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Ties broken with Chris Craddock after ‘rape culture’ confession

Ties broken with Chris Craddock after ‘rape culture’ confession

Rapid Fire Theatre, Edmonton’s largest improv troupe, has issued a statement distancing itself from its former artistic director Chris Craddock, saying he will no longer be affiliated with the theatre company. “This week so many people around the world have engaged in a large conversation of sexual harassment and abuse; much of that conversation focusing on issues of sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry. The improv industry has its fair share of predators and we know that at times in Rapid Fire Theatre’s 37-year history we have featured some of those individuals in our performing ensemble. Enough is enough,” says the statement, posted to Rapid Fire’s Facebook page Wednesday. “This includes the work of former artistic director (2004-2008) Chris Craddock who has publicly admitted to unacceptable behaviour in violation of our own harassment policy,” read the statement. It was signed by the company’s artistic director Matt Schuurman; its general manager, Karen Brown Fournell; and its board president, Amir Reshef.


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.


122 Avenue Concrete and Road Work

122 Avenue NW, from 107 Street – 105 Street Tuesday, August 1, 9am – Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3pm


Namesake entree the salvation of The Burger’s Priest

Namesake entree the salvation of The Burger’s Priest

The link between Christianity and fast food — not to mention the rest of the corporate milieu — is nothing new and much like the faith, reflects different takes.


Kings’ Jeff Carter out indefinitely after surgery to repair leg cut

Los Angeles Kings centre Jeff Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a cut on his left leg.


Fan-tastic! Man catches two HR balls in NLCS

After catching Justin Turner’s game-ending home run at Dodger Stadium over the weekend, Keith Hupp came up with his second homer souvenir in the NL Championship Series, corralling the ball Cubs star Javier Baez hit into the bleachers at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.


Move over Bolt: Has Andre De Grasse found a new rival?

Andre De Grasse lost his final chance at beating Usain Bolt when he suffered a hamstring injury on the eve of the world track and field championships. But the emergence of American Christian Coleman has track fans salivating of a potentially new and exciting rivalry.


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.


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