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A field guide to the mall-photo Easter Bunny

edmontonjournal.com — Move over Santa. An invasive species has hopped into your turf. Yours is no longer the only lap where parents will perch their children for a photo.
RT @cailynnk: This is so great but also creepy. @MahSpace's field guide to the mall-photo Easter Bunny: edmontonjournal.com/business/field… via @edmonto…
ICYMI A field guide to the mall-photo Easter Bunny shar.es/TGeEl via @sharethis
RT @stephcoombs: "We get a lot of criers" -- hmm, no surprise there. @MahSpace on the growing (creepy?) trend of mall Easter bunnies. http:…
"We get a lot of criers" -- hmm, no surprise there. @MahSpace on the growing (creepy?) trend of mall Easter bunnies. edmontonjournal.com/business/field…

Oil Kings’ Eller hones hitting into art

edmontonjournal.com — An 84-year-old woman is in hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by a truck in a marked crosswalk near a seniors' home in southeast Edmonton. The collision occurred at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday at 95th Avenue and 92nd Street, where a crosswalk connects Montgomery Place with a corner store, drugstore and medical clinic.

Pedestrian, 84, hit in crosswalk outside Edmonton seniors’ home

edmontonjournal.com — An 84-year-old woman is in hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by a truck in a marked crosswalk near a seniors' home in southeast Edmonton. The collision occurred at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday at 95th Avenue and 92nd Street, where a crosswalk connects Montgomery Place with a corner store, drugstore and medical clinic.
RT @cailynnk: Here's the story on the pedestrian, 84, hit in a crosswalk outside Edmonton seniors’ home edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… #yeg #ejlive
Here's the story on the pedestrian, 84, hit in a crosswalk outside Edmonton seniors’ home edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… #yeg #ejlive

Simons: Government has no duty to fund the teaching of intolerance

edmontonjournal.com — High-ranking Alberta officials who report directly to the premier are meddling with freedom of information requests and undermining a process that is supposed to be independent, Alberta Liberals said Wednesday. Liberal Leader Raj Sherman said political interference in the processing of freedom of information (FOIP) requests is a chronic problem and released documents that reveal new efforts to "stickhandle" requests "on behalf of all ministries."
RT @keithgerein: Very pointed, controversial and thought-provoking words from @Paulatics on Christian school issue. #ableg http://t.co/Ze4…
Very pointed, controversial and thought-provoking words from @Paulatics on Christian school issue. #ableg edmontonjournal.com/Simons+Governm…

A special series about the history of capital punishment in Alberta

edmontonjournal.com — Edmonton Journal is your online source of news on Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and around the world. Find local stories happening around Alberta. Read world headline news. Watch local news stories in multimedia.,The Edmonton Journal is Canada's source of breaking news in Edmonton and northern Alberta.
RT @jana_pruden: In 1959, 22-year-old Robert Raymond Cook killed seven members of his family. His father, stepmother and five siblings.http…
RT @jana_pruden: In 1959, 22-year-old Robert Raymond Cook killed seven members of his family. His father, stepmother and five siblings.http…
In 1959, 22-year-old Robert Raymond Cook killed seven members of his family. His father, stepmother and five siblings.edmontonjournal.com/news/hanged/co…

Edmonton woman a hoops trailblazer

edmontonjournal.com — EDMONTON - The courtship began in Nashville. It was there, last week at the women's NCAA Division I basketball Final 4, that Michelle Plouffe felt a connection with the Seattle Storm. Plouffe, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Utah, had just wrapped up a four-year career with the Utes that saw her become a pillar to the program.
Plouffe dreams. @olearychris: Michelle Plouffe has put a face to girls hoop dreams locally, nationally edmontonjournal.com/sports/story.h… #canball #yeg

A field guide to the mall-photo Easter Bunny

edmontonjournal.com — Move over Santa. An invasive species has hopped into your turf. Yours is no longer the only lap where parents will perch their children for a photo.
RT @jana_pruden: Silent, hot and scary to children -- Inside the booming population of mall Easter bunnies, by @MahSpace http://t.co/JbOtTi…
Silent, hot and scary to children -- Inside the booming population of mall Easter bunnies, by @MahSpace edmontonjournal.com/touch/story.ht…

Stephen Mandel will not be running to lead Progressive Conservatives

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — Mandel: " I do not believe now is the time to start another political journey." This just in from Stephen Mandel's former chief of staff Patricia Misutka, a statement from Mandel that he will not be running to lead the Progressive Conservatives.
Mandel would have been a helluva Premier, but why clean up Redford's mess and lead this disintegrating party? #ableg blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2014/04/16/ste…
RT @edmontonjournal: Stephen Mandel will not be running to lead Progressive Conservatives edmjr.nl/1jKvFPt
RT @DavidStaplesYEG: Stephen Mandel won't run for PC top job:"I do not believe now is the time to start another political journey" #ejlive
RT @dstaples: Stephen Mandel won't run for PC top job:"I do not believe now is the time to start another political journey." #ableg http://…
Stephen Mandel won't run for PC top job:"I do not believe now is the time to start another political journey." #ableg blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2014/04/16/ste…

Medicine Hat Tigers advance to meet Edmonton Oil Kings

edmontonjournal.com — A Friday night dance partner for the Edmonton Oil Kings has been determined: the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Former Edmonton mayor, Stephen Mandel, opts out of Tory leadership race

edmontonjournal.com — Students and parents at nine public schools in three older areas of Edmonton were notified Tuesday their schools could be closed and replaced. Over the next 10 weeks, Edmonton's public school board will gather public feedback and then choose which three schools - two elementary schools and one junior high - will be combined in a new $20-million K-9 building for about 650 to 800 students.
RT @markusoff: Mandel's avoidance of #pcldr race means still no Jewish Alberta premier. I still wear my Bitter About Ghitter pin. http://t…
Mandel's avoidance of #pcldr race means still no Jewish Alberta premier. I still wear my Bitter About Ghitter pin. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

New Edmonton Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, in his own words

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — What a difference a day makes. Ilya Bryzgalov wasn't the reason the Barons lost on Friday, and four of the five goals scored against him weren't really his fault, but it was easy to see that he didn't feel comfortable in the net.
This is the interview I had with Bryzgalov a day after he blew the OKC media off. He was wary, but interesting: bit.ly/1inOvO0

Simons: Government has no duty to fund the teaching of intolerance

edmontonjournal.com — High-ranking Alberta officials who report directly to the premier are meddling with freedom of information requests and undermining a process that is supposed to be independent, Alberta Liberals said Wednesday. Liberal Leader Raj Sherman said political interference in the processing of freedom of information (FOIP) requests is a chronic problem and released documents that reveal new efforts to "stickhandle" requests "on behalf of all ministries."

Edmonton Oilers have boundless - and perhaps misplaced - faith in Justin Schultz

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish gave a post mortem on the Oilers season in a press availability on Tuesday, and telegraphed some of the team's summer plans at the same time. Along the way, he was asked about a long-term contract for Justin Schultz..

Lamphier: University of Alberta’s eHUB connects engineers and dreamers

edmontonjournal.com — There's no simple formula for creating successful future entrepreneurs or corporate startups that last beyond their first birthday. But Qasim Rasi, director of the University of Alberta's new eHUB, knows one thing for sure: When smart students with different interests and academic backgrounds put their heads together, entrepreneurial magic sometimes happens.

Controversial Tyler, The Creator has Edmonton date

edmontonjournal.com — Two of hip-hop's rising stars, Future and the more controversial Tyler, The Creator, will be making stops in Edmonton over the summer.
Gig news: Future; Tyler, The Creator; Matt Good and Edmonton Rock Music Festival. tinyurl.com/py9h9p6 #yeg #ejlive