Edmonton Journal

  • Premier Rachel Notley stands by pipeline confidence despite ...
    Premier Rachel Notley has waved aside comments by Kinder Morgan CEO Steve Kean, who said late Wednesday he has seen nothing to change his mind over his company’s suspension of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.  Kean told an earnings conference call that events in recent days have reinforced his… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Politics8 hours ago
  • Slave Lake gathers to mourn 21-year-old killed in Humboldt b...
    Conner Lukan was one of 16 people who died after a Humboldt Broncos team bus collided with a double-trailer semi truck April 6 on a rural highway south of Nipawin, Sask., where the team had a playoff game that evening. Another 13 people were injured. A crowd of 600 mourners… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local8 hours ago
  • Unusually high water bills result in expanded role for Alber...
    A host of complaints about skyrocketing water bills from many Alberta residents last year was a “catalystâ€� for the NDP government to beef up the responsibilities of Alberta’s utilities consumer advocate, the Service Alberta minister said Wednesday. “Many Albertans have recently shared stories of feeling powerless when they were hit… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local8 hours ago
  • Unusually high water bills result in expanded role for Alber...
    A host of complaints about skyrocketing water bills from many Alberta residents last year was a “catalystâ€� for the NDP government to beef up the responsibilities of Alberta’s utilities consumer advocate, the Service Alberta minister said Wednesday. “Many Albertans have recently shared stories of feeling powerless when they were hit… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Politics8 hours ago
  • WATCH: Uncle of fatal hit-and-run victim speaks about family...
    Quentin McGie, Chloe Wiwchar’s uncle, speaks about his family’s loss at the intersection where his niece was hit by a vehicle around 11 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the crosswalk at Tower Road and Kingsway near her home in Edmonton. A woman places flowers for Chloe Wiwchar who was hit… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local8 hours ago
  • WATCH: Uncle of fatal hit-and-run victim speaks about family...
    Quentin McGie, Chloe Wiwchar’s uncle, speaks about his family’s loss at the intersection where his niece was hit by a vehicle around 11 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the crosswalk at Tower Road and Kingsway near her home in Edmonton. A woman places flowers for Chloe Wiwchar who was hit… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime8 hours ago
  • WATCH: FC Edmonton appeals to city council for Clarke Stadiu...
    FC Edmonton and many in Edmonton’s soccer community are asking city hall to give Clarke Stadium to soccer as the primary users, help them build more seating and allow them to create their own food and beverage contracts in the facility. The Canadian Premier League (CPL) begins play in April… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Sports8 hours ago
  • WATCH: FC Edmonton appeals to city council for Clarke Stadiu...
    FC Edmonton and many in Edmonton’s soccer community are asking city hall to give Clarke Stadium to soccer as the primary users, help them build more seating and allow them to create their own food and beverage contracts in the facility. The Canadian Premier League (CPL) begins play in April… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local8 hours ago
  • WATCH: St. Albert man sentenced to seven years for Ponzi sch...
    A St. Albert man was sentenced to seven years in prison for a Ponzi scheme that bilked $6 million from investors. Wade Closson earlier pleaded guilty to 53 counts of fraud over $5,000, related to an $11-million mortgage investment scheme in which he lost millions for over 50 investors — including… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime8 hours ago
  • WATCH: St. Albert man sentenced to seven years for Ponzi sch...
    A St. Albert man was sentenced to seven years in prison for a Ponzi scheme that bilked $6 million from investors. Wade Closson earlier pleaded guilty to 53 counts of fraud over $5,000, related to an $11-million mortgage investment scheme in which he lost millions for over 50 investors — including… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local8 hours ago
  • ‘Predatory’ St. Albert fraudster going to prison...
    A judge found a St. Albert man was motivated by “greed” when he sentenced him to seven years in prison Wednesday for a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors of about $6 million.  Wade Closson, 47, earlier pleaded guilty to 53 counts of fraud over $5,000, related to an $11-million mortgage… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime8 hours ago
  • ‘Predatory’ St. Albert fraudster going to prison...
    A judge found a St. Albert man was motivated by “greed” when he sentenced him to seven years in prison Wednesday for a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors of about $6 million.  Wade Closson, 47, earlier pleaded guilty to 53 counts of fraud over $5,000, related to an $11-million mortgage… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local8 hours ago
  • Graham Thomson: Good news for Rachel Notley on Trans Mountai...
    For Alberta’s NDP government, it must have been nice while it lasted. For a few hours Wednesday, the government was basking in a bit of good news. According to a new public opinion poll, Premier Rachel Notley has come out on top in the fight over the expansion plans for… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Opinion8 hours ago
  • Graham Thomson: Good news for Rachel Notley on Trans Mountai...
    For Alberta’s NDP government, it must have been nice while it lasted. For a few hours Wednesday, the government was basking in a bit of good news. According to a new public opinion poll, Premier Rachel Notley has come out on top in the fight over the expansion plans for… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Politics8 hours ago
  • Several councillors support 30 km/h speed limits on local, r...
    School zones, playground zones — now several councillors are lobbying to reduce speed limits to 30 km/h on all local, residential roads. “There’s a strong desire to do something on those local roads,” said Ward 8 Coun. Ben Henderson, suggesting council should act now and study speed limits on larger… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local8 hours ago
  • Prayers for Southgate mall beating victim as police seek sus...
    As police continue to search for a male suspect in a violent robbery, friends and strangers alike were praying for the man hospitalized after the Southgate Centre attack. Police said there were no updates about the 61-year-old’s condition as of Wednesday afternoon. The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local9 hours ago
  • Prayers for Southgate mall beating victim as police seek sus...
    As police continue to search for a male suspect in a violent robbery, friends and strangers alike were praying for the man hospitalized after the Southgate Centre attack. Police said there were no updates about the 61-year-old’s condition as of Wednesday afternoon. The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime9 hours ago
  • Notes from the Dome: Scott Cyr plans to bow out, legal aid e...
    Scott Cyr, United Conservative Party member for Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul, will not be pursuing re-election in the 2019 election.  Cyr didn’t give a hard and fast reason for his decision, saying in a Facebook post it’s “a complex answer.”  “Ultimately it is good to re-evaluate the direction that your career is… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Politics10 hours ago
  • ‘Sheeplike’ drug trafficker who helped beat man ...
    A Grande Prairie drug trafficker who helped beat a man to death with a pipe was sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison for manslaughter Wednesday. Tommy Paul, 33, pleaded guilty in Edmonton earlier this month to the 2015 killing of Adrian Snider. Paul was one of four people charged in… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime10 hours ago
  • ‘Sheeplike’ drug trafficker who helped beat man ...
    A Grande Prairie drug trafficker who helped beat a man to death with a pipe was sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison for manslaughter Wednesday. Tommy Paul, 33, pleaded guilty in Edmonton earlier this month to the 2015 killing of Adrian Snider. Paul was one of four people charged in… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local10 hours ago
  • Edmonton firefighters find body at house fire
    Edmonton police were investigating after firefighters found a body Wednesday at a townhouse fire. Seven fire crews and other officials were sent to a blaze in one unit at the Rundle Heights complex near 113 Avenue and 29 Street around 8:40 a.m. and had it under control within about 20… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime11 hours ago
  • Edmonton firefighters find body at house fire
    Edmonton police were investigating after firefighters found a body Wednesday at a townhouse fire. Seven fire crews and other officials were sent to a blaze in one unit at the Rundle Heights complex near 113 Avenue and 29 Street around 8:40 a.m. and had it under control within about 20… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local11 hours ago
  • Cappies reviews: The Little Mermaid
    By Katelyn Cabalo Blessed Oscar Romero High School One word. Four letters. Love! How can something so simple be so hard to express? This one small word can be said, sung, danced and felt, all of which the audience witnessed at Louis St. Laurent’s performance of The Little Mermaid, in… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -10Ment12 hours ago
  • Watch Live: Slave Lake celebration of life for 21-year-old H...
    A funeral service to celebrate the life of Humboldt Broncos player Connor Lukan is being held at The Gathering Place in his hometown of Slave Lake Wednesday afternoon. Lukan, 21, was one of the 16 victims killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in northern Saskatchewan. He’s being described… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local14 hours ago
  • Football leaders push back against soccer plan for Clarke St...
    Frustrated football leaders pushed back Wednesday against a plan to give Clarke Stadium to professional soccer to support a new Canadian premier soccer league. “High school football still needs to be there,” Edmonton Huskies Football Club’s Curtis Craig told city councillors. Edmonton has four full-sized, video-capable fields capable of handling… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local15 hours ago
  • Alberta Children’s Services worker charged after R...
    A Fort McMurray man employed with Alberta Children’s Services is facing child pornography charges after “thousands” of images were discovered on work computers, says the province’s joint police team.  A 60-year-old man employed with the department was charged after an April 11 arrest in Leduc by the Internet Child Exploitation… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local16 hours ago
  • Alberta Children’s Services worker charged after R...
    A Fort McMurray man employed with Alberta Children’s Services is facing child pornography charges after “thousands” of images were discovered on work computers, says the province’s joint police team.  A 60-year-old man employed with the department was charged after an April 11 arrest in Leduc by the Internet Child Exploitation… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime16 hours ago
  • Speed demons: RCMP nab speeders clocked at 190km/h on Anthon...
    Hey Vin Diesel, this isn’t the Fast and The Furious. Over the past few weeks, Strathcona County RCMP members have been receiving several complaints regarding excessive speeding on Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216). So much so that this past weekend officers dedicated six hours of enforcement on the highway where… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime18 hours ago
  • Speed demons: RCMP nab speeders clocked at 190km/h on Anthon...
    Hey Vin Diesel, this isn’t the Fast and The Furious. Over the past few weeks, Strathcona County RCMP members have been receiving several complaints regarding excessive speeding on Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216). So much so that this past weekend officers dedicated six hours of enforcement on the highway where… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local18 hours ago
  • Police handing out capes to help homeless take cover
    Rain, snow and drizzle can take its toll on those struggling to find shelter.  So Edmonton city police have created Project Cape, where members of the Community Action Team (CAT) hand our the bright red ponchos to anyone in need.  “Warmer weather with wet snow and freezing rain renders most… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local18 hours ago
  • Today’s Top Three: Edmonton grieves with Humboldt; Sou...
    Today’s Top Three is a daily online feature highlighting a few of the most interesting and newsworthy stories you can expect to see on edmontonjournal.com. #HugsforHumboldt Mourners filled the lower bowl and floor of Rogers Place for a 3-1/2-hour celebration of life Tuesday for four Edmonton-area Humboldt Broncos who died… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local20 hours ago
  • Edmonton weather: Is it warm outside? What kind of sorcery i...
    A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada. Wednesday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measure -1.5 C with a 6 km/h wind coming from the southwest contributing to a -4 windchill. But things are finally starting to look up as temperatures are expected to hit double digits… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local21 hours ago
  • Editorial: Drastic measure for desperate times
    By giving itself the power to restrict the export of oil and gas outside its borders, the Alberta government has already won a small victory of sorts in reminding British Columbia that it remains part of Confederation. Witness the sudden appreciation of the Constitution and the rule of law by… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Opinion22 hours ago
  • Opinion: Remember who bubble zones are for
    Despite what you may have heard, Bill 9 isn’t about Jason Kenney. It isn’t about the UCP’s refusal to stick around the legislature. It isn’t even about protestors.  How do we know? Because we regularly meet the Albertans that Bill 9: Protecting Choice for Women Accessing Health Care Act is… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Opinion22 hours ago
  • Wednesday’s letters: New sidewalks built to encourage ...
    Re. “City Hall flooded with complaints about flooding,” April 16 When I read this article it was as if it was talking to me also, as in my neighbourhood we have problems similar to the Westmount people. The new sidewalks are considerably lower than the old ones and below ground level… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Opinion22 hours ago
  • As Alberta’s private security industry surges, what ha...
    Last September, Bert Skeete decided to visit West Edmonton Mall.  The Mississauga, Ont., resident was vacationing in Edmonton and planned to explore the famous shopping centre on one of his afternoons in the city. But instead of leaving with shopping bags, the 79-year-old was lifted up and carried from the… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local1 day ago
  • As Alberta’s private security industry surges, what ha...
    Last September, Bert Skeete decided to visit West Edmonton Mall.  The Mississauga, Ont., resident was vacationing in Edmonton and planned to explore the famous shopping centre on one of his afternoons in the city. But instead of leaving with shopping bags, the 79-year-old was lifted up and carried from the… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime1 day ago
  • Fantastic first impression of Cooper Marody, the return on t...
    For what it’s worth, I had a fantastic first impression of Edmonton Oilers prospect Cooper Marody from his last game of the year in Bakersfield in the American Hockey League. Marody, 21, is the player Edmonton got from Philadelphia for a third round pick that the Oilers acquired in the… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Sports1 day ago
  • Triple first-degree murder trial for rural Edson killings ge...
    Prosecutors are alleging that a man was “hiding in the darkness” outside an Edson-area home before he carried out a plan to kill and rob the family inside in November 2015.  Mickell Clayton Bailey is on trial for three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his aunt by… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local1 day ago
  • Triple first-degree murder trial for rural Edson killings ge...
    Prosecutors are alleging that a man was “hiding in the darkness” outside an Edson-area home before he carried out a plan to kill and rob the family inside in November 2015.  Mickell Clayton Bailey is on trial for three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his aunt by… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime1 day ago
  • David Staples: The 20 worst things (and two great things) ab...
    We’ve had the longest winter in Edmonton’s recorded history — 168 days with below-zero temperatures at some point every day. That streak finally came to an end on the weekend, but Monday’s snow makes me think the only sane response to our cruelest of so-called springs is primal scream therapy.… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Opinion1 day ago
  • David Staples: The 20 worst things (and two great things) ab...
    We’ve had the longest winter in Edmonton’s recorded history — 168 days with below-zero temperatures at some point every day. That streak finally came to an end on the weekend, but Monday’s snow makes me think the only sane response to our cruelest of so-called springs is primal scream therapy.… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local1 day ago
  • Body discovered in northeast Edmonton identified as missing ...
    Homicide detectives have identified a body discovered in the city’s northeast Monday as that of a man missing since last November, police said Tuesday. Chad Stevenson, 41, was reported missing by family members on Nov. 7, 2017, after he was last seen in the Cy Becker neighbourhood. Stevenson’s 2006 Pontiac… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local1 day ago
  • Body discovered in northeast Edmonton identified as missing ...
    Homicide detectives have identified a body discovered in the city’s northeast Monday as that of a man missing since last November, police said Tuesday. Chad Stevenson, 41, was reported missing by family members on Nov. 7, 2017, after he was last seen in the Cy Becker neighbourhood. Stevenson’s 2006 Pontiac… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime1 day ago
  • Incredible brothers, sons will be deeply missed by everyone,...
    Kevin Garinger, president of the Humboldt Broncos, has been the face of the junior hockey team franchise in the aftermath of a crash on Friday, April 6, that killed 10 of the team’s players, two coaches, a statistician, a radio announcer and the bus driver. Garinger, is the director of education and… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local1 day ago
  • Notes from the Dome: Cakes and apprenticeship awards
    United Conservative Party house leader Jason Nixon admits he has a bit of a bias.  For black forest cake.  The Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA spent a good chunk of Friday judging the Bentley 4H cake competition. In the end, he gave his vote to the aforementioned black forest cake.  “But… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Politics1 day ago
  • Edmonton doctor convicted of sexual assaults allowed to prac...
    An Edmonton family doctor who sexually assaulted a female patient and a nurse has been allowed to return to work under certain restrictions. Dr. Ismail Taher, 40, can practise medicine again as long as he has a chaperone when seeing female patients, participates in a monitoring program and works with… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local1 day ago
  • Edmonton doctor convicted of sexual assaults allowed to prac...
    An Edmonton family doctor who sexually assaulted a female patient and a nurse has been allowed to return to work under certain restrictions. Dr. Ismail Taher, 40, can practise medicine again as long as he has a chaperone when seeing female patients, participates in a monitoring program and works with… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime1 day ago
  • Edmonton councillors debate secondary suites in duplexes, to...
    Keith LaRoy and his wife love their home in the old neighbourhood of Eastwood near the Coliseum with its tree-lined streets. But if there was one thing that he could change about the home he’s owned for five years, it would be this: rent out his basement suite. At a… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local1 day ago
  • Alberta says B.C. will lose court challenges to oil control ...
    Any British Columbian attempts to take Alberta to court over this province’s oil control bill will ultimately fail, the government says. Alberta Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd said Tuesday her government has had plenty of advice about the bill, and she is “absolutely confident” Alberta is on strong legal ground.  The… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Politics1 day ago
  • Questionable online fundraiser surfaces for sanctioned Sherw...
    Someone impersonating a Sherwood Park high school principal has launched a fundraising campaign for a social studies teacher who admitted to making unprofessional comments to students and staff. Greg Plouffe, who teaches at Bev Facey Community High School, pleaded guilty Monday to seven charges of unprofessional conduct for using a… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local1 day ago
  • Use of force by Edmonton Transit peace officers should be mo...
    A dramatic upswing in the use of force by Edmonton Transit peace officers concerns Alberta’s justice minister.  A Postmedia report revealed Tuesday that officers reported 523 use-of-force incidents in 2017 — nearly double 2015’s total and up 118 from 2016. The internal City of Edmonton stats were obtained through a freedom… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Politics1 day ago
  • Overnight Edmonton seniors facility blaze sends one to hospi...
    A blaze at a seniors facility in the Hillview neighbourhood in the city’s southeast Monday night left one person injured and a damage bill estimated at  $200,000. Fire crews received the call at 10:35 p.m. in the area of 58 Street and 34 Avenue and arrived within four minutes, officials said… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local1 day ago
  • Lawyer released on $50,000 bail after fatal Edmonton hit-and...
    An Edmonton lawyer charged in a crash that killed a 16-year-old pedestrian paid $50,000 to be released on bail Tuesday. Shane Stevenson, 47, is charged with impaired driving causing death, driving with a blood-alcohol level over 80 mg causing death, and hit-and-run causing death in relation to the death of Chloe Wiwchar.… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local1 day ago
  • Lawyer released on $50,000 bail after fatal Edmonton hit-and...
    An Edmonton lawyer charged in a crash that killed a 16-year-old pedestrian paid $50,000 to be released on bail Tuesday. Shane Stevenson, 47, is charged with impaired driving causing death, driving with a blood-alcohol level over 80 mg causing death, and hit-and-run causing death in relation to the death of Chloe Wiwchar.… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime1 day ago
  • The AMPIA Rosie finalists are in — local National ...
    Not for the first time, the National Film Board office in downtown Edmonton leads the pack in local nominations for 2018’s Rosies — the annual awards by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association. This year the NFB has nine finalist positions amid 60 categories — tying Heartland, produced by Calgary’s SEVEN24 Films.… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -10Ment2 days ago
  • David Suzuki honorary degree sends bad message about educati...
    A well-known University of Alberta economist is unimpressed David Suzuki is being recognized with an honorary degree.  Andrew Leach complained on Twitter about Suzuki’s caricatures of economics as a study that ignores the environment. Leach recounted a keynote speech that Suzuki once gave at a conference, where Suzuki gave an… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local2 days ago
  • Man suffers life-threatening injuries after robbery turns vi...
    A 57-year-old man is clinging to life in hospital after a violent robbery inside Southgate Shopping Centre Tuesday morning.  Police were called to the attack about 10:25 a.m., quickly erecting tape and a barrier around the bloody scene near the food court, outside MAC cosmetics. The victim, who suffered “traumatic… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local2 days ago
  • Court hears closing arguments in West Edmonton Mall waterpar...
    Bikers crowded an Edmonton courtroom Tuesday in support of the six teenage complainants of an alleged sexual assault in West Edmonton Mall’s water park.  Lawyers made closing arguments in the provincial court trial for Soleiman Hajj Soleiman, who is charged with six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual contact with… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local2 days ago
  • Court hears closing arguments in West Edmonton Mall waterpar...
    Bikers crowded an Edmonton courtroom Tuesday in support of the six teenage complainants of an alleged sexual assault in West Edmonton Mall’s water park.  Lawyers made closing arguments in the provincial court trial for Soleiman Hajj Soleiman, who is charged with six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual contact with… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Crime2 days ago
  • Edmonton aims to clarify who to sue when your property is da...
    The city wants to clarify who’s responsible when your home gets damaged during a construction project undertaken by the city. At an executive committee meeting Monday, councillors sought more information on the process of investigations and response to claims made during construction activities in the city.   “Part of this is… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local2 days ago
  • Live debate: Edmonton has the highest home-based business fe...
    Photographers, freelancers and consultants who work from home are paying the highest fees in the region to open a home-based business in Edmonton, regardless of whether it actually increases traffic in the neighbourhoods.  Mayor Don Iveson promised to push for lower fees during the last municipal election, and the debate… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local2 days ago
  • One dead in Edson crash involving semi carrying oversize loa...
    One person is dead after a collision Monday between a pick-up truck and a semi carrying an oversize load, say RCMP.    The crash happened around 5:20 p.m. on Highway 32 north of Secondary Highway 748, Edson RCMP said in a news release late Monday.     The male driver and… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local2 days ago
  • Opinion: Speed up access to approved cancer drugs
    Strides in cancer research have increased survival rates and provided a better quality of life for patients under treatment. But getting the best treatment as soon as possible remains a matter of life and death for many Canadians. Speed is of the essence. Patients and families in Alberta live with… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Opinion2 days ago
  • You Be The Boss: Oilers fans point finger at GM for lost sea...
      Edmonton Oilers fans ponder disappointing season from upper bowl. The inescapable conclusion of this year’s ‘You Be The Boss’ survey is that the Edmonton Oilers bosses were to blame way more than the players. When it came to all but four of the players, the 2,450 respondents voted to… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Sports2 days ago
  • Today’s Top Three: Bill 12 designed to inflict pain; l...
    Today’s Top Three is a daily online feature highlighting a few of the most interesting and newsworthy stories you can expect to see on edmontonjournal.com. Bill 12 designed to inflict economic pain on B.C. Alberta is not turning off the oil taps to British Columbia. It’s tampering with the… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local2 days ago
  • Edmonton weather: I am slowly going crazy. Crazy going slowl...
    A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada. Tuesday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measure 0.1 C with a 8 km/h wind coming from the northwest. Today: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning early this morning. Snow and rain showers late this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning.… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local2 days ago
  • Tuesday’s letters: Too many speed limits distract driv...
    What in the world is happening with the planning of speed limits in this city? It looks like we are headed for a speed range that goes from 20, 30, 40, 50, 70, and 100 km/h. Surely keeping track and watching out for the likelihood that changes may even be… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Opinion2 days ago
  • Sherwood Park teacher pleads guilty to using racial slur in ...
    A Sherwood Park high school teacher must pay $2,800 in fines and will receive a severe letter of reprimand after making inappropriate comments to students and coworkers. Bev Facey Community High School social studies teacher Gregory Plouffe pleaded guilty Monday to seven charges of unprofessional conduct at an Alberta Teachers’… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local2 days ago
  • Use of force by Edmonton transit peace officers on upswing, ...
    Weeks after video emerged of transit peace officers taking a teenager to the ground during an arrest at an Edmonton LRT station, statistics obtained by Postmedia show such use-of-force cases are on the rise. Transit peace officers reported 523 use-of-force incidents in 2017 — nearly double 2015’s total and up… ... more
    EdmontonJournal -Local2 days ago
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