News/Canada/Edmonton

Banned by Facebook, shunned by politicians, Soldiers of Odin hold event at Royal Canadian Legion branch

May 2, 2019

For the last several months, the Soldiers of Odin Canada have found themselves on the receiving end of complaints about their organization’s far-right roots, finding all their pages banned in a recent purge by social media giant Facebook, and politicians distancing themselves from any ties with the group. But the Grande Prairie branch of the […]

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‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: Wobbling jet stream flows from black hole

May 1, 2019

Researchers think they may have stumbled upon a clue to how new galaxies are formed after observing rapid and unexpected emissions from a massive black hole. Scientists, including the University of Alberta’s Greg Sivakoff, were observing a black hole “feeding” on a nearby star when their instruments recorded a jet stream emanating from the hole […]

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Alberta premier says Trans Mountain delay hurts B.C. ‘more than most’

May 1, 2019

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reached out to British Columbians frustrated by high gasoline prices at a news conference in Edmonton Wednesday to confirm Bill 12 has been enacted into law.  Bill 12, the Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act, was passed under the previous NDP government but never enacted into law. The bill was proclaimed into law […]

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Alberta premier Jason Kenney names 20 ministers, 3 associates to first cabinet

April 30, 2019

The guiding force of Alberta’s new government is young, diverse and ready to get to work bringing renewed economic prosperity to the province, United Conservative Party Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday at a ceremony to swear in his first cabinet.  “We will focus relentlessly on creating good jobs, growing the economy and building pipelines — west, east […]

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Nearly 70% of eligible Albertans voted in provincial election

April 17, 2019

The unofficial turnout shows nearly 70 per cent of Albertans voted in the provincial election, the highest voter turnout in decades. Elections Alberta said about 2,615,000 people in Alberta were registered to vote. Deputy chief electoral officer Drew Westwater said the unofficial turnout was 69.9 per cent, based on numbers crunched by mid-afternoon Wednesday. “It’s very, […]

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Albertans head to the polls after divisive election campaign

April 16, 2019

Albertans are going to the polls today to decide whether to give Rachel Notley and the NDP government a second mandate, or choose Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party (UCP) to lead the province for the next four years. If the UCP wins a majority today, it shows Albertans have decided to embrace the […]

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Jason Kenney rides UCP wave to majority government in Alberta

April 16, 2019

Jason Kenney has capped his three-year goal of uniting Alberta’s political right, leading his United Conservative Party to a majority election win over the province’s first NDP government. “Today Albertans have chosen hope over fear, and unity over division,” a jubilant Kenney told supporters in Calgary on Tuesday night. “They have chosen free enterprise values over […]

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Alberta election promised titanic clash, delivered name-calling, biting attacks

April 15, 2019

Alberta’s election campaign promised a titanic clash of ideas and ideologies between two nationally known leaders, but delivered a burlesque of biting attacks and bozo eruptions — and a surprise guest appearance by the RCMP. Rachel Notley will make history Tuesday as either the first Alberta NDP premier to win re-election or the first leader […]

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Witness recounts ‘crazy’ moments in Edmonton arson spree

April 13, 2019

Before being tackled to the ground in an Edmonton Starbucks, a man who allegedly lit 13 vehicles on fire moments before had one request for the baristas: a grande macchiato. “It was kind of in a sarcastic tone,” said Maxwell Putnam, a lawyer who was enjoying a latte inside the coffee shop on Whyte Avenue and Calgary Trail. “Crazy, hey?” It was around […]

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Directors vote to cancel 2019 Edmonton Pride Festival

April 11, 2019

There will be no Edmonton Pride Festival this year.  Less than two months before the 10-day festival was set to take place, the Edmonton Pride Festival Society Board of Directors voted to cancel the event, according to an email obtained by CBC News.  “In light of the current political and social environment, it has been […]

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