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Alberta consumer spending increase lags behind national rise
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Spending by Alberta consumers rose 1.3 per cent last year, well below the national 4.1 per cent increase, figures released Tuesday by the Moneris Solutions payment services company show. The amount spent in the province during the final three months of 2017 was up two per cent from the same perio...
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Paula Simons: Chinatown Dining Week heats up the Edmonton winter
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"Right here, right in your backyard, are all these flavours from all over the world."
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Edmonton Chamber of Commerce president optimistic NAFTA will be saved
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Chambers of commerce across the continent have vowed to keep up the pressure to save the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Edmonton chamber president Janet Riopel said. She was among the representatives from 25 major chambers and boards of trade in Canada, the United States and Mexico ...
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Correctional Service fires two more staff at Edmonton Institution
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Correctional Service fires two more staff at Edmonton Institution
The Correctional Service of Canada has fired two more workers at a maximum security prison in Edmonton following an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment, intimidation and bullying.
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Good news: Alberta's economy growing, deficit isn't such a worry, economist says
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Good news: Alberta's economy growing, deficit isn't such a worry, economist says
Increased exports and strong job creation mean the economy should grow faster in Alberta than in almost any other province this year, RBC chief economist Craig Wright said.
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Sorry Edmonton. Toronto only Canadian city on Amazon HQ shortlist.
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Sorry Edmonton. Toronto only Canadian city on Amazon HQ shortlist.
Toronto is the only Canadian city on Amazon Inc.’s short list of 20 candidates for a second North American headquarters.  Edmonton had bid on the new headquarters. The e-commerce giant received 238 applications for the opportunity and says narrowing it down to 20 was very tough. Th...
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Industry experts question council's focus on LRT-related infill
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Industry experts question council's focus on LRT-related infill
Edmonton’s best opportunity to create new walkable, mixed-use districts isn’t around LRT stations, but around malls, according to an industry report. Intelligence House and Colliers International identified six malls that have spent the most money upgrading since 2009: Londonderry, Ki...
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Paula Simons: Alberta seniors lose lengthy legal fight over long-term care costs
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Paula Simons: Alberta seniors lose lengthy legal fight over long-term care costs
A group of Alberta seniors has lost a lengthy legal fight with the province over long-term care fees. The Klein government was within its rights to raise accommodation charges for long-term care residents in 2003, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross ruled late Tuesday.  “Thi...
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'The east coast is just not here anymore': Atlantic Trap and Gill restaurant to shut down
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After 18 years, the Edmonton location of Atlantic Trap and Gill will be closing its doors. The bar, themed heavily towards an east coast aesthetic and menu, was the only bar of its kind in the city to cater to an Atlantic Canadian clientele, said co-owner and manager of the location, Tanya Thorne...
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Paula Simons: One set of Charter rights can't erase others
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Paula Simons: One set of Charter rights can't erase others
It's wrong to ask not-for-profit groups and private business owners to pass an ideological litmus test before they qualify for public dollars.
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