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Edmonton dog owners warn of leeches in the water at Terwillegar dog park
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They are long, black and slimy —  and they're latching on to people's pets.  Leeches have been found in the ponds at the Terwillegar dog park. Several dog owners discovered them last weekend after taking their dogs to the popular south Edmonton park."I actually didn't notice the leeches until I g...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Paula Simons: Three developers, two towers, one more plan to fix Jasper Avenue
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The northeast corner of Jasper Avenue and 108 Street is no beauty spot.Despite all the glossy redevelopment on the four corners of 109 Street, despite all the millions of public dollars poured into the artsy refurbishing of Capital Boulevard, that corner remains a pocket of urban blight in the he...
Published at Edmonton Journal
'We are ready': City says it's prepared for influx of visitors to Accidental Beach
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Accidental Beach is back — and the city says this time, they’re ready for the crowd.The surprise sandbar on the North Saskatchewan River that took Edmonton by storm last summer has appeared again and residents have started making their way there to beat the heat.But there will be new measures in ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Maskwacis education agreement 'icing on the cake' to new culture-based approach to school
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A group of First Nations schools in central Alberta aims to one day offer a unique curriculum grounded in their culture and traditions and that uses their own standardized tests.The Maskwacis Education Schools Commission inked an agreement Wednesday with Education Minister David Eggen that will s...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Old Strathcona's streets could be rebuilt for 30 km/h driving
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Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighbourhood could pioneer a new mix of sidewalks and streets designed to slow vehicles to 30 km/h.The area is on the verge of an overhaul as part of the city’s neighbourhood renewal initiative to replace sidewalk and rebuild roads. But the replacements planned for Old ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
National Indigenous Peoples Day recognized at Edmonton International Airport
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An advance celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day was held at the Edmonton International Airport on June 20, 2018. For the first time, Métis Nation members attended, adding fiddle music and dancing to the performances by Cree dancers and drummers.First celebrated in 1996 as National Abori...
Published at Edmonton Journal
'Let's treat every day as Indigenous Day': Enoch Cree chief
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Every day in Canada should be Indigenous Day, Enoch Cree Nation Chief Billy Morin said Wednesday.Morin was one of a host of Indigenous leaders and elders who spoke at a cultural celebration at Edmonton International Airport (EIA).Treaty 6 First Nations and Alberta Métis members showcased their tr...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Body rub parlours following the rules, report says
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Body rub parlours in Edmonton have a 99 per cent compliance rate, the community and public services committee heard Wednesday.The annual report on the industry said 26 recommendations by the body rub centres task force implementation team have been largely carried out.But not everyone agreed.“On ...
Published at Edmonton Journal
Body rub task force works but women still get hurt, advocate says
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"I think it strikes all of us as a bit odd or incongruous," McKeen added. "When you're dealing with a harm reduction strategy, it's sort of like trying to find this imperfect middle, that protects the safety of people and discourages criminality."McKeen said he is satisfied with the progress the ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
New measures in place as Accidental Beach returns
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Accidental Beach is back — and the city says this time, they’re ready for the crowd.The surprise sandbar on the North Saskatchewan River that took Edmonton by storm last summer has appeared again and residents have started making their way there to beat the heat.But there will be new measures in ...
Published at Edmonton Journal

Recent Blog Posts

Market Growing Season
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Prolonged Winter has Caused Growing Season Lateness! Hello! The 124 Grand Market is here to talk about seasonality. There has been a bit of a buzz about the lack of produce that you usually see […]
Published at 124 Grand Market
Our next meeting is June 25th
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Our next meeting will be on Monday June 25th at 6:15 PM in the Szechuan Castle 15415 111 Avenue.This is our last meeting before the summer recess. Len Rhodes, CEO, Edmonton Eskimos will be our guest speaker. Len has a clear vision for the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club and that is to create a spo...
Published at Edmonton Dinner Optimists
Edmonton and Area Preschools
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Getting your child ready for preschool is equally exciting and nerve-wracking for many parents. How do you choose the right one? Check out Family Fun Edmonton’s Guide To Edmonton and Area Preschools. Springhill Community Preschool A preschool both parents AND students will love! For more th...
Published at Family Fun Edmonton
Connor McDavid wins Ted Lindsay Award
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Connor McDavid has been voted the league’s most outstanding player by his peers for the second straight season. McDavid finished first in Lindsay voting edging out Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon and New Jersey left wing Taylor Hall, both were also finalists for the Hart Trophy unlike McDa...
Published at OilersNation
2018 Edmonton Chinatown Walking Tours
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Last year, I was among a small group of volunteers who piloted a series of free walking tours in Chinatown. We were amazed at the number of Edmontonians who joined us throughout the summer; most were curious about the neighbourhood that they had traversed but did not have a reason to linger in. 2...
Published at Only Here for the Food
Banners Talks New Music, Weed Legislation & Fish N’ Chips
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Next month Banners returns to St. Albert for Seven Music Festival! He called into SONiC with the promise of new music to chat about legal weed, cell phones and more. Listen below. Get tickets to see Banners, Elle King and more at Seven Music Fest HERE!
Published at SONiC 102.9
Chix Shack: Competing for Downtown’s Favourite Thai
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Quick service Chix Shack holding steady with Edmonton’s downtown crowd and offering some outstanding Thai food.   A long overdue post on Chix Shack but one that I think needs…
Published at LET'S OM NOM
Chiarelli Expectations
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What’s up Nation! Draft correspondent Dustin Nielson here on my way down to Dallas to cover the draft for the Nation. Starting on Thursday morning I will have daily videos and multiple articles documenting the Oilers trip to the 2018 NHL Draft. As I sit here at the international side of the Vanco...
Published at OilersNation
LISTEN: “Apparently I’m the face of K-days!” This Man Became The New Face of K-Days & Hilariously Didn’t Even Know It
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Imagine looking up at a billboard and being shocked to see your face on it.  That’s what happened to Brendan Bachewich, as he woke up one morning to discover he was now the front and centre of the marketing campaign for the 2018 K-Days run. K-Days have a policy on their tickets where it say...
Published at SONiC 102.9

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