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Alberta, N.W.T. bishops issue guidelines that refuse funerals in assisted-death cases

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:45:16 EDT

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The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have issued guidelines that say priests should refuse funerals for some people who have assisted suicide.




Freeman on the Land plans to represent himself in court

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:57:37 EDT

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A self-described Freeman on the Land accused of "paper terrorism" plans to represent himself in court.




Oct. 1, 1986: Fantasyland Hotel theme rooms open in West Edmonton Mall

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:00:00 EDT

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When the Fantasyland Hotel opened for the first time 30 years ago, Edmontonians were anxious to see the 360 themed rooms.




Whirling disease affecting fish confirmed in 6 more locations near Banff National Park

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:34:24 EDT

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Whirling disease affects trout and salmon and can cause infected fish to swim in a whirling pattern and die prematurely.




Province opens $24M CASA Centre for children with addictions, mental health issues

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:39:27 EDT

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Children in central and northern Alberta with mental health issues or addictions have new, state-of-the-art facility to go for help.




Backyard chicken pilot project approved in St. Albert

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:09:17 EDT

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Plump hens will soon be clucking their way around the backyards of St. Albert.




UNESCO hears fears that Wood Buffalo National Park 'is going to dry out'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:11:29 EDT

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UNESCO monitors arrived in Fort Chipewyan Wednesday to hear how low river levels are affecting Wood Buffalo National Park and their way of life.




Riders lure another former Eskimo to Saskatchewan

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:22:40 EDT

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Willie Jefferson has signed with the Riders after an unsuccessful NFL audition.




Edmonton police officers, civilians honoured for courage, quick thinking

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:45:38 EDT

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Edmonton police thanked courageous and quick-thinking men and women who put the safety of other's above their own.




Alberta court backlog delays criminal trials by more than a year, chief judge warns senators

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:50:35 EDT

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Two of Alberta's top judges have warned senators that more judges must be appointed to ease a growing backlog that is already means new criminal trial dates are being set for more than 60 weeks away.




Why are Edmonton's birch trees dying?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT

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A study is looking into why birch trees are dying off in the prairies and British Columbia, but a researcher says they can be salvaged.




Reality of Right to Know Week in Alberta is grim

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

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Freedom of information is one of the few effective tools in our democracy that allows opposition parties, advocacy groups, journalists, and others to hold those in authority to account. But in Alberta, the right to know is being eroded, even under a new government that promised more transparency and accountability.




What the Pacific NorthWest LNG decision could mean for Trans Mountain

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 EDT

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After Ottawa's approval of the carbon-intensive Pacific NorthWest LNG plant, it will be harder for the Liberals to say no to two coming pipeline decisions. Or is it different for oil?




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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:41:54 EDT

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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

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In Wednesday's 5-3 pre-season loss to Vancouver, Connor McDavid played on a line with Jordan Eberle and new Oiler Milan Lucic. The trio showed flashes of offensive chemistry, but couldn't impact the scoresheet.