Monthly Archives for March, 2019



Superheroes, zombies and Trekkers invade Edmonton for Expo

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EDMONTON — If you enjoy embracing your inner Sci-Fi geek, you should be in Alberta’s Capital City this weekend. The 2015 Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo is here at last.

It’s happening from Sept. 25 to 27 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. The Expo celebrates some of modern pop culture’s biggest genres, like science fiction, horror, fantasy, and, of course, comics.

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‘Exuberant’ college mascot sends Arizona councilman to hospital

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A case of bad timing and extraordinary bad luck sent a Tempe, Arizona city councilman to hospital last week.

The culprit behind the accidental “attack”? An overly “exuberant” college mascot.

Tempe, Arizona city councilman David Schapira was at an Arizona State University football game last Friday along with the mayor and the rest of city council.

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‘Playwright in a Shop’ welcome on Broadway

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SASKATOON – What do you think would happen if an entire neighbourhood collaborated on a story? We’ll soon find out because the first ever ‘Playwright in a Shop’ is underway.

Joel Bernbaum, Sum Theatre artistic director and playwright, set up in the window of Foster’s Shoes on Broadway Avenue to write short plays with the help of Saskatoon residents. The stories are projected on Continue reading the story "‘Playwright in a Shop’ welcome on Broadway"

Alberta Culture Days offers free admission to historic sites, museums

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CALGARY – Friday marks the start of Alberta Culture Days, a three-day festival celebrating history, art and the culinary industry across the province.

Created in 2008, the festival offers free admission to Alberta’s provincial historic sites and museums, plus family-friendly events and activities.

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Knox looks to inspire struggling Roughriders with his play, and his words

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REGINA – Through the first 13 weeks of the CFL season, Jeff Knox Jr., has made a name for himself with his sharp play on the field.

What may have been overlooked is his sharp tongue away from the game.

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Lethbridge woman’s death determined to be a homicide

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RCMP have now ruled Victoria Joanne Crow Shoe’s death a homicide.

The 43-year-old’s body was found on Sept. 13 near Pincher Creek, Alta. along the shore of the Oldman River Reservoir at the Windy Point Campground.

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Justin Trudeau might repeal some mandatory minimums if elected

Posted on: March 1st, 2019 by
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If elected, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau says he’d consider repealing some of the mandatory minimum sentences introduced by the Conservative government.

“Where we have concerns is in the overuse and quite frankly abuse of mandatory minimums,” he said in an interview with The West Block’s Tom Clark Friday.

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Blue Jays’ Tulowitzki making progress but no return date set yet

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TORONTO – Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, recovering from a cracked shoulder blade, tested his arm again Friday prior to Toronto’s game against Tampa.

Under the watchful eye of head trainer George Poulis, Tulowitzki looked relaxed in fielding grounders and throwing to first base. Still, there’s no timetable for his return.

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Premier promises consequences after teen’s death

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VANCOUVER – British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says there will be consequences for the tragic death of a teenager in government care.

Clark said the agency in charge of caring for 18-year-old Alex Gervais didn’t inform the Ministry of Children and Family Development that he was staying in a hotel.

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Church wants to turn part of property into apartments – Halifax

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HALIFAX – A local church wants the city to let it turn a portion of its unused property into a mixed-use addition, including 67 homes, to help it achieve financial stability.

“We usually run a deficit,” said Valeria MacDonald, an elder at The Presbyterian Church of Saint David.

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