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Alberta professors brightening the lives of students in Ukraine

Key takeaways:  Four teachers from Peace River School Division had classes over Zoom.Vikki Presakarchuk teaches drama to students across Ukraine via Zoom. Every Wednesday at 6 a.m., northern Alberta professor Vikki Presakarchuk opens Zoom to introduce drama to students in war-torn Ukraine. Presakarchuk is one of four Peace River School…
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Edmonton Storm tackling stigma near women’s football

Key takeaways:  The women’s tackle football team began its first entire season in 2019.The squad is Edmonton’s only women’s tackle football team and one of seven teams in the Women’s Western Canadian Football League. It’s a misty Tuesday night, and the field west of Jasper Place High School is full…
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Edmonton business groups ask the city to fix downtown chaos

Key takeaways:  City councilors check the offered community safety and well-being plan.Edmonton council heard from some business leaders Monday concerned regarding chaos in the city’s downtown center.  Business owners and district leaders say social chaos and crime continue to haunt downtown Edmonton, even as more people are back to the…

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Comedy, classical music Christmas super weekend coming to NACC

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre will host a double-act, super weekend of comedy and classical music on Dec. 12-13.  Although the Ever Late Show: Christmas Edition! comedy event and the Gryphon Trio Celebrate Beethoven@250 Watch Party events are catered to different audiences, NACC executive director Marie Coderre said she’s trying to cater to…

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Edmonton Storm tackling stigma near women’s football

Key takeaways:  The women’s tackle football team began its first entire season in 2019.The squad is Edmonton’s only women’s tackle football team and one of seven teams in the Women’s Western Canadian Football League. It’s a misty Tuesday night, and the field west of Jasper Place High School is full…
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Son of charged killer recounts shooting demises at trial

Key takeaways:  Roger and Anthony Bilodeau’s second-degree killing trial wraps up the first week.A freeze-frame from a surveillance video shown to the jury taken the evening Jacob Sansom and Maurice Cardinal were fired to death. The son of a charged killer tearfully told an Edmonton jury Friday afternoon that he…
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Jason Kenney to stay as premier party leader till a new UCP leader 

Key takeaways:  Several MLAs wanted to elect an interim leader instantly.Alberta Premier Jason Kenney declared his intention to step down as the United Conservative Party leader Wednesday evening following the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary. Kenney got 51.4 percent approval from the party in a leadership vote.  Alberta Premier…
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Tensions grow over passenger delays at airports

Key takeaways:  Passengers are being held on airplanes for hours due to a lack of airport area.The Canadian Airports Council states congestion at airports is pushing passengers to stay on airplanes upon coming, sometimes for over an hour. When Trevor Lau’s Air Canada flight from Orlando landed at Toronto’s Pearson…
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Edmonton business groups ask the city to fix downtown chaos

Key takeaways:  City councilors check the offered community safety and well-being plan.Edmonton council heard from some business leaders Monday concerned regarding chaos in the city’s downtown center.  Business owners and district leaders say social chaos and crime continue to haunt downtown Edmonton, even as more people are back to the…
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Maple Leafs sail past Bruins in the season finale

Key takeaways:  Jets top Flames, Canadiens net 10 in victory over Panthers; Senators best Flyers.Maple Leafs striker William Nylander shields the puck from the Bruins’ Jack Ahcan during a 5-2 victory over Boston in Toronto’s regular-season finale. William Nylander netted twice as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins…
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Suspect in detention after the second attack at LRT station

Key takeaways:  A woman pushed onto track faces potential leg amputation.A 78-year older lady was pushed onto the tracks on Monday night at the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station. Police have charged a suspect believed liable for two violent incidents at Edmonton LRT stations.  Edmonton police arrested a 20-year-old man with…
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What Alberta can glimpse for in the federal funding

Key takeaways:  Carbon capture, approval for green energy jobs, and affordability measures are anticipated in the fiscal plan.Ottawa is ready to reveal its next fiscal plan on Thursday.  Ottawa is set to reveal its next fiscal plan on Thursday, with a financial recovery from COVID-19, high inflation and affordability problems,…
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Wastewater COVID-19 counts are growing in Edmonton and Calgary

Key takeaways: ‘There are just more options for the virus to spread,’ the health minister says.Health Minister Jason Copping declared wastewater counts are climbing in Edmonton and Calgary. Wastewater COVID-19 counts are climbing in Alberta as the novel coronavirus finds more options to spread, Health Minister Jason Copping stated Wednesday.…