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Friday, August 30, 2013 - Flooding in Edmonton following overnight storm

Edmonton ? A thunderstorm that passed through Edmonton Thursday evening and Friday morning has caused plenty of headaches, especially in the north end of the city, where portions of the Yellowhead were flooded. Traffic was re-directed for several hours around the underpass at Yellowhead Trail and St. Albert Trail after two vehicles stalled in pooling water in the underpass. The underpass had dried up by Friday morning but traffic was still being re-directed as Edmonton police waited for tow ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton News at Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:59:48 -0600



Friday, August 30, 2013 - Edmonton attracting more and more international students

EDMONTON- For many post-secondary students, the first day of school can be daunting. But it can be even more daunting for the thousands of international students coming to Edmonton to further their educations. ?I?m nervous because it?s a whole new experience,? said Oyebanji Oyenekan, who is from Nigeria and is a first-year business student at NAIT. According to a new HSBC study, Canada continues to attract a record number of students from abroad. In 2013, Canada welcomed a record 100,000 ...

posted in Edmonton News at Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:55:12 -0600



Friday, August 30, 2013 - Edmonton attracting more and more international students

EDMONTON- For many post-secondary students, the first day of school can be daunting. But it can be even more daunting for the thousands of international students coming to Edmonton to further their educations. ?I?m nervous because it?s a whole new experience,? said Oyebanji Oyenekan, who is from Nigeria and is a first-year business student at NAIT. According to a new HSBC study, Canada continues to attract a record number of students from abroad. In 2013, Canada welcomed a record 100,000 ...

posted in Edmonton News at Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:55:09 -0600



Friday, August 30, 2013 - Edmonton leading province‚??s new home construction

EDMONTON ? The latest economic outlook from the province shows Edmonton has surpassed Calgary in housing starts this year, becoming the leader in new home construction in Alberta. At the current pace, Alberta will see 36,500 new homes built by the end of this year ? that?s about 4,000 more than had previously been estimated by the province. Edmonton has been the major driver of that growth, with housing starts up 31 per cent. Experts say the hot market is being driven by high population growth ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Real Estate at Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:52:54 -0600



Friday, August 30, 2013 - More than 1 in 5 Albertans earn low wages: Stats Canada

EDMONTON ? Alberta?s minimum wage will be going up to $9.95 September 1st, but some believe that won?t be enough to alleviate the problem of child poverty in the province. According to new Statistics Canada data released Friday by Public Interest Alberta, more than one in five employed Albertans earn less than $15 per hour. The data also shows that the majority (78 per cent) of low-wage earners are over the age of 20, and 62 per cent are women. ?Other social issues such as high rates of family ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton News at Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:51:09 -0600



Friday, August 30, 2013 - Police cracking down on motorists over the long weekend

EDMONTON- Heading into the last long weekend of the summer, RCMP want motorists to know they?ll be out in full force, cracking down on those who choose to break the rules of the road. ?This weekend is not any different than any long weekend,? said Corporal Chris Little with the Strathcona RCMP Integrated Traffic Services Unit. ?Our mandate is a strong presence and enforcement for the long weekends throughout the summer months.? Officers say they?ll be focusing on seat belts, distracted driving, ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton News at Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:49:51 -0600



Thursday, August 29, 2013 - Residents worry piece of Old Strathcona's history could be torn down

EDMONTON- Some Edmontonians are worried about the future of one of Old Strathcona?s oldest homes. The Arthur Davies Residence, located at 10606- 84 Avenue, was built in 1905. Davies served as Strathcona?s mayor in 1905 and again in 1911, and played an instrumental role in bringing together the Cities of Strathcona and Edmonton. The large brick Queen Anne style residence was recently sold, at a price tag of just over $1.1 million. The house will change hands later this month and residents are ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton News at Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:26:59 -0600



Thursday, August 29, 2013 - Edmonton Corn Maze charters historic waters

EDMONTON ? The Edmonton Corn Maze, just west of the city, is making history by becoming the first corn maze in the world to appear on Google Street View. ?We decided to try to do our maze into a Google Map Street View, so early one morning, we were out there taking a whole bunch of pictures, and we got them all stitched together, and now you can virtually get lost in the maze,? says Jesse Kraay, who has been the owner and operator of the Edmonton Corn Maze for 13 years. Kraay was eager to apply ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton News at Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:25:37 -0600



Thursday, August 29, 2013 - Alberta government wants to know what you think about sport spending

EDMONTON ? If you participate in amateur sports in Alberta, now?s the time to speak out about how you believe funds should be allocated by the province. A new survey, which came out Tuesday, is asking people which of six key areas they feel is most important. For instance, spending money on high-performance athletes or on getting kids started in sport. ?Whether you are competitive or leisure minded, Albertans have a unique opportunity to guide the long-term direction of the Alberta Sport Plan. ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Sports at Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:23:49 -0600



Thursday, August 29, 2013 - Province delivers first quarter fiscal update; estimates final bill for flood relief to be $5B

EDMONTON ? Alberta?s finance minister says the government has†already spent $148 million helping people recover from June?s†widespread flooding. Doug Horner says the final bill facing insurers, the province, along with municipal and federal branches of government is likely to be around $5 billion. It?s not known how the cost will be split, but it was said that the province?s share will be large. ?We?re certainly in for some challenges,? he said in a release. ?But with a solid commitment from ... Full Article...

posted in Alberta News at Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:21:34 -0600



Thursday, August 29, 2013 - Timing of U of A president's trip to China questioned

EDMONTON ? Premier Alison Redford has invited University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera to join a delegation to China next month, but her participation is raising some eyebrows. The premier will lead the trip to drum up business in the Pacific Rim. She will also be joined by the presidents of the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. ?Right now, It looks so bad, just because we?re in the midst of budget cuts and she?s ? taking a trip and students aren?t going to look at ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton News at Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:19:42 -0600



Sunday, August 25, 2013 - Grooming the green at the CN Canadian Women‚??s Open

EDMONTON- With the CN Canadian Women?s Open being held in Edmonton, our city is being featured on TV screens around the globe. The world is watching as the best female golfers play on a very green Royal Mayfair Golf Club. Tom Vernon has more on what it takes to keep the green in pristine condition. †

posted in Edmonton Sports at Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:18:19 -0600



Sunday, August 25, 2013 - Players arrive for Canada‚??s Olympic camp

CALGARY ? Sidney Crosby would like to be on the ice this week at Hockey Canada?s Olympic orientation camp. So would Roberto Luongo. Instead, the high cost of insurance will limit them to some optional off-ice workouts and maybe some golf on the side. But Hockey Canada figures that no skating is no problem for the players who travelled to Calgary for a few days of meetings, bonding and information-sharing in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. ?It would be nice, but it?s not the ... Full Article...

posted in Alberta News at Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:15:34 -0600



Sunday, August 25, 2013 - Edmonton Marathon draws thousands

EDMONTON- Thousands of runners were up bright and early Sunday morning, to take part in the 22nd annual Edmonton Marathon and other related events. The 42.2 kilometre marathon started at Northlands Park. The top female finisher says she felt really strong throughout the entire race. ?It?s definitely one of my best. Not a PB (personal best) but it?s okay, I still did really well and I felt strong,? Alisa MacDonald explained. ?There were parts where I got a little lonely, because it got really ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Events at Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:12:28 -0600



Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 16-year-old Lydia Ko repeats as winner of CN Canadian Women√Ę??s Open

EDMONTON ? Teenage golf phenom Lydia Ko made history Sunday at the CN Canadian Women?s Open. The 16-year-old from New Zealand shot a final round 64 to finish at 15 under for a five-stroke victory over Karine Icher. Ko became the youngest winner of an LPGA event last year when she won the Canadian Open at the Vancouver Golf Club at age 15. With Sunday?s victory, she becomes the first amateur in history to win two LPGA events. Ko started the day one shot back, but shredded the course at Royal ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Sports at Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:08:44 -0600



Sunday, August 25, 2013 - Young girl in Edmonton hospital after reported drowning at Wabamun Lake

EDMONTON- A 22-month-old girl is in hospital in Edmonton in critical condition after a reported drowning at Wabamun Lake Saturday. STARS air ambulance arrived at the scene around 8:00 p.m. STARS spokesperson Kelly Brossart says there were two people with medical experience assisting the young girl when crews arrived. The girl was taken by STARS to the Stollery Children?s Hospital in Edmonton, Brossart said. Wabamun Lake Provincial Park is located about 70 kilometres west of Edmonton.

posted in Edmonton News at Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:07:17 -0600



Sunday, August 25, 2013 - New University of Alberta students weigh in on budget cuts

EDMONTON- It was moving day at the University of Alberta campus Sunday. But after hearing of historic budget cuts Friday, some students were a bit wary of the future of the institution. ?It?s really unfortunate. Because in this day in age, you know, without a University education there?s just not a whole lot of job opportunities out there. Especially for something like sciences, where so many people apply. It?s really unfortunate they can?t find more spots for us,? said 18-year-old Madison ...

posted in Edmonton News at Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:05:51 -0600



Saturday, August 24, 2013 - September 26 - October 5: Edmonton International Film Festival

Our philosophy. The Edmonton International Film Festival... international, independent and eye-opening. Our Festival is about 'discovery'. We strive to uncover cinematic gems and celebrate unique new voices in independent filmmaking. EIFF is about films and the people who make them. Just a couple hours drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains, Edmonton is THE heart of the Canadian Prairies, the northernmost big city in North America. And with a population of more than one million people, this is ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Events at Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:16:18 -0600



Saturday, August 24, 2013 - September 22: HIV Aids Walk for Life (Churchill Square)

City:Edmonton, AB † Host Organization:HIV Network of Edmonton Society † Date of Walk:Sunday, September 22, 2013 † Start Location:†Sir Winston Churchill Square † Important Times:10:00 am - Registration12:00 pm - Walk begins† Additional Details:We have come a long way since our first Walk 22 years ago! The support you have offered through awareness and fundraising over these years has brought us closer to our goal of zero! Zero new HIV transmissions, zero stigma and discrimination and zero AIDS ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Events at Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:14:10 -0600



Saturday, August 24, 2013 - September 8: Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope (Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park)

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is the single most powerful awareness and fundraising initiative in Canada dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer. This annual family-friendly event is held on the 2nd Sunday in September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in more than 40 communities. Participants can register individually, join a team, or start their own.Learn more about registering for the Walk Why Walk? The Walk not only raises vital funds for ovarian cancer awareness, support for ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Events at Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:12:02 -0600



Saturday, August 24, 2013 - August 31- September 1: Sonic Boom Festival

SONiC BOOM is Edmonton's Modern Rock music festival. Held each year on the Labour day long weekend, SONiC BOOM has been pounding out the Modern Rock goodness, since 2009! Previous bands include Linkin Park, Weezer, Rise Against, Metric, City and Colour, and Billy Talent, to name a few! Buy Tickets GENERAL ADMISSION† ? $129.50 + S/C - available to all ages- access to beer gardens restricted to persons 18 yrs and older with government issued photo ID VIP PASS ? $169.50 + S/C - SOLD OUT! - must be ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Events at Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:07:47 -0600



Saturday, August 24, 2013 - August 30 - September 2: ESO Symphony Under the Sky Festival (Hawrelak Park)

Join us for great music in the great outdoors at Hawrelak Park! Conductor Bob Bernhardt returns to lead the orchestra in five varied concerts over the 2013 Labour Day long weekend. † Individual Concerts*Reserved Seating$40 Adult / $20 ChildGrass Seating$25 Adult / Children FreeWeekend PassWeekend Passes are no longer available. Reserved Seating$149 Adult / $75 ChildGrass Seating$99 Adult / Children Free*Ticket fees apply to single ticket purchases. Free grass seating applies to children under ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Events at Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:04:57 -0600



Saturday, August 24, 2013 - August 24: The Mosquers video contest

The Mosquers is a video contest encouraging people to make a short film about Muslims or Islam in Canada. In its 6th year, The Mosquers has achieved many milestones from being the first of its kind video contest celebrating Muslim culture and identity to bridging the gap between the different and diverse communities within Alberta. Since its inception, The Mosquers has grown to be one of Alberta's premiere Muslim events showcasing work from all over the province. The Mosquers is a non-profit ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton Events at Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:59:01 -0600



Saturday, August 24, 2013 - Edmonton 2013 summer festivals and charity events

Edmonton is definitely a festival city, and the summer time certainly has a lot to offer in that department. Here?s a list of what festivals are happening when and where in and around Edmonton this summer (feel free to bookmark it for your convenience). Many are brought to you by Global Edmonton, so make sure to tune in for your chance to win tickets to some of these events. And if do attend a festival, don?t forget to snap some pictures and then send them to EdmontonPhotos@globalnews.ca. From ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton News at Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:49:47 -0600



Saturday, August 24, 2013 - University of Alberta president outlines historic budget cuts

EDMONTON ? On Friday afternoon, the head of the University of Alberta outlined the cost-cutting measures the institution will have to take to try to balance its budget by April 2015. ?These are very difficult decisions,? said U of A President Indira Samarasekera. ?In order to be balanced by April 1, 2015, we have to reduce our core academic expenses by seven per cent in 2014-2015, our core support for the academy? by eight per cent in ?14-?15, and we will then take two more years to ensure that ... Full Article...

posted in Edmonton News at Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:46:53 -0600



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