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Severe thunderstorm warnings continue for central Alberta

It’s been an active Tuesday for severe weather across Alberta.

Much of central Alberta, including the Capital Region, was placed under a severe thunderstorm watch shortly before 3:00 p.m. 308 more words

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Edmonton airport runway briefly shut down after security breach

RCMP arrested a man Thursday afternoon after he climbed over a fence and gained access to the airfield at the Edmonton International Airport.

Police said the man climbed the fence on the southwest side of the airfield at around 1:20 p.m. 239 more words

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Edmonton International Airport briefly evacuated over PA system glitch

Automated messages sometimes get it wrong and travellers at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) Monday were given a reminder of that.

People at the airport were told by an automated message over the PA system to evacuate the premises Monday afternoon in what the airport later referred to as a “false alarm.” 100 more words

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Uber restarts ride-sharing service in Edmonton at midnight

The on-again, off-again ride-sharing service Uber is on once again in Edmonton, getting back into business as of midnight Friday.

And in yet another change to the… 475 more words

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Tensions ease in Edmonton's annexation bid of Leduc County land

Metro leaders turned down the heat on Edmonton’s annexation bid Wednesday, putting two of the most emotional arguments on the back burner.

Any new suburb built on contested Leduc County land must look urban, says an agreement reached at the Capital Region Board’s growth task force. 457 more words

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Construction starts on $10-million distribution facility at Edmonton International Airport

Construction started Wednesday on an Edmonton International Airport distribution warehouse that marks the latest step in the area’s growth as a regional economic powerhouse.

The $10-million facility being erected south of the airport terminal by Annapolis, Md.-based Aeroterm will house such firms as flight caterer Gate Gourmet and air cargo support companies Airport Terminal Services and Swissport Canada. 365 more words

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Three hundred firefighters from South Africa arrive to help battle wildfires in northern Alberta

Three hundred South African firefighters have arrived in Alberta to help battle wildfires raging in the province’s north.

An Air Canada jet picked them up in Johannesburg Sunday morning and landed in Edmonton late Sunday night after refuelling in Barbados. 153 more words

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