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New Canadians at Edmonton citizenship ceremony share stories of why they chose us Under the beaming hot sun, Edmonton’s newest Canadians took their citizenship oath in the Alberta legislature grounds on Canada Day to the cheers of families, friends and complete strangers. Here aresome of their stories. Emmanuel Mecaley, Cam | 3 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
High-profile Liberal party organizer Mike Robinson dies at age 67 A high-profile organizer and supporter of former prime minister Paul Martin has died. The Liberal Party of Canada confirmed Friday that Mike Robinson died in Normandy, France at the age of 67. | 3 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Mother of four sets aside law career to open French bakery in Calgary In a tiny space that once was a dog kennel in an underused strip mall on 20th Ave. N.W., Catherine Tetreault pulls a sheet of golden, flaky croissants out of the oven. | 3 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Graham Thomson: Rachel Notley hopes Obama's shout-out to Alberta is heard across Canada When Premier Rachel Notley turned up for Canada Day celebrations atthe legislature grounds Friday, she was all smiles. She happily flipped pancakes, posed for pictures and took part in a citizenship ceremony in front of hundreds of cheerful parents | 3 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Ponoka funnel cloud confirmed as tornado The funnel cloud that blew through Ponoka on Thursday evening was a tornado, Environment Canada has confirmed. With peak winds reaching between 90 and 130 kilometres perhour, the storm was rated as an Enhanced Fujita Scale Zero tornado. That’s | 3 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Quarry Park YMCA opens with inclusive locker rooms for all In most recreation facilities Reanne Hempsall would not be able to accompany her visually-impaired boyfriend into a locker room. | 4 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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'We needed this': Fort McMurray takes a break from the clean-up to celebrate Canada Day Fort McMurray — The last time Fort McMurray was witness to so many emergency responders, it was to undertake the largest forest fire evacuation in Alberta’s history. And the last time so many people poured onto the streets, they were in their | 4 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Reframing the conversation: Five ways Edmonton city hall hopes to improve public feedback Edmonton’s public engagement budget nearly hit $10 million last year, a product of more deliberate attempts to ask for public opinions in ways that make a difference. That’s risen gradually from the $7.4 million spent five years ago.The | 5 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
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Photos: Fort McMurray celebrates Canada Day with extra love Celebrating Canada Day took on extra meaning for residents of Fort McMurray. The city, which was devastated bywildfire in May, has been the grateful recipient of an outpouring of love, support and financial aid. On Friday, the city put aside its rec | 5 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Video captures oil industry bus headed wrong way on Alberta highway An Alberta Transportationcompany is investigatingafter one of its buseswas spotted heading the wrong way on a highwaylinking Edmonton andFort McMurray. A video posted toFacebook shows the bus, owned by Diversification T | 6 hours, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend