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Judge blames social workers' 'failure' to do their jobs for 2007 death of fos...
28 Jul 2017 at 11:02am
First Nations foster child Kawliga Potts was killed
by his foster mother Lily Choy in January 2007.
Choy was later convicted of manslaughter.
Hot weather helps push Alberta to record peak power usage
28 Jul 2017 at 9:59am
Alberta?s warm weather has helped push the
province to another summer power consumption
record.Power use peaked at 10,852 megawatts
Thursday, setting the third record this month,
according to the Alberta Electric System
Operator (AESO), which manages and operates
the provincial power grid.The figure topped the
previous record of 10,687 megawatts re
Five things you should know about roller derby
28 Jul 2017 at 9:02am
The stereotypes that people bring up when they talk about roller derby make skaters? eyes roll faster than their wheels. Yes, they know who ?Skinny Minnie? Miller is and no, they don?t clothesline each other. Here?s a quick rundown of the hardest-hitting game on eight wheels.
'Are we lucky or what?' ? Black Friday tornado survivors recall moments of te...
28 Jul 2017 at 8:07am
The image is seared in George Furgala's mind, 30 years after Edmonton's deadly tornado. After emerging from the industrial building where he and a half-dozen coworkers hunkered down for one unending minute as the funnel cloud roared past, Furgala saw two cars covered in debris. Their windows had been caved in by the storm's destructive power. A mot
Biobank regulations could give Alberta researchers a leg up
28 Jul 2017 at 4:53am
In the booming, multibillion-dollar biobanking industry, a lack of clarity surrounds the collection and use of patients' genetic material.Biobanks are large collections of genetic samples with patients' corresponding health and personal information. The banks have become important tools in the development of personalized medicines, but the industry
Brian Jean supports interim leader, says 'no' to mudslinging in leadership race
28 Jul 2017 at 4:52am
Brian Jean isn't interested in mudslinging during the United Conservative Party leadership race. During his campaign launch and policy announcements early this week, and again when speaking with the Journal Thursday, the former Wildrose Party leader's language has tended towards sunshine and positivity ? aside from when he talks about the NDP."I'm
K-Days guests told to seek shelter inside as stormy weather worsens
27 Jul 2017 at 8:43pm
Stormy weather Thursday night put Edmonton fairgoers' plans on hold.Northlands issued a weather warning around 9:15 p.m., telling K-Days guests to seek shelter in the closest indoor location.
Arson suspects sought after 9 fires in Callingwood
27 Jul 2017 at 6:32pm
Edmonton police are looking for a group of arsonists after a series of nine fires appear to have been intentionally set in Callingwood.
Thieves shut down oilfield lease site after causing $1-million damage: police
27 Jul 2017 at 6:21pm
An oilfield site west of Edmonton had to be closed after thieves took copper wire and caused more than $1 million in damage, police said.Mounties estimate the thieves made off with about $200,000 worth of copper wire from the Obsidian Energy site near Cynthia, a town about 150 km west of Edmonton, after breaking in at around 3:30 a.m. on July 17.
Light in girl's life to be remembered in vigil at Edmonton drainage pond
27 Jul 2017 at 6:14pm
After her neighbourhood was consumed by dark grief when a 14-year-old girl died after becoming trapped in a drainage pond, a Lago Lindo resident is bringing her community together with a vigil to celebrate the ?light? that was the girl?s life.?It?s about support,? Shvonne Muench said Thursday. ?You don?t have to know each other, you just have to be
Province takes notes on condo rule changes
27 Jul 2017 at 6:14pm
Changes to condo legislation proposed in 2014 are inching closer to reality, with a series of five open houses across the province.
A day on the midway: How visitors spend their time at K-Days
27 Jul 2017 at 4:38pm
There's lots to see and do at K-Days from the entertainment inside, the shopping, the food, and all the action on the midway. The midway grounds were packed again on Thursday, day seven of the exhibition.It was another hot and sunny day with temperatures reaching 30 C. We caught up with some visitors on the midway during the afternoon to talk about
4.7 out of 5 stars? Former inmate says Edmonton Remand's rave Google reviews ...
27 Jul 2017 at 3:33pm
When it opened in 2013, the new Edmonton Remand Centre was billed as state of the art. The 1,952-bed facility ? Canada's largest jail ? is LEED-certified, has 55-video arraignment rooms for remote access to courts around the province, and offers academic upgrading, counselling and parenting courses. And if Google is your guide, inmates agree. The E
Fire Ball ride remaining closed at K-Days following fatal accident in Ohio
27 Jul 2017 at 2:17pm
The Fire Ball ride at K-Days will remain closed until further notice following a fatal incident on the same type of ride at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday night.A malfunction which caused the Ohio ride to break apart killed an 18-year-old man and injured seven others, leaving three people in critical condition.Although it is not the operator of the
Canoeist's body recovered from Gregoire Lake
27 Jul 2017 at 1:25pm
A man's body was recovered Thursday morning by a search and rescue operation in Gregoire Lake Provincial Park. The 35-year-old man was boating on Gregoire Lake Sunday when his canoe tipped. RCMP responded to the possible drowning around 11:30 a.m. that day. Police are not releasing the man's name. An autopsy is scheduled with the Edmonton medical e