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Saturday | Edmonton Journal
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.
After 450 minutes of goalless soccer, the Whitecaps finally broke out, scoring twice in a victory over the San jose Earthquakes. See photos here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The use of Alberta's fleet of planes has been making headlines for more than a decade.
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.
Updated: Sat Sep 13, 2014 08:17 am
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