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Edmontonians preparing for the powwow trail
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Indigenous dancers from across the Prairies spend the summer visiting communities for powwows. In Edmonton there are weekly practices to make sure dancers are in tip-top shape, and those communities have grown greatly in recent years. 13:14 ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Spring moisture changes the game for the Prairies. But how long will it last?
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What a difference a year makes.Last summer, forest fires were raging across Canada, Prairie farmers were in the midst of a catastrophic growing season and there was no relief in sight from heat and drought.Going into this summer, ample moisture and cooler weather on the Prairies has brought a sen...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Following First Nation blockade, Woodland Cree and Obsidian Energy come to terms
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A conflict over drilling operations that resulted in a First Nations blockade and standoff on an oil lease road in northern Alberta has been resolved.Calgary-based Obsidian Energy and Woodland Cree First Nation have reached an agreement in principle over the company's expansion plans, bringing an...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Explorer Ernest Shackleton's last ship found off Labrador's south coast, says expedition
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The last vessel helmed by famed Anglo-Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton — lost for more than 60 years — has been discovered on the ocean floor, less than half a kilometre off Labrador's south coast, says the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.Expedition leader John Geiger, the society's CEO, ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Inhalation rooms in safe consumption sites could save lives, Alberta advocates say
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Alberta's seven supervised consumption sites lack something advocates say would save lives — a room where users can inhale drugs, with trained staff ready to intervene if someone ingests a poisoned batch that could kill them. The sites in Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Calgary...
Published at CBC Edmonton
From golden years to decades of darkness, Oilers history has become Edmonton's story
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The storied history of the Edmonton Oilers has made it impossible to separate the team from the city, which once dubbed itself City of Champions, that it calls home.Now, for the first time in 18 years, the Edmonton Oilers are back in the Stanley Cup final, giving the city and its legion of Oiler ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta government dissolving controversial energy 'war room'
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The Alberta government is shutting down the Canadian Energy Centre — the controversial energy "war room"  — and shuffling its duties into a government department. The office of Brian Jean, minister of energy and minerals, confirmed to CBC that the centre will be integrated into the intergovernmen...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Council approves increase to $10.4B capital budget to build housing, renew roads and fix facilities
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Edmonton's 2023-2026 capital budget is going up by $263 million to build more housing, renew neighbourhoods and rehabilitate roads and city facilities. City council unanimously approved increases to the four-year, $10.4-billion budget at a meeting Tuesday. The capital increases do not directly af...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for much of central Alberta including Calgary and Edmonton
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Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for a large area that includes of Alberta that includes the province's two biggest cities."At 5:15 p.m. MT,  Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts," read...
Published at CBC Edmonton
National Bank reaches deal to buy Canadian Western Bank at $5B valuation
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Canada's banking sector is facing further consolidation as National Bank of Canada has reached an all-share deal to acquire Canadian Western Bank that values the lender at about $5 billion.The deal will see Quebec-focused National Bank expand its geographic reach as it takes over Canadian Western...
Published at CBC Edmonton

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