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71-year-old man killed in rollover west of Edmonton
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A 71-year-old man was killed Monday afternoon when his truck was involved in a rollover on Highway 16 near Century Road.RCMP were called to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover shortly before 4 p.m. just outside Spruce Grove, west of Edmonton.The truck was travelling westbound prior to the cras...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Secondary suites now legal in more types of housing in Edmonton
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Secondary suites now legal in more types of housing in Edmonton
Coun. Ben Henderson said it would be difficult for owners of existing row housing to retrofit their units to meet the Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building — there's just not enough room."But you will see it perhaps in some of the new things that are purpose-built," he said.He wanted the bylaw c...
Published at CBC Edmonton
PACs must disclose donors even after cancelling registration with Elections Alberta
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Political action committees or PACs still have to disclose their donors to Elections Alberta even if they deregister as third-party political advertisers, officials say.Conservative unity group Alberta Can't Wait and anti-abortion advocates Wilberforce Project were both fined $500 for not filing ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Ottawa to accept more applications under immigrant family reunification program
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The Liberal government also used Monday's announcement to showcase its progress and criticize the previous government for leaving the system with what he called a large backlog, long processing times and a gap in client services."This increase is possible thanks to the fact we largely eliminated ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Worst in the world: Edmonton took dubious honour in air quality rankings
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Last week, among the thousands of urban areas in 85 countries around the world, Edmonton had the worst air quality in cities with more than 250,000 people.The culprit was drifting smoke from the B.C. wildfires.According to Berkeley Earth's air quality data, Edmonton beat out cities in India, Chin...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Sawed-off rifle found at scene of fatal police shooting in Edmonton, ASIRT says
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Investigators have released a photograph of a sawed-off rifle they say was found Saturday evening inside a stolen vehicle at the scene of a police shooting.A man was killed by an Edmonton police officer during a confrontation near 66th Street and 123rd Avenue.The Alberta Serious Incident Response...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'Pretty savage' magpie removed from store by customer hailed as hero
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Employees at a store in Banff, Alta., say they were busy cowering when a brave customer took a hectic situation into her own hands — so they made a video in tribute.On Saturday, a magpie — a notorious bird seemingly ever-present in Alberta towns — scuttled into the shop in the mountain town and t...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Edmonton police officer who stole money from crime scene sentenced to probation
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An Edmonton police officer who stole cash from a crime scene, then stole more money while under police surveillance will have a criminal record after being sentenced Monday to 18 months probation.Const. David Ahlstrom pleaded guilty to three counts of theft and three counts of breach of trust in ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Canadian Pacific moved more grain in past year despite extreme weather, backlog
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​Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. moved one per cent more grain over the past year than in 2016-17, despite a frigid prairie winter and higher-than-expected crop yields that helped cause a major backlog in early 2018.CP Rail shipped 25.8 million metric tonnes of grain, grain products and soybeans ou...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Man's death inside WCB building triggers workplace investigation
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Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officials are investigating after a man in his late 50s died inside the Workers' Compensation Board building. The man died inside the WCB Jarvis Building at 9925 107th St. in downtown Edmonton, OHS spokesperson Lloyd Wipf confirmed in an emailed statement on...
Published at CBC Edmonton

Recent Blog Posts

Guy Kerr can’t be blamed for the Alberta WCB’s troubles, but his resignation is an opportunity to get it back on track
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Guy Kerr cannot be blamed for the tragic wrong turn the Alberta Workers Compensation Board took nearly 30 years ago under the Conservative governments of premiers Don Getty and Ralph Klein. Under those premiers, Alberta’s effective workers’ compensation system was subverted and undermined. The vi...
Published at Alberta Politics
Media Monday Edmonton: Update #310
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Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning! Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup: Dani Rohs is joining the morning team at CFWE Radio. “...
Published at MasterMaq's Blog
Must Have: Deep Plunging Dress
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"Sometimes simple accessories are all you need when your dress speaks for itself." ― Jenny Packham MissGuided Dress from The Bay (similar/similar) | Rudsak Purse (similar/similar) Vince Camuto Sandals (here) Deep Plunging DressesI love how this deep plunging dress makes gives this dress a...
Published at The Cassie Paige
Incoming // New Releases for August 22nd, 2018
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Each and every Monday, we provide our awesome customers with a list of all the comics and graphic novels that are hitting the shelves for the coming Wednesday, with bits of commentary on some of the titles. (Usually.) As always, if you see anything you like, let us know and we’ll set a copy aside...
Published at Variant Edition Comics & Culture
WORD OF MOUTH: Fringe 2018 - Monday, August 20, 2018
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Some new shows today - I confess, I was tired and got into a few conversations about current trends in art and didn't have as many show conversations, but I did get some new and repeat Word of Mouth Recommendations!  Warning: Many of these shows are selling out, so it is wise to act fast for...
Published at Finster Finds
FRINGE: You can’t HANDEL this brilliant musical!
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You may have seen a touching coming-out-of-the-closet tale at the Fringe – but never one like this. And you may have seen a Broadway show tune revue – but never one like this. Elegantly combined in Handel: The Musical! (Stage 16), the result is sublime. George Frederick Handel is arguably the mos...
Published at GIG CITY
How to Tell If a Designer Bag is Real
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I recently thrifted a Coach cross-body bag for $8 and bragged blogged about it, which prompted the question from a friend: how do you tell if a designer bag is real? I’m going to walk you through what I do when I’m thrifting and share some links that you can use to help determine if [...
Published at The Spirited Thrifter
Fringe Review: Big Ol' Show
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Big Ol’ Show • 4 stars out of 5 • Stage 11, Nordic Studio Theatre It’s always nice to see a fresh spin on improv, so Big Ol’ Show was a pleasant surprise. Edmonton has had the likes of Theatresports, Chimprov, Die-Nasty and more. While they’re all still routinely funny, a twist on the...
Published at EJ Entertainment Blog
Fringe review: Drinking at the Movies
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Drinking at the Movies, 3 stars out of 5, Stage 8, Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre
Published at EJ Entertainment Blog
Fringe review: All KIDding Aside
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All KIDding aside, 4 stars out of 5, Stage 9, Telus Phone Museum
Published at EJ Entertainment Blog

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