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Larry Wong's top photos and video of 2016
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For Larry Wong, the year’s most memorable assignments included the emotional funeral for two northern teens, the final concert of the Tragically Hip, the No Stone Left Alone ceremony in November, and candid assignments of pets and people. The frost-covered clothing of Edmonto...
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Feline celebrity Nala to visit Edmonton for cat festival
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In the cutthroat world of Instagram pets, tiny siamese-tabby mix Nala is a heavyweight.With 3.6 million followers, she outdraws the 2.5-million people who follow the much meme-ified Grumpy Cat. Next Saturday, the feline ‘gram queen will be in Edmonton to meet her adoring fans at the fourth Edmont...
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Thousands watch and walk at Sikh community's annual Edmonton parade
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A sea of colourful dresses and turbans washed over the streets of Mill Woods Sunday during the annual Nagar Kirtan Sikh Parade of Edmonton.The sounds of drums and prayer came from floats and performers as thousands of people walked in warm, sunny weather from the starting point at Gurdwara Mill W...
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LRT track death non-criminal: police
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The death of a 21-year-old man who was hit by an LRT train has been deemed non-criminal, police say.Major Collision Unit investigators made the determination after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train around 1 a.m. Friday just south of the Clareview LRT station.In a news release Saturday...
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Doctor from Edmonton making name for himself in pediatric surgery
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An Edmonton man has made it big in the world of medicine for the young.Pramod Puligandla, a professor of pediatric surgery, pediatrics and surgery at McGill University in Montreal, has been elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery, the first Canadian to hold this po...
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Edmonton river valley staircase goes up in flame
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A wooden staircase at Louise McKinney Park was engulfed in flame and left a blackened ruin.There were no injuries.At about 7 p.m. Saturday, fire rescue, police and peace officers responded to a call from a concerned witness.  A wooden staircase in Louise McKinney Park is le...
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Gun salute for Victoria Day to temporarily close eastside access lanes to High Level Bridge
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The east access lanes to the High Level Bridge will be closed for 45 minutes Monday as part of a Victoria Day ceremony.The road will be closed from 11:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for a 15-gun ceremonial salute at the legislature, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces say i...
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Local photographers team up with artist to beautify the Valley Line LRT
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Members of the Holyrood community came together Saturday to gather textures of their neighbourhood as part of a project to beautify their local stop on the Valley Line LRT. Their representations of the community will be added to an art piece called Holyrood Lanterns by artist Adad Hannah which wi...
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Police respond to sudden death at Edmonton Remand Centre
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City police are investigating a sudden death at the Edmonton Remand Centre.Officers were called to the jail to respond to a death late Saturday morning, Staff Sgt. Angela Kemp said.She said the situation is still being investigated, and no further information is currently available. The Edmonton ...
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Junior high students shoot hoops with Edmonton police to break down community disconnect
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police and junior high school students took to the basketball court Wednesday to build community relationships and shoot around public safety tips.As part of Edmonton’s Crime Prevention Week, two teams of officers from the northeast division played six youth teams from John D. Bracco junior high ...
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Edmonton royal wedding watchers up early to see nuptials live
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Hundreds of people in Edmonton were out early Saturday morning to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their “I dos.” Shelley Hoke had a restless night Friday worried that she’d sleep in and miss the royal wedding event at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, which one staffer said attracted around 13...
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Crashes, fatalities up in 2017, but fewer pedestrian, bike, motorcycle collisions: city report
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A city report released Friday says 2017 was a mixed bag for Edmonton motorists. While collisions involving pedestrians, bikes and motorcycles fell, total collisions and those causing fatalities actually rose compared to the previous year.Pedestrian collisions decreased 7.5 per cent while those in...
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Man stabbed in downtown Edmonton
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City police, security guards and peace officers cordoned off a section of Jasper Avenue outside Commerce Place around 7 p.m. Friday after one person was stabbed.According to one witness, a man was stabbed in the neck outside the Tim Hortons at 10150 Jasper Ave. It is unknown if the assailant has ...
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Photos: April 2018 in Edmonton
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Here is a selection of photos shot by our staff photographers, and a couple by freelancer Codie McLachlan, in April 2018.
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Two sheriffs hurt after relative of homicide victim attacks accused in courtroom
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Two sheriffs were injured in an Edmonton youth courtroom Thursday while intervening in an alleged attempted assault on an accused by a victim’s family member.Alberta Justice said Friday that tensions rose during bail proceedings in a homicide case as people in the public gallery became “increasin...
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