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'Vibrant' First Nations cultures celebrated at new Fort McMurray festival
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'Vibrant' First Nations cultures celebrated at new Fort McMurray festival
Cookie Simpson watched her grandmother tuft caribou hair for years and now she is passing that tradition onto others.For the past few days, the 69-year-old Mikisew Cree First Nation elder has been teaching dozens of people the craft at Fort McMurray's first Athabasca Tribal Council Cultural Festi...
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New recruits saddle up at CFB Edmonton
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New recruits saddle up at CFB Edmonton
Stepping into the stables at CFB Edmonton is like trotting back in time. "It's a way of keeping the history and tradition of the calvary alive in Western Canada," said troop leader Capt. Erik Giajnorio.The Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) ceremonial mounted troop is made up of 26 soldier...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Tiger-Cats clinch playoff spot with win over Eskimos
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Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats became the first team in the CFL to clinch a playoff spot by holding off a big comeback attempt in a 30-27 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday.The Ticats (10-3) have won five of their last six.The Es...
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Man, 68, killed in pickup rollover near Grande Prairie
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A 68-year-old man died Wednesday when the pickup truck he was driving rolled on a highway south of Grande Prairie.In a news release, Grande Prairie RCMP says they responded around 5 p.m. on Wednesday to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 666 — five kilometres north of Grovedale.The driver, who...
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Woman dies in hospital after SUV hits moose near Lamont, Alta.
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A 51-year-old woman died in an Edmonton hospital Friday, a day after her SUV struck a moose on Highway 15, say RCMP.Around 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, Fort Saskatchewan RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a moose on Highway 15 near Range Road 192, police said in a news release Friday.T...
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RCMP search for armed suspects who tried to steal ATM
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RCMP search for armed suspects who tried to steal ATM
Four masked suspects, one armed with a gun, smashed through the doors of a Tofield Esso station at 4 a.m. Friday and confronted two employees.After their truck rammed into the glass doors, the suspects jumped out and at gunpoint ordered two workers into another room, RCMP said Friday in a news re...
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Fatality inquiry report into death of 8-year-old girl makes 3 recommendations
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A fatality inquiry into the death of an eight-year-old girl who overdosed on a sleep-aid drug at an Edmonton group home has led to three recommendations for doctors.Nevaeh Michaud died on Jan. 5, 2014, at Ayesha's Light, a Mill Woods group home operated by Mariam's Footsteps. A medical examiner d...
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Contracts for Alberta government political staffers posted online
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Howard Anglin, principal secretary to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, earns $29,000 a year more than his predecessor in the former NDP government. Once deputy chief of staff to former prime minister Stephen Harper, Anglin makes $224,120 a year, according to contracts released to the public on Frida...
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Being named Canada's best comic book store a 'vindication' for Edmonton retailers
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An Edmonton shop that is in the business of selling stories has written a happy ending for itself by being named Canada's best comic book retailer.Earlier this week, Variant Edition Comics received the Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Comic Book Retailer, one of the 2019 Joe Shuster Awards."It'...
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Maskwacis celebrates new chapter with grand opening of first public library
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Maskwacis celebrates new chapter with grand opening of first public library
A trip to the local library has finally become a possibility for 15,000 people living in Maskwacis.The library, in the Howard Buffalo Memorial Centre, will celebrate its grand opening Friday afternoon, although it has been open since June.Before then, residents of Maskwacis who wanted to borrow b...
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Former Needle employee speaks of humiliation, ostracism after assault
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A former employee of The Needle Vinyl Tavern said it was demeaning, humiliating and damaging when James Leder groped her four times in front of customers and other employees in March 2017. Brittany Rudyck, who had the publication ban on her identity lifted earlier this year, read her victim impac...
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Sixties Scoop Foundation begins consulting child welfare system survivors on mandate
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Sixties Scoop Foundation begins consulting child welfare system survivors on mandate
The interim board of the foundation funded by the Sixties Scoop settlement will begin consulting Indigenous people across Canada this weekend on how it can best serve those affected by child welfare removal.Ten engagement sessions will take place across Canada between September and February 2020....
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Enhanced training for mental health calls on the way, says Edmonton police
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police plan to enhance training for frontline officers responding to mental health complaints.The move comes as a new report shows Mental Health Act calls are the second most frequent scenarios where frontline officers used force.The new figures on use-of-force were presented to the Edmonton poli...
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Enhanced training for mental health calls on the way, says Edmonton police
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police plan to enhance training for frontline officers responding to mental health complaints.The move comes as a new report shows Mental Health Act calls are the second most frequent scenarios where frontline officers used force.The new figures on use-of-force were presented to the Edmonton poli...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'You may be demented': 23.5 year sentence for sexually abusive Evansburg area father
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'You may be demented': 23.5 year sentence for sexually abusive Evansburg area father
An Evansburg area father has been sentenced to 23.5 years for sexually abusing his three daughters. The 44-year-old man, who cannot be identified to protect his victims, showed no reaction in the prisoner's box as Court of Queen's Bench Justice Vital Ouellette delivered his sentencing decision th...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'You may be demented': 23.5 year sentence for sexually abusive Evansburg area father
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'You may be demented': 23.5 year sentence for sexually abusive Evansburg area father
An Evansburg area father has been sentenced to 23.5 years for sexually abusing his three daughters. The 44-year-old man, who cannot be identified to protect his victims, showed no reaction in the prisoner's box as Court of Queen's Bench Justice Vital Ouellette delivered his sentencing decision th...
Published at CBC Edmonton
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