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McDavid spins Oilers past Blackhawks to snap losing skid in OT

Mark Letestu scored on a power play with 15.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.


Edmonton police commission breaks down 2017 homicide, clearance rates

Edmonton police say a “lull” in homicides this fall could help them catch up on unsolved cases.


Frightful fun, dark skies, DIY home show: What’s up in and around Edmonton this weekend

From Curse of the Chrysanthemummies to Boo! At the Zoo, there is lots to do in and around Edmonton this weekend.


Alberta political parties raise big money, but political action committees raise more

The NDP and the major conservative parties in Alberta are in a horse-race for fundraising this year, with donations to the conservative block surging in the last three months. But some of the biggest fundraising efforts are happening just outside the parties themselves.


Cannabis deadline, public education, on health ministers’ minds heading into meeting

The need for a national public awareness campaign and the encroaching July 2018 deadline for cannabis legalization are on the minds of provincial and territorial health ministers as they meet in Edmonton Friday with their federal counterpart, Ginette Petitpas Taylor.


Man dies after being shot by Alberta RCMP east of Red Deer

A man has died in hospital after he was shot by an RCMP officer Thursday morning in a rural area east of Red Deer, police say.


New Alberta ridings reflect population growth, electoral boundaries report says

Alberta’s electoral boundaries commission remains committed to adding three urban ridings to reflect fast growing populations in Calgary and Edmonton.


Walterdale Bridge approaches end of its lifespan

The Walterdale Bridge spans more than 100 years of Edmonton’s history, but like Fort Edmonton before it, is just a footnote in the long history of the crossing.


Oct. 19, 1989: Mike Tyson arrives in Edmonton to train for title fight

Mike Tyson arrived in Edmonton one month before he was to defend his heavyweight championship in bout with Canada’s Donovan ‘Razor’ Ruddock.


Fate of alleged Amanda Lindhout kidnapper now lies with judge as trial wraps

After weeks of emotional testimony, the fate of a man charged with holding Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout hostage is in the hands of an Ontario Superior Court judge.


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