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Alberta comments on Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2015
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“We applaud our federal counterparts on these latest efforts to improve Canada’s immigration system for current and future generations."Today’s federal announcement is reflective of our on-going efforts to address Alberta’s workforce needs. We are pleased to see an increase to the provincial nomi...
Published at Government of Alberta
Man charged in connection with theft of police vehicle
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The Edmonton Police Service has charged a 27-year-old male in connection with the theft of a police vehicle that occurred yesterday morning in north Edmonton.At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, Edmonton Police Service officers responded to the area of 132 Avenue and 113A Street...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Bears upset Birds
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Bears upset Birds
Niko Saler The University of Alberta Golden Bears (Prairie 2) defeated the reigning conference and national champion UBC Thunderbirds (Pacific 1) 2-0 in a Canada West semifinal at the Final Four hosted by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon Friday afternoon.With t...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
City releases proposed Operating and Capital budgets
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The proposed budgets for City of Edmonton programs and services and for construction and renewal work have been released online in advance of City Council budget deliberations. The proposed 2015 Operating Budget and 2015-2018 Capital Budget will be presented November 4 and 5, 2014, to start the b...
Published at City of Edmonton
Pandas medal hopes Xed out
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Pandas medal hopes Xed out
Pandas rugby GUELPH, Ont. (CIS) – The St. Francis Xavier X-Women exploded for 31 points in the second half, including the last 26 of the match, to beat the 2013 national champion Alberta Pandas 41-17 in the third game of the CIS women’s rugby championship at the Universit...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
UAlberta holds strong in latest Maclean's rankings
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UAlberta holds strong in latest Maclean's rankings
UAlberta was reaffirmed as one of Canada's top universities in the latest Maclean's ranking. (Photo: Andy Grabia) (Edmonton) The University of Alberta was once again affirmed as one of Canada’s top five universities as part of the Maclean’s annual university rankings.The ...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Unlocking the secrets of pulmonary hypertension
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UAlberta research team discovers a link between pulmonary hypertension, diabetes and cancer. By on October 31, 2014
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Countdown to the downtown chow-down
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Countdown to the downtown chow-down
Fire up your taste buds for the 24th Annual Chili Cook Off On Tuesday, November 4, chili lovin' Edmontonians will be lining up in the Square to fire up their taste buds and dig into creations by 15 of our city's finest restaurant at the 24th annual Chili Cook Off! Date:  Tuesday, November 4,...
Published at City of Edmonton
Wildfire assistance provided to Smoky Lake County
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Government is providing $307,000 to cover emergency response costs and wages for volunteer firefighters for the County and three other fire departments.Last year’s fire was west of Range Road 170, and was fueled by strong winds and dry conditions. Through the Municipal Wildfire Assistance Program...
Published at Government of Alberta
Change your clock, check your smoke alarm
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Our clocks may change in the spring and fall, but fire safety is never out of season. On Sunday, November 2, Edmontonians will “fall back” by one hour and end Daylight Savings Time. Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is encouraging Edmontonians to use the time change as a reminder to check...
Published at City of Edmonton
Northlands Announces Arena Strategy Committee
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On Thursday, October 16, the Northlands Board of Directors agreed to the formation of an Arena Strategy Committee. The Committee is comprised of 17 members of the community who have been tasked to deliver a recommendation to the Northlands Board of Directors regarding future facility and site use...
Published at Northlands
Identifying a madman
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Identifying a madman
Has the true identity of Jack the Ripper finally been determined? According to the author of a book released in September, the answer is yes, thanks to DNA testing. In the midst of the fervor around the announcement, MacEwan University Arts and Science dean and resident Ripper expert Craig Monk w...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Three Pandas named to CW All-Star Teams
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Three Pandas named to CW All-Star Teams
Jessie Candlish FIRST & SECOND ALL-STAR TEAMS. The 2014 Canada West Women’s Soccer First and Second All-Star Teams were named, headlined by six Trinity Western Spartans and five Victoria Vikes.  The Alberta Pandas had three players selected, while the ...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
Premier pledges improved access to legal aid, helping more low income Albertans
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“We must ensure that Legal Aid Services are available to those who most need them. Our system must be responsive to current demands on this program, most importantly by ensuring low income Albertans, including AISH recipients, have access to the services they need."Legal Aid Alberta has confirmed...
Published at Government of Alberta
Government updates employer safety records
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Albertans can search the employer records site by employer name, city or town, and industry to find occupational health and safety information on more than 155,000 employers.Records stretch back to 2009 and users can sort employers by their lost-time claims, disabling injury rates, and fatality n...
Published at Government of Alberta
Statement from Premier Prentice on meeting with the Lubicon Lake Band
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"On the invitation of Chief Billy Joe Laboucan, today I visited the Lubicon Lake Band community. I met with the Chief and council and we discussed the outstanding issues with the federal and provincial governments and together we committed to a renewed dialogue.“As the first Alberta Premier to vi...
Published at Government of Alberta
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