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Sunlight causes chemical reaction in road dust: University of Alberta scientists
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A study has found that sunlight causes chemical reactions in the dust found on Edmonton's roads.The research by the University of Alberta, published recently in Environmental Science and Technology Letters, looked at road dust and its components."We discovered that road dust ... reacts with sunli...
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Citadel Theatre rejects controversial professor's Edmonton book event
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Citadel Theatre rejects controversial professor's Edmonton book event
A controversial Canadian professor's plan to promote his latest book at the Citadel Theatre has been dashed after the theatre refused his request to rent the venue.  Jordan Peterson, a University of Toronto psychology professor who is on an international book tour to promote 12 Rules for Life: An...
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Raw water trend puts the 'gotta go' into H2O, says U of A health professor
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The idea seems attractive enough: pure drinking water drawn from a sparkling stream and bottled without any extra chemicals or additives.It's a pretty picture indeed — at least, right up until the beaver fever (or worse) hits.A University of Alberta professor is acting as the proverbial wet blank...
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It's official: Red Deer will host the CFR for 10 years
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Red Deer will host the Canadian Finals Rodeo for the next 10 years. Terry Cooke, president of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, told a packed crowd at Red Deer's Westerner Park that he had signed the papers Tuesday morning. "It's outstanding to be a part of this," Cooke said to a round...
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Committee sends Edmonton's 500m booze rule for review
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Committee sends Edmonton's 500m booze rule for review
He said councillors agreed to explore population density to help determine if the number of liquor stores is appropriate."Not every neighbourhood in Edmonton is the same," he said. "Some neighbourhoods may need more liquor stores than other neighbourhoods just because there's more people."A city ...
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Alberta working on snow contingency plan in wake of Carillion problems
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The provincial government is developing contingency plans in the wake of the bankruptcy of British multinational Carillion, whose Canadian subsidiary holds three contracts for highway snow removal in Alberta. ​A spokesperson for Carillion Canada said Tuesday the subsidiary's leadership is looking...
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Pure essential oils are harmful to your cat, Edmonton vet says
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Pure essential oils are harmful to your cat, Edmonton vet says
The essential oils that help you sleep or freshen up a space could be toxic — especially when in concentrated form — to your feline friends, an Edmonton vet says.Essential oils are concentrated oils from certain plants, like eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender, that are used for a variety of purp...
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Edmonton police detective sold 2 colleagues steroids, court hears
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Two Edmonton police officers recalled purchasing pills from a colleague in testimony Tuesday morning at the trial of an Edmonton detective charged with trafficking steroids.Det. Greg Lewis, 36, faces three charges of trafficking in a controlled substance between 2007 and 2013.Tuesday in Edmonton ...
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Alberta MLA apologizes for calling Indigenous constituents 'these people'
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A United Conservative Party MLA from southern Alberta apologized Tuesday after referring to Indigenous constituents as "these people" who don't "traditionally vote."Little Bow MLA Dave Schneider made the comments to a reporter in Taber while discussing his concerns with recent electoral boundary ...
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Indigenous chef visiting Maskwacis explores reconciliation through food
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Indigenous chef visiting Maskwacis explores reconciliation through food
A well-known Indigenous chef making an episode of a travel and food show in the central Alberta community of Maskwacis says it will centre on the healing power of food.The program "will bring that positive message to our community that food can be used for healing and for bringing friends and fam...
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Seed money: Edmonton group looks to invest in Alberta's budding cannabis sector
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An Edmonton-based organization is raising big bucks to back companies looking to make their mark in Canada's budding cannabis industry. NorthCanvas describes itself as the country's first "business accelerator" dedicated solely to the cannabis sector.The organization has plans to p...
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Canadian natural gas industry a 'sad story': analyst
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Canadian natural gas industry a 'sad story': analyst
A prominent commodities analyst struck a gloomy tone as he delivered a blunt assessment of the Canadian natural gas industry's fortunes this year, describing it as a "sad story."In front of a few hundred oilpatch members at the Calgary Petroleum Club in the city's downtown, commodities analyst Ma...
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Steely ambition: Edmonton Project pitches shipping container park
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A competition aimed at building a new Edmonton landmark could trigger the construction of a shipping container fortress in the river valley. The project called The Inner City, would see the creation of a shipping container park at the old Rossdale power plant site or elsewhere on th...
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Man wanted in connection with fatal beating in Winnipeg
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Man wanted in connection with fatal beating in Winnipeg
Matthew Marjanovic is wanted in connection with the Aug. 13, 2017, death of Mustafa Peyawary in Winnipeg. (Winnipeg Police Service)Police are asking the public to help them locate a suspect wanted in connection with the fatal beating of a Winnipeg man in August.Matthew Marjanovic, 29, is the four...
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Kenney can rail but won't beat federal carbon tax, law expert says
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Kenney can rail but won't beat federal carbon tax, law expert says
Jason Kenney could kill the provincial carbon tax as premier but Albertans would still have to live with the proposed federal price on carbon pollution, says a constitutional law expert.University of Alberta constitutional law expert Eric Adams says a provincial carbon tax can be removed with "th...
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