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Cleanup underway for Griesbach basements still covered in sewage two days after flooding
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Cleanup underway for Griesbach basements still covered in sewage two days after flooding
Where there was once a pool of raw sewage, basement floors reappeared in some Griesbach homes in north Edmonton on Sunday.More than 100 basements in the area flooded with human filth Friday evening, after heavy rainfall caused backups in the sewer system.If it doesn't rain again, Epcor expects to...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Rain, rain goes away for Edmonton area as heat warning takes effect
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A heat warning is in effect for the Edmonton area and most of northern Alberta as temperatures are expected to near 30 C on Monday and Tuesday.Environment Canada issued the warnings Sunday afternoon, after a long stretch of grey, rainy weather in the capital region.The scorching temperatures are ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Canadians Pavan, Humana-Paredes golden in beach volleyball final in Edmonton
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Canadians Pavan, Humana-Paredes golden in beach volleyball final in Edmonton
Canada's Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan stormed to a gold medal  finish at the inaugural Edmonton Open on Sunday.In a battle of top seeds, the Canadian duo had little trouble dispatching Americans Betsi Flint and Emily Day in straight sets (21-11, 21-16) to claim gold.The win comes as a c...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Beef over Weather Network video needlessly pits agriculture against environment: researcher
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An online uproar over a video about decreasing beef consumption is unnecessarily pitting agricultural producers and environmentalists against each other, says a sustainable food researcher.Leading Canadian cattle producers are set to meet with The Weather Network on Monday to discuss sustainable ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Two people injured in plane crash near Jasper townsite
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Two people injured in plane crash near Jasper townsite
Two people have been taken to hospital after a small plane crashed near the town of Jasper on Saturday afternoon.It was reported at about 1:30 p.m. that the aircraft crashed into the Athabasca River near the local airport, RCMP Const. Shelley Nasheim told CBC News.EMS took two people to hospital,...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edson overcomes soggy baseball diamonds to save provincial tournament
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Edson overcomes soggy baseball diamonds to save provincial tournament
Vacuum trucks and squeegee-wielding volunteers saved the day for minor league baseball players at a provincial championship in Edson, Alta., this weekend.Edson was all set to host the Alberta Baseball U13 'A' provincial championships, but rain-soaked diamonds threatened to derail the event, said ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Pulling together: Grande Prairie family shares passion for arm wrestling
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Pulling together: Grande Prairie family shares passion for arm wrestling
Some families love hockey or soccer, but for Sean and Jennifer McCallum and their two sons Logan and Garrett, it's arm wrestling.All four members of the Grande Prairie family competed at the 2019 Canadian Armwrestling Championships last week in Edmonton and took home their fair share of hardware....
Published at CBC Edmonton
'Powerful and potent': Big Edmonton food buyers team up to buy local
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'Powerful and potent': Big Edmonton food buyers team up to buy local
Large institutions, from hospitals and colleges to the Edmonton Convention Centre, are looking at ways to boost their purchases of local food products.The answer, according to a working group called Alberta Flavour, lies in a coordinated approach between producers, distributors and the institutio...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'It's horrific': Griesbach basements fill with raw sewage water as rain causes backups
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'It's horrific': Griesbach basements fill with raw sewage water as rain causes backups
Brandon Rideout had to wear fishing waders Saturday afternoon to take a walk around his basement.It's flooded with about two feet of sewage water, and it stinks — bad.Family photos, Christmas decorations and artwork by his two children sit soaked in the murky brown water, which Rideout says start...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alouettes down Eskimos to record 1st winning record since opening of 2017 season
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Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. threw one touchdown and caught another as the Montreal Alouettes defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 20-10 in humid and hot conditions on Saturday for their first three-game winning streak since the end of the 2016 season.Adams completed 15-of-22 passes for 191 yards for Mo...
Published at CBC Edmonton
How fireworks can affect your health and the ecosystem
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How fireworks can affect your health and the ecosystem
Environmentalists are questioning whether minutes-long sparkly spectacles are worth fireworks' long-term effects on human health and wildlife.Over the last year, Banff and Canmore have both scaled back traditional firework displays due to environmental concerns. "They're really beautiful and an a...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton man convicted in Grande Prairie murder appeals verdict
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A man serving a life sentence for a murder outside a Grande Prairie bar is appealing his conviction.In June, Nicholas Richard Harris was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years in connection to the death of John William Rock.Harris — who was found guilty of first-degree ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton Mé​​​​​​​tis filmmaker off to Sesame Street workshop in New York
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Edmonton Mé​​​​​​​tis filmmaker off to Sesame Street workshop in New York
How do you get to Sesame Street? An Edmonton-based Métis filmmaker is on the iconic children's show's radar and he's hoping a summit in New York City on Monday with some of the show's creators will be his ticket. "We've been working really, really hard and I grew up with Sesame Street," said Dani...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Friends, community gather to celebrate legacy of Hodan Nalayeh
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Friends, community gather to celebrate legacy of Hodan Nalayeh
Members of the Somali community in Edmonton organized a memorial Friday for the woman who dedicated her life to telling their stories.Local politicians, community leaders and high school friends were among the roughly 50 people who gathered to mourn and celebrate Hodan Nalayeh, the beloved Canadi...
Published at CBC Edmonton
New K-4 school curriculum field testing paused while government reviews work
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New K-4 school curriculum field testing paused while government reviews work
Field testing Alberta's new kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum, which was to begin in September, has been "paused" by Education Minister Adriana LaGrange.LaGrange said she is committed to implementing a new K-12 curriculum, but didn't offer any specific timelines for when that will happen. The mi...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Plane blows 2 tires on landing at Edmonton International Airport
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Passengers on a WestJet flight to Edmonton had an unexpected scare Friday evening as their plane blew its two front tires while landing.The flight was WS 3362 from Fort McMurray to Edmonton. There were 70 passengers on the flight. No one was injured in the incident. The plane was a Bombardier Q40...
Published at CBC Edmonton
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