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Alberta government announces $400 million boost in MSI dollars for municipalities
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Alberta government announces $400 million boost in MSI dollars for municipalities
The provincial government announced Friday a $400-million boost for Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) will be put into the current budget, bringing the total to $1.6 billion.After hearing from councils across Alberta, Municipal Affairs Minister Diana McQueen said in Red Deer that the doll...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Alberta hikes funding for cities, towns by $1.6B
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Alberta's Minister for Municipal Affairs Diana McQueen announced Friday the province will increase the Municipal Sustainability Initiative funding to $1.6 billion for 2014/2015.
Published at CBC Edmonton
Officials aim for zero traffic deaths in strategy likely to annoy some motorists
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Officials aim for zero traffic deaths in strategy likely to annoy some motorists
Edmonton’s traffic safety officials are pitching a new “Vision Zero” approach to traffic safety that is just as certain to tick off motorists as it is to save lives.Already, Edmonton traffic gurus are increasing congestion by removing the kind of right turn lanes that allow vehicles to bypass tra...
Published at Edmonton Journal
So long, 'City of Champions?' Councillors considers new welcome signs
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So long, 'City of Champions?' Councillors considers new welcome signs
People arriving in Edmonton could be greeted by new welcome signs within the next year or two, according to Coun. Michael Oshry. He said the seven “City of Champions” signs stationed around the city are tired and outdated, and should be replaced as quickly as possible. ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Forestry industry keeps on truckin' while oil patch stagnates
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Forestry industry keeps on truckin' while oil patch stagnates
While pink slips are being handed out in the oil patch, the resumes are rolling in for the province's forestry industry. A combination of new markets and a recovering U.S. economy are providing an injection of activity to the industry at the same time that many people laid off from...
Published at CBC Edmonton
In case of zombies: run for the Rockies
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In case of zombies: run for the Rockies
Where would you go if the world changed overnight? If a new race of flesh-eating zombies was created by a virus, scientific testing gone awry or good old-fashioned necromancy — do you know where you would hide out?Graduate student Alex Alemi does — and for most Albertans, it's relatively close to...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Piano man plays again
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Piano man plays again
The man who wowed millions with his piano playing on YouTube is back, this time with a roof over his head and a piano just down the hallway. Ryan Arcand was drinking on the streets, eking out food to eat, places to sleep until about a month ago, when after a brief sti...
Published at CBC Edmonton
RCAF member fears for radicalized son
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RCAF member fears for radicalized son
A career member of Canada's armed forces said CSIS has informed him his 23-year-old son is now considered a radical extremist. He worries he could be swept up when new anti-terror legislation comes into force.The man, who serves on an Alberta military base, says his son in Winnipeg goes by the al...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Driver fined $2,000 for killing elderly pedestrian
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A Lloydminster man who killed an elderly Edmonton woman when he struck her in a marked crosswalk as she was going to church was fined $2,000 on Thursday.Bradley Nordell, 42, was also banned from driving for 90 days after pleading guilty in Provincial Court to a Traffic Safety Act (TSA) charge of ...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Trucker denies killing Edmonton prostitute
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An Ontario trucker accused of first-degree murder in the 2011 slaying of an Edmonton prostitute denied doing the crime, while testifying in his own defence Thursday.Brad Barton, 46, told a jury he met victim Cindy Gladue at the Yellowhead Motor Inn while in Edmonton on a moving job and said he ha...
Published at Edmonton Sun

Recent Blog Posts

Friday Love List
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Friday Love List
"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be" - Ralph Waldo Emerson I love that quote so much, it's such a good reminder. Especially when you are faced with some challenges (which, let's face it, who isn't!?) Lots of love to get to this week, let'...
Published at Polished Plum
We Have Surpassed 200 Members!
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WELL DONE MEMBERS OF 100 MEN YEG!! We started this endeavour to gather 100 Edmontonians together knowing that the power of many small contributions could have a big impact on local YEG charities. Now we’re pushing beyond 200 members. As a member who has signed up to commit time and money over the...
Published at 100 Men YEG
SHORTLISTED!
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Well this was an unexpected surprise! I'm With The Band has been nominated (and shortlisted!) for a Yeggie in Best in Music! Funny story - I was texting a screenshot to the guys to congratulate them, and didn't even notice I was on the list right away...I was half asleep...
Published at I'm With The Band
OILERS AT BLACKHAWKS, G64 2014-15
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OILERS AT BLACKHAWKS, G64 2014-15
There’s not much to say about the current edition of the Edmonton Oilers, so for our conversation today we’re going to play 10 questions. Here we go! Do the Oilers address defense, center or grit with the top pick? The Oilers will take a center and they go in the following order: McDa...
Published at Lowetide
March 5th, 2015
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Body: Faith Development Day Food Bank Collection:  Thanks so much to all of our staff for their generosity.  Not only did we collect a record amount of money for two important social justice projects as part of the collection during Mass,  we also collected an amazing 696 kilog...
Published at ECSD Superintendent’s Blog
A Sneak-Peek Into “The Marketer’s Guide to Social Data”
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A Sneak-Peek Into “The Marketer’s Guide to Social Data”
See how our recently released “Marketer’s Guide to Social Data” helps marketers understand, collect, and utilize the power of user and social marketing data. Social data is emerging as one of the most accurate and usable sources of online data today, so get your in-depth look and download the guide!
Published at LoginRadius
Fast and Fury-ous: C!TB rewatches THE INCREDIBLE HULK
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Fast and Fury-ous: C!TB rewatches THE INCREDIBLE HULK
Okay, we were all right about this one the first time.
Published at Comics! The Blog
Day 55
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Day 55
Content copyright to This Bird's Day at http://thisbirdsday.com. “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.” Paulo Coelho This post Day 55 appeared first on This Bird's Day. You Might Like: Day 4 Day 30 Day 35
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Spring Getaway Giveaway!
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Jacket: Gap || Blouse: Gap || Pant: Gap || Bag: Gap || Scarf: Gap || Boot: Hunter || Umbrella: Gap || Bracelet: J.Crew I’m a guest host for an amazing trip giveaway this week. Got an eye for festival fashion? This is your...
Published at Northern Style Exposure
The Roundup
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The Roundup
All your post trade deadline news, Maple Leafs drama, Giordano's Norris chances squashed, the Oilers GM, new players on new teams and more in this week's Roundup.
Published at OilersNation

Recent News Releases

Government supports municipal infrastructure commitments
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“Our government is committed to supporting infrastructure that promotes economic development, supports the province’s economy and keeps Albertans working. With this in mind, we are providing $400 million from this year’s budget to ensure municipalities have the capacity to meet their current infr...
Published at Government of Alberta
EPS Constable Rob Brown named Kiwanis Top Cop 2014
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EPS Constable Rob Brown named Kiwanis Top Cop 2014
The Kiwanis Club of Edmonton - Oil Capital has named EPS Const. Rob Brown as their Top Cop for 2014. Constable Brown was selected Top Cop for volunteering countless hours to the Eastglen High School Blue Devils football team.Marking the award’s 39-year history, the Kiwanis Club of Edmonton - Oil...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Student builds a strong foundation—literally
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Student builds a strong foundation—literally
When he’s not in class, Brendyn St. Germaine is a plant operator for construction firm Lafarge. He batches concrete for a variety of projects around the city, and it was while working in one of the batch offices downtown that he grabbed a ticket for his next job—a mix for MacEwan University.“I re...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Putin's grip on Russia strong as ever
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Putin's grip on Russia strong as ever
David Marples (Edmonton) While the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has made huge international headlines over the past week, it is not likely to tarnish the reputation of President Vladimir Putin in the long run, says David Marples, a University o...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Crooks and thugs in Bears game one win
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Crooks and thugs in Bears game one win
Jamie Crooks EDMONTON – Sophomore forward Jamie Crooks scored a pair of goals to lead the No.1 ranked University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey team to a 5-2 game one win over the No.4 ranked Calgary Dinos, in a feisty affair at Clare Drake Arena on Thursday night.Crooks,...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
Passing of Dr. Cy Frank a loss to Alberta
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“I join with all Albertans who are devastated to learn of the sudden passing of Dr. Cy Frank. As an orthopaedic surgeon, and President and CEO of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions since 2013, Dr. Frank was a legend in his field and one of the most respected leaders in Canadian health care. It wa...
Published at Government of Alberta
Former Eskimo Rob Brown Named Edmonton’s Top Cop
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After playing college football at the University of Southern Mississippi, Rob Brown chose a 10-year career with the Canadian Football League; first as an Edmonton Eskimo and then as a member of the Montreal Alouettes. When Rob retired from the CFL, he moved back to Ed...
Published at Edmonton Eskimos
City joins with Startup Edmonton to enhance service to citizens
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City employees will be working together with startup communities at the Start Up Edmonton workspace to create unique technological solutions for municipal challenges. This new initiative, Open Lab, is an innovative program that brings a lean startup culture together (in the physical space at Star...
Published at City of Edmonton
Funds flow for sprinkler and safety upgrades in Lamont County
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“Our government remains committed to protecting our most vulnerable citizens, including seniors. Thanks to the vision and direction set by Premier Jim Prentice, we’re taking action today to ensure Alberta’s seniors feel more secure in their own homes.”Work will begin soon to install fire sprinkle...
Published at Government of Alberta