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Saturday | Edmonton Journal

September 13, 1941: CNR brakeman is a memory wizard

A few minutes before entering the pond at Hawrelak Park on the morning of Aug. 29, Ben Brown and Ramon Rivera held hands and said a quiet prayer. Friends and training partners from Puerto Rico, they travelled 5,600 kilometres to compete at the World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton.

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Saturday | Edmonton Journal

2020 vision: What will downtown Edmonton look like at the end of the decade?

If all the plans for condo and office towers, hotels, arts facilities and other developments go ahead, our downtown will be a lot bigger, busier and bolder than it is today. We take stock of the changes ahead.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Canada.com

NDP goes to court over House of Commons decision on satellite offices

After 450 minutes of goalless soccer, the Whitecaps finally broke out, scoring twice in a victory over the San jose Earthquakes. See photos here.

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The Globe and Mail

Dreams of a thriving new downtown Edmonton start to edge into reality

The Globe's Real Estate Beat offers news and analysis on the Canadian housing market. Read more on The Globe's housing page It takes a lot of imagination to picture roughly four million people hanging out in Edmonton's downtown each year, all visiting in the name of entertainment.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Program that has students place poppies on soldiers' headstones wins $5,000 Gold Laurel Award

In a cheeky new video game called Aura of Power, a red-headed character named Alison tries to get to the Skypalace while collecting diamonds, burning taxpayer dollars and leaping over journalists. On her way through the city, she passes signs that point her to the airport and negotiates treacherous icebergs.

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The Washington Post

Heavy, early-season snow in Calgary causes power outages, dangerous roads

Canadians in Alberta are calling it "Snowtember" this week, as heavy snow is falling across the Calgary region. Heavy snow has brought town trees and power lines, and is wreaking havoc on the morning commute.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Alberta premier-designate to meet with auditor general about government planes

Premier-designate Jim Prentice says he will discuss the future of the provincial air fleet with Alberta's auditor general as early as this week. The government's fleet of four planes has become a perpetual thorny issue for the Progressive Conservatives and one that consumed a significant amount of discussions during the leadership race that elected Prentice.

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Inside Triathlon

Photos: Exploring Edmonton

The shopping neighborhood of Old Strathcona is worth a few hours of your time. Anchored by Whyte Ave., or 82nd Ave., the historical area is packed with culture as well as historic buildings.

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Canada.com

Vancouver chef Ned Bell nudges sustainable seafood onto Alberta restaurant menus

The lush grounds of VanDusen Botanical Garden served as a fitting backdrop to Canada's most valuable collection of motoring glory at the Luxury and Supercar Weekend on Saturday. Highlights included an Aston Martin spy car complete with missile launchers, an Italian-manufactured Pagani Huayra Carbon Edition and a classic 1962 Maserati.

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Edmonton Journal

Vancouver chef Ned Bell nudges sustainable seafood onto Alberta restaurant menus

Edmontonians got a touch of winter Monday as snow and sleet fell for most of the morning. It could have been worse, as other areas of Alberta were hit with five-plus centimetres of snow.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. Opens New Stores in Alberta and Alaska

The Capilano Liquor Depot, located in the newly renovated Capilano Mall in Edmonton opened its doors on August 21st and is a bright, modern 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art supercentre that has a 32 tap growler bar featuring one of Edmonton's largest and most unique selections of local and seasonal craft beer, an impressive assortment of spirits and a signature wine cellar featuring unique and preferred label wines. Expert staff is on hand to provide advice and help our customers enjoy their shopping experience.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Alberta's Jim Prentice hopes to be sworn in, have new cabinet within week

Incoming Alberta premier Jim Prentice says he hopes to be sworn in and have a new, slimmed-down cabinet in place in about a week. Prentice also says he is looking for a legislative re-set on his caucus, starting with a possible throne speech in the fall and non-elected appointees to cabinet.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Bloomberg

Alberta Conservatives Pick Prentice as Premier-Designate

Alberta's ruling Progressive Conservatives chose Jim Prentice , a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce vice chairman and former federal environment minister, to lead Canada's third-largest provincial economy. Prentice received 77 percent of the vote on the first ballot to defeat Ric McIver, a former provincial transport minister, and Thomas Lukaszuk, previously deputy premier.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Timeline: Provincial Tory leadership vote

As Progressive Conservative members around Alberta premier elect their new leader and the province's next premier, the Journal looks back at the race milestones, beginning with the resignation that kicked it all off. March 19: Alison Redford suddenly resigns as the province's 14th premier in the wake of caucus defections and a brewing uprising in the Tory caucus following weeks of scandals surrounding her expenses and use of government airplanes.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Bloomberg

Alberta's Prentice Pledges Surpluses While Adding Schools

Former Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Vice Chairman Jim Prentice is vowing to lead the oil-rich province of Alberta into budget surpluses while fixing roads, schools and hospitals if elected premier this weekend. Home to Canada's fastest-growing population, Alberta needs to invest C$30 billion over the next five years to build 100 schools, fix crumbling roads and other infrastructure and services, Prentice said in an interview.

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Canada.com

Membership sales set to close as PC race enters home stretch

The contest to determine Alberta's 16th premier is in its final week, but Wednesday is the last day Albertans can purchase Progressive Conservative membership cards to cast a vote on the weekend.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Q&A: Facts about Alberta's family flights controversy

The use of Alberta's fleet of planes has been making headlines for more than a decade.

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Edmonton Journal

Opinion: Boldly broaching two touchy topics

On Sept. 1, Alberta's minimum wage rises from $9.95 to $10.20 per hour. Based on a 40-hour work week with unpaid holidays, a full-time minimum wage earner will make $21,216 annually.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Lukaszuk calls for audit of all cabinet expenses after repaying costs of daughter's flights

On Sept. 1, Alberta's minimum wage rises from $9.95 to $10.20 per hour. Based on a 40-hour work week with unpaid holidays, a full-time minimum wage earner will make $21,216 annually.

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Alberta Venture

Car & Driver: Tesla Model S

"So, I'll show you the acceleration," says Peter Northcott. As if propelled forward by a Jedi, the Tesla Model S vaults from 60 km/hr to 140 km/hr in about 3.5 seconds.

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