area will be added while the business owners in the area await r...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Naheed Nenshi finalist for World Mayor Prize
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Naheed Nenshi is in the running to be named the world’s most outstanding mayor.The mayor of Calgary is among 26 finalists for the 2014 World Mayor prize, a trophy given out every two years by the City Mayors Foundation to leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to their communities. ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
St. Albert RCMP investigate mail box theft
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People affected by a mailbox theft in the Deer Ridge neighbourhood of St. Albert say they’re concerned their privacy may have been breached when the box was stolen, pried open and left in a farmer’s field earlier this month. “You never know what information is leaking...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Mystery Edmonton street pianist enthralls millions in YouTube video (with video)
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Mystery Edmonton street pianist enthralls millions in YouTube video (with video)
All she knows is that his name is Ryan and he plays the piano like an angel.Roslyn Polard was on her way home from a work meeting last week in downtown Edmonton when she heard beautiful music and turned to see a dishevelled man hunched over a battered street piano.The melody carried her, smiling,...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Stay safe this Halloween with these helpful tips
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The time for trick-or-treating is almost upon us. Here are some tips courtesy of the Edmonton Police Service on how to make sure you and your favourite little monsters (or princesses or Ninja Turtles) stay safe. Tips for trick-or-treaters: Tips for cand...
Published at CBC Edmonton

Recent Blog Posts

U.S. stocks hit record highs on Japan stimulus; TSX jumps despite commodity slump
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The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged past previous record highs on Friday, after the Bank of Japan surprised investors by boosting stimulus measures. At about 2:10 p.m. EDT, the Dow is up about 160 points …
Published at BizBuzz
Downtown Diner – Comfort Food in the Fort
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It doesn’t matter what the current food trend is (molecular gastronomy, cronuts, sriracha-in-everything), comfort food never wavers: meatloaf, fried chicken, mac ‘n cheese—you get the idea, comfort food is what we always come back to. Even those of us who didn’t grow up in the d...
Published at Weird Wild and Wonderful
Happy Halloween; Welcome to Deadmonton House!
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Happy Halloween! From the creative mind of Edmonton Firefighter, Ryan Kozak please welcome the Williams family to Deadmonton House! Ryan is a man with a vision that quietly snuck up on Edmonton to give us one of the most detailed, frightening haunts that Edmonton has ever seen!  He had been worki...
Published at YEGFoodie.com
BLOG: Oilers tweak lines on Friday
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The Oilers have tweaked their lines a bit for the start of practice on Friday morning. Hall-RNH-Eberle Pouliot-Draisaitl-Yakupov Purcell-Arcobello-Perron Hendricks-Gordon-Joensuu The defensive pairings are as follows: Hunt-Schultz Marincin-Fayne Ference-Petry Nikitin (back)-Davidson
Published at Edmonton Oilers Blogs
BLOG: Nikitin is practicing
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Oilers defenceman Nikita Nikitin is practicing this morning. He has missed the past two games with back spasms. Although Nikitin is practicing, it looks like Brad Hunt is still skating with Justin Schultz. Nikitin is skating with Brandon Davidson as the extra pairing.
Published at Edmonton Oilers Blogs
SONiC Screening: Dumb & Dumber To
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SONiC Screening: Dumb & Dumber To
They're back. They actually made a sequel. Yes!
Published at SONiC 102.9
Weekly Market Update, Oct. 31/14
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Here is our update on the Edmonton real estate market. (Previous week’s numbers are in brackets). For the past 7 days: New Listings: 325 (397, 368, 393) # Sales: 249 (265, 258, 259) Ratio: 77% (67%, 70%, 66%) # Price Changes: 205 (210, 232, 233) # Expired/Off Market Listings: 154 (122, 161, 374) ...
Published at The Edmonton Real Estate Blog
Ephemera Friday: The Alberta Story Souvenir Anniversary Album (1979)
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Ephemera Friday: The Alberta Story Souvenir Anniversary Album (1979)
I picked up this souvenir album for Alberta's 75th Anniversary Celebration unopened a few years ago at The Ross Creek Flea Market east of Edmonton for 50 cents and it's become another one of my favorite pieces of Alberta Ephemera:Listen to Side 1 of The Alberta Story HEREListen to Side 2 of The A...
Published at Vintage Edmonton
GWAR
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GWAR
Pitiful humans! You don't the strength to see GWAR!
Published at SONiC 102.9
A warmer winter for people in need
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Bissell Centre, along with other organizations in Edmonton, has received Winter Warming funding from Homeward Trust as part of their Winter Emergency Response (WER) program, which will extend the operation of support services in our Drop-in Centre for people on the … Continue reading →
Published at Bissell Centre

Recent News Releases

UAlberta holds strong in latest Maclean's rankings
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UAlberta holds strong in latest Maclean's rankings
UAlberta was reaffirmed as one of Canada's top universities in the latest Maclean's ranking. (Photo: Andy Grabia) (Edmonton) The University of Alberta was once again affirmed as one of Canada’s top five universities as part of the Maclean’s annual university rankings.The ...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Unlocking the secrets of pulmonary hypertension
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UAlberta research team discovers a link between pulmonary hypertension, diabetes and cancer. By on October 31, 2014
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Countdown to the downtown chow-down
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Countdown to the downtown chow-down
Fire up your taste buds for the 24th Annual Chili Cook Off On Tuesday, November 4, chili lovin' Edmontonians will be lining up in the Square to fire up their taste buds and dig into creations by 15 of our city's finest restaurant at the 24th annual Chili Cook Off! Date:  Tuesday, November 4,...
Published at City of Edmonton
Wildfire assistance provided to Smoky Lake County
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Government is providing $307,000 to cover emergency response costs and wages for volunteer firefighters for the County and three other fire departments.Last year’s fire was west of Range Road 170, and was fueled by strong winds and dry conditions. Through the Municipal Wildfire Assistance Program...
Published at Government of Alberta
Change your clock, check your smoke alarm
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Our clocks may change in the spring and fall, but fire safety is never out of season. On Sunday, November 2, Edmontonians will “fall back” by one hour and end Daylight Savings Time. Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is encouraging Edmontonians to use the time change as a reminder to check...
Published at City of Edmonton
Northlands Announces Arena Strategy Committee
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On Thursday, October 16, the Northlands Board of Directors agreed to the formation of an Arena Strategy Committee. The Committee is comprised of 17 members of the community who have been tasked to deliver a recommendation to the Northlands Board of Directors regarding future facility and site use...
Published at Northlands
Identifying a madman
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Identifying a madman
Has the true identity of Jack the Ripper finally been determined? According to the author of a book released in September, the answer is yes, thanks to DNA testing. In the midst of the fervor around the announcement, MacEwan University Arts and Science dean and resident Ripper expert Craig Monk w...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Premier pledges improved access to legal aid, helping more low income Albertans
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“We must ensure that Legal Aid Services are available to those who most need them. Our system must be responsive to current demands on this program, most importantly by ensuring low income Albertans, including AISH recipients, have access to the services they need."Legal Aid Alberta has confirmed...
Published at Government of Alberta
Government updates employer safety records
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Albertans can search the employer records site by employer name, city or town, and industry to find occupational health and safety information on more than 155,000 employers.Records stretch back to 2009 and users can sort employers by their lost-time claims, disabling injury rates, and fatality n...
Published at Government of Alberta
Statement from Premier Prentice on meeting with the Lubicon Lake Band
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"On the invitation of Chief Billy Joe Laboucan, today I visited the Lubicon Lake Band community. I met with the Chief and council and we discussed the outstanding issues with the federal and provincial governments and together we committed to a renewed dialogue.“As the first Alberta Premier to vi...
Published at Government of Alberta