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Last Edmonton Headlines

Good morning, Edmonton. This is indeed the last time you and I will discuss the news of the day here in Headlines at the edmontonian. Let’s hope there’s some juicy news to dig into.

It’s almost always funny, in a sad kind of way, that when governments announce they are going to tackle a problem or get tough on something, it’s a problem that’s had previous attempts to do just that. Edmonton’s recent worries over violent crime is just one of those issues. So, hopefully this is the time everyone follows through on plans and recommendations.

Meanwhile…Edmonton Police are teaming up with other agencies for a new kind of patrol…an action team!

On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, an Edmonton firefighter who went to New York with the Red Cross is trying to remember the triumph of the human spirit he saw in the days after the Word Trade Centre towers fell.

The City of Edmonton is trying to entice filmmakers to shoot here. Though, not with a grant or tax break, or deals if they are locals or use local crews. I don’t think it’s a great idea to move $5-million from the financial stabilization fund when you’re running a deficit.

“Are people supposed to park on the next block? It’s insanity.” Really? Parking one block away is the end of the world?


July 11 Edmonton Headlines

Anyone else feel like roadwork has them walking a plank?

How was that wet weekend for you, Edmonton?

The mayor wants more money for suburban roads so people can more easily afford to live in the suburbs. Aaaand, he’s lost me. I don’t think people pay enough of the true municipal cost of living in the suburbs now, let alone tossing more money into roadwork which could drop developer’s costs more.

It’s not your imagination, parking is getting more expensive.

The City of Edmonton could open a museum or hold the mother of all garage sales with all of the stuff it’s collected over the years.

No matter where people move from it’s great to have ways to connect them with other people, and teach them how to get around the city.

Speaking of those moving to our city…some in the local Sudanese community were celebrating the independence of South Sudan

Alberta Health Services and Edmonton Police are looking for a missing woman.

After posting an image of a groping suspect Edmonton Police report an arrest in the case.

The world’s best female triathlete couldn’t compete here at home this weekend.

An Edmonton girl is Miss Teen Canada International.


The outgoing Information and Privacy Commissioner doesn’t expect to land any future jobs with the government of Alberta. Which is really too bad, since that means he did his job well.

Alberta’s childcare and foster system continues to be under pressure to open up, let everyone see how things work, and answer questions.

Speaking of children in provincial care…murder charges have been stayed against two teens accused of killing a couple out in Strathcona County…it was a case that saw changes to how Bosco Homes operated…

First it was fires, now it’s floods. Northern Alberta can’t catch a break this summer.

You’d think hospitals would have the healthiest food around. You’d think.

Perhaps lawsuits are a cost of running a large healthcare system? Though, that would mean that people aren’t happy, things went wrong, and change needs to happen in a number of areas.

Alberta had more new jobs created last month than in all of the U.S. So, yeah, I guess we’re doing alright.

One horse down at the 2011 Calgary Stampede. Do you think the Calgary Humane Society would be cool with me chasing down puppies and tying them up? I think you could take away all the animal stuff and everybody going to Calgary for the breakfasts and parties wouldn’t even notice.

Speaking of animal welfare…the oilsands are yet to finish off the Whooping Crane…so far…

July 7 Edmonton Headlines

You might have seen these eye-catching "posters" for the No Longer With Us campaign to promote Housing First. (Click for more details.)


I think I’m starting to like “today’s date-Edmonton Headlines” as my go-to title. I reserve the right to insert puns.

If you get caught on the LRT without transit fare, or put your feet on the seat, or give drivers the stink-eye (that one may be made up), you’ll be facing a larger fine. Now, with the most important problems solved, if Edmonton Transit could just increase service to the most populated and busy areas of the city, get GPS on the buses, and keep things clean we’d see the monthly cost be a deal compared to personal vehicles.

Festival organizers are looking to the City for a little help in killing mosquitoes. That would mean breaking out the chemicals to “fog” parks.

The river valley is getting money that was supposed to go to other park projects. Go river valley go!

The footage is grainy, but Edmonton Police hope it will help them catch a downtown groper.

A landmark that used to sit outside of CFRN TV is on its way to the new Royal Alberta Museum. Speaking of that new museum…give the provincial government a little input, would you. Oh, you can’t?

You might have heard about a Sun News Network item on some Edmonton artists’ housing this week.

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