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Edmonton drug users demand voice in fentanyl crisis talks
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Local drug users say their voices must be part of the solution to Canada’s ongoing overdose crisis.Chanelle Twan, an Edmonton board member of the Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPWUD), said that while about six people die of overdose every day in Canada -- 343 Albertans died of an...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Legislative committee recommends abolishing 'archaic' squatters' rights law
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Legislative committee recommends abolishing 'archaic' squatters' rights law
A legislative committee unanimously sent a recommendation to the government to abolish an “archaic” squatters’ rights law.The motion gained all-party backing with enthusiastic support from opposition MLAs and cautious agreement from members on the government side.The motion’s success brought a ro...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Edmonton to borrow $510M to turn Yellowhead into freeway
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city council has given the green light for the city to borrow more than $500 million to upgrade Yellowhead Trail into a freeway.The vote Tuesday was unanimous."We're going to fix the Yellowhead," Mayor Don Iveson said after the vote was displayed.The $1-billion project will eliminate all the inte...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Less litter on city streets but cigarette butts still a problem, audit shows
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Edmontonians are less likely to leave trash on city streets than they were in 2015, except when it comes to small items like cigarette butts and coffee stir sticks, shows a news audit.The amount of small litter found across the city in 2016 increased 5.35 per cent compared to the year prior, acco...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Accused bent on killing as many warehouse co-workers as possible: Crown
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A man accused of killing two co-workers in a stabbing rampage at an Edmonton warehouse pleaded not guilty Tuesday to all 10 charges against him.Dressed in a black sweater and camouflage-style pants, Jayme Joshua Pasieka spoke calmly as he entered his pleas to two counts of first-degree murder and...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Trial for man accused in warehouse stabbing spree begins
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The man charged with killing two people and injuring four others during an alleged 2014 stabbing spree in a Loblaw warehouse pleaded not guilty to all charges as his trial got underway in an Edmonton courtroom Tuesday.Jayme Pasieka, 32, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and four c...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Trial for man accused in warehouse stabbing spree begins
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The man charged with killing two people and injuring four others during an alleged 2014 stabbing spree in a Loblaw warehouse pleaded not guilty to all charges as his trial got underway in an Edmonton courtroom Tuesday.Jayme Pasieka, 32, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and four c...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Man turns himself in after Mounties seize 37 firearms on rural property
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A man has turned himself in to authorities after RCMP seized 37 firearms — including a Chinese-made AK-47 — and a large amount of ammunition from a rural property in northwestern Alberta. Manning RCMP responded Friday to reports that automatic weapons were fired on a property in the hamlet of Dea...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Environment minister, chief speaking at Ecotrust meeting this week
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Environment Minister Shannon Phillips and Truth and Reconciliation Commission member Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild are among the speakers this week at Alberta Ecotrust’s second annual environmental gathering.Littlechild, a lawyer and former Conservative MP, is part of a kickoff reception Thursda...
Published at Edmonton Journal
University of Alberta math whiz helps develop robotic sprinkler technology
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Sprinklers miss a lot.Sometimes extra water pools on the sidewalk, or a gust of wind splatters us with an unexpected wet surprise.What many see as a minor nuisance, Calgary inventor Cam Cote saw as a challenge. In a time when people are becoming increasingly aware of the value of clean water and ...
Published at Edmonton Sun

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Conor Coughlan
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Simple Suggestion #261... Focus on one thing
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These days I'm spending some time as a volunteer at our L'Arche Day Program, on days when the team has its meetings. What this means is that I arrive early enough to greet the gang when they arrive, to help with coats and pour coffee while the regular staff are elsewhere in the building.Last week...
Published at Simple Moodlings
PLAYBILL: Hello, Buttercup
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I am the very model of a modern Major-General, I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral, I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical, from Waterloo to Afghanistan, in order categorical! Whoops, wrong operetta … the one Opera NUOVA is doing down at the Capitol Theat...
Published at GIG CITY
YOU’RE SAYING THERE’S A CHANCE?
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Sure, there’s a chance that I could end up on the cover of GQ Magazine. Impossible as it might seem, there is a chance. Of course, it’s not going to happen. Same goes for the Edmonton Oilers missing the playoffs this season. Yes, there’s a chance they could miss. It’s not going to happen.
Published at OilersNation
Glenwood Rink Closed
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The Glenwood skating rink has lost its battle with the warmer weather and is now closed for the season.
Published at Glenwood Community League
Did Foo Fighters Just Out Themselves At This Year’s Glastonbury Headliner?
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Dave Grohl and the boys were all set to headline the massive English festival a few years back but Grohl broke his leg and the group was replaced by Florence + The Machine. Over the weekend though, fans began receiving mysterious ‘boarding passes’ in the mail referencing the fictional ‘Obelisk Ai...
Published at SONiC 102.9
Geeky Grape Girl (G3) – Part 2
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Ok, so maybe last week’s grape quiz was more difficult than I had thought. I will put grapes in this week that (I think) are more recognizable (along with perhaps some of the more geeky ones? Yes, you CAN use … Continue reading →
Published at Joy of Wine
#nomorecookiesforyou
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I have made an observation of my life these past few months as I creep closer and closer to the "official" beginning of middle age. It seems my level of righteous indignation at the injustices of this world is increasing at a rate proportional to the amount that I am sweating at night. Which is t...
Published at The Stay At Home Feminist
The 2017 Homelessness Marathon
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Tune in to the 2017 Homelessness Marathon Wednesday 22 February starting at 4PM MST! Every year, stations in cities across Canada take turns sharing local homelessness issues for the rest of the country to hear. Edmonton’s CJSR 88.5FM will be broadcasting the entire marathon, with our local stori...
Published at The Past is Unwritten
On not reading The Corrections
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And now, the first guest post of Franzen in February 2017! The lovely Carolyn of Rosemary and Reading Glasses valiantly took on The Corrections, after promising to do so last year. Read on to see how she fared – though the title probably gives you an idea – and do check out her blog. ...
Published at Reading in Bed

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