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Thursday, December 1, 2022

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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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Sports

Canada’s Marco Arop gets bronze in men’s 800m at athletics worlds

Key takeaways:  23-year-old from Edmonton sets a time of 1:44.28.Canada’s Marco Arop celebrates after grabbing bronze in the men’s 800-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday. Marco Arop has become only the second Canadian man in history to get a medal in the 800 meters…
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Almost 9 million Canadians have uncashed cheques from the CRA — worth $1.4B

Key takeaways:  25,000 Canadians will be informed regarding the money they’re owed this month.Almost 9 million Canadians have an uncashed cheque from the government under their name, the Canada Revenue Agency states. Canada’s tax agency says about 9 million Canadians are owed some government money, and it will send out…

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Music

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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Nortepuro: A Commitment To The Urban World

NORTEPURO brand is trying its best to provide its customers with quality products. Their clothing line has enough items to fill an entire closet. They have something for all seasons and occasions. They have short and long-sleeved dresses in multiple colors. Their biker shorts are extremely flexible and stretchy.
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Defense lawyers intimidate job action over Legal Aid Alberta funding

Key takeaways:  The government will assume future funding increases, but attorneys say they are required now.The associations prepare to meet on Wednesday evening to discuss and vote on the following measures, including drawing their services.  Three associations represent hundreds of defense lawyers in Alberta’s strong-arm job action if the local…
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Edmonton police probing apartment fire considered fishy

Key takeaways:  The fire broke out in a basement flat in the city’s Queen Mary Park area, police state.Soon after 7 p.m. Friday, Edmonton police replied to a call regarding a suspicious fire inside an apartment building around 117th Street and 108th Avenue. Edmonton police are probing a blaze that…
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The Algae bloom period in Alberta is here

Key takeaways:  With the summer warmth here, Alberta’s lakes bloomed with blue-green algae.Unfortunately for keen campers and swimmers, the blossoms — which occur yearly — can close down lakes.  As superb as Alberta summers can be, they come with their issues, like blue-green algae.  Unfortunately for keen campers and swimmers,…
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Blue-green algae advisory given for Lac Ste. Anne, Alta

Key takeaways:  The yearly pilgrimage, anticipated to draw thousands of visitors, begins with a visit from Pope Francis.A blue-green algae advisory has been issued for Lac Ste. Anne, Alta., simply days ahead of the yearly pilgrimage and a visit from the Pope.  Alberta Health Services has issued blue-green algae bloom…
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Ottawa declares almost $30M for Indigenous communities

Key takeaways:  Budget to cover the expense of travel for residential school survivors and community events.The money can also be utilized for cultural events and ceremonies — however, neighborhoods see fit to celebrate the historic occasion. The federal government declared on Wednesday almost $30 million in a new budget to…
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Flight changes and revocations confusing Fort McMurray travelers

Key takeaways:  One citizen’s flights have been revised 11 times since she reserved them in February.Air Canada has temporarily discontinued the direct planes from Fort McMurray to Toronto.  Air Canada’s suspension of its immediate Fort McMurray-Toronto flight is causing clutter and frustration among travelers, and some say they won’t be…
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Edmonton requires a nighttime financial plan, industry advocates say

Key takeaways:  City councilors heard music platforms; clubs struggle with problems after business hours.Advocates say that Edmonton requires a designated office or person to help facilitate hospitality and entertainment industries and manage after-hours issues. Edmonton’s nighttime entertainment and hospitality platforms require more help if the city is going to host…
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Alberta to lift remaining COVID-19 constraints

Key takeaways:  Masking on transit required isolation ending Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.Alberta will no longer need masks or face coverings on transit beginning Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.  The final remaining COVID-19 public health limitations in Alberta are ending.  As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, the Alberta government will lift the region’s…