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Stamps believes he played his last game with the Eskimos on Sunday

edmontonjournal.com — CALGARY - Fred Stamps sat in his stall in the visitors' locker room at McMahon Stadium on Sunday evening and, like many of his teammates, thought about what might have been. He also thought about how this could be a fork in the road of his eight-year Canadian Football League career.
Nov 24, 2014

Fred Stamps thinks he’s probably played his played his last game with the #eskimos edmjr.nl/1xqoJv2 (by @olearychris)

Nov 24, 2014

Apologies for delay. Fred Stamps thinks he’s probably played his played his last game with the #eskimos edmjr.nl/1xqoJv2

‘It made me sick to my stomach’ - Eskimos linebacker Alonzo Lawrence

edmontonjournal.com — CALGARY - A strange and painful thing happened to the Edmonton Eskimos en route to absorbing a 43-18 thumping from the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL West Division final on Sunday. In their zeal to stifle the running of the Stampeders' brilliant tailback, Jon Cornish, the Eskimos left themselves vulnerable to the Calgary's home-run passing game.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @EJ_Eskimos: MacKinnon: ‘It made me sick to my stomach’ — Eskimos linebacker Alonzo Lawrence edmjr.nl/1xq8Kgm #cfl #esks #eskimos

Nov 23, 2014

RT @EJ_Eskimos: MacKinnon: ‘It made me sick to my stomach’ — Eskimos linebacker Alonzo Lawrence edmjr.nl/1xq8Kgm #cfl #esks #eskimos

Questions remain after Prentice grounds Alberta’s fleet

edmontonjournal.com — Alberta's taxpayer-funded fleet will be grounded by early December, a government source says, but it may be much longer before the actual costs of the move are known. The decision to scrap Alberta's controversial taxpayer-funded fleet came on Sept. 16, shortly after Jim Prentice was sworn in as premier.
Nov 23, 2014

On the #abgov fleet: Planes grounded Dec. 5, bids on charter deal, Katz owns part of lease, Qs about numbers: edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… #ableg

Calgary Stampedes over Eskimos

edmontonjournal.com — Mike Reilly said on Saturday that he didn't believe in teams of destiny. On Sunday, the Calgary Stampeders showed him otherwise. The Stampeders were absolutely dominant in a 43-18 win over the Eskimos in the Canadian Football League's West Division final, punching their ticket to the 102nd Grey Cup next Sunday at Vancouver.

Homicide detectives investigate weekend shooting death

edmontonjournal.com — Homicide detectives are investigating the death of 30-year-old man shot Saturday at his west Edmonton home. Police were called to a shooting at a home near 133rd Street and 155th Avenue around 5 a.m. Saturday. The victim had been shot, then went to a neighbour's for help.

Multi-vehicle crash kills four near Leduc during deadly weekend

edmontonjournal.com — Four people died in a collision on Highway 21 near Leduc on Saturday, after the Saturn Ion in which they were riding crossed the road and was struck head-on by a tractor trailer heading in the opposite direction.

Brandon Banks returns two punts for TDs to lead Ticats back to Grey Cup

edmontonjournal.com — HAMILTON - Brandon Banks returned two punts for touchdowns to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the
Nov 23, 2014

RT @CdnPress_Sports: "Banks returns two punts for TDs to lead Ticats back to Grey Cup" by Dan Ralph (@danralphcp) bit.ly/1y61ha8 #CFL #CFLEastFinal

Player grades - Beaten, dejected Edmonton Oilers crushed by Chicago, fall to last in the NHL

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — If ever a team looked completely beaten, it was the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. The Oilers played a decent two-to-three minutes to start the game, and then completely imploded. It was incredible to watch, because there weren't any redeeming virtues.
Nov 23, 2014

CULT OF HOCKEY: Player grades – Beaten,dejected #Oilers crushed by Chicago,fall to last in the NHL shar.es/1XYbaC by @JonathanWillis

Nov 23, 2014

Player grades - a totally crushed #Oilers team has the life beaten out of them by Chicago: bit.ly/1y37bcb

Postscript: Why a 'faith in humanity' story went viral

edmontonjournal.com — PostScript is a weekly feature at edmontonjournal.com where we talk to Journal staff about some of the biggest stories, photographs, and headlines to appear in the newspaper that week.

Alberta wolf cull stabilizes caribou numbers, but just buys time: study

edmontonjournal.com — EDMONTON - New research shows that killing hundreds of wolves has barely managed to stabilize the numbers of a threatened Alberta caribou herd in a region increasingly impacted by industry. The study, conducted by some of the province's top caribou scientists and published online late last week, suggests that Albertans face a stark choice as their government prepares legally required plans to restore the herds.

Multi-vehicle crash kills four near Leduc

edmontonjournal.com — Five people died Saturday in multi-vehicle crashes on icy highways in central and northern Alberta. Leduc RCMP are continuing to investigate a two vehicle collision that claimed four lives on Saturday near the Edmonton International Airport. The crash occurred at about 11:25 a.m.

Blackhawks crush Oilers

edmontonjournal.com — At the morning skate on Saturday, Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins cleared his throat for almost eight minutes (7:43) - the chapter and verse not loud enough so the media could hear his pointed words to his struggling players - but it was obvious it was a stern message, nevertheless.

Edmonton Oilers player grades, Games 11-20 - Process improving, but results remain dismal

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — At the quarterpole of another NHL season, the realization is sinking in that the Edmonton Oilers are facing their ninth consecutive season on the outside of the playoffs. There are some signs of improvement, but the team has been found wanting in the key metric -- Wins, Losses, and Bettman Points.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @BruceMcCurdy: CULT OF HOCKEY: #Oilers player grades, Games 11-20 — Process improving, but results remain dismal shar.es/1X4RWx by @BruceMcCurdy

Nov 22, 2014

CULT OF HOCKEY: #Oilers player grades, Games 11-20 — Process improving, but results remain dismal shar.es/1X4RWx by @BruceMcCurdy

‘It was a huge, huge bonfire’: Treacherous roads, fatal collision near Lac La Biche

edmontonjournal.com — Alvin Brockman could see the black smoke from a kilometre away. The truck driver was headed north on Highway 881 when he saw the dark clouds, about 140 kilometres north of Lac La Biche on Saturday morning. When he reached what turned out to be the site of a fatal collision, he saw "a huge, huge bonfire."
Nov 23, 2014

‘It was a huge, huge bonfire’: Treacherous roads, fatal collision near Lac La Biche edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/… #ejlive

The rise of spontaneous memorial sites

edmontonjournal.com — The first flowers appeared within hours. On Oct. 22, even as Ottawa and the nation swirled with uncertainty and fear, people began approaching the lines of police tape that had been strung around the National War Memorial, laying bouquets for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who had been shot and killed there that morning.
Nov 23, 2014

From roadside crosses to 60,000 teddy bears - A little feature I wrote on spontaneous memorials at scenes of tragedy edmontonjournal.com/news/insight/B…

Nov 22, 2014

Burdens of grief: The rise of spontaneous memorial sites edmontonjournal.com/news/insight/B… by @Jana_Pruden

Nov 22, 2014

Burdens of Grief -- A short feature about why we mourn with stuff, and what becomes of it after. #longreads edmontonjournal.com/touch/story.ht…

If the Edmonton Oilers’ players aren’t executing, that’s on the coaching staff

blogs.edmontonjournal.com — Coming off another ugly loss in a season full of ugly losses, it was a good bet that Dallas Eakins was going to shift his lines even if Benoit Pouliot hadn't broken his foot. Eakins did more than just tweak his units, though; he had a long on-ice meeting with his players after practice.
Nov 22, 2014

Some interesting quotes from Todd Nelson & Billy Moores in that @JonathanWillis post. Coaching as art AND science. shar.es/1XCocB

U of A offers to reimburse, waive rent for student whose belongings were tossed

edmontonjournal.com — The University of Alberta has offered to reimburse and waive rent for the rest of the year for an international student who returned from a trip home to China to find thousands of dollars in property removed from her on-campus apartment.
Nov 22, 2014

Student whose belongings were thrown out says U of A staff ignored her until she called media edmontonjournal.com/news/alberta/o… via @edmontonjournal

Photos: Edmonton becomes winter wonderland

edmontonjournal.com — Edmontonians were met with snowy conditions Saturday morning as the first major snowfall blanketed the

Man dead after running red light in west Edmonton Saturday

edmontonjournal.com — A 27-year-old man is dead after a collision involving a stolen car in west Edmonton early Saturday morning. The collision occurred around 4:30 a.m. when a Pontiac Grand Prix travelling westbound sped through a red light at 132nd Avenue and 127th Street.