Recent News Releases

Update 24: 2016 Wildfires (May 25 at 4:30 p.m.)
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People who have been displaced will be provided with $1,250 per adult and $500 per dependant in emergency financial assistance. This will probably be provided in the form of pre-loaded debit cards. Details on when this assistance will be available and how to get access to it will be announced by ...
Published at Government of Alberta
Northwest Division officers seize more than $90,000 in drug investigation
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Northwest Division officers seize more than $90,000 in drug investigation
The Edmonton Police Service Northwest Division has charged seven people in relation to an investigation which yielded $94,000 in various drugs, firearms and paraphernalia seized over the weekend.On Friday, May 20, 2016, the Northwest Division Special Project Team obtained grounds to execute searc...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Edmonton Tower: Coming Soon - a one-stop shop for public services
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Tower: Coming soon - a one-stop shop for public services May 25, 2016  A special “topping-off” ceremony has brought Opening Day one step closer for City–leased floors in the new Edmonton Tower. “By relocating a significant number of employees to the new tower, the Cit...
Published at City of Edmonton
U of A golfers looking to make the cut
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U of A golfers looking to make the cut
Golden Bears golf The University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas golf programs head to Parksville, B.C. this week for the 2016 Canadian University/ College Championship, which runs May 31 – June 1 at the Morningstar Championship Golf Club. ...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
Urban planning on the forest fringe
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Urban planning on the forest fringe
The ongoing Fort McMurray wildfire struggle joins an unsettling and suddenly growing list of calamities the likes of which Albertans, once upon a time, could only witness by flipping through a newspaper or watching the nightly news.It started with the too-close-for-comfort wildfire in Kelowna, B....
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Alberta recognized for commitment to improving air quality
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“On behalf of the Government of Alberta, it’s a great privilege to accept the Asthma Society of Canada’s award for leadership in public policy. Phasing out coal emissions by 2030 and improving air quality is a key part of our plan to address climate change and we’re honoured that the society is r...
Published at Government of Alberta
Photo essay: Getting the band back together
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Photo essay: Getting the band back together
Thanks to an education professor and a group of students, alumni and community members, UAlberta has its first marching band in more than 50 years. By on May 25, 2016
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Proposed residential development in Eaux Claires
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  Residents are invited to an Open House to discuss a proposed rezoning of undeveloped land located east of the Eaux Claires transit centre at 9305 – 157 Avenue NW. Date:  Wednesday, June 1, 2016  Time:  6 p.m - 8 p.m.  Location:  Evansdale Community League Hal...
Published at City of Edmonton
PCL Projects Awarded 2016 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture
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(May 25, 2016) – The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that five projects that various PCL districts have built across Canada have been honoured as outstanding buildings in our country. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council...
Published at PCL Companies
Griffins welcome Katherine Adams to women's basketball bench
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Griffins welcome Katherine Adams to women's basketball bench
Ken Schildroth, Director of Athletics is pleased to name Katherine Adams (Calgary, Alberta) the new women’s basketball head coach. Adams becomes the Griffins third head coach since the school moved to Canada West (CIS) in September, 2014. Katherine comes to MacEwan University with extensive exp...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Fire ban and OHV restriction revised
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Fire ban and OHV restriction revised
Effective immediately, the fire ban and OHV restriction will no longer be in effect in portions of the Lac La Biche area south of Fort McMurray (*view revised map*). The fire ban and OHV restriction remain in effect for the Fort McMurray Forest Area of northeastern Alberta.All open fires are stil...
Published at Government of Alberta
Autopsy complete in city’s 22nd homicide of 2016
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The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy this afternoon on the deceased man found in an apartment suite late last week. Louie De Sousa Sa, 61, died as a result of trauma to his upper body.Homicide Section has declared this death as the city’s 22nd homicide of the year. Th...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Climate Leadership Plan to reduce carbon pollution moves Alberta forward
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This proposed law implements key elements of Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan. It will create jobs by investing in a higher-value, lower-carbon, energy-efficient economy.It will help Alberta do its part by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, and improving the energy efficie...
Published at Government of Alberta
Update 23: 2016 Wildfires (May 24 at 2:30 p.m.)
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People who have been displaced will be provided with $1,250 per adult and $500 per dependant in emergency financial assistance. This will probably be provided in the form of pre-loaded debit cards. Details on when this assistance will be available and how to get access to it will be announced by ...
Published at Government of Alberta
The rainbow crosswalks are back!
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The rainbow crosswalks are back!
  The City of Edmonton is repainting the temporary rainbow-coloured crosswalks in time for this year’s Pride Parade.  Repainting will begin on Tuesday, May 24 at 10 p.m., if weather is favourable, at three locations: east-west crossings at 108 Street and 82 Avenue east-west crossi...
Published at City of Edmonton
Gardens of any size start at the Muttart Conservatory Plant Sale
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Gardens of any size start at the Muttart Conservatory Plant Sale
Gardening has changed over the years, as more Edmontonians move into smaller homes. The Muttart Conservatory’s Plant Sale has kept pace by adding great choices for gardens of all sizes.  Date:   Time:   Thursday May 26  4 p.m.  - 8 p.m.   Friday May 27  10...
Published at City of Edmonton
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