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Seventh girder being installed to stabilize 102 Avenue bridge
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Seventh girder being installed to stabilize 102 Avenue bridge
City crews are progressing with the 102 Avenue bridge, with the seventh girder being installed to stabilize the bridge.Five cranes are currently used to stabilize the weight of the girders from the bridge onto the cranes, with city officials saying there has been minor movement.“A lot of work is ...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Canada Post flips to $194M profit in 2014
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Canada Post flips to $194M profit in 2014
Canada Post earned $194 million before taxes last year, a turnaround from 2013 when the Crown corporation lost $125 million.In a year in which it overhauled its business, phased out home delivery in many areas and drastically hiked prices, Canada Post made $194 million in profit before taxes last...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Deeper budget cuts risk sending Alberta into tailspin, minister says
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The Alberta government raised taxes for the first time in decades to avoid sending the province into a financial tailspin, Finance Minister Robin Campbell told Edmonton AM host Mark Connolly. "In talking to economists across Canada, they made it very clear that to cut too deep woul...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Taxing Prentice PC budget far from a pretty picture
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It’s the biggest deal since the early days of Ralph.Except this time they’re taking more dough from you, there’s record red ink being spilled and the province’s debt is getting much bigger.This is what the Prentice Progressive Conservatives will take on the road to try and score your vote this sp...
Published at Edmonton Sun
Winter escapees make spring break the second-busiest time at Edmonton airport
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Winter escapees make spring break the second-busiest time at Edmonton airport
After six months of cold and snow, it’s no wonder spring break is tied for the second-busiest time at Edmonton International Airport.The holiday for schools trails only the Christmas rush for the number of travellers. The break — which for public and Catholic schools in Edmonton falls on March 30...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Eastwood School finds new life as ESL centre
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Eastwood School finds new life as ESL centre
The once empty hallways of a stately 1920s brick school building are now bustling with adults learning how to speak English.Sanaa Sabra, administrative assistance at the new location of the Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, keeps track of the waiting list for English classes. (John Robertson/CBC)​...
Published at CBC Edmonton
What’s the bottom line for Martha and Henry?
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What’s the bottom line for Martha and Henry?
No other Alberta premier embraced deep budget cuts more than the late Ralph Klein.Successive Klein governments slashed spending on hospitals, education, the public service and social programming, wiping out the $23-billion provincial debt in the process.Klein, then, might have appreciated a leane...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Not quite the 'grim Jim' Prentice budget Alberta was primed for
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If Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's pre-budget rhetoric is to be believed, Albertans will go to the polls roughly a year earlier than the province's fixed election legislation calls for, which would make it this spring rather than a year from now."It's pretty clear in the circumstances that we're i...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Tough Alberta budget not so tough on municipalities
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Tough Alberta budget not so tough on municipalities
In March, Alberta announced a $400 million grant — sourced from an unexpected surplus — would be sent to Alberta’s cash-starved municipalities.But on Thursday, that grant magically shifted to something more like a give-and-take after Finance Minister Robin Campbell announced a cut to municipal fu...
Published at Metro Edmonton
Alberta cuts health care spending for first time in 20 years
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Alberta cuts health care spending for first time in 20 years
The first cut to healthcare spending in 20 years will now see Alberta spend $159 million less on its largest budget item than it did last year, despite more Albertans and an aging population.Health minister Stephen Mandel defended the cut by comparing the results the province achieves with its he...
Published at Metro Edmonton

Recent Blog Posts

The Power in Your Business
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The greatest power in any business is people power. It doesn’t matter how great your product or service is, without the right people on your team your business will not succeed. The majority of new business owners are concerned about the “what’s,” “how’s” and “when’s” of their business instead of...
Published at Edmonton Commerce News
Northern Lands Festival 2015
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Northern Lands Festival 2015
Looking for that next lost weekend?! Northern Lands invites you to taste some of the finest wines, craft beers and foods from across Canada!BY EMIL TIEDEMANNWhen you think about wine regions you think about France, Italy, Spain, or perhaps California, right? Northern Lands is Friday, Ma...
Published at I Heart Edmonton
Predict The Final Score: Game 75 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars
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Don't forget to try and win our second chance prize pack, featuring The Captain, Andrew Ference!
Published at The Copper & Blue
Maroon 5 fan rushes stage, scares Adam Levine in Edmonton
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Maroon 5 fan rushes stage, scares Adam Levine in Edmonton
She WILL be planting a kiss on the frontman, no matter the consequences. A young woman managed to run on stage and “scared the shit out of” Adam Levine during Thursday’s sold-out show at Rexall Place. Of course, he was …
Published at EJ Entertainment Blog
Oh Archie
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Mostly just so I can get this out of my head. So Archie Comics is relaunching their main Archie title in July with comic superstar’s Mark Waid and Fiona Staples establishing a new aesthetic. As I understand it, this pair is guaranteed to stick around for three issues. Staples is busy with S...
Published at Submetropolitan
Calling Out Your Catcallers
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Back in January we were sent a video by Marlaena Moore​. In it, Marlaena recounts her interaction with catcallers and you can just feel her energy. Watching it we wished we could have given her Related posts: A Perpetual Narrative Dear MRM (Men's Rights Movement) & the Misandry Misconc...
Published at I Dig Your Girlfriend
Friday Love List
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Friday Love List
Whale clock / Notebooks / Ring / Trench Coat / Rain Boots / Arm Chair Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 
Published at Polished Plum
OOTD (205): Classic Sweater Dress
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OOTD (205):  Classic Sweater Dress
Dress:  Foxy Jeans, small  (bought in Montreal)|  Tights:  Dynamite, medium/large  |  Flats:  Ardene, sz 7  |  Necklace:  Target   I think it’s such a bad idea to put clinics and offices within the shopping malls.. especially for those who are trying to stay away from spendin...
Published at Oh So Petite
Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains [GIVEAWAY]
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Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains [GIVEAWAY]
Who loves pasta? I do, and I would probably cry forever if I could never eat it again. Yeah, I love it. Maybe not as much as soup noodles, but pasta definitely ranks high on my list of favourite foods. Last week I had the amazing opportunity to spend a night with Chef Lynn Crawford to learn a bit...
Published at Little Miss Andrea
The Day After
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Given all the foreboding comments Premier Prentice had made in the weeks and months leading up to yesterday’s provincial budget announcement, we were all bracing for the worst. Instead, we got something in the middle. Generally, I’m pleased that the Premier and his cabinet listened to what we hav...
Published at Don Iveson

Recent News Releases

102 Ave Bridge Project/Groat Road closure update
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Crews installing seventh girder for stabilization The City of Edmonton and contract crews are making progress with the stabilization strategy for the girders on the 102 Ave Bridge Replacement Project and preparing to install a seventh girder. Four bridge girders buckled on March 16, 2015 during i...
Published at City of Edmonton
Budget 2015 supports working families
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Low and middle-income working families will receive an additional $110 million through both enhanced and new benefits building on one of the most generous refundable tax credits among the provinces.“Families are the foundation of Alberta. Strong families create a strong province. The government r...
Published at Government of Alberta
Unplug for a brighter future
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Unplug for a brighter future
The City of Edmonton encourages everyone to turn off lights and unplug non-essential power sources for international Earth Hour on March 28, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour is an annual, world-wide event with over 160 participating countries that encourages citizens to support action on climate...
Published at City of Edmonton
CFL Rules Committee proposes changes for 2015 season
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The CFL Rules Committee has proposed changes that would provide receivers with more space, speed up the game and alter the convert.
Published at Edmonton Eskimos
University hopeful amid financial challenges
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University hopeful amid financial challenges
(Edmonton) The funding envelope for Alberta’s post-secondary system will be reduced by 1.4 per cent for the coming year and 2.7 per cent in 2016-17, according to details of the provincial government’s 2015-16 budget announced March 26.“This is a very good outcome,” said University of Alberta Pres...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Efficient spending supports economic growth, diversity
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All ministries are finding efficiencies to direct funding to the front line. This includes regulatory work that holds the energy industry accountable, market and industry development, including tourism, and skills training for a growing workforce that includes more Aboriginal people, youth and wo...
Published at Government of Alberta
Supporting families and communities a budget priority
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Protecting front line services where people live and work is achieved in Budget 2015. An Alberta Poverty Reduction Action Plan is being developed to work in concert with programs and initiatives to support a complementary, balanced and aligned social serving system for low-income working families...
Published at Government of Alberta
Vulnerable Albertans protected in Budget 2015
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Seniors and low-income families and individuals in need will continue to have access to safe housing and shelter, and income support. Human Services is maintaining front-line services and staff for vulnerable Albertans. For seniors, a new low-interest Home Repair Loan Program will be introduced t...
Published at Government of Alberta
Helping child and adult students achieve their potential
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Funding to school boards in Budget 2015 will honour the last year of the current collective agreement with teachers. The commitment to protect classroom teachers will help set up long-term success. In addition, approximately $10 million from the Alberta Education department budget will be realloc...
Published at Government of Alberta
Patient care protected while lowering health spending
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Alberta Health will spend $18.9 billion on a consolidated basis in 2015-16, a reduction of $159 million or 0.8 per cent from the 2014-15 forecast. This budget marks the first time in 20 years the province has reduced overall health spending.“Alberta’s health spending is out of line with other pro...
Published at Government of Alberta