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Kenney says Alberta can live with C-69 following Senate amendments
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the leaders of the three other major parties in the province say they're now prepared to accept the federal Liberal government's controversial bill overhauling the environmental assessment process — after the Senate made a series of amendments that removed section...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Stettler County and developer clash over stop work order for controversial RV park
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Stettler County and developer clash over stop work order for controversial RV park
Stettler County has issued a stop work order on a controversial RV park on the shores of Buffalo Lake for what it calls serious concerns over the health and safety of users and possible harm to the environment. Paradise Shores was slashed from 750 sites to 168 by a development appeal board last y...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Worker at CFB Edmonton school charged with sexual assault of student
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A sexual assault charge has been laid against a contract maintenance worker in a school at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton.The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service says the charge laid on May 3 follows an incident involving a student that allegedly occurred at Guthrie Elementary School on...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Shell Quest carbon capture and storage project reaches milestone of 4M tonnes
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Shell Canada says the Quest carbon capture and storage project north of Edmonton has reached the milestone of four million tonnes of stored carbon dioxide, equivalent to the annual emissions of about one million cars.It says the accomplishment is ahead of schedule and has been attained at a lower...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta Beach church heavily damaged by arson fire
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The Zion United Church in Alberta Beach was extensively damaged earlier this month by a fire investigators say was deliberately set.Investigators have determined the May 10 fire was intentionally started, RCMP said Thursday in a news release. RCMP from Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Enoch and Lac ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta NDP file fundraising ethics complaint against Premier Jason Kenney
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The Opposition NDP filed an ethics complaint against Premier Jason Kenney on the second day of the legislative session Wednesday, alleging he improperly used the office of the premier in fundraising letters."This violation arises from a fundraising letter sent from the United Conservative Party s...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton police investigating suspicious death in city's northeast
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homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a 36-year-old man in a northeast Edmonton neighbourhood Wednesday evening.A 27-year-old man has been taken into custody, police said in a news release Thursday.Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, police were called the area of 167th Avenue and 76...
Published at CBC Edmonton
12 injured in school bus crash on Whitemud
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12 injured in school bus crash on Whitemud
Twelve people were taken to hospital Thursday morning after a school bus crashed into a retaining wall on Whitemud Drive.The driver of the Golden Arrow school bus and 11 children are in hospital and listed in stable condition, said Kerry Williamson, spokesperson for Alberta Health Services.Two ch...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Rossdale redevelopment plans to create 'special destination,' city says
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Rossdale redevelopment plans to create 'special destination,' city says
The City of Edmonton has unveiled redevelopment plans for the west part of Rossdale, including a promenade along the river and repurposing the power plant.The goal of the River Crossing project is to create "a place to be, not just a place to pass through," said Erik Backstrom, a senior planner w...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Slave Lake opens doors to High Level fire evacuees
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Just eight years ago, Slave Lake, Alta. resident Roland Schmidt was forced from his home in the moments before a wildfire swept through the town.Now, he is the one lending a helping hand, as hundreds of evacuees forced from their homes by a wildfire near High Level, Alta. stream into town, lookin...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Slave Lake opens doors to High Level fire evacuees
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Slave Lake opens doors to High Level fire evacuees
Just eight years ago, Slave Lake, Alta. resident Roland Schmidt was forced from his home in the moments before a wildfire swept through the town.Now, he is the one lending a helping hand, as hundreds of evacuees forced from their homes by a wildfire near High Level, Alta. stream into town, lookin...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Why do major concerts keep cancelling on Edmonton? A local promoter has some ideas.
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Accident, illness and a last minute schedule change are among the reasons major performers have given for cancelling recent shows in Edmonton.But could it be that some of those big acts just didn't want to bother with the trip?"I think [the location] does have an impact," local music manager and ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Loved ones honour Alberta mother of five killed in hit-and-run
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Loved ones honour Alberta mother of five killed in hit-and-run
Bradshaw spoke to CBC from Paul Band First Nation, where Bird grew up. Relatives gathered for Thursday's funeral where they took comfort in sharing wonderful memories of Bird.Bradshaw said her mom was very loved — a woman with a bright personality, always doing the best she could for her children...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Large police presence in northeast Edmonton neighbourhood
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police are on scene at a 7-Eleven in the city's northeast and have also closed a section of a nearby neighbourhood.Northeast Division Patrol officers were called to the area of 168th Avenue and 76th Street for a weapons complaint, shortly after 6 p.m.While officers investigate, 168th Avenue betwe...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Pipe down: Edmonton peace officers told to ticket noisy mufflers, motorcycles
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Pipe down: Edmonton peace officers told to ticket noisy mufflers, motorcycles
"We sat here a year ago saying by this point, we'd be able to go," Henderson told city operations staff Wednesday. "This is ten years of work and we've made almost no progress." Coun. Scott McKeen said some of his constituents are moving out of Ward 6 neighbourhoods because they can't sleep in th...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Kenney warns of 'tough decisions' as UCP rolls out throne speech
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Albertans can expect the new UCP government to make tough fiscal decisions as it works to balance the budget while maintaining frontline services, Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday ahead of the throne speech."Yes, there will be some tough decisions ahead," Kenney said at a pre-speech news confe...
Published at CBC Edmonton
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