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Homicide victim had spent four years homeless, tried to regain custody of kids

edmontonjournal.com — Amanda Goodrunning never knew when she would hear from her cousin, who had been living on the streets of Edmonton for four years. Sometimes she didn't get a call from Freda Goodrunning for months at a time. Sometimes her phone would ring every few days.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @jana_pruden: The sad life and death of Freda Goodrunning, a homicide victim Edmonton police waited two months to tell us about. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @jana_pruden: The sad life and death of Freda Goodrunning, a homicide victim Edmonton police waited two months to tell us about. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Dec 21, 2014

The sad life and death of Freda Goodrunning, a homicide victim Edmonton police waited two months to tell us about. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Edmonton Oilers player grades - Oil leak away 3-goal lead as latest losing slide reaches 7 games

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — Stars 6, Oilers 5 (SO) The two worst defensive teams in the National Hockey League went at it on Sunday, and gave an excellent demonstration as to why that is.

Oilers blow three-goal lead, lose to Stars in shootout

edmontonjournal.com — The gift of giving is the goal for everybody during the Christmas season, and fans at Rexall Place got lots of it Sunday afternoon. The Edmonton Oilers and the Dallas Stars were presented with scoring chances galore - the National Hockey League squads are ranked 29th and 30th defensively.

Paramedics join forces to give sick children a holly jolly Christmas

edmontonjournal.com — For a few hours they were normal kids again, snacking on sugar cookies, singing carols, gazing excitedly at brightly decorated houses. For a few hours at least, they were able to leave the Stollery Children's Hospital, if not their beds, and bask in the joy of Christmas.
Dec 22, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Man in custody after serious assault on six-year-old girl

edmontonjournal.com — The family of a six-year-old girl is gathered at her bedside at the Stollery Children's Hospital, after the girl was critically injured after a serious assault on the Paul First Nation Saturday afternoon. RCMP arrested a male on Sunday in relation to the assault but have not yet released his name, age or any charges.
Dec 21, 2014

Man arrested in serious assault of six-year-old girl on Paul First Nation. Child remains in critical condition. edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Police seek witnesses after victim in Whyte Avenue assault dies

edmontonjournal.com — Two RCMP investigators are trying to determine what happened to a six-year-old child who suffered traumatic injuries on an Alberta First Nation and had to be airlifted to the Stollery Hospital in critical condition Saturday evening.
Dec 21, 2014

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Anton Lander in, Leon Draisaitl out as the Edmonton Oilers host Dallas

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — It's a little sad to say, but the elevation of Anton Lander to the Edmonton Oilers is the single biggest move the team has made to address its woeful centre ice depth chart. It's a recall that could be taken in a number of different ways.

Victim in Whyte Avenue assault dies

edmontonjournal.com — Two RCMP investigators are trying to determine what happened to a six-year-old child who suffered traumatic injuries on an Alberta First Nation and had to be airlifted to the Stollery Hospital in critical condition Saturday evening. 25 minutes ago

Postscript: Covering Danielle Smith's defection

edmontonjournal.com — In a week of tremendous news - including the firing of the Oilers' head coach and the rearrest of Travis Vader - the dramatic moves at the Alberta Legislature still rated at the top. We talk to veteran political affairs columnist Graham Thomson about how this story unfolded for the journalists who spend their days covering the legislature.

Elliotte Friedman: Edmonton Oilers among teams keen on pending free agent goalie Matt O’Connor

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — In the eyes of this observer Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman is one of the more respected figures in the hockey media. When he speaks, I tend to listen a little closer than to many of the rumour-mongers out there.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

CULT OF HOCKEY: #Oilers reportedly among teams keen on pending free agent goalie Matt O’Connor shar.es/13TFYI by @BruceMcCurdy

RCMP investigating injury to six-year-old girl outside Edmonton

edmontonjournal.com — RCMP say a criminal investigation has been launched after a 6-year-old child was airlifted to hospital in critical condition after suffering traumatic injuries on an Alberta First Nation on Saturday evening. RCMP would not provide any other information about the case, or confirm that the child was the victim of an assault.
Dec 21, 2014

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Six-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after ‘blunt trauma’ injury

edmontonjournal.com — A 6-year-old child has been airlifted to hospital in critical condition after suffering traumatic injuries on an Alberta First Nation on Friday evening. STARS Air Ambulance spokeswoman Kady Hobbins said medical crews responded to the Paul Band First Nation at about 4:15 p.m. for a call about a six-year-old girl with injuries related to blunt trauma.

Travis Vader rearrested for murder in McCann case

edmontonjournal.com — RCMP have rearrested Travis Vader in relation to the deaths of St. Albert seniors Lyle and Marie McCann. Recommencement of the criminal proceedings against Vader were announced shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19.
Dec 20, 2014

For the late night news readers: Travis Vader rearrested in murders of seniors Lyle and Marie McCann. edmontonjournal.com/touch/story.ht…

Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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Test your Edmonton cultural cred in our 2014 quiz

edmontonjournal.com — Four-hundred natural marshes and sloughs are slated for destruction when Edmonton's last unplanned corner is populated with suburban homes. But the city is counting on changes to Alberta's wetland policy to bankroll a series of replacements - constructed wetlands to manage stormwater and naturalization projects to lure in great blue herons and tiger salamanders.
Dec 20, 2014

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Fight on Whyte Avenue leaves man in critical condition

edmontonjournal.com — A fight in the Whyte Avenue bar district early Saturday morning left one young man with life-threatening injuries. Beat officers in the area discovered the 24-year-old unconscious on a sidewalk near 105th Street and 82nd Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. In a news release issued at about 10 a.m.
Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Landlord sues Derks for $8 million for alleged dry-cleaning pollution

edmontonjournal.com — A Whyte Avenue landowner is suing clothier Derks Formals for more than $8 million, claiming its dry-cleaning operation has contaminated lands with a toxic chemical that is subject to strict federal regulations. In a statement of claim filed last week, 102 Street Developments Ltd.
Dec 20, 2014

An interesting #yeg court docs find: Whyte Ave landlord sues Derks for $8 million for alleged dry-cleaning pollution edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/…

Hounds for the holidays

edmontonjournal.com — Wearing a pair of antlers and a sweater with the words "Pet Me" sewn on each side, Kane makes rounds through the departure lounge at Edmonton International Airport. Stubby tail wagging, the six-year-old Doberman licks one wide-eyed baby on the cheek, then plants a kiss on the chin of a teen as she kneels to hug him.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Fundraising drive for Wildrose staff facing unemployment

edmontonjournal.com — Albertans from across the political spectrum are donating to a fundraising campaign to help 19 Wildrose staffers facing unemployment after the official opposition was decimated by a mass defection to the Progressive Conservatives earlier this week. 3 minutes ago

Video: Airport pet therapy

Dec 21, 2014

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