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Former prison worker charged with aiding inmate's escape from Bowden Institution

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:09:57 EDT

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An ex-employee of the Bowden Institution in southern Alberta has been charged with helping the escape of a man serving a 10 year sentence.




Judge grants bail to mother and son charged with first-degree murder

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:05:15 EDT

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A pair of accused killers, a mother and son, were granted bail on Thursday in an Edmonton courtroom.




Missing and murdered inquiry sparks Edmonton police review of unsolved homicides

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:35:11 EDT

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The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has sparked a review of unsolved homicide and missing-person files in Edmonton.




Alberta not likely to follow through with spear hunt ban until fall 2018

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:59:45 EDT

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Alberta does not expect to make good on a promise to ban what it has called the archaic practice of spear-hunting until at least next fall as it considers rule changes that could include prohibiting other methods of taking big game.




Sept. 21, 1995: Glendon mayor wants giant perogy on new toonie

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:00:36 EDT

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The mayor of Glendon believes the village's giant perogy monument should emblazon the new $2 coin.




Preventing oilsands bird deaths not a 'realistic goal,' says U of A biologist

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:17:38 EDT

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Cannons, radar scanners and scarecrows will never be enough to completely prevent bird deaths in the oilsands, says a conservation expert charged with protecting waterfowl in open-pit mines.




Calgary MLA Rick Fraser leaves UCP to sit as independent

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:57:26 EDT

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Rick Fraser announced his decision Thursday, saying he wants to focus more on his constituents and his own ideas.




'Very surreal': Edmonton family survives Mexico quake

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:10:30 EDT

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Graeme Kishiuchi braced himself as his 17th-storey apartment started shaking violently. A crack appeared along the wall and picture frames flew across the room.




Edmonton's 36 homicides in 2017 not enough to call a trend, experts say

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:38:57 EDT

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With a stabbing death earlier this week now confirmed as Edmonton's 36th homicide of the year, the number continues to inch closer to the 2016 total.




Residential school runaway remembers harrowing journey that killed his two friends

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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In 1972, three boys left Stringer Hall in Inuvik hoping to reach home. The 130-km journey to Tuktoyaktuk took two weeks, and left only one survivor.




New book The Patch seeks middle road in hot oilsands debate

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:21:57 EDT

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Calgary author Chris Turner's new book The Patch: People, Pipelines and the Politics of the Oil Sands explores the human dimension of the oilsands.




Will 2017 election change Edmonton politics, for now mostly white and male?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EDT

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Edmonton's city council has historically been white and male. When Amarjeet Sohi was first elected in 2007, he was the first person of colour to sit on council in decades. Bev Esslinger is currently the only woman on council. Will the October election change things?




'He will be in our hearts forever': Family mourns second man found dead in same building in less than a week

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:25:36 EDT

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A man whose body was found Monday in the same building where a 76-year-old man was killed a few days earlier has been identified as Blayne Joseph Burnstick, Edmonton police say.




Fort McMurray mourns pedestrians killed in collision

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:17 EDT

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Sana Elache, 52 and Hadi Eljamal, 56, were out for an evening walk when they were struck by a vehicle. A 48-year-old man has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death.




Alberta farmers urge Ottawa to rethink proposed tax rules

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:25:37 EDT

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Alberta farmers are urging the federal government to rethink tax reforms they say could destroy family farms.




'It's been coming down in bucketfuls': Jasper ski area sees unprecedented early-season snowfall

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:00:22 EDT

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While the early snowfall in parts of north and central Alberta likely ruined more than a few late-summer plans this week, it’s already got some winter warriors thinking about heading to the slopes.




Visitor accuses Edmonton of photo-radar double dipping

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:43:33 EDT

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A Calgary woman sent a pair of speeding tickets after spending the weekend in Edmonton discovered the photo radar cameras were placed one block apart.




Economy, carbon tax and social issues: candidates face off at United Conservative Party leadership debate

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:20:51 EDT

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United Conservative Party leadership candidates squared off for their first debate in Calgary on Wednesday night, with candidates offering their views on the carbon tax, defeating the NDP and balancing Alberta's budget.




Man found dead in vehicle in northeast Edmonton was stabbed, police say

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:27:20 EDT

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A man found dead in a vehicle in northeast Edmonton earlier this week was stabbed, and his death has been ruled a homicide, police say.




New life on the kick-line: Edmonton dancer joins the Rockettes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:57:28 EDT

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After a lifetime of anticipation, and two years of sweat-soaked auditions, Katie Forss has earned a place in Radio City Rockettes kick-line.