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New dinosaur finds soar in 'golden age' of discovery
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New dinosaur finds soar in 'golden age' of discovery
A parade of weird and wonderful dinosaurs have stomped and scampered into the scientific record this year. To name just a few, discoveries announced in 2014 include: If new dinosaurs appear to be taking over the news, it isn't your imagination."We’re really in a golden age," says Dav...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Drug, weapons charges after car flees traffic stop
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Drug, weapons charges after car flees traffic stop
A motorist who fled an attempted traffic stop in Edmonton on Tuesday night for driving without his headlights is now facing multiple drug charges.Edmonton police did not pursue the vehicle for safety reasons, but RCMP officers from the detachment in Spruce Grove/Stony Plain later apprehended it w...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Wildrose turncoat upset over photos of smashed mug
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Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle says she felt bullied and intimidated by her former party after a senior Wildrose staff member smashed her coffee mug and sent her photos of the pieces.On Monday, Towle and Little Bow MLA Ian Donovan announced they would be leaving the Wildrose and crossing t...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Million-dollar medical simulation centre opens at Royal Alex
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Million-dollar medical simulation centre opens at Royal Alex
Doctors training at a new simulation centre at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women will get the chance to practise their responses to high-pressure medical scenarios in a state-of-the-art lab.The centre uses mannequins known as simulators that are controlled by computers and can simulate the conditi...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Residents in Edmonton’s Haddow neighbourhood unimpressed with design committee on new housing
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Residents in Edmonton’s Haddow neighbourhood unimpressed with design committee on new housing
Residents still hoping to keep their park space in Haddow Park, say a proposed design committee on new homes being built there isn’t enough.At a public meeting Wednesday night, city staff were set to select between six and eight residents to serve on a design engagement committee, which is suppos...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Edmonton utility bills to rise as council approves budget
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Edmonton utility bills to rise as council approves budget
Edmontonians utility bills will be rising next year, after city councillors approved the 2015 utility budget on Wednesday.Councillors approved the increase, which will see utility rates rise by about $1 per month for drainage and $3.35 per month for waste pick up.The drainage increases, which cit...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Onion Lake band to sue federal government over transparency law
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Onion Lake band to sue federal government over transparency law
A First Nations band with substantial oil and gas holdings is pushing back with an 11th- hour lawsuit against new federal transparency law requiring public disclosure of all finances.In a dramatic move Wednesday — the deadline for providing the financial data — Onion Lake First Nation Chief Walla...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Edmonton Arts Council prepares for more public art calls
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Edmonton Arts Council prepares for more public art calls
As city council prepares to spend a record amount of money on capital projects, the Edmonton Arts Council is working hard on public art that will gild those endeavors.“We are very happy and very busy,” said Eva Marie Clarke, a spokesperson for the council about the process of arranging the public...
Published at Metro Edmonton
City needs to save for new southside park and ride, councillor says
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City needs to save for new southside park and ride, councillor says
With the lease for the current park and ride at Century Park LRT Station about to expire, councillors must fund a new lot or risk losing transit parking in 2020. ((Courtesy of the City of Edmonton))Millions of dollars will need to be set aside in the city’s budget to guarantee parking is availab...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta’s civil service is ‘stretched to the absolute limit’ — AUPE president
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Alberta’s civil service is ‘stretched to the absolute limit’ — AUPE president
Critics said Wednesday they will withhold judgment on Premier Jim Prentice’s plan to reform Alberta’s civil service until they learn more about what he has in store.Alberta’s new Progressive Conservative premier signalled earlier this week he will embark on significant reform of the public servic...
Published at Edmonton Journal

Recent Blog Posts

Alberta Tories are swinging right, paradoxically because of the implosion of their right-wing brethren in the Wildrose Party
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Alberta Tories are swinging right, paradoxically because of the implosion of their right-wing brethren in the Wildrose Party
Family values: Not so long ago they were all swinging left, but now the Progressive Conservative caucus of Premier Jim Prentice is swinging right. Getting ready to launch, from left to right, new PC caucus member Kerry Towle, Mr. Prentice, new caucus member Ian Donovan, and an unidentified former...
Published at David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary
Recap: All is Bright on 124 Street
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Recap: All is Bright on 124 Street
Mack and I took in the second annual All is Bright Festival on 124 Street last Saturday. With a gentle, glistening snowfall heralding winter, the event was christened with a beautifully ethereal quality. High Street Sure, it was a little chilly, but organizers were prepared, with warming fires cl...
Published at Only Here for the Food
Black + Navy = Easy Chic
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Black + Navy = Easy Chic
Let's just pretend it's Monday.  Then when we get to "Wednesday" it will really be Friday and everyone will be happily surprised!!  Or disoriented, but whatev.  A little disorientation is in order after my week got off to a feverish start.  Sunday night I started feeling it an...
Published at VV Boutique Style
Mayor Iveson on Budget 2015, Council’s 2%, City Charter, and more
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Mayor Iveson on Budget 2015, Council’s 2%, City Charter, and more
On Monday, Mayor Iveson held a lunchtime “editorial board” at his office for some local bloggers. He seemed energized and excited to talk about the budget, even though he was in the middle of a day-long public hearing and barely had time to eat. Given the limited time we had available...
Published at MasterMaq's Blog
folding to the panic and chaos
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Last night, everything kind of hit me all at once. Some things I can talk and write about, others I can not. I am trying to take care of everyone and everything and starting to feel very overwhelmed. There is just too much going on and not enough of me to go around… My reserves are severely...
Published at The Stay At Home Feminist
The Hobbit Read-Along, Pt. 1: Tookishness is a Funny Word
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Wherein Bilbo Baggins receives a visit from the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves. After eating, they discuss the recovery of the treasure that the dragon Smaug took from Erebor, the dwarves’ home, and Bilbo is hired as their “burglar,” despite … Continue reading →
Published at Another Book Blog
F5
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F5
The Edmonton Oilers recalled Oscar Klefbom this afternoon, which could mean the ball is rolling. Or it could mean diddly. Such is the life of an Edmonton Oilers fan. Most NHL fans are anticipating their team's next game, hoping for a win and a pile of goals. In our town? F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 ...
Published at OilersNation
Foo Fighters Pre-Sale
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Foo Fighters Pre-Sale
  SONiC 102.9 PRESENTS the FOO FIGHTERS with Royal Blood – and YOU can skip the scalper with the Club SONiC pre-sale!   Club SONiC Presale starts Monday, December 1 @ 10 AM and goes until December 4 @ 10 PM (or until quantities last). To access the password and link, log into your...
Published at SONiC 102.9
Elephant Wake - A Grande Visite with Jean-Claude!
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Elephant Wake - A Grande Visite with Jean-Claude!
A quick post to tell you about Elephant Wake currently playing at Catalyst Theatre.  Thankfully they added an Industry Show on Monday night so I was able to see it.  They also had a very funny talk-back with actor and playwright Joey Tremblay and Catalyst Artistic Director Jonathan Chri...
Published at Finster Finds
Concrete Cat
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Concrete Cat
We’re happy to announce that local design heavy-hitters Concrete Cat are back again for the 17th Royal Bison (November 28, 29 & 30).  In addition to making some pretty amazing household and commercial concrete structures, team Concrete Cat also dive deep into the design world, creating ...
Published at The Plains

Recent News Releases

Oilers Recall Klefbom
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Oilers Recall Klefbom
The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have recalled defenceman Oscar Klefbom from the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons. Klefbom, 21, has registered eight points (1G, 7A) in nine games with the Barons this season.The 6’3”, 204-pound blueliner has appeared in two games this season w...
Published at Edmonton Oilers
Alberta focused on fiscal restraint
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Oil prices continued to slide this week, with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) closing at $74.09 US per barrel yesterday. With ongoing uncertainty with global prices, the Prentice Government continues to be focused on making decisions based on sound, conservative fiscal principles.“We will keep the ...
Published at Government of Alberta
Stopping breast cancer's 'vicious cycle'
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Stopping breast cancer's 'vicious cycle'
David Brindley (left) with his research team (Edmonton) Researchers from the University of Alberta have discovered a new approach to fighting breast and thyroid cancers by targeting an enzyme they say is the culprit for the “vicious cycle” of tumour growth, spread and res...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Get into the spirit of the season at the Edmonton Valley Zoo
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Get into the spirit of the season at the Edmonton Valley Zoo
Warm up on a cold December day with holiday treats, refreshments, entertainment and animals! Seniors are invited to kick off holiday celebrations at the Edmonton Valley Zoo for the annual Candy Cane Tea. Date:  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Time:  1- 3 p.m. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. &nda...
Published at City of Edmonton
TEC Edmonton's Health Accelerator gets funding go-ahead
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TEC Edmonton's Health Accelerator gets funding go-ahead
Speakers at the announcement of Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program funding (from left): Kashmir Gill (NRC-IRAP), Brad Ferguson (EEDC), Hon. Rona Ambrose (minister of health), Chris Lumb (TEC Edmonton), Henry Kutarna (Innovate Calgary), Cy Frank (AIHS) and Stephanie Zakala (Orpyx Medical Tec...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Bears close out first half against Bisons
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Bears close out first half against Bisons
Alberta enters the final conference weekend of 2014 in rough waters, sporting a two-game losing streak, after getting swept by the Calgary Dinos in a home-and-home series last weekend.Game one against Manitoba gets underway at 7:00 p.m. MT at Clare Drake Arena on Friday, while game two features a...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
myStudentSystem goes mobile
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myStudentSystem goes mobile
Students asked for mobile access to their registration information. It’s here.Starting next week, a new mobile app will give students on-the-go access to many of the services in myStudentSystem—class schedules, course registration, grades, personal information and notifications.“Improving the mob...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Computer Science students help parents check in
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Computer Science students help parents check in
Backpack hung up? Check. Coat off? Check. Indoor shoes on? Check. Sign-in sheet initialled. Uncheck.Like many parents dropping their children off at daycare in the morning, Sharon Bratt sometimes feels as if she has already put in a full day before 8 a.m. So understandably, the Computer Science f...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Excellent Edmontonians saluted
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Excellent Edmontonians saluted
Citizens who inspire others and enhance Edmonton’s reputation as a dynamic and diverse city were honoured at the 2014 Salute to Excellence Citation and Performance Awards. “Great cities are inspired by people who dare to dream big and do more,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “Thes...
Published at City of Edmonton
Greater labour mobility focus of Premiers’ meeting
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“It was a pleasure to meet with Premier McNeil today. We had a productive discussion around a range of issues and acknowledged the benefits of having our provinces work closely together.“Alberta and Nova Scotia have engaged in ongoing work to improve apprentice mobility between our provinces. Tod...
Published at Government of Alberta