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Jim Prentice to amend Alberta Bill of Rights to include protection for ‘sexual orientation’

edmontonjournal.com — Premier Jim Prentice announced Thursday his majority government will introduce a new bill to counter the "unfair" and "unbalanced" Bill 202 tabled by the Alberta Liberals. The Tories' new Act to Amend the Alberta Bill of Rights will be presented to Albertans "in the coming days" and will "explicitly add sexual orientation to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination," Prentice said.
Nov 27, 2014

Jim Prentice to amend Alberta Bill of Rights to include protection for ‘sexual orientation’ edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… via @edmontonjournal

Nov 27, 2014

Jim Prentice to amend Alberta Bill of Rights to include protection for ‘sexual orientation’ calgaryherald.com/news/10420075/… #ableg #yyc #abpoli

Nov 27, 2014

RT @calgaryherald: Jim Prentice to amend Alberta Bill of Rights to include protection for ‘sexual orientation’. bit.ly/11yI7x3

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Edmonton Oilers player grades - Fasth shuts out Preds for 60 minutes, Oil still find a way to lose

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — Oilers 0, Predators 1 The following post was provided by guest grader Darcy "Woodguy" McLeod. In addition to being a prolific commenter around the Oilogosphere , Darcy writes his own blog Because Oilers. Darcy returns by popular request for a second stint this week as a guest grader.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @BruceMcCurdy: CULT OF HOCKEY: #Oilers player grades—Fasth shuts out Preds for 60 minutes,Oil still find a way to lose shar.es/1XEvHJ by @Woodguy55

Nov 28, 2014

CULT OF HOCKEY: #Oilers player grades—Fasth shuts out Preds for 60 minutes,Oil still find a way to lose shar.es/1XEvHJ by @Woodguy55

Oilers downed by Predators in OT

edmontonjournal.com — It's not just blizzards that now bring Edmonton to a crawl. It's an every day fact of our traffic. Edmonton has the second fastest growth rate in traffic congestion for all Western Hemisphere cities.

Eskimos linebacker collects CFL rookie of the year honours

edmontonjournal.com — Dexter McCoil's football journey is a story that's still being written and one that by all accounts should involve the bright lights of the National Football League one more time down the road.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @EJ_Eskimos: “@olearychris: #Eskimos McCoil wins ROY. I win future-seeing writer award, I guess. edmjr.nl/1CmS4i2” [clap clap clap] #CFLAwards

Nov 27, 2014

RT @olearychris: Dexter McCoil wins ROY. #Eskimos #CFL. I win future-seeing writer award, I guess. edmjr.nl/1CmS4i2

Nov 27, 2014

Dexter McCoil wins ROY. #Eskimos #CFL. I win future-seeing writer award, I guess. edmjr.nl/1CmS4i2

Tories float plan to include protection for ‘sexual orientation’ in Alberta Bill of Rights (with video)

edmontonjournal.com — EDMONTON - In a politically charged move Thursday, Premier Jim Prentice floated draft legislation that sowed confusion about whether the Alberta government will repeal parents' rights to pull their children out of classroom discussions about sexual orientation.
Nov 27, 2014

Me too RT @mariamdena: In which I do my absolute best to make sense of bill I haven't seen ow.ly/F0Mfl and calgaryherald.com/news/politics/…

Nov 27, 2014

In which I do my absolute best to make sense of a bill I haven't seen: ow.ly/F0Mfl #ableg #bill202 #bill10

Child welfare deaths no longer kept secret

edmontonjournal.com — Alberta lifted the veil of secrecy over the deaths of children in care Thursday, pledging to publish key details about each death soon after a child dies. Starting immediately, the province will post the date of each child's death, along with the age and gender of the child who has died.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @kentt: Much respect to @AblegReporter for being the impetus for getting rid of pub bans for children who die in care. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… #ableg

Nov 27, 2014

RT @kentt: Much respect to @AblegReporter for being the impetus for getting rid of pub bans for children who die in care. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… #ableg

Millions of people watch Edmonton tuba players march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (with video)

edmontonjournal.com — After rehearsing on the streets and sidewalks of Edmonton for a few weeks, Dennie Hirsch and Matt Laird finally toted their tubas down Broadway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday.
Nov 28, 2014

Edmonton's tuba guys Hang out with Santa, march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (with video) edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… via @edmontonjournal

Nov 27, 2014

Millions of people watch Edmonton tuba players march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… via @edmontonjournal

Nov 27, 2014

Millions of people watch Edmonton tuba players march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade #ejlive edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… via @edmontonjournal

Expressionz Café arts group forced to close shop in Edmonton

edmontonjournal.com — A zoning dispute with the city has shuttered Expressionz Café, the hip and hopping south side community centre and café. "It was here for four years and was working. That's the crime, really," said founder Karyn Stirling. 9 minutes ago
Nov 27, 2014

RT @RobinMazumder: What a loss. Bureaucracy gets in the way of a valuable community hub. Will certainly miss @exprezcafe. edmontonjournal.com/Expressionz+Ca… via @estolte

Nov 27, 2014

RT @edmontonjournal: Expressionz Café arts group forced to close shop in Edmonton edmjr.nl/1CmnZ25 #yeg

Why the Edmonton Oilers should be reluctant to trade Jordan Eberle

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — It's surprising how far Jordan Eberle's stock has fallen in the eyes of Edmonton Oilers fans. I remember being at Rexall Place in June 2010, where a crowd had gathered to hold a "draft party" as Edmonton prepared to draft Taylor Hall.

By the numbers: Edmonton’s first blast of snow

edmontonjournal.com — Jack Frost played a dirty trick on Albertans on Thursday, nipping more than their noses. By the evening, roads were so slippery in Edmonton that drivers didn't have a snowball's chance of climbing Bellamy Hill, and pedestrians looked like extras from Doctor Zhivago.

Council leaning toward cheaper replacement for police helicopters

edmontonjournal.com — A proposal for Edmonton police to buy a single-engine helicopter instead of a more expensive twin-engined machine looks like it has wings. City councillors seemed to support Coun. Dave Loken's suggestion Thursday to spend about $4.1 million on the smaller helicopter rather than the $7.2-million option.

Edmonton Oilers to make Justin Schultz a healthy scratch against Nashville

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — Dallas Eakins opted for a bold move on Thursday, electing to remove Justin Schultz from the Oilers' lineup. Schultz, who is one of the few offensive weapons on the Edmonton blue line, has led the team with an average of 22:01 per game in ice time.

Torstar shutters websites of Metro free dailies in seven Canadian cities

edmontonjournal.com — TORONTO - Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) is closing the digital operations of its Metro brand in seven cities where it no longer produces the free daily newspapers. The company says Metro websites in Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria and Windsor will close down effective immediately.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @dj_friend: Torstar closes the websites of Metro in seven cities where it no longer produces free dailies. The details: bit.ly/1ps31ZN #media

Nov 27, 2014

Torstar closes the websites of Metro in seven cities where it no longer produces free dailies. The details: bit.ly/1ps31ZN #media

Business is good for Edmonton’s popular fashion bloggers

edmontonjournal.com — After rehearsing on the streets and sidewalks of Edmonton for a few weeks, Dennie Hirsch and Matt Laird finally toted their tubas down Broadway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday.

Funeral scheduled Sunday for Filipino workers killed in crash

edmontonjournal.com — After rehearsing on the streets and sidewalks of Edmonton for a few weeks, Dennie Hirsch and Matt Laird finally toted their tubas down Broadway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday.

CANCELLED: Cold Specks and We Are The City. What about tonight’s other gigs?

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — We're getting buried in cold specks of snow. Which means Cold Specks - the singer - and Vancouver rockers We Are The City can't make it to Edmonton for tonight's show at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre.
Nov 27, 2014

Cold Specks/WATC cancel. Grapes + Barney Bentall make it to #yeg. Wet Secrets survive van flip en route to #yyc. shar.es/1XKRrN

Nov 27, 2014

CANCELLED: Cold Specks and We Are The City. What about tonight’s other gigs? shar.es/1XKQw6 #yeg #ejlive

Listen: Corb Lund’s Just Me and These Ponies (For Christmas This Year)

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — If all this snow is getting you down, Corb Lund's latest tune might offer the perfect shoulder to cry on. If songs had shoulders, of course. "Can't get out of the yard / I'm snowed in with the drifts / No one is coming to open these gifts," he laments on Just Me and These Ponies (For Christmas Th...
Nov 27, 2014

Listen: Corb Lund’s Just Me and These Ponies (For Christmas This Year) shar.es/1XKy2o via @edmontonjournal #yeg @ejlive

Fertile Ground: Alberta Music Cities Initiative pins hopes on thriving music industry

edmontonjournal.com — Premier Jim Prentice announced Thursday his majority government will introduce a new bill to counter the "unfair" and "unbalanced" Bill 202 tabled by the Alberta Liberals. The Tories' new Act to Amend the Alberta Bill of Rights will be presented to Albertans "in the coming days" and will "explicitly add sexual orientation to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination," Prentice said.
Nov 27, 2014

Fertile Ground: Alberta Music Cities Initiative pins hopes on thriving music industry edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/… via @edmontonjournal

Video: Oilers plagued by miscues, mistakes

edmontonjournal.com — EDMONTON - Edmonton Journal hockey writer Jim Matheson talks about the Edmonton Oilers' miscues and mistakes with the NHL team mired in a lengthy losing streak two months into the 2014-15 NHL season.