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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...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Grade 6 math whiz aces the abacus for speedy mental calculations
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In 23 seconds, Megha Jani rattles off 10 three-digit numbers for her son to add and subtract: ” 849 minus 437 plus 172 …”Param Vyas, her 11-year-old, watches her intently before answering, without hesitation, “3,273.”He’s right, of course.After more than three years of ritual practice, the sixth-...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Edmonton soccer fields to open Friday
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The games are on. Beginning Friday, the city’s rectangular sports fields will be open for use. The city maintains about 1,200 fields, including soccer pitches, baseball diamonds and football venues. Shale diamond baseball fields will take longer to open, and the city will release more information...
Published at Edmonton Journal
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, ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
'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...
Published at CBC Edmonton
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...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Simons: Fantastical city job posting should embarrass Edmontonians
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Welcome to Edmonton.The world’s most perfect city. Don’t believe me? Well, golly gosh, you cynic. You clearly didn’t read the latest job posting for a new deputy city manager. Yes. The City of Edmonton has launched a “world wide” executive search for a person to head up the city’s communications ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
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...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Premier not 'big fan' of Suzuki's honorary degree, but respects choice
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Premier Rachel Notley weighed in on the University of Alberta’s decision to grant environmentalist David Suzuki an honorary doctorate, saying that while she wouldn’t have picked him to receive the honour, it’s ultimately the university’s call. “Speaking personally as an alumni, I’m not a big fan ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
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...
Published at CBC Edmonton

Recent Blog Posts

Cappies reviews: The Life of Galileo
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By Haley Kuchar St. Albert Catholic High School Picture yourself living in Italy as the Renaissance takes hold. New ideas are everywhere, challenging the status quo at every turn. One of the people at the centre of this revolution is Galileo Galilei, a scientist who pushes the boundaries of what ...
Published at EJ Entertainment Blog
The gift of diabetes??
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It dawned on me, just the other day, that I've been living with diabetes (Juvenile or Type 1) for 35 years now. If it weren't for these pen needles (and all sorts of other paraphernalia which has evolved since 1983), I wouldn't be here, nor would my kids. If not for Frederick Banting and Charles ...
Published at Simple Moodlings
The Blue Lagoon Cocktail Drink
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The mere name of the Blue Lagoon Cocktail brings forth visions of calm blue shimmery seas – or the controversial 1980’s movie starring Brooke Shields – but let’s stick with the cocktail. The Blue Lagoon is one of Karlynn’s new favourites – although it doesnR...
Published at The Kitchen Magpie
Luke of Born Ruffians Chats New Music, Elton John and Becoming a Movie Star
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Born Ruffians are headed back to the City of Champions to play a show at the Starlite Room on May 1. Their frontman Luke called into SONiC to chat about international fans, full English breakfasts and what it was like to have Peter and Leah of July Talk directing their music videos. Listen and re...
Published at SONiC 102.9
LISTEN: This Edmonton Teen Just Bowled A Perfect Game With 12 Strikes in a Row For a Score of 300
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This Edmonton teen has struck bowling glory. Meet Garrett Wong. He achieved an incredibly rare feat this past Saturday by bowling 12 strikes in a row for a perfect game with a score of 300. It all went down during the Ed’s Bowling Youth League Championship at West Ed Mall. So we chatted wit...
Published at SONiC 102.9
Welcome Back
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This is post is from TakeMeToTheWorld.com I took a break from blogging on Take Me to the World to reevaluate what I wanted to write about. Now I am back and so is a better version of Take Me to the World. Thanks for reading this post from TakeMeToTheWorld.com
Published at Take Me to the World
The Blue Lagoon Cocktail Drink
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The mere name of the Blue Lagoon Cocktail brings forth visions of calm blue shimmery seas – or the controversial 1980’s movie starring Brooke Shields – but let’s stick with the cocktail. The Blue Lagoon is one of Karlynn’s new favourites – although it doesnR...
Published at The Kitchen Magpie
7 Edmonton Mom Bloggers You Need To Know
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I bet you didn’t realize “Mom Blogs” are evolving, because the modern moms behind these blogs are changing too.… The post 7 Edmonton Mom Bloggers You Need To Know appeared first on Honey & Betts.
Published at Honey & Betts
Humboldt Delivery Update
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It’s been a grind, but we’re getting there! We had 4,000 orders consisting of 7,000 shirts to ship. We began yesterday and today we’re reaching the process of getting your orders in the mail. You don’t realize how big of a number 7,000 actually is until you see 7,000 shirt...
Published at OilersNation
WWYDW: The goalie situation
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With the Oilers on the outside of the playoffs looking in this spring, there isn’t much to talk about in Oil Country. As a result, a rumour about the Oilers reportedly gearing up to sign KHL goalie Mikko Koskinen to a two-year deal has become the biggest point of conversation around the tea...
Published at OilersNation

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