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Edmonton council endorses next step for private gondola dream

City council gave Prairie Sky Gondola the vote of confidence it needed Tuesday after a two hour debate and a 9 – 4 vote. The proponent was asking for a show of support before it invests $75,000 in an initial feasibility study. With the yes vote, Prairie Sky will move ahead immediately and should...

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Why Edmonton Oilers' new organizational plan to "over-ripen" prospects is a half-baked idea

“We want our younger players to develop more in the American Hockey League. I think that we bring them up a little bit too early in hopes that they’re going to be ready when they’re really, really close. I think we got to leave them down there until they’re over-ripe.“ — Bob Nicholson,...

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Man wanted for 2017 Surrey, B.C., killing may be in Edmonton area, warn RCMP

One of Canada’s most wanted may be on the lam in the Edmonton area, warn RCMP. Brandon Teixeira is wanted on a first-degree murder charge after the Oct. 23, 2017, slaying of Nicholas Khabra in Surrey, B.C., said Mounties from Edmonton’s RCMP K Division in a Tuesday release. Teixeira has...

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Review: Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus brings Allan Bevan's best to Winspear

When in 2016 the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus made their Carnegie Hall debut, the main work that they took with them was Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode, an affecting Easter choral piece by the Canadian choral composer Allan Bevan. EdMetro (as they are usually known) is a community choir that was started...

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Doctors with foreign accents perceived as less competent: University of Alberta study

Doctors with foreign accents can be perceived as less competent, according to University of Alberta researchers. “We were interested to see if there was a difference in a person’s perception of a doctor’s competence depending on the doctor’s accent,” said Lorelei Baquiran, who conducted...

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Three drivers charged in connection with fatal crash on Anthony Henday Drive

Police have charged a trio of drivers in connection with a fatal crash on Anthony Henday Drive in March. The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. on March 13. Three motorcycles were in the southbound lanes of Henday Drive from Whitemud Drive, reportedly weaving between other vehicles, police said in a...

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A man accused of setting fire to more than a dozen vehicles along a busy street in Old Strathcona Friday made a brief appearance in court Monday. Twenty-two-year-old Malice Sutton is facing 19 charges in connection with the incident. Videos posted to social media Friday showed a man in black...

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Morrissey postpones show till Oct. 10; Aviary fundraiser Friday to counter break-in

Was it something we said? In the last couple weeks so many major acts have cancelled or postponed their shows here it feels like a conspiracy. Ozzy Osbourne, Fleetwood Mac, Kansas, Rodriguez and now Morrissey — which due to his high rate of cancellations was a surprise to very few — has moved...

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The fandom menace: Star Wars trolls don't deserve so much attention

To our surprise and delight, the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker first impressions video we made last Friday did pretty well on YouTube — but holy snap is the comments section underneath ever a predictable cesspool of typos and overt hatred, the kind where you feel genuine concern for the worst...

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Tuesday's letters: Keep polling; change electoral system

Re. “It’s tIme to Improve our poll lIteracy,” Keith Gerein, April 13 Polling results will have an effect on how Albertans vote. We Albertans tend to be lazy political shoppers. Most voters don’t do the research to determine which parties’ platforms align with their values and principles or...

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Documentary film simply sings in 2019 NorthwestFest, running May 2-12

Over the last few years, NorthwestFest has brought us some of the best documentaries Edmonton audiences have ever seen, including Jodorowsky’s Dune, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, and the staggeringly must-see How to Survive a Plague. This week, the city’s oldest documentary film festival...

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Harpdog Brown brings on the horns to channel bluesy New Orleans on newest record

“To me, blues is someone reporting life as they see it. It's not so much about the vehicle or the groove, or the chords, it's the message or the storyline. We're reporting on some of the realities of the present time." - Harpdog Brown

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Oil Spills: Oilers need to set hire sights higher

Hockey beat writer Rob Tychkowski explains why the Edmonton Oilers should really start the process of hiring a new general manager by putting in place a new president of hockey operations first.

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Leading contenders continue to trade shots in final days of the campaign

Party leaders have spent the last few days in a final push to get voters to the polls, doubling down on messaging and focusing on territory they want to claim in a bid to form Alberta’s next government. For UCP Leader Jason Kenney, that meant the Edmonton region — which he has long considered...

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Oil Spills podcast: Oilers need to start with a POHO

Hockey beat writers Rob Tychkowski and Jim Matheson join host Craig Ellingson to talk about why the Edmonton Oilers should really start the process of hiring a new general manager by first putting in place a new president of hockey operations.

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U of A academics vote to accept pay raise for female professors

University of Alberta academic staff have voted in favour of a deal that gives female professors pay bumps and a lump sum to address a historic gender pay gap.

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