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UNESCO hears fears that Wood Buffalo National Park 'is going to dryout'
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UNESCO hears fears that Wood Buffalo National Park 'is going to dryout'
UNESCO monitors are in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., to hear first hand from First Nations and Metis peoples how low water levels are threatening Wood Buffalo National Park's fragile ecosystem and whether the park should be classified as threatened.Land users say they've noticed changes in water levels ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Backyard chicken pilot project approved in St. Albert
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Plump hens will soon be clucking their way around the backyards of St. Albert.In one fowl swoop, city council approved an 18-month pilot project for backyard hens.Council approved the pilot project at its Monday meeting, with only Mayor Nolan Crouse opposed.It's a plan hatched, in part, by counci...
Published at CBC Edmonton
ATV driver charged in death of pedestrian near Edson
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A Yellowhead County man has been charged with impaired operation of a vehicle causing death after a fatal crash between an ATV and a pedestrian on Saturday.Edson RCMP said officers responded to a report of an off-highway collision on Crick’s Creek Road around 7 p.m.Upon arrival, police, EMS and f...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Edmonton police officers, civilians honoured for courage, quick thinking
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Edmonton police officers, civilians honoured for courage, quick thinking
On a night almost one year ago, acting Sgt. Neil Thompson was listening to his police scanner as chatter began about a violent robbery at a convenience store.And then, only moments later, a second robbery.He rushed to the second scene, a Mac's Convenience store in his south Edmonton division, to ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
ATV driver charged in death of pedestrian near Edson
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ATV driver charged in death of pedestrian near Edson
A Yellowhead County man has been charged with impaired operation of a vehicle causing death after a fatal crash between an ATV and a pedestrian on Saturday.Edson RCMP said officers responded to a report of an off-highway collision on Crick’s Creek Road around 7 p.m.Upon arrival, police, EMS and f...
Published at Edmonton Journal
TappCar reaches historic union agreement
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TappCar hopes to steer taxi drivers to its team after reaching a historic union agreement.The Edmonton-based company announced its collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 987 on Wednesday, which TappCar said makes it the first unionized ride-share company in North America.“Historical...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Why are Edmonton's birch trees dying?
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Why are Edmonton's birch trees dying?
A study is looking into why birch trees are dying off in the prairies and British Columbia, but a researcher says they can be saved.Natural Resources Canada started the study in 2008 to focus on the state of birch health. The study has examined over 300 birch tree plots in urban centres.David Lan...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Declining interest in welding apprenticeships at NAIT parallels economic slump
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Declining interest in welding apprenticeships at NAIT parallels economic slump
Fewer students are enrolling in NAIT’s trade apprenticeship programs that prepare workers for careers in Alberta’s oil and gas industry. Malcolm Haines, dean of the School of Skilled Trades, said welding and rig technician courses have seen a drop in registration compared to previous years, likel...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Reconciliation 'starts in the classroom'
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When vandals tried to set the Red River cart afire at the University of Alberta last December, Emily Riddle heard about it almost immediately.“Acts like that really make you feel like you don’t have a place on the campus,” she said.The incident was front of mind Wednesday as Riddle and others gat...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Reality of Right to Know Week in Alberta is grim
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It's Right to Know Week in Alberta. Why should you care?Freedom of information, or FOIP, is one of the few effective tools in our democracy that allows opposition parties, advocacy groups, journalists, and others to hold those in authority to account.For example, it was FOIP that exposed - and en...
Published at CBC Edmonton

Recent Blog Posts

5 Date Ideas in Edmonton this Weekend | September 30 – October 2
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Getting crafty with a paint night to celebrate Alberta Culture Days, making an air plant or checking out a pajama party – there’s plenty to Get Crafty: Make an Air Plant Wreath Together  Air plants are the newest go-to plant for contemporary, conversation home-decor. Kim will provide ...
Published at YEG Date Night
THE HEAT IS ON!
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THE HEAT IS ON!
The Edmonton Oilers hit the left coast with their top line and the Leftorium last night, with a pile of at-bats for hopefuls and a few veterans along to get in some work. Losses are not a big deal in pre-season, even though the Oilers losing seems normal in any season. What is a big […]
Published at Lowetide
What to do This Weekend in Edmonton (with Kids) | September 30 – October 2
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Fall is here, and with it comes festivals and fun things to do every single weekend with the kids in Edmonton. Here are some of our favourite ways to celebrate the changing of the seasons, the fun things to do with the entire family and things to do in Edmonton this weekend: Smoky Lake Great [...
Published at Raising Edmonton
Pizza Party
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Pizza Party
With my wedding less than two weeks away I have been in need of a fun and relaxing night in! There are so many different ways I like to relax but what better way to take my mind off the wedding craziness than with my girlfriends, a bottle of wine, and of course pizza! I […] The post Pizza P...
Published at Over My Styled Body
Simple Suggestion #257... Indulge your inner child
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Simple Suggestion #257... Indulge your inner child
When we bought our 1950s-era home from the original owners in 2003, we marvelled at the oak tree they had planted in the front yard when they bought the house. How it must have grown in those nearly 60 years! And every autumn I bless that oak tree for the wonderful crunchy leaves that it drops ov...
Published at Simple Moodlings
Happy National Coffee Day
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Happy National Coffee Day
Content copyright to This Bird's Day at http://thisbirdsday.com. Sponsored by Church & Dwight. Where are my coffee drinkers at? It’s September, which means the kids are back in school, sun-filled long weekends are a thing of the past and real life has kicked into high gear. These days, nothin...
Published at This Bird's Day
Fun (and Free) Drop in Edmonton Playgroups for Little Kids in October
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Finding drop in programs for kids to learn, explore, socialize and meet new people doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many free playgroups and drop in play times in Edmonton for parents and children – here are a few drop in Edmonton playgroups that you can take advantage of in September, f...
Published at Raising Edmonton
WATCH: Ben Gibbard Loves Trail Running
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Ben Gibbard keeps plenty busy being the frontman for Death Cab For Cutie, but did you know that in his spare time he is obsessed with running trails? So much so that he brought someone on tour who’s only job was to find trails to run. Check out this mini-documentary on his love of running. ...
Published at SONiC 102.9
Four Words
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Salted. Caramel. Chocolate. Cake. Back in July, we celebrated Alex’s birthday with this delicious cake.   I started this post shortly after making it in an effort to share it with all of you ASAP, but it has remained in my drafts until now. Oops! In any case, the end of September has m...
Published at the lovely ordinary
TOP 100 OILERS: MIKE GRIER (49)
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Embed from Getty Images There isn’t a single player on this list of Top 100 Oilers who was more of a longshot to play 1,000 games in the NHL than Mike Grier, and there hasn’t been anybody who did it with more professionalism and class during his time in Edmonton than the guy teammates called Ro...
Published at OilersNation

Recent News Releases

Orders in Council
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RESPONSIBLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT (section 5) – Effective October 1, 2016, appoints Monica Norminton, Stan Boutin and Jack Royal as members of the board of directors of the Alberta Energy Regulator, each for a term to expire on September 30, 2017, and reduces compensation of the chair and member...
Published at Government of Alberta
Oct. 1 minimum wage increase will support Alberta families
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Oct. 1 minimum wage increase will support Alberta families
Labour Minister Christina Gray meets with Dwane Kunitz of Kunitz Shoes at the downtown Edmonton store. The two discuss the minimum wage increase that goes into effect Oct. 1. The increase will mark the second in a series of progressive steps that will give Alberta...
Published at Government of Alberta
New judge appointed to the Provincial Court
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Ladouceur, a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law, was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1992. Since then, he has carried on a private practice in High Prairie, specializing in criminal, and family and child welfare law, in the northern Provincial Court of Alberta circuit of F...
Published at Government of Alberta
Additional sexual assault charges against Matthew McKnight; police seek additional complainants
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The Edmonton Police Service Sexual Assault Section has laid 18 new charges against Matthew McKnight, 29, in relation to a number of sexual assaults.Detectives began investigating the alleged sexual assaults after a complainant reported an incident to police on April 1, 2016. On Aug. 10, 2016, McK...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Sunday’s suspicious death confirmed as homicide; autopsy complete
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An autopsy has confirmed the death of a man found outdoors in the area of 107 Avenue and 110 Street as a homicide. Just after midnight on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, Downtown Division patrol officers responded to the area of 107 Avenue and 110 Street, where a 46-year-old man was located with obvious ...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Help shape Edmonton's future
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Attend one of the public information sessions to find out more about Edmonton’s proposed City Charter and provide your input. City Charters for Edmonton and Calgary aim to help Alberta’s two largest cities plan smarter communities and work more efficiently on issues from tax assessmen...
Published at City of Edmonton
Innovation investment diversifies economy and creates jobs
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The Government of Alberta, largely through Alberta Innovates’ bioindustrial innovation program, has supported Ceapro, an innovative Alberta company, to develop its products and commercialize an advanced oat-oil extraction process. As a result, Ceapro is opening a new, larger production facility t...
Published at Government of Alberta
Shuttles replace elevator service at two Downtown LRT stations this weekend
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Transit customers requiring an elevator to access the LRT at Bay/Enterprise and Corona stations will be provided a Disabled Adult Transit Service (DATS) shuttle to Central station starting at 7 p.m. on September 30 through to end of service on October 2, while crews perform planned elevator work....
Published at City of Edmonton
Suspect arrested in vandalism spree in southeast Edmonton
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The Edmonton Police Service arrested a suspect over the weekend in relation to a vehicle vandalism spree where more than $100,000 of damage was caused in one night.A citizen called police after observing a male suspect allegedly causing damage to property in the area of 96 Avenue and 87 Street on...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Alberta promotes investment, strengthens ties with Mexico
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Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd will travel to Mexico City from September 29 to October 3. While there, she will promote Alberta companies, new opportunities for investment, and will meet with businesses and the Mexican government on a variety of energy-related policies. Mexico has also req...
Published at Government of Alberta