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Here comes the sun: Alberta government announces renewable energy funding

The Alberta government is pumping more than $5 million into solar panel projects for municipalities and agricultural producers as it looks to build capacity in the province’s renewable energy industry. 386 more words

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Astronaut advocates for lunar mission during Saskatoon stop

Missions to the moon — not Mars — should be the priority for space agencies, says Canada’s first female astronaut.

“In preparation for sending people to Mars, ethically, you really need to understand a bit more about some of the issues — physiological issues — that human beings face,” Roberta Bondar told reporters Thursday after addressing a packed room at the University of Saskatchewan’s Convocation Hall. 325 more words

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Alberta's 511 traffic app will now be updated more regularly with tips from the public and RCMP

The public and RCMP will now be able to update traffic information to the province’s 511 app, the first of its kind in Canada.

People interested in submitting traffic tips can register and take an online course. 234 more words

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Saskatoon transport tech firm lands New York State contract

New York State’s Department of Transportation has awarded a Saskatoon-based highway technology firm a contract worth $4.8 million over five years.

Founded in 1980, International Road Dynamics Inc. 252 more words


30 years since Challenger explosion: New voice at astronauts' memorial

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident’s 30th anniversary, there’s a new voice to address the crowd. 681 more words


City of Edmonton shutters hookah bar associated with New Year's shooting

A lounge and hookah bar associated with Edmonton’s first homicide of the year was shuttered Wednesday under a stop work order.
Police, fire and city inspection staff went to 9317 111th Ave. 247 more words

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Gary Lamphier: Is Trudeau 2.0 set to unleash NEP 2.0 on Alberta?

Is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau preparing to launch NEP 2.0, a repackaged, modern-day version of the disastrous National Energy Program that was inflicted on Albertans by his father in the 1980s? 850 more words