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New gallery exhibit sheds light on flu epidemic that killed 4,000 in Alberta
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One hundred years ago, a devastating flu swept into Alberta and killed more than 4,000 people.The Spanish flu confounded doctors with its lightning-fast progression, and the fact that it most affected adults aged 20 to 45.A new exhibit at the Borealis Gallery, "In Flew Enza: the Spanish Flu Comes...
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'It's really limited my ability to feel': Former inmate recalls time in solitary confinement
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Gavin Annett spent months in an eight-by-10-foot segregation cell at the Edmonton Institution, with only a mail slot-sized window to view out into the hallway.Sometimes, he said, he went for days without leaving his cell.During that time, his perception of reality changed. After a while it became...
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2 men charged with kidnapping in Red Deer abduction
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Red Deer RCMP have charged two men in the abduction of a 48-year-old woman whose day-long disappearance prompted an urgent plea for assistance from police.A 47-year-old man faces seven charges including kidnapping, forcible confinement, assault, sexual assault and uttering threats, RCMP said in a...
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Suspect shot in confrontation with RCMP on Samson Cree Nation
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The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating after a suspect was shot during a Monday morning confrontation with RCMP in Maskwacis.The suspect is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries in Edmonton hospital, RCMP said in a news release.Shortly after midnight, police were ca...
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Man dies after fall at Sherwood Park worksite
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Occupational Health and Safety officials are investigating a man's death last week at a Sherwood Park worksite. The worker — a man his 60s — died after falling from the top of a loaded trailer, Gurshan Dhillon, a spokesperson with Alberta Labour confirmed in a statement on Monday.  Dhillon said t...
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'No mail Monday' as Edmonton's Canada Post workers walk off the job
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Mail will not be delivered in Edmonton Monday after hundreds of local postal workers walked off the job as part of a series of rotating strikes across the country.The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said the 24-hour strikes began Monday at 12:01 a.m. local time in Edmonton, Victoria. B.C., Winds...
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Plaque initiative connects Westmount residents with neighbourhood history
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Plaque initiative connects Westmount residents with neighbourhood history
Tracey Course was certain that she wanted to live in Westmount's architectural heritage area.An Englishwoman who had been residing in a newer part of Edmonton since she moved to Canada in 2005, she missed the charms of home. She was used to living in older houses, and had even previously lived in...
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'Braiding western science and Indigenous knowledge': New environmental monitoring program launches
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'Braiding western science and Indigenous knowledge': New environmental monitoring program launches
A new college program aims to combine Indigenous traditional knowledge and modern science to empower the next generation of environmental monitors in the oilsands.Keyano College launched the program in October and its first group of 11 students are studying in Fort Chipewyan, Alta.Fort Chipewyan ...
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Canada Post hit by rotating strikes in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax
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The union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees has begun a series of rotating strikes.The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the 24-hour strikes began Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET in Windsor, Ont., and at 1:01 a.m. AT in Halifax. Strikes in Victoria and Edmonton were also set to begin at one m...
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Edmonton bikers support teenager struggling with severe mental illness
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Edmonton bikers support teenager struggling with severe mental illness
An Edmonton boy is still struggling to get the mental health support he needs, after his story was made public earlier this month. But this weekend, the 15-year-old learned he has support from the community in abundance.A pack of about 45 motorcycles rolled up to his home on Sunday afternoon in a...
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'I feel cheated': Telco customer set to speak on Day 1 of CRTC hearing into misleading sales practices
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'I feel cheated': Telco customer set to speak on Day 1 of CRTC hearing into misleading sales practices
Shawn Ahmed says he knew he wanted to participate, as soon as he learned the CRTC asked to hear, in person, from consumers frustrated by their telecom service provider.The federal telecom regulator is holding a five-day public hearing this week in Gatineau, Que., part of an inquiry into misleadin...
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Derek Fildebrandt acclaimed as Freedom Conservative Party leader
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Strathmore-Brooks MLA Derek Fildebrandt was acclaimed Saturday as the leader of his new Freedom Conservative Party."Believe it or not, I really, really, really wanted someone to run against me," Fildebrandt told supporters at a pub in Calgary."I didn't want anyone to beat me. But I thought that t...
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Man dead after early morning shooting at Edmonton community hall
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Man dead after early morning shooting at Edmonton community hall
A shooting at a community hall in south Edmonton early Sunday morning claimed the life of a 37-year-old man, police say. The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. at the Royal Gardens Community Hall at 40th Avenue and 117th Street. Police say the injured man was taken to hospital by friends where he...
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Long-separated mother and daughter reunite at Edmonton airport
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Long-separated mother and daughter reunite at Edmonton airport
When Alexa Rudi rode down an escalator to the arrivals level at Edmonton International Airport on Friday night, she found a cheering crowd of more than 20 of her family members. They were waving signs and wearing name tags. Some of them had known her as a child, but many had never met her before....
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How 31 Alberta wolves changed the natural balance of Yellowstone National Park
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How 31 Alberta wolves changed the natural balance of Yellowstone National Park
An eco-experiment that started with 14 Alberta wolves has shown just how powerful the laws of nature really are, says a University of Alberta ecologist.In 1995, the wolves were introduced to Yellowstone National Park, almost 70 years after the last wolf in the park's original pack had been shot a...
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Alberta farmer donates 10,000 kgs. of root vegetables to food banks
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Alberta farmer donates 10,000 kgs. of root vegetables to food banks
A farmer near Pigeon Lake has donated close to 10,000 kilograms of root vegetables to the Calgary and Edmonton food banks, and plans to harvest and donate a similar amount this week.Steve Breum, owner of Gone Green Farms, started the Alberta Farm To Food Bank initiative this season. On Oct 10, he...
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