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Alberta Court Grants Unifor Injunction Blocking Suncor from Random Drug Testing

Alberta Court Grants Unifor Injunction Blocking Suncor from Random Drug Testing

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press

Suncor
A pedestrian is reflected in a Suncor Energy sign in Calgary, Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. A union that represents thousands of oilsands workers at Suncor Energy sites in Alberta has won a court injunction against random drug testing. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

EDMONTON – A union that represents 3,000 oilsands workers at Suncor Energy sites in northeastern Alberta has won a court injunction against random drug testing.

Unifor Local 707-A had argued that random testing would be a violation of workers’ rights and privacy.

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Christmas Trees Offered to Get Rid of Invasive Spruce Trees in 2 Provinces

Christmas Trees Offered to Get Rid of Invasive Spruce Trees in 2 Provinces

By The Canadian Press

Christmas Tree
People tie up a free Christmas tree that they cut down in a handout photo from the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The trees aren’t native to the area where they are growing. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Nature Conservancy of Canada)

EDMONTON – Christmas trees are available for free in Saskatchewan or by donation in Alberta this weekend — and it’s for a good cause.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is hosting tree harvesting events on Saturday in central Alberta and near Saskatoon in an attempt to get rid of invasive spruce trees.

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Edmonton Airport Travellers Can Read Free Short Stories While Waiting for Flight

Edmonton Airport Travellers Can Read Free Short Stories While Waiting for Flight

By The Canadian Press

Megan Hall - Edmonton Airport
Megan Hall takes a printout from a short story dispenser at Edmonton International Airport in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Traci Bednard)

EDMONTON – Weary air travellers heading out from Edmonton can break up the wait with a free short story.

Edmonton International Airport has a Short Story Dispenser in its main terminal.

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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

Edmonton Attack
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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Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Habitat for HumanityFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will make a return to Winnipeg later this month to lend their hands in the latest Habitat for Humanity build.

The 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is aiming to build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Carters will be in the country July 9-14, focusing their work efforts in Winnipeg and Edmonton.

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Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

By The Canadian Press

CN Train
A CN locomotive goes through the CN Taschereau yard in Montreal, Saturday, Nov., 28, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

EDMONTON – A spill of 90 litres of diesel fuel into an Edmonton storm sewer will cost Canadian National Railway more than $2.5 million in fines.

The federal government says the company has been ordered to pay up after pleading guilty to several environmental charges this week.

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Giant, Stinky Flower Blooms in Edmonton, Delighting Fans with Its Stench

Giant, Stinky Flower Blooms in Edmonton, Delighting Fans with Its Stench

By The Canadian Press

Putrella Flower
“Putrella” the corpse flower is shown as it blooms at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton in this Saturday, April 29, 2017 handout photo. The sweet smell of NHL playoff success isn’t the only aroma that’s exciting people in Edmonton. While fans of the Edmonton Oilers celebrated their team taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, a corpse flower known as “Putrella” bloomed at the city’s Muttart Conservatory. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – City of Edmonton, Jeannine Guerette)

EDMONTON – The sweet smell of NHL playoff success isn’t the only aroma that’s exciting people in Edmonton.

While fans of the Edmonton Oilers celebrated their team taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, a corpse flower known as “Putrella” bloomed at the city’s Muttart Conservatory.

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Jets, Oilers Among Organizations Leading the Way in Indigenous Tributes

Jets, Oilers Among Organizations Leading the Way in Indigenous Tributes

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

NHL Heritage Classic
Opening face off between the Winnipeg Jets’ and Edmonton Oilers’ at the NHL Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Sunday, October 23, 2016. As Winnipeg Jets fans make their way to their seats and players prepare to stand on home ice for the national anthem, an announcement fills the downtown arena.The message — believed to be a first for an NHL team — says the Jets play on Treaty 1 land which consists of “original territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – As Winnipeg Jets fans make their way to their seats and players prepare to stand on home ice for the national anthem, an announcement fills the downtown arena.

The message — believed to be a first for an NHL team — says the Jets play on Treaty 1 land which consists of “original territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.”

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Turnovers Unravel Jets in 3-0 Heritage Classic Loss to Oilers

Turnovers Unravel Jets in 3-0 Heritage Classic Loss to Oilers

By John Gaudes (@johngaudes)

Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) checks Edmonton Oilers’ Tyler Pitlick (15) into the boards during third period NHL Heritage Classic action, in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 23, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG — The stage was different Sunday, but for the Winnipeg Jets, the same struggles showed up.

Through five games this season, the Jets’ major offensive struggle has been on the power play. At the much-anticipated Heritage Classic, the man advantage did them in again, as two power play gaffes in the second period were the turning point in a 3-0 win for the Edmonton Oilers.

Winnipeg, now 2-for-19 on the power play this season, was given an opportunity midway through the second as Darnell Nurse sat for cross-checking. It quickly turned ugly, though, when Dustin Byfuglien coughed up the puck at the Oilers blue line, allowing a Mark Letestu breakaway that ended in an easy goal.

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