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Edmonton to put in FIFA World Cup bid
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The City of Edmonton will officially put in a joint bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026, councillors decided on Tuesday.The games have the potential to bring in an estimated US$170 million in economic impact, according to a report that was discussed at a community and public services committee...
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United Conservative Party internships focus for national pro-life group
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An Ottawa-based anti-abortion group is encouraging its members to pursue United Conservative Party internships and learn how to “advance pro-life legislation provincially in Alberta.”“We have two paid political internship opportunities for young pro-lifers and three for those from Alberta!” Right...
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Popular Cadotte Lake teacher killed in car crash
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A popular teacher at the Cadotte Lake First Nation who helped her students publish a book of their stories has died in a car crash.Sana Ghani, 29, was driving to visit her family in Edmonton last Thursday when her car lost control in freezing rain on Highway 2, about 25 kilometres southeast of Sl...
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Northern Alberta police ask for help identifying vandals who tried to steal a school bus
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Desmarais RCMP are looking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects they believe vandalized a school and vehicles on the Bigstone Cree Nation.Two people, who were caught in surveillance images, caused damage at Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik School and the surrounding property on Jan. 18 around ...
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Andrew Knack puts 'beg buttons' up for debate — major irritant for pedestrians
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Coun. Andrew Knack put the issue of “beg buttons” on council’s agenda Tuesday, drawing attention to a major irritant for Edmonton pedestrians shivering at intersections in the cold or racing to catch a bus.A beg button is a traffic signal that pedestrians have to push if they want to trigger a “w...
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Professional wrestling will be exempt from combative sports ban
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Professional wrestling will not be subject to a year-long combative sports ban, Edmonton city council decided Tuesday morning.A World Wrestling Entertainment event had been booked for Feb. 9, but after the ban was put in place, the venue was changed to Saskatoon.The moratorium on combative sporti...
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Police searching for suspects after man shot in northeast Edmonton
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Police are searching for suspects after a 21-year-old man was shot in northeast Edmonton, early Tuesday morning.Police believe the man was shot while sitting in a vehicle near 63 Street and 152A Avenue in the McLeod neighbourhood, Acting Staff Sgt. Barry Fairhurst said.The shooting happened aroun...
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Driving a dream Zamboni on one of the most picturesque ovals in North America
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When Jules Chabot comes to work his volunteer job at “one of the most picturesque ovals in North America” he also gets to drive his “dream Zamboni” for a couple of hours.Chabot, the former president of the Edmonton Speed Skating Association, is one of the lucky members who is able to drive the cl...
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A sunny day ahead as winter keeps hiding — for now
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The mild weather continues in Edmonton, but snow returns Thursday.Today is forecast to be mainly sunny with a high of 0 C.Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of -8 C.Tomorrow is forecast to be cloudy with a high of -4 C. Thursday, there is a 70 per cent chance of snow, but with only a high o...
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Alberta consumer spending increase lags behind national rise
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Spending by Alberta consumers rose 1.3 per cent last year, well below the national 4.1 per cent increase, figures released Tuesday by the Moneris Solutions payment services company show.The amount spent in the province during the final three months of 2017 was up two per cent from the same period...
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Could University of Alberta athlete dine with The Rock?
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A local student-athlete’s wish to have dinner with Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson may just come true.Ashley Whiteman, a student at the University of Edmonton, was recently featured in a U Sports article.Between questions and answers celebrating her success on the university’s track and field team — in...
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Hospital-to-home care approach for COPD sufferers proving successful
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An initiative to reduce emergency department visits and hospital readmissions by sufferers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Edmonton might be expanding to cover other chronic conditions, health officials said Monday.Initially launched in 2015 as a collaborative project between Canadian...
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Tracks in trenches: City takes new north LRT design to the public
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Tracks for the north LRT extension could run in trenches to cross under as many as five key intersections.The decision would significantly increase the cost of the $1.8-billion line, but would reduce the impact on traffic where the track crosses 137 Avenue, 127 Street, 142 Street, Campbell Road a...
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Edmonton unveils 14 public art projects for Valley Line LRT stations
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Images of sunrises and sunsets, where water meets the sky and the sky meets the undulating Edmonton landscape, are being captured in a 47-metre tapestry of artwork that will adorn the Davies Ramp on the Valley Line LRT.“I was inspired by the Edmonton river valley and the sky and the land,” Erin P...
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Trial begins of man accused of murder in Edmonton nightclub shooting
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The defence lawyer in a murder trial over a Whyte Avenue-area nightclub shooting wants to prevent prosecutors from asking witnesses questions that may lead to the identification of his client.What is expected to be a lengthy first-degree murder trial began Monday of Arman Dhillon, who is charged ...
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