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With planting season drawing near, pesticide use was the focal point at an event in Edmonton this weekend, hosted by the Pesticide Free Alberta Coalition. Dr. Meg Sears, an Ottawa-based biochemical engineer, was the keynote speaker. She's considered an expert on pesticide policy and its health effects. pesticides
Volunteer firefighters are known for their big hearts -- after all, they are giving up their spare time in case they need to save properties from fire -- but a crew in the village of Breton southwest of Edmonton have gone above and beyond. Members of the Drayton Valley/Brazeau County Fire Station 2 ...

Ron Hayter, a former city councillor who served 33 years at city hall, died Saturday, his family said. Hayter was elected to city council in 1971 to represent what was then Ward 3. He took a break from municipal politics from 1995 to 2001 to serve on the National Parole Board, before being re-elected ...
A group gathered on the steps of the Alberta Legislature Sunday afternoon to protest the rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Asifa Banu was killed in January after being kidnapped from the Himalayan foothills where she was tending her family's horses. READ ...
A woman pulled from Edmonton's North Saskatchewan River on Saturday afternoon was rescued just seconds before the current moved huge sheets of ice in her direction. The woman, who was in her 30s, fell through the ice on the north side of the river at Dawson Park when she ventured onto it to ...
It was much like a traditional Canadian Remembrance Day service, but for Australian and New Zealand expats in Edmonton Sunday, it was a chance to mark Anzac Day. Anzac Day is New Zealand's and Australia's most important national day of commemoration. It falls on April 25, marking the ... soldiers

Calgary would be a development hub for an eventual hyper-fast transportation link between the city and Edmonton if a Toronto-based firm has its way. The feasibility of a so-called hyperloop system, which would leave a Japanese bullet train in its magnet-propelled and levitated dust, could be proven at ...
Edmonton festivals brace for impact of Groat Road Bridge area construction. By Julia Wong ... and get to [the park]." However, Jim Gibbon, executive director of the Edmonton Heritage Festival Association, said there are more questions than answers at this point about how the festival will be impacted.
Box Boy is a graphic novel with themes of journey, friendship and the pursuit of purpose - themes author Tayson Martindale is familiar with from his time in the Edmonton comic community. It's the first graphic novel the Edmonton artist has published, and he'll be holding a book signing and meet and ...
Had this been out in Edmonton's farm land with in city limits like in the north east, it wouldn't be necessary. But he's in Garneau. "Try to create parity, no matter where you are a farmer, whether it's in Garneau, in Strathcona, in Horse Hills or some rural area," Mason said. The remedy for this, Henderson ...
A look at today's Edmonton weather by Environment Canada. More snow is in the forecast as Wednesday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measure -6.9 C with a 4 km/h wind contributing to a -9 wind chill. Today: Cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries. Wind becoming northwest ...
Getzlaf, who lives just north of Edmonton, shares a common Russian ancestor with Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf. On Sunday, Getzlaf, who was recently ... "Needless to say, I never dreamed it would happen," Getzlaf said in an interview with CBC Radio's Edmonton AM. After getting word of his recent health ...
Just when you thought the Edmonton Oilers climbed back out of the basement, they've stumbled back in despite Connor McDavid's best efforts. The Edmonton Oilers used to be a really good team. They won a ton of Stanley Cups in the 1980's and were at least relevant in the 1990's and early 2000's.
EDMONTON — Matthew Good's concert scheduled for Wednesday in Prince George, B.C., has been postponed for a day as the Canadian rocker deals with pneumonia. A post on his social media accounts says Good's concert with Our Lady Peace at the CN Centre will now take place Thursday. All tickets ...
A 38-year-old man described by police as an "uninvolved motorist" is in life-threatening condition after he was shot following a road-rage incident in north Edmonton late Tuesday. The victim is on life support and is not expected to survive, Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Bill Clark told a news conference ...
The first time Phillip Matombo sparred with his Edmonton coach, a few jabbing punches left him defeated, in tears. But Matombo has learned, champions don't cry — and they don't quit. The 18-year-old high school senior describes the sport as a blessing. "It saved my life," Matombo said in an interview with ...
As a first-of-its kind facility prepares to open in Edmonton, an outspoken addictions specialist is dismissing any opposition to supervised drug consumption sites. On Monday, the Royal Alexandra Hospital will open Edmonton's second supervised consumption site as a safe place for patients to do hard drugs ...

The first safe consumption site in any acute-care hospital in North America will open at the Royal Alexandra in Edmonton next week. Hospital patients who use drugs will be able to access health and counselling services, in addition to drug treatment services, starting Monday. Kathryn Dong, director of the ...
The suspects are believed to have headed towards Edmonton, the RCMP said. Police were able to obtain video surveillance of one of the two suspects and an image from the video can be seen at the top of this article. He was wearing a grey coat, a scarf and blue jeans. Police said they were unable to ...
Edmonton's lengthy record of destroying old, historic buildings meant Raymond Biesinger had some decisions to make. Biesinger, an illustrator from Edmonton now based in Montreal, was creating an illustration with 20 historic buildings that were either demolished by the city or destroyed by fire. He ended ...
Thousands of local students protest as they rally during a nationwide student walkout for gun control in front the White House in Washington, DC, March 14, 2018. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images. X. - A A +. Listen · Hundreds will march around the grounds of the Alberta legislature ...
“Edmonton loves Carson, and this is why we continue to bring him back year after year,” said Cairns. “He has his own following here in YEG and Edmontonians line up to listen to him speak and absorb his knowledge. He's the staple in the show that offers expertise to our visitors on how to raise the value of ...
City council has voted to permanently close the Coliseum, the former home of the Edmonton Oilers, which likely means the 40-year-old building will be demolished. "Permanent closure always meant that it wasn't going to be used in any way, shape or form the way we remembered it to be used," Mayor Don ...
A man was shot Saturday morning inside a west Edmonton clothing store, police say. The incident happened at the Lucky Aces store on 156th Street and Stony Plain Road at around 11:20 a.m., said Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Barry Maron. A man in his 40s was shot in the abdomen after an altercation in ...
Animal lovers in Edmonton lined up for hours Friday at the Edmonton Humane Society for a chance to adopt a pet from nearly 500 cats, dogs, fish, reptiles and even spiders. "We're a family that loves dogs so we thought we'd help them out," said John Grady, who with his son Jackson met the dog that will ...
While a cold wind was howling outside Millennium Place, inside there was plenty of warm conversation and hot coffee. Dozens of listeners — and gym lovers — endured the blustery weather for some lively early-morning radio. A big thanks from Edmonton AM to everyone who made the morning a success.
Alberta's path to balanced budgets is built on hopes for construction of three new pipelines, including the controversial Trans Mountain expansion, plus reaping extra revenue generated by the federal carbon tax. But the five-year plan unveiled Thursday in the province's 2018-19 budget will also see ...
Edmonton's 2017 top cop is a volunteer who works with junior high outdoor education students, search and rescue teams, and sheltering Edmontonians facing homelessness. The Kiwanis Club of the Edmonton Oil Capital will name Const. Michael Zacharuk as the “Top Cop” at a ceremony on Friday at the ...
“That's very exciting news.” But that's not exactly what Alberta promised, Transportation Minister Brian Mason said after the budget speech. Calgary is further ahead on its light rail transit plans, Mason said. He'll look at Edmonton's request when it comes in. Is the whole $1.5 billion reserved for Edmonton?
A Calgary man who attended an adult DJ event at West Edmonton Mall's waterpark alleges he was subjected to excessive force by a mall security guard, and wrongfully locked up for hours in only his swim trunks. Adrian Cornwell, 22, was attending the March 16 Soundwave EDM music event, billed as ...
A judge has sentenced a busker to 18 months in jail for attacking a man he thought had swiped some of his change. The assault left Donny Crier, 41, a quadriplegic. Court heard Allen Dakota Cardinal was playing his guitar inside a light rail transit station in downtown Edmonton last April. Crier was dancing ...
In an interview Thursday, Alex told CBC News that after he saw the heckling video he wanted to console McDavid, the man he considers "the heart and soul" of Edmonton. "I felt bad for him, because those people were being rude to him and his parents," said Alex. Alex bought a Wayne Gretzky stamp for the ...
... program are one of the things giving him pause in what he called a "mixed bag" budget. "Winding down MSI is worrisome, taking that cut is difficult," Nenshi said. "That cut of $91 million is going to hurt." The Alberta budget includes just over $620 million over five years for Edmonton to build a new hospital, ...
An Alberta non-profit that focuses on collecting excess food from local restaurants to give it to those in need has come to Edmonton. The man who started the local chapter hopes to expand the program further. Daniel Huber is the community lead of Leftovers Edmonton, which dispatches volunteers to pick ...
The University of Alberta has cancelled Edmonton's Camp fYrefly, a retreat for LGBTQ2s+ youth, and will consolidate the city's camp into a provincial one in Canmore. Faculty of Education dean Jennifer Tupper confirmed the consolidation Thursday night, calling it a pilot project that would mirror the other ...
The snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada for the capital region on Wednesday has been lifted, but two more centimetres of snow is expected to fall in Edmonton before the storm ends. The storm is just beginning to hit some areas of the province. Snowfall warnings remain in place for a large ...
EDMONTON -- A lawsuit claims female prison guards in Edmonton endured prolonged abuse from male co-workers that included sexual taunts, physical assaults, waterboarding and pepper spray being put on a toilet seat. One female prison guard alleges a male co-worker pushed her over a desk, stuck ...
A 29-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man whose body was found inside a northwest Edmonton apartment last year. The accused was arrested by Saskatoon police on March 5 and has since been transported back to Edmonton, where he has been ...
Machatis moved to Edmonton in September 2017 with her son and grandson. Noel said he didn't want them exposed to the mould any longer. "My parents still live there. They have nowhere else to go," said Machatis, who visits her father on the reserve to clean the house and "help keep the mould down" ...
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death after the body of a man was discovered Sunday in an apartment building in the Strathcona neighbourhood. The man has been identified as Marlon Jair Nunez, 39, of Edmonton, police said in a news release Monday. Police went to the ...
Abby Blackburn's harm reduction and naloxone kit training sessions started as a tool to help her friends in Edmonton's punk community stay safe from the potentially deadly effects of opioids. But after seeing how widespread the crisis is across Alberta, Blackburn decided to hold training sessions for ...
A look at today's Edmonton weather forecast by Environment Canada. Morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured at -8 C with a 9 km/h wind contributing to a -13 wind chill. Today: Sunny. High 2 C. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight: Increasing cloudiness this evening. Fog patches ...
A fast-expanding Edmonton-area company is opening eyes for its success in the international fashion industry's booming market for lash extensions. Courtney Buhler started Sugarlash Pro after outgrowing her successful south Edmonton studio and deciding she wanted to play a larger role in a flourishing ...
RCMP say the collision happened about 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. A sedan was travelling east on Highway 16A when it crossed the median and was struck by a pickup truck heading west, near Range Road 270. The woman driving the sedan was taken to hospital in Edmonton, where she died Saturday.
Christopher Cattrall, the brother of actress Kim Cattrall who was reported missing in Alberta this weekend, has died, the actress confirmed on Twitter. RCMP issued a media release Saturday saying the 55-year-old man had been missing from his home in Lacombe since Jan. 30. In an Instagram post, Kim ...
A new coworking space in Edmonton is aiming to bring together start-ups in the food and agriculture industries. Food Central Cowork, an initiative from the Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta, officially opened its doors last week. Any company connected to either field, such as personal care products ...
At 10:31 a.m., an Environment Canada extreme cold warning was lifted Sunday for the city of Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park. The warning called for an extreme wind chill bringing temperatures near -40. Temperatures have since warmed up, but not by much. Environment Canada is still calling for ...
A City of Edmonton pilot program will rent out vacant city lands to gardeners for the 2018 growing season. For a $100 rental fee, gardeners who are approved can grow food or or flowers on municipal land starting April 1. The licence expires after seven months. "This pilot gives us a chance to test out other ...
Pedestrians were bundled up to stay warm at the University of Alberta on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 in Edmonton. The forecast calls for more snow and cold, with a low of -27C. Greg Southam / Postmedia. Share Adjust Comment Print. Edmontonians woke up Saturday to another blast of winter weather as a fresh ...
Edmonton police are reminding drivers to slow down after more than 180 collisions were reported in the city Friday. Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., there were 14 injury collisions, 18 hit-and-run collisions and 151 property damage collisions, police said in a news release. Road conditions are expected to ...


 

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