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Memorial Cup host committee expected to lose money

Memorial Cup host committee expected to lose money

The Memorial Cup host committee says it took a hit when it had to pay the Canadian Hockey League $3.65 million just to host the event. The committee says everything, including with the Eagles concert and opening ceremonies, cost more than $12.5 million, and the committee lost about $2 million. “We expected that we would have to underwrite it, we were prepared to do that. We were competing against the Hamilton Bulldogs that wanted it there. They have a 19,000 seat arena,” committee chair Shaun Semple said. The cost toRead More

New highrise towering above the rest in downtown Edmonton

Ice District

As construction continues on the new Stantec Tower, developers said the structure is now taller than any other highrise in downtown Edmonton. ICE District Properties Joint Venture measuring the new tower at 54 storeys and 197 metres tall. Officials said the tower will continue to grow about three metres each week. When it is finished, it will stand 66 storeys, or 251 metres tall and the tallest tower in western Canada. The tower will feature 29 floors of office space, with 483 residential suites on the floors above. Stantec TowerRead More

Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shooting in exchange for life sentence

Esteban Santiago court appearance

Curt Anderson, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:02PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:22PM EDT MIAMI — An Alaska man pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six, blaming his rampage on severe mental illness a psychologist said is now under control. Esteban Santiago, 28, pleaded guilty to 11 charges stemming from the January 2017 attack. Santiago, of Anchorage, Alaska, admitted he opened fire with a handgun in a baggage areaRead More

No criminal charges against man who waved Nazi flag in Montreal: police

No criminal charges against man who waved Nazi flag in Montreal: police

Montreal police say there won’t be any criminal charges laid against a man who waved a Nazi flag from atop a condo building during a May Day protest earlier this month. The man was photographed holding the flag on the roof of a condo building on Hutchison Street in the city’s Park Extension neighbourhood on May 2 as demonstrators walked below. Police were notified after the image was posted on the Facebook page of a neighbourhood group called the Parc-Ex Action Squad. The Montreal police’s hate crimes division investigated theRead More

Marchessault, Fleury lead Vegas in 3-1 win over Jets to tie series

Jonathan Marchessault scores against Jets

WINNIPEG – Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Monday night to even the Western Conference final 1-1. Tomas Tatar also scored for the expansion Knights, while Reilly Smith added two assists. Kyle Connor replied for the Jets, who got 25 saves from Connor Hellebuyck. The series now shifts to Sin City for Game 3 on Wednesday and Game 4 on Friday. Game 5 will be back in Winnipeg on Sunday afternoon. Fleury, who has fourRead More

Temporary water line up at Costco, says City of Saskatoon


A temporary water line has been set up for one Saskatoon Costco location as the city continues to investigate the source of hydrocarbons in a line that serves the business. The provincial Water Security Agency issued a “do not use” water order for the Costco in the city’s Rosewood neighbourhood on Friday. The city said Monday the temporary line had been installed. Hydrocarbons, which are oily substances, were found in three water hydrants on the line that serves the Costco. “We continue to work closely with Costco to help keepRead More

Two suspects charged in drug trafficking investigation

RCMP generic

Police in Bonnyville said two suspects have been arrested and charged, following a drug trafficking investigation. RCMP said officers executed a search warrant inside a home on May 9. Two suspects were arrested. Now, Kristi Fauth, 30, is facing charges related to drug trafficking, including a charge under the Drug Endangered Child Act. She has been released from custody on recognizance with conditions. Nicholas Stovell, 37, has been charged with possession of a scheduled substance, in addition to other charges. Stovell has been remanded in custody. Bonnyville RCMP said theRead More

WestJet pilots vote in favour of strike action after contract talks stall

The result was announced with just eight days remaining in the 21-day cooling-off period. (File phot

Pilots at WestJet have given their union a strike mandate and the Air Line Pilots Association says 91 percent voted in favour of strike action. In a statement, the ALPA says the union will continue to negotiate with the airline but that its leaders can call a strike if negotiations break down. “The goal is—and always has been—to secure a fair collective agreement that brings stability to the airline, and not to strike,” said Capt. Rob McFadyen, chairman of WestJet’s ALPA Master Executive Council in the statement released on Thursday.Read More

Rally held to put the focus on healthcare for the provincial election

Rally held to put the focus on healthcare for the provincial election

Calling it a crisis in healthcare, protestors lined Commissioners Road in front of the London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus on Saturday morning. It was part of an effort to make hospital overcrowding a key issue in the upcoming provincial election. Members of the London Health Coalition are intent on keeping focus of all political parties on wait times and funding. “This facility, L.H.S.C ., is the so-called ground zero of hospital bed overcrowding in the province, and we are here to say that has to stop,” London Health CoalitionRead More

City is ‘proud’ it appears to be cleaner, but still needs help

City is ‘proud’ it appears to be cleaner, but still needs help

The snow is all gone but it’s left a few things behind: winter grime, dirt and garbage. They’re all visible on sidewalks and greenspaces, and the City of Edmonton is asking people to pull together to clean up. “The city cannot do it all. The city is getting bigger; we have a limited number of staff who can deal with that problem,” Don Belanger, who helps run Capital City Clean Up (CCCU), said. CCCU is recruiting volunteers for its annual clean up events. People can pick up kits with suppliesRead More