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Liberal leader Raj Sherman resigns

edmontonjournal.com — Liberal leader Raj Sherman will resign his position this morning, and will not seek re-election, sources close to the party say.
Jan 26, 2015

Here's our official story: Liberal leader Raj Sherman, under investigation, resigns edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… #ableg #yeg #abpoli

Jan 26, 2015

Oh. In Alberta news, Liberal leader Raj Sherman resigns amid investigation that he over-donated to his party. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Jan 26, 2015

So Jim Prentice may call an election with 2 rival parties in midst of leadership race: edmontonjournal.com/touch/news/edm…

Jan 26, 2015

STORY: Alberta Liberal leader Raj Sherman resigns ow.ly/HY9Xk #yeg #ableg #ejlive More to come ...

New York producers captivated by Edmonton’s wildly imaginative Nevermore

edmontonjournal.com — NEW YORK ­­- I went to Edgar Allan Poe's birthday party here last Monday night. It was the big two-oh-six for the virtuoso of darkness and dread.At New World Stages, a 499-seat off-Broadway house a few blocks from Times Square, we all sang For He's A Jolly Good Fellow - an irony not lost on the producers of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life And Mystery Death of Edgar Allan Poe, which officially opened Sunday after a couple of weeks of previews.

Raj Sherman quits as Alberta Liberal leader, won’t seek third term as MLA

edmontonjournal.com — Cineplex Entertainment is launching a new-concept recreation complex at South Edmonton Common that will combine arcade games, live entertainment and amusements like bowling, billiards, shuffleboard and table tennis. Customers will also be able to dine in an upscale, open-kitchen restaurant and watch the big game.

Hundreds line the streets of St. Albert for funeral procession for Const. Wynn

edmontonjournal.com — Cineplex Entertainment is launching a new-concept recreation complex at South Edmonton Common that will combine arcade games, live entertainment and amusements like bowling, billiards, shuffleboard and table tennis. Customers will also be able to dine in an upscale, open-kitchen restaurant and watch the big game. 57 minutes ago
Jan 26, 2015

Hundreds line the streets of St. Albert for funeral procession for Const. Wynn calgaryherald.com/news/10761049/… #sadday #respect

Jan 26, 2015

Our updated story: Hundreds line the streets of St. Albert for funeral procession for Const. Wynn edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… #yeg #ejive

Bridge project threatens old growth forest, critics say

edmontonjournal.com — Thousands of people are expected to line the regimental funeral route Monday of Const. David Wynn, the RCMP officer shot and fatally wounded last weekend at St. Albert's Apex Casino. A funeral is Monday afternoon at the Servus Credit Union Place in St. Alberta. The proceedings begin at 2 p.m.
Jan 26, 2015

Keep rare agricultural land in city limits? Or pave it? @estolte explains today's public hearing at #yegcc edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… #ejlive

Jan 26, 2015

RT @scodonnell: @estolte explains today's public hearing on NE #yeg plan that pits potatoes against refineries. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @scodonnell: @estolte explains today's public hearing on NE #yeg plan that pits potatoes against refineries. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

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Mike Richards & his boat anchor contract waived by Kings. Should Edmonton Oilers be interested?

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — With the All-Star Schmooze & Snooze Fest safely in the rear view mirror, the NHL returns to serious business today. Doesn't get much more serious than a team trying to come to grips with an eight-figure contract on a player that has outlived his usefulness.
Jan 26, 2015

Mike Richards & his boat anchor contract waived by Kings. Should Edmonton Oilers be interested? shar.es/1bQH2m via @BruceMcCurdy

Jan 26, 2015

CULT OF HOCKEY: Mike Richards & his boat anchor contract waived by #Kings.Should #Oilers pursue him? shar.es/1bUNd8 by @BruceMcCurdy

Link Byfield, journalist and Wildrose Party co-founder, dead at age 63

edmontonjournal.com — The Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts women's curling championship final on Sunday afternoon features an unusual rematch at the Lacombe Arena. Defending champion Val Sweeting takes on Manitoba import Chelsea Carey in a repeat of last year's Canadian championship semifinal, which Sweeting won.
Jan 26, 2015

Link Byfield, journalist and Wildrose Party co-founder, dead at age 63 edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Jan 25, 2015

He fired me and we agreed on nothing, but RIP MT @Paulatics: Link Byfield, journalist + Wildrose founder, dead at 63 edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

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Funeral for Const. David Wynn begins Monday at 2 p.m.

edmontonjournal.com — Thousands of people are expected to attend a regimental funeral for RCMP Const. David Wynn in St. Albert Monday afternoon. The funeral begins at 2 p.m. at the Servus Credit Union Place. It will be televised live and streamed online. The public can watch the proceedings at The Arden Theatre, St.

How much cap space will the Edmonton Oilers have to play with this summer?

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — With the Canadian dollar collapsing along with the price of oil, NHL revenue this season has fallen off steeply and with it the projected salary cap for next season.

Father of four identified as first homicide victim of 2015

edmontonjournal.com — After falling out of last year's rankings, the University of Alberta's business school has again been named one of the top 100 in the world by the Financial Times of London. The newspaper's influential list placed the U of A's school at 86th in the world, in a tie for third place in Canada with Queen's School of Business in Kingston, Ont.

Griffiths, Jablonski step aside for ‘fresh faces,’ new ideas

edmontonjournal.com — Two more veteran Tory MLAs, Doug Griffiths and Red Deer North Mary Anne Jablonksi, announced Monday they are stepping down, saying, "it's time for a change" in the party. Griffiths, 42, MLA for Battle River-Wainwright for four terms, said: "It's time for fresh faces and fresh ideas."
Jan 26, 2015

RT @edmontonjournal: Griffiths, Jablonski step aside for ‘fresh faces,’ new ideas edmjr.nl/1JQxLbd

PostScript: The history behind the Journal's The Day in History

edmontonjournal.com — PostScript is a weekly feature at edmontonjournal.com where we look at some of the biggest stories, photographs, and headlines to appear in the Journal that week. This week we talk to veteran Journal reporter Chris Zdeb about "This Day in History," which looks back at news headlines from the past 100 years.
Jan 25, 2015

Postscript with Chris Zdeb: the history behind her always fascinating This Day in History edmontonjournal.com/touch/story.ht… #yeg

Jan 25, 2015

RT @a_zabjek: For something completely different, a chat with Chris Zdeb about the awesome & awful historical stories she covers. http://…

Jan 25, 2015

For something completely different, a chat with Chris Zdeb about the awesome & awful historical stories she covers. edmontonjournal.com/PostScript+his…

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Frolicking at Sun Studio

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — If you're a musician, it's almost impossible to resist the pull of the sun. Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., that is. The brick building is one of the most legendary studios in rock 'n' roll - where Johnny Cash recorded such '50s classics as I Walk the Line and Folsom Prison Blues, and E...

Behind the scenes in New York

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — The show itself is a true original - a playful, highly theatrical gothic fantasia, in rhyme and music, on the haunted (and haunting) life of Edgar Allan Poe. And so are the pair of New York producers who have chosen to mount Catalyst Theatre's Nevermore in a 499-seat Off-Broadway house for an indefinite run.

Bird sculptures from unwanted material take flight

edmontonjournal.com — The Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts women's curling championship final on Sunday afternoon features an unusual rematch at the Lacombe Arena. Defending champion Val Sweeting takes on Manitoba import Chelsea Carey in a repeat of last year's Canadian championship semifinal, which Sweeting won.

Abduction, assault like ‘a movie,’ says Edmonton man charged in death of toddler

edmontonjournal.com — The man facing impaired driving charges in a crash that killed a toddler at a southside restaurant in 2013 is recovering at home after losing his thumb on Thursday evening, when he said he was abducted and viciously assaulted.
Jan 25, 2015

Man charged in impaired driving crash that killed toddler was abducted, beaten and had his thumb cut off. edmontonjournal.com/touch/story.ht…

Jan 25, 2015

Abduction, assault like ‘a movie,’ says Edmonton man charged in death of toddler edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… via @edmontonjournal

Jan 25, 2015

RT @a_zabjek: So, so disturbing: Abduction, assault like ‘a movie,’ says Edmonton man charged in death of toddler edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Jan 25, 2015

So, so disturbing: Abduction, assault like ‘a movie,’ says Edmonton man charged in death of toddler edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

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Edmonton architect elected to lead Royal Institute

edmontonjournal.com — What a sweet run it's been for Vegreville's Val Sweeting.Her Saville Centre rink of Lori Olson-Johns, Dana Ferguson and Rachelle Brown successfully defended its Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts women's curling title on Sunday afternoon with a 9-7 victory over clubmate Chelsea Carey at the Lacombe Arena.

Proposed road a dead end for many northeast residents

edmontonjournal.com — Thousands of people are expected to line the regimental funeral route Monday of Const. David Wynn, the RCMP officer shot and fatally wounded last weekend at St. Albert's Apex Casino. A funeral is Monday afternoon at the Servus Credit Union Place in St. Alberta. The proceedings begin at 2 p.m.
Jan 25, 2015

Potatoes vs refineries ... What if you need them both? Should be an interesting meeting at #yegcc tomorrow: #yeggreen edmontonjournal.com/Proposed+road+…

Plan aims to put all Edmonton students in new or renovated public schools

edmontonjournal.com — School children across Edmonton, including in older neighbourhoods, will be in fully renovated or new public schools by about 2024. That's the ambitious target of a massive and unprecedented review to examine the public school district's inventory of more than 220 buildings, Edmonton Public Schools executive director Lorne Parker says.