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Alberta adds more than 6,000 new affordable day-care spaces
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The Alberta government has expanded its $25-a-day child-care program by adding another 100 Early Learning and Child Care Centres to the program.The 100 centres announced Wednesday are in addition to 22 centres that were part of the 2016 pilot project, which provided affordable child care to 1,200...
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Bowl me over: Edmonton AM hits the lanes for Mark After Dark
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AM hit the lanes for a night of bowling and found it right up their alley.Mark Connolly, Garrette McGowan and the rest of the morning crew took over Plaza Bowling Co. in Edmonton's Alberta Avenue neighbourhood.The third-generation family business, which has been operating in Edmonton since 1959, ...
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'Lighten up,' former U of A prof says of outrage over Suzuki's honorary degree
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The backlash over the awarding of an honorary degree to David Suzuki reflects "intellectual immaturity," says a professor emeritus of earth and atmospheric sciences at the University of Alberta."To turn David Suzuki into a political football is simply pathetic," John England said Wednesday on CBC...
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Own a typical home in Edmonton, you'll pay $62 more this year
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Owners of a typical home in Edmonton will pay 1.8 per cent more in property taxes this year compared to last year, the city announced after making budget adjustments this month. In early April, city council approved an overall increase of 3.5 per cent. That rate factors in different kinds of prop...
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Notley not a 'big fan' of Suzuki honorary degree but supports university's right to decide
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The controversy stems from Suzuki's track record of speaking in opposition to the fossil fuel industry.An industry advocacy group, Rally 4 Resources, has scheduled a protest at the university on June 7, the day Suzuki is to receive the honorary degree.There are several petitions circulating onlin...
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Cenovus considers slowing new oilsands project if pipeline capacity doesn't grow
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Cenovus Energy Inc. says it will consider slowing development of a 50,000-barrel-per-day oilsands expansion project that it started building early last year if there isn't meaningful progress on increasing pipeline capacity out of Alberta.The vow came as the Calgary-based company blamed clogged e...
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E. coli outbreak in Edmonton area linked to Hutterite colony's pork products
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An E. coli outbreak in the Edmonton area that has resulted in the death of one person is linked to pork products sold by a central Alberta Hutterite colony, Alberta Health Services said Wednesday.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning for certain pork products sold a...
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Edmonton's 1st Indigenous police officer honoured as Valley Line LRT stops named
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The downtown stop at 102nd Avenue and 106th Street will be named the Alex Decoteau Stop, in tribute to the Cree track-and-field athlete and soldier who joined the Edmonton police in 1911.Further west, the stop at 104th Avenue and 116th Street will be known as the The Yards/116 St. Stop, in refere...
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Runner's high: Edmonton fitness program helps smoker kick lifelong habit
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While his wife was competing in some of the most grueling triathlons in the world, Steve Hill was sedentary with a pack-a-day smoking habit.Hill had to run to quit."I've done some half marathons. Not fast, but I've got them done," Hill said in an interview with CBC Radio's Edmonton AM."I'm not th...
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'A dirty deed': Fort McMurray Métis demand apology after historic eviction of an Indigenous settlement
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Moccasin Flats is the unresolved story of how at least 12 Indigenous families were evicted or relocated from a Fort McMurray riverside community in the late 1970s to make way for a city expanding feverishly to accommodate oilsands growth.That history still pains Fort McMurray Métis president Gail...
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