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Five Edmonton Whitemud candidates slam Alberta Health Minister Stephen Mandel, PCs at second health care forum
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Health Minister Stephen Mandel said he felt "picked on" during Wednesday's candidates forum."Well, nice to be picked on, but that's OK," Mandel said, midway through the debate after the other five candidates slammed the PC party in their responses.Alberta Liberal candidate Donna Wilson retorted M...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Edmonton well-prepared to manage threat, says EPS
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Following a day of drama and tension in the nation’s capital, Edmonton’s police service is reassuring citizens they are not in imminent danger. Calling the events in Ottawa "a senseless act of unprovoked violence," Deputy Chief Danielle Campbell said the EPS members’ thoughts and p...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Business as usual: Mayor Don Iveson
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Mayor Don Iveson says city hall is not going to “live in fear” in the wake of multiple shootings that left at least two people dead, including a Canadian soldier, at Ottawa’s Parliament Hill Wednesday.Iveson offered condolences to the people of Ottawa and said there is no reason to believe Edmont...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Edmonton Police say no imminent threat after Ottawa shooting
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Edmonton Police say no imminent threat after Ottawa shooting
Police don’t believe Wednesday’s attack in Ottawa puts this city in any greater danger.“We have received no information to suggest there’s any imminent threat to public safety,” said deputy Chief Danielle Campbell.Campbell said the police service was keeping the victims of Wednesday’s tragedy and...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Terrorism hoax stemmed from 'family drama,' court hears
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An Edmonton woman accused of a terrorism hoax owned up Wednesday to lying to authorities about her sister’s fiance being a terrorist because the family disliked him.Hana Bedhiafi, 23, had been charged with committing a hoax regarding terrorist activity, but was allowed to plead guilty to a reduce...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Gunter: Only Muslims can solve this problem
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No doubt there will be plenty of politically correct types standing up in the next few days hectoring Canadians that they must remember Islam is a religion of peace.Politicians and academics will parade before microphones and cameras to urge that most Muslims are law-abiding and non-violent.Premi...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Edmonton jury selection process to be reviewed
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A full week has been set aside next March to challenge the way juries are selected in Edmonton. Earlier this month, the lawyer for Jeremy Newborn made an application challenging the way a jury pool was brought together, saying it included no aboriginal people. ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton drivers hit information superhighway using smart technology
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Edmonton drivers hit information superhighway using smart technology
Traffic jams and construction delays will be easier to avoid if a new intelligent transportation system being tested in Edmonton proves effective.In a project that is a first of its kind in Canada, sensors are being installed on busy city roads to provide live traffic data to drivers whose vehicl...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Some Edmonton cyclists willing to compromise on councillor’s 97 Street bike lane suggestion
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Some Edmonton cyclists willing to compromise on councillor’s 97 Street bike lane suggestion
Coun. Mike Nickel wants the bike lanes on 97 Street gone, but in return, would support funding lanes in the downtown core.The councillor wants the city to review the bikes lanes in that area, which he says are more of a nuisance to business owners than they do good.“There’s lots of ways to cross ...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Edmontonians going to be asked to keep winter lights on past the holidays
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Edmontonians going to be asked to keep winter lights on past the holidays
Christmas lights up and on all winter will be part of the city’s plan to get more people embracing Edmonton’s northern climate.After Christmas, they’ll be known as ‘winter lights,’ said Sue Holdsworth with the city, when homeowners will be asked to keep the lights on as part of the city’s Winters...
Published at Metro Edmonton

Recent Blog Posts

WEARING/ Drain the whole sea
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WEARING/ Drain the whole sea
You never truly appreciate nor understand the allure of a pant suit until you put one on. I mean, look at me. I've been wholeheartedly converted into a beliebver with this Ralph Lauren jumpsuit previously worn by my 5-foot-tall mother. Anyway, to continue on the topic of appreciating things, let'...
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BLOG: Oilers fourth line continues to grind
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It’s quite impressive how many times the Oilers line of Matt Hendricks, Boyd Gordon and Jesse Joensuu has stuck out positively in games this season. Those three have proven to be defensively responsible, but also create offensive chances consistently. When Head Coach Dallas Eakins thought the ...
Published at Edmonton Oilers Blogs
BLOG: Oilers show maturity in resilient win
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The Oilers could have easily packed things in. The Capitals had scored two straight to take the 2-1 lead and they’d eventually outshoot the Oilers 34-20 (13-5 in the third period). But the Oilers didn’t quit. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made one of the best players in the league, Alex Ovechkin, pay fo...
Published at Edmonton Oilers Blogs
BLOG: Oilers thoughts were with Ottawa
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The Oilers took the ice at Rexall Place for their game against the Washington Capitals with the tragic events of the day still very much on their minds. “It’s a terrible day,” Head Coach Dallas Eakins said. “I think it’s days like this where everyone is reminded of what is very important and m...
Published at Edmonton Oilers Blogs
Oilers Out-Duel Ovechkin and the Capitals
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Ben Scrivens plays lights-out in the third to keep the Oilers on top.
Published at The Copper & Blue
GDB 7.0 WRAP UP: CAPITALS @ OILERS
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WE'RE GOING STREAKING! Final Score: 3-2 Oilers.
Published at OilersNation
UPDATE FROM THE WEEKEND
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UPDATE FROM THE WEEKEND
Last Friday I told you what my weekend plans were... (we are talking about the concert videography thing that I wanted to try out instead of photos at the show) So getting closer to the show I started getting nervous... I've (obviously) been to a show of their's before... (or...
Published at I'm With The Band
Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Contributes to Bronx Obama
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I’ve always found impersonators kinda creepy. It is unsettling, no? Watch this almost-Obama do his thing and tell me any different! Oh, also Will Butler of Arcade Fire contributed some music for this flick! Check out the trailer. Marvel rushed the release of this ‘Avengers: Age Of Ult...
Published at SONiC 102.9
104 Street CPR Crossing
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1931 Google Streetview …
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111 Ave: Looking East from 96 Street
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1931 Google Streetview …
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Recent News Releases

Pandas to host Cougars in home and home
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Pandas to host Cougars in home and home
Alberta will host the Cougars this Friday evening at Clare Drake Arena, with a puck drop of 7:00 p.m. before traveling to the Flames Community Arena in Calgary for the rematch on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.The Pandas own a 13-0-0 overall record against MRU, including 8-0-0 in conference play, and have ...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
And the green winners are...
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And the green winners are...
Small business eco awards recognize environmental successes A City of Edmonton awards program is celebrating Edmonton’s small business green leaders. Six Edmonton businesses were honoured for their environmental and green initiatives through the City’s Small Business Eco Challenge Awa...
Published at City of Edmonton
Best VB teams in the country square off at Saville
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Best VB teams in the country square off at Saville
The men’s games, with both squads sporting perfect 4-0 records, go at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, while the women’s games, between 3-1 opponents, start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.The defending Canada West and CIS champion Golden Bears haven’t let up since ...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
Currie part of international team to solve mystery of bizarre Mongolian dinosaur
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Currie part of international team to solve mystery of bizarre Mongolian dinosaur
A computer recreation of Deinocheirus mirificus. The bizarre-looking dinosaur had unusually large forearms and features that seem cobbled together from a variety of other dinosaurs. (Image: Korea-Mongolia International Dinosaur Project) (Edmonton) For half a century, Dein...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Statement from Premier Jim Prentice on the situation in Ottawa
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“On behalf of all Albertans, I would like to offer my sincere thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and comrades of the soldier shot today while standing on guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.“As the situation in Ottawa is ongoing, we will continue to monitor the events as they un...
Published at Government of Alberta
City launches new services on the Edmonton 311 App
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City launches new services on the Edmonton 311 App
Windrows and overgrown trees among the new reporting options The City of Edmonton has added 17 new reporting options to the Edmonton 311 App. Residents can now use the app to report winter road maintenance issues, vandalism and concerns related to litter, graffiti and traffic lights. The City int...
Published at City of Edmonton
Former Cargill employee fined for tampering with wastewater samples
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The offenses occurred in Cargill’s High River facility between February 2012 and March 2012.An agreed statement of facts indicates that Singh, an employee of Cargill at the time of the offenses, tampered with three composite treated wastewater samples containing phosphorus by adding a substance t...
Published at Government of Alberta
3-Min Drill: Discussing with Dex
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Which celebrity rock star did rookie linebacker Dexter McCoil meet? You'll find out in this edition of 3-Min Drill.
Published at Edmonton Eskimos
Seeing young children as citizens
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Seeing young children as citizens
A four-year-old dresses up in scarves and hats, a group of three-year-olds pretend to have tea and a 14-month-old chooses between a piece of cheese and a slice of apple at snack time. These may seem like unremarkable moments in a typical day at child care centres and day homes across the province...
Published at Grant MacEwan University