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Ontario answers call to help fight Alberta wildfires

126 Ontario wildland firefighters arriving in Alberta on to help battle wildfires. The province is still on a high to extreme fire hazard alert in areas because of dry, hot and windy weather conditions in Edmonton.

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NDP promise to roll back market modifier tuition hike

Students and post-secondary institutions remain at odds over the Alberta NDP’s campaign promise to freeze tuition and roll back special hikes approved by the Tory government late last year. 547 more words

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King: Don't be too quick to dismiss NDP caucus's ability

By David King

As Alberta’s government changes hands for the first time in almost 44 years, some commentators are provoking “the anticipation of regret,” with suggestions that the new government caucus doesn’t have what it takes to provide good government. 712 more words


Exhibit offers Alberta through the acid pen of political cartoonists

Political cartoonist Vance Rodewalt can only remember ruffling the feathers of Ralph Klein once.

Unsurprisingly, the colourful former Alberta premier was the subject of Rodewalt’s pen for hundreds of political cartoons over the years. 726 more words


Residents of fire-ravaged Edmonton condo complex forced to spend night at nearby rec centre

In my upper-intermediate class, we study disasters, and there is a lot of useful vocabulary in the unit for following stories in the news.  If you watch the video and read the story, you’ll see that many of the residents of this buildings are immigrants, and now they are very worried about their documents, as well as where they will live and what they will do.   253 more words


Week 17 - Earth

Still playing catch up, took a trip to Banff today to enjoy the beautiful weather! As I try to catch up on my weekly challenge, here is one for week 17 Earth!

Random thoughts 

Somewhere in my compilation of memories, this one came up.
I was 18 and blasting Mariah Carey in a beat-up rented 1980’s silver Hyundai Accent past 10pm, location Alberta Canada. 13 more words