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Panicked call from cabinet minister triggered $20,000 cellphone bill, Lukaszuk says

edmontonjournal.com — A panicked cabinet minister in the middle of a family crisis phoned then deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk when he was overseas in 2012, and the ordeal ballooned into a $20,000 cellphone bill.
Aug 28, 2014

This story's got everything: family lawsuit, phone calls to Poland, $20,000 bills, a cabinet minister in danger... calgaryherald.com/news/edmonton/…

Aug 28, 2014

Panicked call from cabinet minister triggered $20,000 cellphone bill, Lukaszuk says calgaryherald.com/news/edmonton/… #ableg #abpoli

Aug 27, 2014

RT @DonBraid: Our story with Journal and @ablegreporter on why Lukazuk made $20k in phone calls. It’s sad calgaryherald.com/news/edmonton/… #ableg #yyc #yeg #pcldr

Aug 27, 2014

Our story with Journal and @ablegreporter on why Lukazuk made $20k in phone calls. It’s sad calgaryherald.com/news/edmonton/… #ableg #yyc #yeg #pcldr

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Craig MacTavish’s blueprint for Edmonton Oilers: keep core youngsters & farm system, change everything else

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — The MacT Rebuild, Part IV: The first 500 days If 2013 April 15 was Day One of the Third Craig MacTavish Era, then today is Day 500. Seems as good a day as any to take a step back and evaluate what MacTavish has accomplished. In the standings, not a lot, not yet.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @edmontonjournal: Cult of Hockey: MacTavish’s blueprint for Edmonton Oilers: develop prospects, change everybody else edmjr.nl/1pJI4b5 #yeg

Aug 27, 2014

RT @BruceMcCurdy: CULT OF HOCKEY: MacTavish’s blueprint for #Oilers: keep & develop youngsters, change everybody else http://t.co/usmjCnZsa…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @BruceMcCurdy: CULT OF HOCKEY: MacTavish’s blueprint for #Oilers: keep & develop youngsters, change everybody else http://t.co/usmjCnZsa…

Aug 27, 2014

CULT OF HOCKEY: MacTavish’s blueprint for #Oilers: keep & develop youngsters, change everybody else shar.es/113v9y by @BruceMcCurdy

3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Go: Triathlon weekend kicks off in Edmonton

edmontonjournal.com — More than 3,000 athletes from 75 countries are in Edmonton to tackle a triathlon course that will transform the city this coming long weekend. The Grand Final of ITU's World Triathlon Series attracts the best in the sport, with a $30,000 top prize up for grabs in the elite men's and women's categories.
Aug 27, 2014

Everything you need to know about the triathlon: 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Go: Triathlon weekend kicks off in Edmonton. #yeg edmontonjournal.com/Triathlon+week…

Aug 27, 2014

It's awesome seeing so many athletes downtown before the triathlon, even if they make me feel like a bit of a sloth. edmontonjournal.com/Triathlon+week…

Andrew Yorke on edge of ‘breakthrough’ at World Triathlon Series Grand Final

edmontonjournal.com — EDMONTON - Andrew Yorke refers to it as 'the breakthrough," which is really just the triathlete's way of describing that moment when everything finally falls into place. He was on the cusp of experiencing it in Glasgow, during the recent Commonwealth Games, finishing 19 seconds behind bronze medallist Richard Murray of South Africa.
Aug 28, 2014

@EJ_Sports: Andrew Yorke on edge of ‘breakthrough' at World Triathlon Series Grand Final edmjr.nl/1pJQ1wY#WTSEdmonton #itu #yeg

Simon Whitfield right fit for triathlon halls of fame

edmontonjournal.com — The wetsuit he wore when he was competing on the world stage no longer fit - then again, until recently, Simon Whitfield hadn't even considered taking part in another triathlon. But the decorated Canadian had already convinced Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins and team captain Andrew Ference to join him in one of the auxiliary events taking place during the course of the World Triathlon Grand Final.

Johnny Boychuk ‘loves’ being on Boston Bruins blueline

edmontonjournal.com — The kid in the Ryan Smyth Edmonton Oilers replica jersey had two requests of Johnny Boychuk just before he was leaving Perry Pearn's annual pro hockey conditioning camp Wednesday. "Can I have your autograph, please ... and I sure hope the Oilers get you," said the youngster.
Aug 27, 2014

Boychuk ‘loves’ being on #Bruins blueline but is due to be UFA next July with cap-challenged Boston edmjr.nl/1tX93iA #nhl #oilers

Edmonton rookie councillors raise ‘hot-button’ backyard fire pits issue

edmontonjournal.com — Two rookie councillors asked the city to check how backyard fire pits are affecting air quality for their neighbours Wednesday, a move that met with derision from their council colleagues. "We could revisit the cat bylaw, too," Mayor Don Iveson said, as his colleagues laughed. 5 minutes ago
Aug 27, 2014

Rookie councillors raise fire pit issue. Reopen cat bylaw, too? says mayor. #yegcc edmontonjournal.com/Edmonton+rooki…

Developer ponders public access to 62-storey view of downtown Edmonton

edmontonjournal.com — The lead detective in the investigation of a baby who died in foster care four years ago believes the bassinet which collapsed on the infant was "100-per-cent, absolutely" not assembled properly, the inquiry heard Wednesday. Staff Sgt.

Breakfast Bylines: Cougar attack, new skyline, goodbye Family Foods

edmontonjournal.com — It's going to be mainly cloudy today with a high of 24 C. There's a 60 per cent chance of showers later today with a risk of a thunderstorm late tonight. There are a lot of sporting events happening in and around Edmonton today.

Skip the Dishes brings wider variety to restaurant delivery business

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — Traditionally, if you felt neither like cooking nor leaving the house (admittedly, a fix), there were limited choices for sustenance. Pizza, or Chinese. Now, a new restaurant delivery service recently launched in Edmonton makes life for couch potatoes much more interesting.
Aug 27, 2014

Skip the Dishes brings wider variety to restaurant delivery business shar.es/11XNKo via @edmontonjournal