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Rogers Place open house drawing serious crowds
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Edmontonians really want to get into Rogers Place.Free tickets for the Sept. 10 open house were made available online Monday, and in the first two hours 22,000 were given away. Although there's no charge, people have to book online when they want to come see the new arena to help spread out the c...
Published at Metro Edmonton
City on the fence on paying for safety barriers at Grand Trunk off-leash dog park
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The city’s community services committee is stymied on how to fund fencing for off-leash parks after it rejected a pair of motions Monday to study increasing dog licence fees to pay for the safety barriers.The committee heard conflicting arguments about putting a fence around Grand Trunk dog park ...
Published at Edmonton Sun
August flooding causes $1-million damage at St. Joseph High School
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Heavy rainfall this summer has left St. Joseph High School near downtown Edmonton with a hefty bill, after musical equipment and drama props were destroyed by flooding."We ended up having about four feet of water in the basement of the school," said Lori Nagy, spokeswoman for Edmonton Catholic Sc...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Impaired driving charges laid after man dies in dirt bike crash south of Edmonton
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A Samson First Nation man has been charged after a dirt bike passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured in a collision near Maskwacis, south of Edmonton, on Sunday morning.Chadwick Buffalo, 30, is charged with six offences, including refusal to provide a blood sample, impaired operatio...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Warrant issued for man who escaped Edmonton minimum security healing centre
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Warrant issued for man who escaped Edmonton minimum security healing centre
Police are searching for a convicted robber who escaped Monday from Edmonton’s Stan Daniels Healing Centre.A warrant has been issued for Carlos Tecomba, who is serving a sentence of five years and nine months for robbery with threats of violence and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose....
Published at Edmonton Journal
Impaired driving charges laid after man dies in dirt bike crash south of Edmonton
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Impaired driving charges laid after man dies in dirt bike crash south of Edmonton
A Samson First Nation man has been charged after a dirt bike passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured in a collision near Maskwacis, south of Edmonton, on Sunday morning.Chadwick Buffalo, 30, is charged with six offences, including refusal to provide a blood sample, impaired operatio...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Two dead after four vehicles crash on Highway 63 north of Fort McMurray
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Two people are dead after a four-vehicle crash Monday at the intersection of Highway 63 and Fort McKay, north of Fort McMurray, RCMP say.One man was taken to hospital and another man involved in the crash didn't suffer any injuries, said Const. Kandice Perry of Wood Buffalo RCMP.
Published at Edmonton Sun
Pipeline wars: Natural Resources Minister Carr talks about rejigging NEB
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Pipeline wars: Natural Resources Minister Carr talks about rejigging NEB
Federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr is convinced Canadians are a reasonable bunch who will accept pipeline decisions. Not because they will all agree — "I'm a realist," he quipped Monday — but because they will have a chance to have their say. Speaking to a room of around 150 people at an...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Two dead after four vehicles crash on Highway 63 north of Fort McMurray
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Two dead after four vehicles crash on Highway 63 north of Fort McMurray
Two people are dead after a four-vehicle crash Monday at the intersection of Highway 63 and Fort McKay, north of Fort McMurray, RCMP say.One man was taken to hospital and another man involved in the crash didn’t suffer any injuries, said Const. Kandice Perry of Wood Buffalo RCMP.The four vehicles...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Graham Thomson: Kenney's Trojan horse might not be allowed inside the PC camp
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Jason Kenney’s Trojan horse is at the gate of the Progressive Conservative party — but we don’t know yet if he’ll be allowed inside to burn the place down.That, of course, is what Kenney wants to do: win the PC leadership race so he can dismantle the party and join forces with Wildrose supporters...
Published at Edmonton Journal

Recent Blog Posts

Prepare For SONiC BOOM 2016!
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Prepare For SONiC BOOM 2016!
  SONiC BOOM returns this weekend, but before you can fully enjoy having your face melted off by this year’s bands, you’ve gotta be prepared. Plan accordingly with SET TIMES. Questions on merch, food and parking? Get all the information HERE at SONiCBOOMfest.com. Here’s wha...
Published at SONiC 102.9
PTO BOYLE, PTO RUNDBLAD
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We are now into the period of the offseason where veteran free agents without contracts are finding landing spots via PTO. One of the players I would like to see in Edmonton is reportedly retiring. I understand Dan Boyle is an older player, but there is a heartbeat here.
Published at OilersNation
Prince William and William the Conqueror are one in the same!
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Prince William and William the Conqueror are one in the same!
William visits Gramsy and Deda July 2016 for almost the entire month! Beware. Reading on may find you unexpectedly held hostage to a myriad of my family movies. Now would be a good time to escape if you are not interested in Gramsy’s World. I visit William every 2 months for 2 weeks. That i...
Published at A Canadian Foodie
#2016EdmontonOpen Table Tennis Championships: Social Media
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#2016EdmontonOpen Table Tennis Championships: Social Media
  If you’ve played with us at the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC) or have competed in our annual Edmonton Open, you might have noticed that we have a presence on various social media platforms.  For the upcoming 2016 Edmonton … Continue reading →
Published at Edmonton Table Tennis Club
WATCH: Flea Rippin’ It Up At Reading
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Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their first UK tour in five years.  The band headlined Reading and Leads this past weekend. But why do you care… Flea really isn’t THAT good live, is he? YEAH RIGHT!!!
Published at SONiC 102.9
Make Ahead Easy Instant Oatmeal Jars
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Make Ahead Easy Instant Oatmeal Jars
It just so happened that I spent a small fortune, every month, on delicious oatmeal cups that made breakfast as simple as adding a bit of water to the container and sticking it in the microwave for forty seconds, getting breakfast on the table for me, in seconds. It’s one of those ways to get
Published at Frugal Edmonton Mama
Harvest Fairs and Fall Festivals
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Harvest Fairs and Fall Festivals
It’s the season for Harvest Fairs and Fall Festivals in Edmonton! Get out in the crisp air and celebrate autumn’s abundance with these fun family events! Harvest Fair at Fort Edmonton Park Summer is delivering her bounty with lots of delicious Alberta grown treats for a Harvest Fair a...
Published at Family Fun Edmonton
Edmonton's Nuit Blanche seeks $85K funding increase for 2017
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Edmonton's Nuit Blanche seeks $85K funding increase for 2017
Organizers of Nuit Blanche, a night of arts and entertainment that took over downtown Edmonton last September, are hoping to cash in on its success to launch the next installment. “I think we had 53,000 Edmontonians who came downtown on a Saturday evening in the shoulder season when they...
Published at EJ Entertainment Blog
Family event: Enjoy some corn + more at the 18th annual Cornfest
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The 18th annual Cornfest is taking place on Saturday September 10th 12pm-5pm and you’re invited! Hosted by The Marketplace at Callingwood (6655-178 Street) Cornfest is a community family event held in support of the Edmonton Firefighters Burn Treatment Society. Funds raised from this event go tow...
Published at Just another Edmonton mommy
André Costopoulos – Vice-Provost and Dean of Students
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André Costopoulos – Vice-Provost and Dean of Students
Photo courtesy of Owen EganAndré Costopoulos became the new vice-provost and dean of students on July 1, 2016. An archaeologist, former disciplinary officer, and anarchist, he brings a diverse background to the position. I sat down with André to learn about his views on the dean of students’ role...
Published at The QUAD

Recent News Releases

EPS Member Shawna Grimes wins 2016 Daughter of the Year award
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Award ceremony took place August 27 at City Hall.Earlier this year, coworkers secretly nominated Acting Inspector Shawna Grimes for the 2016 Daughter of the Year awards, knowing she’d be embarrassed by the attention. But her track record speaks for itself, and nobody was surprised that she won—ex...
Published at EPS Success Stories
Police seek public’s assistance in locating missing 31-year-old man
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Police seek public’s assistance in locating missing 31-year-old man
The Edmonton Police Service is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man who was last seen around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Wen Fu Guan, 31, is described as a Chinese male with glasses, dark brown eyes and black hair. He is approximately 5’6” tall and weighs ...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Rogers Place public open house tickets released
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Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or RogersPlace.com for the Rogers Place public open house, which will be taking place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The open house comes before any concerts or hockey games, and gives people an opportunity to see the public areas...
Published at City of Edmonton
UAlberta honouree fights for rights of others, without batting an eye
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UAlberta honouree fights for rights of others, without batting an eye
Bishop Don Fletcher's leadership spurred a national movement to include LGBTQ people in the Mormon church. He is also considered an international expert in helping people with visual impairments adapt to daily life. (Photos: Steve Puppe Photography) A University of Albert...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Top 10 tech tools for teachers
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Top 10 tech tools for teachers
From increasing student engagement to reducing exam marking time, there are many reasons for teachers to explore the educational tech tools available in today’s market.“Technology not only supplements student learning, but at times transforms it,” says James Park, a learning consultant in the Uni...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan gets international exposure
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During the mission to Jalisco from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, Minister Phillips will be speaking to the conference about Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan and will meet with representatives from other subnational governments to build strategic relationships and explore opportunities for collaboration wi...
Published at Government of Alberta
Water restriction request lifted as operations return to normal
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Last week, persistent rainfall throughout the North Saskatchewan River watershed increased debris in the water, and substantially increased raw water turbidity levels. As a result, the rate of potable water production slowed, and demand was in excess of production."Thank you to everyone who helpe...
Published at EPCOR
ACAC Player of the Year returns to lead Griffins golf team
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ACAC Player of the Year returns to lead Griffins golf team
Elizabeth Stewart will lead the Griffins golf team this year as reigning ACAC Women's Golf Player of the Year. Jefferson Hagen, Sports Information OfficerConsidering half of the 2016 Griffins golf team is brand new, there might be a tendency to call this a rebuilding ...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Connor James is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week
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Connor James is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week
The third-year keeper stopped a total of seven shots on goal over the course of two games as the Golden Bears opened the season with a pair of 1-0 victories over the Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal Cougars on August 24 and 25th at Foote Field in Edmonton.While not overly busy in the season opener, ...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
John Janzen Nature Centre celebrates 40 years of River Valley fun
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John Janzen Nature Centre celebrates 40 years of River Valley fun
John Janzen Nature Centre, located in the heart of the river valley, first opened its door to the public in 1976. On August 28, 2016, Edmontonians gathered at the Centre to celebrate the past four decades of learning and adventure. Councillor Andrew Knack, alongside Dr. Bob Turner, Edmonton-White...
Published at City of Edmonton