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‘Speed Camera Ahead:’ Google Maps Add Photo Radar Warnings for Drivers

‘Speed Camera Ahead:’ Google Maps Add Photo Radar Warnings for Drivers

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press

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In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, a mobile phone displays a user’s travels using Google Maps in New York. Drivers using Google Maps are now getting a last-minute warning as they approach some photo radar camera locations. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Seth Wenig)

EDMONTON — Drivers using Google Maps are getting a last-minute warning as they approach some photo radar camera locations.

The feature, which is currently being rolled out by Google, allows users to see speed limits, speed cameras and mobile speed cameras on the map before they leave.

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Online Threat in Edmonton Spooks Fears at Winnipeg High School

Online Threat in Edmonton Spooks Fears at Winnipeg High School

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WINNIPEG — An online threat towards a school in Edmonton was re-shared across social media, making some believe that the threat was meant for a Winnipeg school.

Police responded to John Pritchard School on Henderson Highway Monday morning after a report of an online threat shared between students.

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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

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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

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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)
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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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