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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Thursday, July 29
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(Note the latest daily count of new cases in the above chart will usually vary sl ightly from the net new cases Alberta Health announces each day. For more on why, click here.) Here is the detailed regional breakdown of active cases as reported by the province on Wedne...
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Alberta's public post-secondary institutions not allowed to require proof of vaccination
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Alberta's public post-secondary institutions not allowed to require proof of vaccination
As post-secondary institutions around the country prepare to return to in-person learning this fall, an open letter from a University of Calgary professor is generating a lot of discussion about what public universities and colleges can and should do when it comes to responding to the risks of CO...
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Canadian women just miss podium in 4x200m freestyle relay
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Canadian women just miss podium in 4x200m freestyle relay
The medal-streak at the pool has ended for the Canadian women.The foursome of Summer McIntosh, Kayla Sanchez, Rebecca Smith and Penny Oleksiak just missed the podium in the women's 4x200-metre freestyle relay, finishing fourth behind gold medallist China, who set a world record with a time of sev...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Manslaughter sentencing in October for kidnapping and stabbing
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Manslaughter sentencing in October for kidnapping and stabbing
Four Edmonton men will be sentenced in October for kidnapping and stabbing a street-level drug dealer who belonged to the Redd Alert gang. Tyler Fischer, Cougar Fafard, Skylar McGilvery and his brother Sterling McGilvery were all initially charged with first-degree murder, after the remains of Ke...
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Calgary Stampede COVID cases grow to 84, as doctors say repercussions still unknown
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Thirteen more cases of COVID-19 have been linked to the Calgary Stampede and doctors say the full repercussions of the event likely won't be known for weeks.As of Tuesday, 84 cases are now linked to the 10-day festival which ended on July 18. That's up from 71 cases reported the previous day.Dr. ...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Community search ends as 20-year-old man's body found at Wabamun Lake
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Community search ends as 20-year-old man's body found at Wabamun Lake
A family is grieving the loss of their only child after the discovery of a 20-year-old man's body Wednesday morning at a lake west of Edmonton.Around 9 p.m. Friday, Parkland RCMP received a call about a boater who had been swimming on Wabamun Lake, near Kapasiwin, Alta. He was in distress and wen...
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Alberta to remove most COVID-19 isolation, testing requirements by mid-August
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Albertans who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer be required to enter isolation starting in less than three weeks, the province's chief medical officer of health said Wednesday.The change is among a raft of public health amendments that are designed to help the health-care system respond t...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Man killed in south Edmonton following confrontation with police
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A man is dead and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating following a Tuesday evening confrontation at a southside hotel, says the Edmonton Police Service.Police were called at about 9:30 p.m. to a hotel near 53rd Avenue and Calgary Trail, where a man in the parking lo...
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Canada's vaccination laggard: Alberta trails nation with slow uptake for 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccines
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Alberta first-dose vaccination rates are lagging behind other provinces, a reality described as complicated, frustrating but not insurmountable.According to aggregate data compiled by CBC News, 75.2 per cent of Alberta's eligible population had received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of July...
Published at CBC Edmonton
Wet Paint: Downtown Red Deer welcomes back arts and culture with new murals
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CBC Edmonton and CBC Calgary have teamed up to launch a pop-up Red Deer bureau to help us tell your stories from central Alberta with reporter Heather Marcoux bringing you the news from Red Deer and the surrounding area. Story ideas and tips can be sent to heather.marcoux@cbc.ca Ther...
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Oilersnation Radio Episode 150 – The Free Agency Emergency Show
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Oilersnation Radio Episode 150 – The Free Agency Emergency Show
It’s free agency day in the NHL and that means we’re back with an emergency episode of Oilersnation Radio to make sense of everything that’s happened here in Edmonton and around the NHL. On this week’s show, we looked at Zach Hyman’s deal, the Ethan Bear trade, Tyson Barrie’s extensio...
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Edmonton Oilers sign Derek Ryan to two-year contract with $1.25 million AAV
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Edmonton Oilers sign Derek Ryan to two-year contract with $1.25 million AAV
The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Derek Ryan to a two-year year contract with a $1.25 million AAV. The deal, first reported by Daily Faceoff and The Nation Network’s Frank Seravalli, will pay him an AAV of $1.25 million. Ryan, 34, has spent the last three years playing three hours sout...
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Barrie Signing, Bear Trade. What does it Mean?
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Barrie Signing, Bear Trade. What does it Mean?
Does re-signing Tyson Barrie and trading Ethan Bear help the Edmonton Oilers? There isn’t an easy answer, but to look at it correctly we need to look at all angles. Let’s start with the basics. Barrie has been a regular NHLer for the past eight seasons. So let’s look at what has...
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The Early Bird
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The Early Bird
Like Edmonton Oilers’ GM Ken Holland, fans of the Oil Drop were revved up and ready to roll this morning. Holland had made three separate deals and fans were complaining about at least two of them BEFORE the UFA season officially opened at 10 a.m. The early bird gets the worm. Much debate to foll...
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Chicago Blackhawks sign former Edmonton Oilers Jujhar Khaira
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Chicago Blackhawks sign former Edmonton Oilers Jujhar Khaira
Jujhar Khaira has found a new home. After not being issued a qualifying offer from the Edmonton Oilers ahead of free agency, Khaira hit free agency. Now, he’s signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks with an AAV of $975,000. Khaira was drafted by the Oilers in the third round ...
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Edmonton Oilers sign Cody Ceci to four-year contract
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Edmonton Oilers sign Cody Ceci to four-year contract
The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Cody Ceci to a four-year contract with an AAV of $3.25-million. TSN’s Darren Dreger was first to report the terms of the deal. Ceci signs with the Oilers. 4 years. $3.25 mil per — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 28, 2021 Ceci, 27, was draf...
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Ethan Bear has been traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for Warren Foegele
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Ethan Bear has been traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for Warren Foegele
According to Elliotte Friedman, Bear has been traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Warren Foegele. Per @reporterchris Ethan Bear to CAR for Warren Foegele — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 28, 2021 With Tyson Barrie back on a multi-year contract, it became pretty ...
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NHL Free Agency Live Blog
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NHL Free Agency Live Blog
Happy free agency day, hockey people! Here we are to once again kick off the NHL’s annual shopping season and break down the decisions that NHL general managers get to make with their owner’s money. It’s a timeless tradition around these parts, and one that we’ll jump in o...
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Edmonton Oilers re-sign Tyson Barrie to three-year contract extension
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Edmonton Oilers re-sign Tyson Barrie to three-year contract extension
The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Tyson Barrie to a three-year contract extension with an AAV of $4.5-million. The deal, finalized Wednesday morning, kept the defenceman from hitting the free-agent market and was first reported by TSN’s Ryan Rishaug. Barrie scored 48 points last ye...
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