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Ski Program for Indigenous Youth Expanding to Manitoba

Ski Program for Indigenous Youth Expanding to Manitoba

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press

Spirit North Program
Participants in the Spirit North program are shown in a handout photo. The program, run by former Canadian Olympian Beckie Scott in Alberta and B.C., is for Indigenous youth to use sports and play to improve social and economic outcomes. It’s expanding to Saskatchewan and Manitoba in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Spirit North)

EDMONTON – A charity that runs cross-country ski programs for Indigenous youth is expanding across Western Canada.

Spirit North, which was founded in 2009, started in four First Nation communities in northern Alberta to improve the health and well being of Indigenous youth through outdoor sport and play.

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Cost of Ebooks, Audiobooks ‘Not a Sustainable Model,’ Library Council Says

Cost of Ebooks, Audiobooks ‘Not a Sustainable Model,’ Library Council Says

The Canadian Press

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EDMONTON – If your holiday plans include downloading an audiobook of Margaret Atwood’s “A Handmaid’s Tale” from a public library collection, or unwinding with an electronic copy of Justin Trudeau’s “Common Ground,” you could be out of luck.

Libraries across Canada are running into barriers in accessing both ebooks and digital audiobooks for their patrons.

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Blue Bombers Adam Bighill, Stanley Bryant Pick Up Hardware at CFL Awards

Blue Bombers Adam Bighill, Stanley Bryant Pick Up Hardware at CFL Awards

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Adam Bighill, the CFL’s most outstanding defensive player, accepts his award during the Shaw CFL Awards in Edmonton on Thursday. (CFL.CA)
Stanley Bryant
Stanley Bryant accepts his award after being named the CFL’s most outstanding offensive lineman during the Shaw CFL Awards in Edmonton on Thursday. (CFL.CA)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Adam Bighill and lineman Stanley Bryant won big Thursday night at the Shaw CFL Awards in Edmonton.

Bighill was named the CFL’s top defensive player, while Bryant was named the CFL’s top lineman.

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Police Officer Stabbing, Van Assault in Edmonton a ‘Lone Wolf Attack:’ Mayor

Police Officer Stabbing, Van Assault in Edmonton a ‘Lone Wolf Attack:’ Mayor

By Rob Drinkwater, Chris Purdy and John Cotter, The Canadian Press

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Police investigate the scene where a car crashed into a roadblock in Edmonton Alta, on Saturday September 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

EDMONTON – Edmonton’s mayor said violent attacks overnight in the city that saw a police officer stabbed and several pedestrians run down with a cube van were the work of a “lone wolf.”

Don Iveson said a 30-year-old male suspect was in custody and being interviewed by police Sunday morning.

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Manitoba Musicians Win Top Honours at WCMAs

Manitoba Musicians Win Top Honours at WCMAs

The Lytics perform during the free opening weekend of the Winnipeg Jazz Festival in Old Market Square on Sunday, June 19, 2011. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Top musical talent from Manitoba won big over the weekend at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) in Edmonton.

Musicians were recognized in seven categories, honouring the best in hip-hop, electronic/dance, blues, and visual media composition.

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