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Trial begins for man accused of threatening to kill his lawyer

A man accused of threatening to kill his lawyer appeared in court Monday for the first day of his trial. Amos Edwin McKechnie pleaded not guilty to a single count of uttering threats before Court of Queen’s Bench Justice William deWit. McKechnie is accused of leaving a threatening message on the...

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CADTH conference brings 800 health-care professionals to Edmonton this week

The hope and hype of advancing medical systems will be the focus point this week as the annual Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH) symposium descends on the Edmonton Convention Centre. The annual conference will bring 800 health-care professional to Alberta’s capital to...

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Riding profile: Camrose

Population: 44,082 Eligible voters: 30,437 The candidates Morgan Bamford, NDP Age: 31 Occupation: Municipal-Indigenous relations consultant Reason for Running: “I am running because it’s important to keep moving Alberta forward, looking to tomorrow rather than trying to return to yesterday. I...

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Janice Moon and Anne Vimtrup preparing for their belly dance recital performance after completing their dance classes at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts in Edmonton.

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Population: 46,920 Eligible Voters: 32,066 The candidates Brad Giroux, Independent Age: 52 Occupation: Area leader maintenance training Reason for running: “I am running because there has to be a better way. Our current politics of division is leading us down the path to paralysis. The whole...

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Available land, tax savings and accessibility are spurring an industrial real estate boom on the edges of Edmonton, with the Leduc/Nisku area leading the push, shows the latest industrial development report from Colliers International. As of March 2019, there was 2.7 million square feet of space...

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Population: 50,604 Eligible voters: 32,503 The candidates Paula Cackett, NDP Age: 29 Occupation: Nurse Reason for running: “I share Rachel Notley’s strong values and was inspired by several women in the NDP government, including fellow nurse and cabinet minister Danielle Larivee. I come from a...

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Leader profile: UCP's Jason Kenney uses strong work ethic to find success

United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney is ready for the election to be over. Last week, the calendar flicked closer to three years since he landed back in Alberta and took to the road to begin unifying conservatives. After his successful bid to unite the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative...

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Elise Stolte: It's not apathy. Our system is set up to drive voters away

In the last provincial election, more than four in 10 Albertans chose to not vote and an additional 2,034 waited in line at the polling station, then declined their ballot. Looking at total votes, more Albertans didn’t vote than voted for the NDP, which eventually formed government. That’s not...

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Keith Gerein: Foul campaign filled with fear and fury finally coming to an end

At the start of this campaign, I suggested the provincial election was shaping up to be a tug of war between Albertans’ fury over the economy and their fears about unscrupulous leadership. In many ways, I was hoping to be proven wrong. While fear and anger are powerful motivators, they are...

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Kenney stands by Calgary UCP candidate after RCMP search

United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney is standing by Calgary-East UCP candidate Peter Singh, whose auto-repair shop was searched by the RCMP Thursday night. Mounties seized a computer hard drive, other electronic devices and a suitcase from the Autopro location. Kenney had been silent on the issue...

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Alberta Election Day 28: Party leaders campaign on eve of the big day

It’s Day 28 of the 2019 Alberta election campaign trail. Here’s what the province’s political parties are doing today. Jason Kenney in Edmonton, St. Albert UCP Leader Jason Kenney is spending the day in Edmonton Monday where he will embark on a series of doorknocking events before capping the...

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Edmonton weather: Rain, rain clean the streets

A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada. Monday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured 2.3 C with 11 km/h winds out of the west, northwest. What we need right now is a solid day of rain — buckets and buckets of it. It would really help to freshen...

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Alberta’s political leaders have all trumpeted their roster of candidates, homing in on the theme of diversity and putting visible minority, Indigenous, women and LGBTQ candidates front and centre at campaign events. The NDP sent out a news release in March heralding the fact that 53 per cent of...

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Bakersfield Condors wrap up top spot in AHL West but may have lost a key player to injury

Condors 3, Heat 2 It was a familiar scene on my computer screen on Sunday night as the farm teams of the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames met in the American  Hockey League season finale. As was the case in Calgary eight days ago, one team was tuning up for the playoffs, the other preparing […]

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Edmonton researcher discovers site of adorned, sacrificial Guinea pigs in Peru

An Edmonton researcher has uncovered a significant site in South America that sheds further light on Inca religious traditions. Inside buildings at the Inca site of Tambo Viejo, along the south coast of Peru, MacEwan University anthropology professor Lidio Valdez and his team discovered hundreds of...

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Rachel Notley rallies in Edmonton during final days of campaign

After spending multiple days courting conservative voters in Calgary and southern Alberta, NDP Leader Rachel Notley made her way to Edmonton for one of the last campaign rallies before the election comes to a head Tuesday. Standing amongst a sea of orange and blue at the Polish Hall in central...

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Charges laid in slew of vehicle arsons off Whyte Avenue

A 22-year-old man who allegedly set fire to 13 cars on Whyte Avenue Friday evening is facing multiple charges. At approximately 8:40 p.m., Friday, Edmonton police responded to a call of multiple vehicles on fire in the area of 104 Street and 83 Avenue, police said in a news release Sunday. A man on...

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