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#AreYouHappy? Twitter study suggests Ottawa has Canada's happiest tweeters (...sorry, Edmonton)

Ottawa and Montreal have the happiest tweeters in Canada, according to recent research from the University of Ottawa.

“We listened to tweet messages in six main Canadian metropolitan cities, Ottawa, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, and we tried to analyze the tweets based on the happiness factor,” said U of O Prof.  390 more words

Local News

2014's Funniest Of The Funniest

Why so serious all the time?  Lighten up, get in a festive mood and fill yourself up with the holiday spirit.  Relax, sit back and watch some of the funniest of the funniest moments from Edmonton Table Tennis Club in 2014.  16 more words

Alberta

Cold: The Final Frontier before Malaysia

One of the many advantages of an unexpected layoff is the freedom to choose your own vacation days and not asking your boss for two weeks off when everyone else wants the same thing.   256 more words

Moving To Malaysia

Fort McMurray airport evacuated after overhead phone conversation cause of concern

Fort MacMurray airport was evacuated Friday shortly after noon after a passenger overhead a fellow traveller mention “explosives” in some capacity while on a telephone call, according to police. 66 more words

Calgary

Amber alert issued for three boys abducted from north Edmonton

Police have issued an Amber Alert after three children were abducted from north Edmonton.

Police say at 9:45 a.m., three children—all male— were abducted by 50-year old Leonard Hutchinson who is a bald, white man about 6 foot 1 and 300 lbs. 103 more words

Edmonton

Why are so many god-awful Christmas movies filmed in Edmonton?

EDMONTON – It’s a surprising thing to discover, but filmmakers don’t necessarily come to Edmonton for the snow when shooting Christmas films.

“Most of the time it’s the amount of work time they can do in the dark, like in the film Ordeal in the Arctic,” says makeup artist Prudence Olenik, who has worked on a number of major movies Alberta. 1,300 more words

News

Risk of freezing rain early this evening, says Environment Canada

http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-50_metric_e.html

Issued: 11:00 AM MST Friday 19 December 2014

Today

A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon. Risk of freezing rain late this afternoon. 109 more words