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Edmonton pickleball growth 'exponential' after 30 new courts opened last year

The pop of paddle striking a swiss-cheese sphere echoes amid the screech of scuffed runners. It is the symphony announcing the golden age of pickleball, played masterfully by its mostly golden-aged adepts. 394 more words

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'Real and raw': Small group profiles Edmonton's marginalized on social media

Sitting in the house of a quiet northeast Edmonton suburb, four people of wildly different backgrounds attempt to explain their social media approach to activism. 456 more words

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Public schools hit hard by freezing water pipes over holidays

Eleven Edmonton Public schools suffered flood damage over the holiday break due to severe cold temperatures and students at one school are being relocated while repairs are completed. 410 more words

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Edmonton enjoys brief respite from cold temperatures

The deep freeze is over, giving Edmontonians a brief respite from winter’s cruel cold.

Wednesday night was expected to see a low of -6 C while Thursday was to peak at a balmy 1 C, with a mix of sun and cloud, then drop to -10 C, said Environment Canada. 162 more words

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Three Edmontonians receive Order of Canada

A doctor known for his humanitarian work, a political scientist whose specialties include the study of women in Canadian politics and a pioneering cardiac expert are the latest Edmontonians to be named to the Order of Canada. 485 more words

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Deep freeze puts Edmonton homeless shelters under pressure

As Edmonton braces for another bitterly cold weekend, the city’s homeless must focus on survival.

“It’s just basically not freezing and not being hungry,” a member of Hope Mission’s addiction recovery program said Thursday. 357 more words

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Canadian Blood Services needs more donors during holidays

Even after an urgent call for donors Dec. 18, Canadian Blood Services still needs to fill 18,000 open appointments — 2,600 in Alberta, 940 in Edmonton — to meet supply standards for the period ending Jan. 149 more words

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