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Man dies in motorcycle crash near Sherwood Park
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A man was found dead Saturday morning after a motorcycle crash near Sherwood Park, just east of Edmonton.Police were called to the southbound off ramp from Yellowhead Trail onto the Anthony Henday at about 8:30 a.m.It's not yet clear how or at what time the crash happened, RCMP Spokesperson Cpl. ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Economist expects Jason Kenney to be key player in upcoming federal election
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Economist expects Jason Kenney to be key player in upcoming federal election
Jason Kenney won the majority of Albertans' votes with his campaign promises to build pipelines, create jobs and better the province's economy.But a Canadian economics professor says the premier-designate could face some barriers on the way to addressing those key issues in coming months and year...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Electric car chargers spread across Alberta in light of new incentives to ditch fossil fuels
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Electric car chargers spread across Alberta in light of new incentives to ditch fossil fuels
A new network of electric charging stations is growing across Alberta and into B.C.The federal government recently announced incentives for people to buy electric vehicles as part of its plans to tackle climate change. It's offering $5,000 if you buy an electric car under a certain price point.Je...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Electric car chargers spread across Alberta in light of new incentives to ditch fossil fuels
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Electric car chargers spread across Alberta in light of new incentives to ditch fossil fuels
A new network of electric charging stations is growing across Alberta and into B.C.The federal government recently announced incentives for people to buy electric vehicles as part of its plans to tackle climate change. It's offering $5,000 if you buy an electric car under a certain price point.Je...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Where there's smoke, there's these Edmonton wildfire researchers
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Where there's smoke, there's these Edmonton wildfire researchers
Dan Thompson grabs a handful of pine needles, a few twigs, a clump of dry grass and starts a fire. It doesn't take much."In this lab, what we're able to do is recreate some parts of what a natural forest fire looks like," says Thompson, a researcher in the burn lab at the Canadian Forest Service ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton police conducting fewer street checks, data shows
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Edmonton police conducting fewer street checks, data shows
Under McFee's leadership as former deputy minister of corrections and policing, Saskatchewan introduced reforms that banned checks that are random or target people of colour.The policy widened the scope of what are now called "contact interviews" to include checks on wellness and community safety...
Published at CBC Edmonton
109th Street bike lanes up for consideration Tuesday at City Hall
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109th Street bike lanes up for consideration Tuesday at City Hall
Bike lanes could soon be coming to the 109th Street strip between Saskatchewan Drive and 76th Ave.The stretch of road is a main connector between south Edmonton and the downtown core. It is lined by a number of mature areas including the communities of Garneau, Parkallen and McKernan.Previously, ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
1 dead after 2-vehicle collision near St. Paul, Alta.
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A two-vehicle collision near St. Paul, Alta. has claimed the life of a male passenger.St. Paul RCMP say the collision happened Thursday afternoon on Highway 29, approximately five kilometres east of St. Paul. One vehicle caught fire with a woman trapped inside, but fire crews were able to quickly...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Austrian climber missing after Banff avalanche 'dedicated his life to the mountains,' say parents
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Austrian climber missing after Banff avalanche 'dedicated his life to the mountains,' say parents
The parents of celebrated Austrian climber David Lama said Friday that he had "lived his dream" as hopes he and two other top climbers survived an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies fade.Lama, fellow Austrian Hansjörg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing in Alberta's Rocky Mo...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Alberta's (unofficial) results might be ready Friday as some races remain too close to call
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Alberta's (unofficial) results might be ready Friday as some races remain too close to call
Elections Alberta ballot counters are continuing to work on Good Friday, counting ballots cast in the advance poll.But the NDP candidate in Calgary-Varsity, Anne McGrath, has already conceded to her UCP competitor Jason Copping.Brian Malkinson, the incumbent NDP candidate in Calgary-Currie, also ...
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Edmonton firefighters stage technical rescue for 2 cats trapped in trench
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Let's hope cats really have nine lives.Firefighters with Edmonton's technical rescue team were called Friday morning to rescue a pair of cats who had stumbled down a sinkhole.Crews were called around 9 a.m. to a home near 69th Street and 87th Avenue in the southeast Edmonton neighbourhood of Keni...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Banff, Jasper could see 10 cm of snow as warnings blanket Alberta mountains
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Banff, Jasper could see 10 cm of snow as warnings blanket Alberta mountains
Mountainous areas along Alberta's western border near Banff and Jasper could see up to 10 centimetres of snow Friday.According to snowfall warnings issued by Environment Canada, heavy snow is expected along portions of the Icefields Parkway and Highway 93.  "Be prepared to adjust your driving wit...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Opinion | Courtesy meets diplomacy: Question is, how long will it last?
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By all accounts the meeting was cordial: Jason Kenney, courteous; Rachel Notley, diplomatic.The premier-designate and premier-departing met Thursday morning to discuss the transition of power from the New Democrats to the United Conservatives.Considering the level of elevated animosity between th...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Analysis | How Kenney's win shifts the federal-provincial dynamics for Saskatchewan
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Analysis | How Kenney's win shifts the federal-provincial dynamics for Saskatchewan
Believe it or not, in the early 1980s a young Jason Kenney was briefly an executive assistant to then-Saskatchewan Liberal leader Ralph Goodale. How times change.Today, as the leader of a newly-elected United Conservative Party (UCP) government in Alberta, Kenney is positioned to reconnect with h...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton police chief set to tackle city's growing meth problem
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Crystal meth is destroying the community and needs to be dealt with, said Edmonton's police chief Thursday as he vowed to tackle the problem.Chief Dale McFee told the police commission that dealing with the deadly drug is a priority for his service."People are dying," said McFee. "We have to deal...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Nexen fined in oilsands explosion that killed 2 workers
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Nexen fined in oilsands explosion that killed 2 workers
The company formerly known as Nexen Energy pleaded guilty in Fort McMurray to failing to ensure the health and safety of two of its employees after an explosion in January 2016. ...
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