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Albertans urged to prepare for disasters
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Emergency Preparedness Week runs May 1-7. The goal of the annual nationwide event is to raise awareness that all Canadians have a role to play in building safer and more resilient communities.“We can’t predict when a disaster or emergency will strike, but we can be prepared for one. Having lived ...
Published at Government of Alberta
Inspiring young Albertans shine at Great Kids Awards
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During first week of school, Breanna approached a school administrator with a $250 contribution towards fundraising for her school’s playground. She raised the money making and selling bracelets and recycling bottles during summer vacation.Having overcome depression and bullying, Aly serves on th...
Published at Government of Alberta
Draft Lottery Rules and Odds
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Draft Lottery Rules and Odds
NEW YORK - The 2016 NHL Draft Lottery, which will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, will be held on Saturday, April 30, at Sportsnet's Hockey Central Studio at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. The results of the Draft Lot...
Published at Edmonton Oilers
Artists express thoughts on mental health
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Artists express thoughts on mental health
Join Councillor Scott McKeen and local artists to hear stories, poems and music with the goal of inspiring Edmontonians to become involved with mental health initiatives in the community. Date:  Tuesday, May 3, 2016   Time: 7 - 9 p.m.  Location: City Hall   Cost: &nb...
Published at City of Edmonton
City of Edmonton’s DONATE-A-RIDE raises more than $225,000
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City of Edmonton?s DONATE-A-RIDE raises more than $225,000 April 29, 2016  Despite economic circumstances, Edmontonians generously paid it forward through the 2015/2016 DONATE-A-RIDE campaign which raised $225,816. As a result of the funds raised through the campaign, 94,565 Edmonton Transit...
Published at City of Edmonton
Police seek public’s assistance in locating Troy Opie
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Police seek public’s assistance in locating Troy Opie
The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Troy Opie, who is wanted on a warrant for being unlawfully at large. Wanted: Troy Opie, 29 Opie is...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Construction begins on Edmonton's two major bike routes
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The City of Edmonton is hosting pre-construction open houses to present the final design plans and construction staging for the Downtown and Strathcona bike routes. Citizens are invited to drop in anytime during meeting hours to review the information boards and to speak with City staff.  &n...
Published at City of Edmonton
Government releases bail review and plans for improving system
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The bail review resulted from an initial review completed by the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) following the fatal shooting of St. Albert RCMP officer Constable David Wynn and injury of Auxiliary Constable Derek Bond by an individual who was out on bail at the time of the incident.Form...
Published at Government of Alberta
Stage being set for economic and job growth in Fort McMurray
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Stage being set for economic and job growth in Fort McMurray
A big load at Two Hills Today, there is only one staging area in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo on a site just south of Fort McMurray. Building a second staging area north of the city near Supertest Hill will support economic growth while creating jobs,...
Published at Government of Alberta
Enrolment growth funding supports every Alberta student
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Many schools across the province are seeing an increase in their student populations. It is projected that provincial K-12 enrolment growth will be about 8,200 students - or 1.3 per cent - in the 2016-17 school year. It is estimated the funding provided for enrolment will allow boards to add 600 ...
Published at Government of Alberta
Infrastructure investment at the University of Calgary to increase space for health and social work programming
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Infrastructure investment at the University of Calgary to increase space for health and social work programming
Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt and University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon The Alberta government is committing $8.6 million each year for two years for the planning phase of the MacKimmie Block and Tower buildings and Professional Faculties r...
Published at Government of Alberta
Pride Tape team-up winning allies
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Pride Tape team-up winning allies
Winning team: Calder Bateman Communications is the 2016 recipient of the UAlberta Advocate Award. (Photo: Richard Siemens) During the 1991 Stanley Cup playoffs, Pittsburgh Penguin Kevin Stevens hurled the 'other f-bomb' at Minnesota North Stars forward Brian Bellows. N...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
This is personal
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This is personal
Tissues in hand, her eyes damp with unshed tears, faculty member Petra Schulz tells a class of nursing students about her youngest son, Danny. She’s comfortable at the front of a classroom—she’s been teaching in MacEwan’s Faculty of Health and Community Studies for well over a decade—but that day...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Committee powers Edmonton to a low carbon future
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Committee powers Edmonton to a low carbon future
Energy Transition Advisory Committee brings citizen perspective April 28, 2016  The City of Edmonton is proud to introduce the brand new Council Committee on Energy Transition. The committee, made up of 15 citizens, will serve a two-year term and help implement the plan outlined in Edmonton&...
Published at City of Edmonton
It's time to 'wake up" your compost
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It's time to 'wake up" your compost
International Compost Awareness Week (May 1-7) is the ideal time for Edmontonians to revitalize their gardens and cut down on their waste. Composting is a fun way to reduce household waste by turning it into a valuable soil enhancement. The City of Edmonton is offering the following opportunities...
Published at City of Edmonton
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