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'Emotionally difficult decisions': AHS struggling to keep up with demand for physician-assisted deaths

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:41:54 EDT


In total, 29 people in Alberta have ended their lives through physician-assisted death this year, according to numbers provided by Alberta Health Services. Fourteen of those deaths occurred in Edmonton, which is the highest number in the province.

Eberle-McDavid-Lucic line debuts in Oilers pre-season loss to Canucks

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:24:35 EDT


Erik Gudbranson scored in his debut for the Canucks in a 5-3 win. He spent much of his night facing down speedy Oilers phenom Connor McDavid, who made his pre-season debut after playing for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey.

30-month prison term for hit-and-run driver who killed young Edmonton mom

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:45:05 EDT


Kenneth Didechko, convicted in the 2012 hit-and-run death of a young Edmonton mother and then lying to police about it, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison.

Bike lanes headed for a green light in downtown Edmonton

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:29:37 EDT


Cyclists in downtown Edmonton could be riding in designated bike lanes by next summer after councillors on the urban planning committee recommended the construction of a bike lane network in the city's core.

MLA Richard Starke to make announcement about PC leadership

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:48:30 EDT


Progressive Conservative MLA Richard Starke is expected to announce in Edmonton Thursday he is running for the leadership of his party.

University of Alberta researcher says tight collar removed from injured polar bear

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:00:00 EDT


University of Alberta researchers will no longer collar young polar bears, after a collar was finally removed from a bear that gained notoriety a year ago for an image of its bloodied neck.

Court papers proof political pressure rushed pipeline approval: First Nation

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:42:04 EDT


An Alberta First Nation says court documents suggest political and industry pressure hustled approvals for an oilsands pipeline through regulators and reduced aboriginal consultation.

Alberta government reviewing eligibility and make-up of executive fleet

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:54:11 EDT


While she is standing by her government's policy of giving vehicles to members of cabinet deputy ministers, Premier Rachel Notley said there is a review underway of the province's executive fleet.

Study to look at benefits of therapy dog for NAIT students hounded by stress

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:31:02 EDT


Those studying at NAIT can get a helping paw from the school's certified therapy dog, an Australian Labradoodle named Flynn. Now a study funded by Alberta Blue Cross seeks to determine exactly what impact Flynn is having on students

Edmonton man already charged in 3 sexual assaults facing 18 new charges

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:17:52 EDT


A 29-year-old Edmonton man accused of three sexual assaults is now facing 18 new charges after police began looking for other possible victims.

Man who died Sunday was 33rd homicide victim, Edmonton police say

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:55:21 EDT


On Sunday, just after midnight, Christopher Giroux was found in the area of 107th Avenue and 110th Street with "obvious trauma to his chest." He died later in hospital. Edmonton police say Giroux's death was the city's 33rd homicide of 2016.

Oil surges 6% on OPEC agreement, but analysts skeptical of sustained rally

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:38:39 EDT


Oil prices jumped as much as six per cent on Wednesday after OPEC sources told Reuters the group has reached a deal to limit crude output.

Why Oilers' new mascot flirts with 'uncanny' line between creepy and cute

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:50:11 EDT


Turns out the apparent "creep factor" of the Oilers new lynx-head mascot can been attributed to something called the "Uncanny Valley." No, it's a real thing.

Suspect caught on video keying cars arrested in 2nd vandalism spree

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:48:11 EDT


A suspect in a vandalism spree that caused more than $100,000 of damage to vehicles in the Holyrood neighbourhood was arrested after he was caught damaging property nearby a week later.

Death of Wabasca couple deemed murder-suicide

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:07:24 EDT


A couple found dead inside their Wabasca-Desmarais home Friday died as a result of a murder-suicide, RCMP confirmed Wednesday.