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Larry Wong's top photos and video of 2016
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For Larry Wong, the year’s most memorable assignments included the emotional funeral for two northern teens, the final concert of the Tragically Hip, the No Stone Left Alone ceremony in November, and candid assignments of pets and people. The frost-covered clothing of Edmonto...
Published at Edmonton Journal
'We care about them': Edmontonians rally against presidential election in Venezuela
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As controversial presidential elections were underway in Venezuela on Sunday, a small group of Edmontonians joined a series of protests happening around the world.About three dozen people at the Edmonton rally waved flags and chanted "What do we want? Freedom!" There were 195 similar rallies happ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton Sikh parade draws tens of thousands to Mill Woods neighbourhood
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The streets of Edmonton's Mill Woods neighbourhood were flooded with parade floats and tens of thousands of people from the Sikh community Sunday.They were celebrating Vaisakhi, which marks the birth of the Sikh faith more than 300 years ago.Attendee Sangram Singh said parade attendance has grown...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Feline celebrity Nala to visit Edmonton for cat festival
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In the cutthroat world of Instagram pets, tiny siamese-tabby mix Nala is a heavyweight.With 3.6 million followers, she outdraws the 2.5-million people who follow the much meme-ified Grumpy Cat. Next Saturday, the feline ‘gram queen will be in Edmonton to meet her adoring fans at the fourth Edmont...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Thousands watch and walk at Sikh community's annual Edmonton parade
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A sea of colourful dresses and turbans washed over the streets of Mill Woods Sunday during the annual Nagar Kirtan Sikh Parade of Edmonton.The sounds of drums and prayer came from floats and performers as thousands of people walked in warm, sunny weather from the starting point at Gurdwara Mill W...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Almost $1.9M settlement in lawsuit launched by Edmonton nursing students against CDI College
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CDI College has paid a group of former nursing students almost $1.9 million in settlement of a class action lawsuit launched in 2013 against the private career college.According to a settlement agreement dated Sept. 15, 2017, $1.88 million would be paid to the 163 former students in the college's...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta boaters rescue moose calf submerged in muddy riverbank
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A sunny day on the river turned into a baby moose rescue mission Saturday afternoon when a group of boaters from Grande Prairie, Alta., spotted something peculiar in the muddy riverbank. Kane Savidan had just pulled his boat onto a sandbar in the Wapiti River, near Bear Creek. He was unloading th...
Published at CBC Edmonton
LRT track death non-criminal: police
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The death of a 21-year-old man who was hit by an LRT train has been deemed non-criminal, police say.Major Collision Unit investigators made the determination after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train around 1 a.m. Friday just south of the Clareview LRT station.In a news release Saturday...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Doctor from Edmonton making name for himself in pediatric surgery
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An Edmonton man has made it big in the world of medicine for the young.Pramod Puligandla, a professor of pediatric surgery, pediatrics and surgery at McGill University in Montreal, has been elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery, the first Canadian to hold this po...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Quirky work: Terrariums a growth business for couple with passion for plants
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The one-time high-school sweethearts and now married business partners own the Little Plant Shop, "Edmonton's newest loft boutique specialty plant store," as Gibson describes it.The shop sells exotic house plants, such as the carnivorous pitcher plant, but specializes in terrariums."Sara is the m...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'It's renewed my faith': Tumbling community unites for Grande Prairie family that lost home to fire
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Allison Lockhart and her family lost everything when a fire gutted their home earlier this week in Grande Prairie, Alta.The Tuesday blaze destroyed the Cobblestone neighbourhood house that she rented with her partner and two children, killing three pets trapped inside.Lockhart recalled she stood ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Long weekend sees Edmontonians celebrating the end of a long winter
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From the parks to the markets, the first day of the May long weekend felt like the kickoff to summer in Edmonton.It was opening day for the outdoor City Market Downtown which returned to its 104th Street location, where it will remain until Thanksgiving.Vendors called it a terrific first day, wit...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton river valley staircase goes up in flame
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A wooden staircase at Louise McKinney Park was engulfed in flame and left a blackened ruin.There were no injuries.At about 7 p.m. Saturday, fire rescue, police and peace officers responded to a call from a concerned witness.  A wooden staircase in Louise McKinney Park is le...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Alberta teachers' union wants 2,000 new teachers by fall; Eggen calls smaller class sizes 'essential'
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The union representing teachers in Alberta is calling on the province to hire 2,000 more teachers by the fall as part of an effort to reduce class sizes. "We're asking for 2,000 teachers for September," said Alberta Teachers' Association president Greg Jeffery. ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'Heck of a good save' on windy day as Edmonton firefighters keep garage fire from spreading
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Despite brisk winds and six propane tanks on the premises, a Saturday fire in north central Edmonton was fortunately contained to just a garage, says an Edmonton fire official.Multiple reports of the fire at at 93rd Street and 137th Avenue started coming into Edmonton Fire Rescue at about 4:20 p....
Published at CBC Edmonton
Gun salute for Victoria Day to temporarily close eastside access lanes to High Level Bridge
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The east access lanes to the High Level Bridge will be closed for 45 minutes Monday as part of a Victoria Day ceremony.The road will be closed from 11:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for a 15-gun ceremonial salute at the legislature, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces say i...
Published at Edmonton Journal
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