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2 security guards injured in explosion at north Edmonton bank
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Two security guards were injured this morning during an explosion inside a bank in north Edmonton.The security officers were delivering money to an ATM inside Scotiabank at 8140 160th Ave. around 2 a.m. MT when an "explosive device" was detonated, said Staff Sgt. Paul Czerwonka in an interview wi...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Botched handling of gangster refugee claimant exposes Canada's screening weaknesses
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Botched handling of gangster refugee claimant exposes Canada's screening weaknesses
Abdullahi Hashi Farah's candid confession about his gangster past clearly impressed the Immigration and Refugee Board officer who presided over his first detention hearing on Nov. 1, 2017. Caught while crossing the border illegally near Emerson, Man., the 27-year-old ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Q&A: The case for more Alberta refineries
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Q&A: The case for more Alberta refineries
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley this week breathed new life into an old NDP pledge to try to build more refineries in the province.More refineries would mean more jobs, more options for Alberta bitumen and more wealth for the province — or so the government's argument goes.She's canvassing the indu...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Parts of Sherwood Park community centre to re-open amid $14M restoration effort
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Amid a massive cleanup effort, parts of the Sherwood Park community centre that was rocked by two explosions last month will re-open to the public next week.County staff and council will be able to return to the Strathcona County Community Centre on Dec. 17, while the general public will have acc...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Marie Renaud defeats NDP caucus colleague Trevor Horne in St. Albert nomination
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Marie Renaud won the NDP nomination in the constituency of St. Albert over her caucus colleague Trevor Horne Wednesday night. Renaud, the current MLA for St. Albert, acknowledged it wasn't ideal to face off against Horne, the MLA for Spruce Grove-St. Albert. Horne's riding was eliminated after th...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta expanding what midwives can do, on top of funding increases
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Alberta is expanding what midwives can do.Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says midwives who complete additional training will be allowed to do more, including prescribing a broader range of prescription drugs and contraceptives.They will also be allowed to induce labour and use ultrasounds to deter...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton tax hike lower than expected, mayor projects
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property owners likely to see an increase below 3 per cent in 2019, Edmonton mayor Don Iveson told media after a lengthy budget debate Wednesday. City council was veering toward passing the 2019-2022 operating and capital budgets but agreed to resume the debate Friday morning. The projected incre...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Incoming Edmonton police chief will review practice of not naming homicide victims
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Incoming Edmonton police chief Dale McFee says he will review the police service's practice of sometimes withholding the names of homicide victims.McFee made the commitment while meeting with the media on Wednesday afternoon at downtown police headquarters. He answered questions on a wide range o...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Stony Plain doctor accused of having sexual relations with four patients
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A Stony Plain doctor is accused of having sexual relations with four of his patients and prescribing opioids to a patient exhibiting signs of addiction.Dr. Sanjeev Bhardwaj is accused of becoming involved sexually with vulnerable patients and failing to meet the minimum standard of care of a fami...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Fish and Game Association opposes Jason Kenney's proposal to sell Crown land
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Another group has come out against United Conservative leader Jason Kenney's proposal to sell public land in northwestern Alberta to help balance the province's books.Kenney floated the idea last month at a Rural Municipalities Association meeting, saying the land in the Peace River region is "un...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Learning centre at Edmonton airport will help women find careers in aviation
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Learning centre at Edmonton airport will help women find careers in aviation
A learning centre opening at Edmonton International Airport early next year will include a program focused on drawing young women into the aviation industry.The program will help girls and women ages 15 to 24 find opportunities in the industry and connect with employers.It's the first program of ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton truck attack suspect had encrypted device, former police chief says
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Edmonton's former police chief says a man charged in a truck attack in the city last year had an encrypted device police couldn't crack.Rod Knecht was at an international counter-terrorism gathering in Melbourne and told Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald that encryption laws should b...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Hitchcock gamble paying off so far for Oilers, Chiarelli
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When the struggling Edmonton Oilers dropped the axe on head coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with the briefly-retired Ken Hitchcock last month, part of Peter Chiarelli's reasoning for the move came from a belief his team's roster was good enough to make the playoffs.It's only been 11 games, b...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton's Alphonso Davies named Canadian men's soccer player of the year
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Teenage midfielder Alphonso Davies has become the youngest winner of the Canadian Men's Soccer Player for the Year Award.Davies was chosen in voting by Canadian coaches and media.The former Vancouver Whitecap, who turned 18 in November, is now with Bayern Munich thanks to a record-breaking $22-mi...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Up-size your Christmas spirit at CBC Edmonton's Grinch Walk
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It's called the Grinch Walk but there should be no reason to grimace at a new CBC Edmonton event featuring some tried and true Christmas classics.This is your official invitation to the first annual Grinch Walk on Thursday — the first day of CBC Edmonton's annual Turkey Drive campaign.The event p...
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Edmonton MMA fighter Victor Valimaki in battle of his life
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Just over a year ago, Victor Valimaki was in the cage fighting for legions of fans.Today, he is bedridden, unable to walk and struggling to speak.Valimaki, a 17-year veteran of MMA and the first fighter from Edmonton to make it to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is facing a new kind of battle...
Published at CBC Edmonton
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