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  • SASK OIL SPILL 20160722

    Husky knew about Sask. oil spill 14 hours before pipeline was shut down

    by Geoff Leo

    A report filed with the provincial government by Husky Energy says that the company discovered the oil leak on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River on Wednesday night, about 14 hours before it notified the government and shut off the flow.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 1:44 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 2:02 PM MT
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  • missing couple

    Missing teen found dead on Whitefish Lake First Nation, RCMP say

    The RCMP major crimes unit is investigating after the body of a teenage boy was found on Whitefish Lake First Nation, just days he and a young woman went missing in the area.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 12:12 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 1:35 PM MT
  • Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf tells Rolling Stone about stage collapse in Edmonton

    American rock singer Meat Loaf, who collapsed on stage during a performance in Edmonton last month, has spoken about the experience to Rolling Stone magazine. The 68-year-old performer collapsed on stage June 16 while singing "I Would Do Anything for Love" at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 12:00 PM MT video
  • Ric McIvor

    'They didn't do their homework': McIver blasts NDP power lawsuit

    Interim PC Leader Ric McIver blasts the NDP government for going to court to prevent Alberta's biggest power companies from using clauses in their contracts that allow them to abandon agreements purchase power from coal-fired power plants. He says the government "didn't do their homework" before introducing the carbon levy.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 10:54 AM MT
  • justice and judge

    'No means no': Judge delivers blistering rebuke of lower court sex-assault decision

    by Janice Johnston

    An Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench justice has overturned a teen’s acquittal on a sexual assault charge and delivered a blistering rebuke of a lower court judge she said did not understand the law.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 6:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 9:26 AM MT
  • Lottery winner

    Milk run makes Edmonton woman $21M richer

    An Edmonton woman is $21 million richer today. Bogumila Mroczkowski bought her winning Lotto 6/49 ticket at Shopper's Drug Mart while out on a milk run in April. It was a snap decision for Mroczkowski, who says she doesn't often buy lottery tickets.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 9:52 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 10:11 AM MT
  • RCMP

    Grande Prairie police lay charges after sex trade investigation

    RCMP have laid charges against a man after a month-long investigation into the sex trade in Grande Prairie.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 9:49 AM MT
  • Lesbians are hot pro-oilsands

    Albertan apologizes for lesbians are 'hot' pro-oilsands Facebook post

    by Danielle Nerman

    Robbie Picard says his intent was to highlight that Canada should not buy oil from countries that mistreat LGBTQ people, but after a storm of backlash, he has removed the controversial post from his Facebook page.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 9:33 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 10:37 AM MT
  • MacLennan-Rosie

    Team Canada sending 313 athletes to Rio Olympics

    The Canadian Olympic Committee has announced Canada's full 313-athlete team for the Rio Olympics. The large Canadian contingent is made up of 187 women and 126 men, ranging in age from 16 to 56.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 11:43 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 11:26 AM MT
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  • Westjet 20160125

    WestJet Q2 profit falls 40% but CEO says company has 'positive momentum'

    WestJet Airlines says its second quarter profit is down 40 per cent from last year but revenue held steady. The Calgary-based airline reports $36.7 million in net income, or 30 cents per share, from the months of April through June.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 7:39 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 7:40 AM MT
  • water line

    Coming Up Sask. govt. notified 14 hours after Husky discovered oil spill, incident report shows

    by Francois Biber, Danny Kerslake

    Yesterday, Prince Albert’s Mayor Greg Dionne said the water would flow today. Today, he’s suggesting the work to build a new line to a clean, oil-free source will take a little longer.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 5:30 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 3:06 PM MT
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  • University of Manitoba Spring Convocation, May 26 2015

    Updated Why college and university degrees are worth the money

    Graduates of Canadian universities and colleges tend to see their salaries rise quickly over time, new research out of the University of Ottawa suggests.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 8:08 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 1:11 PM MT
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  • Drone

    Edmonton drone racers hope their hobby lifts off

    by Briar Stewart, Terry Reith

    A group in Edmonton is trying to grow the sport of drone racing by holding a national championship this coming weekend.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 7:00 AM MT video
  • RCMP

    Two workers killed in rollover near Beaverlodge

    Two workers are dead after the paving equipment they were operating rolled into a ditch near Beaverlodge.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 7:09 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016 8:21 AM MT
  • high level bridge

    Edmonton suicide-prevention strategy in the works

    by Roberta Bell

    The rows of high-tension wires strung close together along the sides of the High Level Bridge are meant to deter people who might be contemplating suicide. But the city’s citizen services department says the barriers are just the beginning of an Edmonton-specific suicide-prevention plan.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 8:30 PM MT video
  • hi-diver-852-8col

    Edmonton man dies in B.C. scuba-diving incident

    An Edmonton man died July 20 in a scuba-diving incident in the ocean near Nanoose, British Columbia, the B.C. Coroners Service confirmed Monday.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 6:23 PM MT
  • David Williams

    Family of Cape Breton man killed in Nexen oilsands explosion wants answers

    The family of a Nova Scotia man killed in an explosion in Alberta earlier this year is questioning how and why he died.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 3:57 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 5:17 PM MT
  • Sarah Hoffman

    Alberta asks court to quash 'secret' clause that benefits power companies

    The province is going to court to prevent some of Alberta's biggest power companies from using what the government calls a secret and illegal clause that allows them to abandon agreements — worth up to $2 billion — to purchase power from coal-fired power plants.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 2:52 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 8:14 PM MT
  • sk-cars-file

    Child, 2, rescued from hot car in southeast Edmonton

    A two-year-old child was rescued from a hot car in southeast Edmonton Monday afternoon. The child was taken to hospital. The condition of the child is not known. Fire rescue personnel broke a window to free the toddler from the car.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 4:03 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 5:00 PM MT
  • Lesbians are hot pro-oilsands

    Pro-oilsands ad asks why Canada buys oil 'from countries that don't think lesbians are hot'

    The gay Métis Albertan behind a Facebook post featuring two women kissing wants Canada to stop purchasing fuel from governments that 'that butcher gays and lesbians.'

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 4:31 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 4:31 PM MT
  • NewLeaf Airline plane

    Ultra-low cost air carrier takes off from Edmonton this week

    by Alexandra Zabjek

    Canada's distinction as the only major air market without an ultra-low cost carrier ends Monday with the launch of NewLeaf. The company offers discounted prices to 11 Canadian destinations, including Edmonton. But some analysts say its chances for survival are slim.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 12:54 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 1:04 PM MT
  • Edmonton Artist Wayne Ashley

    Edmonton artist creates tribute to slain Calgary mother and daughter

    by Gareth Hampshire

    Describing her death as "horrible" and "unimaginable", Edmonton artist Wayne Ashley has made a new mosaic to honour Calgary homicide victims Taliyah Marsman and her mother Sara Baillie and the police officers who discovered their bodies.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 12:45 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 3:03 PM MT
  • Leven Creative

    Alberta wants 'local benefit' criteria added to free-trade deal

    by Kim Trynacity

    Alberta officials with the department of Economic Development and Trade say they are trying include a “local benefit” consideration as part of a new inter-provincial free trade deal agreed to in principle last week by Canada’s premiers and territorial leaders.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 12:09 PM MT
  • Provincial Court Saskatoon Dec 2015

    Alberta company fined $140K after worker in Elstow, Sask. loses hand

    An Alberta company has been fined for failing to provide safety guards, after a worker lost his hand in a conveyor accident in April 2014.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 10:19 AM MT
  • Artisanal Doughnut Shops 20160725

    S'mores or creme brulee doughnuts? Canadians embrace artisanal shops

    by Aleksandra Sagan

    When Rosanne Tripathy and her sister opened their specialty doughnut shop in Calgary more than five years ago, there weren't many fried-dough slingers selling upscale confections with new-fangled flavours like creme brulee or s'mores.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 11:16 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 11:22 AM MT
  • Robert McGrath

    Exclusive 911 nightmare prompts complaint from Edmonton man

    by Janice Johnston

    Robert McGrath says he thought he was going to die last week at the hands of Edmonton police. McGrath’s wife, Stephanie Boswell, blames herself for calling 911 and inviting trouble into their west Edmonton home.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 8:18 PM MT
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church

    Exclusive Legal dispute escalates over faltering Lutheran Church investment funds

    by Charles Rusnell, Jennie Russell

    Several investors in two faltering Lutheran Church investment funds are accusing a church financial committee and the court-appointed insolvency monitor of engaging “in a pattern of deceit, non-disclosure, and bad faith” in order to gain approval for a restructuring plan.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 6:00 AM MT
  • normand campbell and alex taste of Edmonton

    'I'm addicted to it:' Food fair a Taste of Edmonton for longtime vendor

    by Roberta Bell

    Longtime restaurateur Normand Campbell has been participating in Taste of Edmonton since it began in 1984. He says he's 'addicted to it.'

    Posted: Jul 24, 2016 10:08 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 9:55 AM MT
  • guantanamo's child

    'Rare for Canadians:' Producers of Omar Khadr documentary nominated for Emmy

    by Mack Lamoureux

    Documentary examines Khadr’s life from age 15 to present day with a large portion filmed in Edmonton. Omar Khadr was the youngest person ever to be tried for war crimes after being accused of throwing a grenade that killed an U.S. soldier.

    Posted: Jul 24, 2016 9:19 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 9:41 AM MT
  • Crime scene

    Edmonton police say suspects fired at cops from minivan during high speed chase

    by Mack Lamoureux

    Edmonton Police are seeking the public's help in locating a third suspect connected to a shooting Saturday night that sent two people to hospital, one in life threatening condition, and saw two suspects fire upon police from a minivan.

    Posted: Jul 24, 2016 5:04 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016 5:48 PM MT
  • Behzad Ahmad

    Recovery operation for Calgary boy, Behzad Ahmad, scaled back

    by Kate Adach, David Bell

    Parks Canada has scaled back the "recovery operation" to find an 11-year-old Calgary boy who was swept away in the Yoho River on Friday, while a friend says the family is grateful for the support shown.

    Posted: Jul 24, 2016 6:56 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016 10:37 PM MT
  • K-Days

    'Read the fine print': Advice from Edmonton mom after K-Days used photos of her family in ad campaign

    by Andrea Ross

    After stumbling upon an image of her family used in a K-Days advertising campaign this year, an Edmonton mother has a message for other fair-goers: read the fine print on your ticket.

    Posted: Jul 24, 2016 1:13 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016 11:42 PM MT
  • Davud Hanci

    Calgary man held over Turkey coup plot is innocent, family and friends say

    by Ayesha Clough

    Friends of a Calgarian man detained in Turkey on accusations he was a leader of the recent coup attempt say Davud Hanci is innocent — and they're worried for his safety.

    Posted: Jul 24, 2016 1:13 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016 9:13 PM MT
  • Great blue heron oil spill Maidstone, Sask.

    'The struggle in their eyes': Oil-drenched birds treated near site of Husky oil spill in Sask.

    by Alicia Bridges

    Three birds drenched in oil have been brought in for treatment at an animal shelter near the site of a pipeline leak that spilled 200,000 litres of oil and chemicals into the North Saskatchewan River on Thursday.

    Posted: Jul 24, 2016 11:19 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016 3:39 PM MT
  • Dawn Marie Marchand

    Edmonton names first Indigenous artist in residence

    by Gareth Hampshire

    In another step towards reconciliation, the City of Edmonton has hired a Cree Métis artist as its first ever Indigenous artist in residence. Mixed media artist Dawn Marie Marchand is hoping to tell stories of the area's rich Indigenous history through her work during the one year pilot project.

    Posted: Jul 24, 2016 7:00 AM MT video

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