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Simons: ‘You are home!’ - Cold Lake rallies to support Muslim community after mosque attack

edmontonjournal.com — University of Calgary's claim to be "Canada's energy university" in recent newspaper ads is "insulting" and "preposterous," top brass at the University of Alberta said Friday. 44 minutes ago
Oct 24, 2014

RT @shanedingman: Sumthin' in my eye: “@Paulatics: UPDATED: My column on Cold Lake's magnificent response to hate attack on mosque. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Oct 24, 2014

Sumthin' in my eye: “@Paulatics: UPDATED: My column on Cold Lake's magnificent response to hate attack on mosque. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

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Mosque in Cold Lake vandalized with spray-painted words ‘Go Home’

edmontonjournal.com — EDMONTON - A mosque in Cold Lake was vandalized Thursday night, with graffiti spray-painted on the exterior and windows smashed. The damage was discovered around 6:30 a.m., said Staff Sgt. Troy Hadland of the Cold Lake RCMP. "First and foremost we want to identify who is responsible," he said.
Oct 24, 2014

An update on the situation in Cold Lake, as city rallies to support Muslim community after mosque attack. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @calgaryherald Mosque in Cold Lake, Alberta vandalized with spray-painted words ‘Go Home’ bit.ly/1DIvQUQ

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U of A top brass ‘insulted’ by U of C’s claim to be ‘Canada’s energy university’

edmontonjournal.com — University of Calgary's claim to be "Canada's energy university" in recent newspaper ads is "insulting" and "preposterous," top brass at the University of Alberta said Friday. 14 minutes ago
Oct 24, 2014

RT @markusoff: The ol’ rivalry, back. @calgaryherald: U of A top brass ‘insulted’ by U of C’s claim as ‘Canada’s energy university’. bit.ly/ZMAvpu

Oct 24, 2014

The ol’ rivalry, back. @calgaryherald: U of A top brass ‘insulted’ by U of C’s claim as ‘Canada’s energy university’. bit.ly/ZMAvpu

Oct 24, 2014

U of A top brass ‘insulted’ by U of C’s claim to be ‘Canada’s energy university’ edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… via @edmontonjournal

The Press Gallery #61: The Bring on the Byelections edition (with video)

edmontonjournal.com — Voters in Edmonton-Whitemud, Calgary-West, Calgary-Foothills and Calgary-Elbow head to the polls in four provincial byelections Monday. The Press Gallery's host Sarah O'Donnell, city columnist Paula Simons and provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson devote a healthy portion of the Journal's weekly politics podcast to those races, now in their final days.

Stollery physicians raise alarm about cancelled surgeries, lack of beds

edmontonjournal.com — A group of pediatric surgeons who work at the Stollery Children's Hospital are demanding action to address an "alarming trend" of cancelled surgeries they say will only get worse unless more space is found for patients.
Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

Stollery doctors raise alarm about cancelled surgeries, lack of beds edmontonjournal.com/touch/story.ht… #yeg

Oct 24, 2014

Important piece by @keithgerein: Stollery physicians raise alarm about cancelled surgeries, lack of beds edmjr.nl/1D6lE6s #yeg

Oct 24, 2014

RT @edmontonjournal: Stollery physicians raise alarm about cancelled surgeries, lack of beds edmjr.nl/1D6lE6s

New pub/music venue opens in Edmonton’s Grand Hotel

edmontonjournal.com — "Do you know how hard it is to source a Pegasus?" Al Gothjelpsen points to a velvet painting of a winged horse on the wall of Denizen Hall, 10266 103rd St., a new drinkery/eatery/arcade/music venue in downtown Edmonton's 110-year-old Grand Hotel.

Hotel offers amnesty on pilfered items

edmontonjournal.com — Past guests of Edmonton's Fairmont Hotel Macdonald will soon get a chance to unburden any guilty consciences by returning items taken during its 100-year history when the landmark celebrates its centennial.

Video: Edmonton Oilers need to learn to win

edmontonjournal.com — EDMONTON - Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne ireland, and sports columnist John MacKinnon, discuss what the Edmonton Oilers need to do to put together longer strings of wins this NHL season. ------ Edmonton Journal hockey writers Jim Matheson and Joanne Ireland, and sports columnist John MacKinnon join sports editor Craig Ellingson on Oct.

Photos: The Barber of Seville

edmontonjournal.com — Edmonton Opera's production of The Barber of Seville opens Saturday at the Jubilee Auditorium.

Edmonton utility rates set to rise 6.4 per cent in 2015

edmontonjournal.com — EDMONTON - Edmonton residents will shell out an extra $52 for garbage and sewer services next year under the proposed utilities budget released Friday. The move, which translates into a 6.4 per cent increase for the typical customer, is the result mainly of higher costs for operating, maintenance, running new facilities and disposing of sewage sludge.

The Edmonton Oilers’ forward plan is excellent, but still needs one obvious change

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — To nobody's surprise, the Edmonton Oilers are expected to stick with the same sets of forwards against the Carolina Hurricanes that they've iced in previous games. Every line has a role, every line is useful, and three of the four units have the ability to push the play offensively against the opposition.

Brass knuckles, stun guns and large knives destined for Bonnyville seized

edmontonjournal.com — EDMONTON - Brass knuckles, stun guns, and large knives destined for Bonnyville have been seized by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams. The haul includes 15 brass knuckles, three stun guns, and nine Bowie knives. The package was sent from the United States and was intercepted by the Canada Border Services Agency at the international mail processing centre in Toronto.

One Direction announces Edmonton date

edmontonjournal.com — Microbiology professor Kevin Kane has heard the bad jokes about professors holding bake sales to cover their own salary increases next year. The grim humour strikes at deep concern on the University of Alberta campus over major changes to budgeting - to a corporate model, say some - coming as early as the spring, the last months of president Indira Samarasekera's administration.

Martin Marincin, Jesse Joensuu hot for Edmonton Oilers, Taylor Hall, Mark Fayne, Jordan Eberle not.

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — When it comes to two-way play, Martin Marincin, Jesse Joensuu, Boyd Gordon, and Nikita Nikitin are off to strong starts with the Edmonton Oilers. Not so hot right now are Mark Arcobello, Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Mark Fayne and Andrew Ference, at least if you go by individual scoring chances as...
Oct 24, 2014

Marincin, Joensuu, Gordon hot for #Oilers when it comes to two-way play, Hall, Eberle, Fayne, Ference not. blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2014/10/24/mar…

First car-sharing service launches in Edmonton

edmontonjournal.com — The launch of Edmonton's first commercial car-sharing service Thursday comes at the perfect time for potential customer Erin Westman. "We're trying to sell our car right now because it sits in our parking stall gathering dust most of the time," said Westman, who rode her bike to City Hall to watch the announcement by Pogo CarShare.
Oct 24, 2014

Also pretty keen on this car-sharing service that just launched in #yeg. It costs $35 to join. shar.es/1mNmW9

Oct 23, 2014

Before Car2Go could get to Edmonton, a local player named Pogo launches a 20-car sharing fleet. edmontonjournal.com/First+sharing+…

Alberta byelections may lure more voters as ‘referendum’ on new premier: professor

edmontonjournal.com — Turnout in Alberta's four provincial byelections Monday is anyone's guess, as the races feature an unprecedented collection of candidates and the outcomes could have significant implications for the governing party, experts say. History shows voter turnout plummets during byelections, but Alberta has never before seen an unelected premier and two high-profile, unelected cabinet ministers on byelection ballots at the same time.
Oct 24, 2014

Alberta byelections may lure more voters as ‘referendum’ on new premier: professor calgaryherald.com/news/alberta-p… via @ablegreporter #ableg

Oct 24, 2014

Alberta byelections on Monday may lure more voters as ‘referendum’ on new premier, say analysts. #ableg #yyc. calgaryherald.com/Alberta+byelec…