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Premier Rachel Notley and cabinet sworn in while thousands watch Special

Edmonton - Thousands of people packed the grounds of the Alberta Legislature to see Premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet be sworn in as the new government of Alberta.

Sudden arrival of snow storm takes Edmontonians by surprise Special

Edmonton - After a political storm that redefined Alberta’s horizon, several locations in the province, including the capital region is facing a snow storm.

Notley packs room with final pre-election rally Special

Edmonton - Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta's NDP, drew a crowd of over 1,000 to the Kingsway Ramada on May 3 for the "Rally for Change."

Earth Day celebrates 25 years in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - Earth Day 2015 was celebrated in Edmonton, Canada on Sunday, April 26 with a low-key but meaningful event in the downtown area.

Protesters continue to oppose Bill C-51 Special

Edmonton - A second National Day of Action on April 18 saw protesters come out in droves in Edmonton again to protest the federal Bill C-51.

Leader of Alberta's NDP Rachel Notley reveals election platform Special

Edmonton - Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta's New Democrats, revealed her party's election platform at a press conference in Edmonton on April 19.

Hundreds protest Cindy Gladue verdict in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - Around 800 people took to the streets in Edmonton on April 2 to protest the acquittal of the man accused of murdering Cindy Gladue.

Spring starts with snow in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - In Edmonton, there is a joke that there are only two seasons: snow and rain. Spring encompasses both forms of precipitation.

Deadly synthetic drug seized for the first time in Edmonton

Edmonton - A drug bust by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) have seized close to 2000 fentanyl pills from the streets of Edmonton.

Canada: Protesters rally against anti-terrorism Bill C-51 Special

Edmonton - Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Edmonton, Alberta to protest against Bill C-51 on Saturday, March 14 at Canada Place.

Actions in Edmonton concerning government, equality of women Special

Edmonton - Several politically-motivated actions in Edmonton on March 7 and 8 brought out hundreds of concerned citizens on a range of current events.

Car damaged at West Edmonton Mall after concrete falls on top

Edmonton - As she started her day on Monday this week, all that Raven Nickerson was expecting was a bit of snow falling from the sky.

Two men charged for the stabbing incident at downtown food court

Edmonton - Edmonton police have charged two men with aggravated assault, after investigations proved that they attacked and stabbed a man in a downtown food court bathroom, on Thursday.

Edmonton architecture student suggests skating lane for commuting

Edmonton - The Canadian city Edmonton, which is well known for its extreme winter conditions, might consider adopting a unique mode of commuting into the downtown core area by skating on ice.

Flying Canoe Adventure a colourful Canadian odyssey Special

Edmonton - Fusing French Canadian and First Nations legend, this lesser known winter festival is becoming something to look forward to in mid-winter.

Notley tears into Tories in speech to Provincial NDP Council Special

Edmonton - Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta's New Democrats, tore into Premier Jim Prentice's Conservatives in her speech January 31 to the NDP Provincial Council.

Edmonton city hosts its first commercial drone flight Special

Edmonton - The city of Edmonton added a new chapter to its history by hosting the first sanctioned commercial drone operation on Wednesday.

Peace group pickets Parliament on opening day Special

Edmonton - January 26 was opening day for 2015 in Canada's national Parliament and saw protests by peace groups across the country.

Rally demands local workers be hired Special

Edmonton - More than 100 tradespeople and union activists came out to demand local labour be used to build Edmonton's downtown arena.

Rally demands the federal government support refugee claimants Special

Edmonton - December 10 was International Human Rights Day, which was chosen by several organizations to hold a rally to call for Canada's federal government to support refugee claimants.

Day of Action calls for Mexican President's removal Special

Edmonton - December 1 was a day of action calling on Enrique Peña Nieto to resign as President of Mexico. A small demonstration was organized in Edmonton, Canada.

Edmontonians to brave weather to enjoy 'White' Friday Special

Edmonton - Winter is just a way of life for Edmontians and a little extra snow is not going to alter the plans they have for Black Friday and the weekend.

Housing is a right: Edmonton rally Special

The Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH) organized a rally on November 21 to proclaim housing as a right.

Rally calls for post-secondary education to be a priority Special

Edmonton - Several hundred students from three cities in Alberta gathered at the Legislature on November 17 to call for their education to be a priority.

Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - The annual Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up took place on November 15 in Edmonton's Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Public apology made to respected Elder ousted from downtown mall Special

Edmonton - A public apology was made on November 8 to a respected Aboriginal Elder and social worker who was wrongly ousted and banned from a downtown mall.

Edmonton's Mexican community protests student disappearances Special

Edmonton - A few members of Edmonton's Mexican community came together on November 5 for a candlelight vigil for missing students in Mexico.

Million Mask March protests government corruption Special

Edmonton - "Remember, remember the fifth of November." Guy Fawkes Day also marked the Million Mask March against government corruption.

A low-key Western Canadian Halloween Special

Edmonton - While some houses get totally in the spirit of Halloween, many of the houses in my neighbourhood keep things rather low key.

Peace group opposes Canada's military action in Iraq Special

Edmonton - A peace group in Edmonton was vocal about its opposition to Canada's pending military action against Iraq, in a rally on October 25.
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Rally to for the Government Support Refugee Claimants. Bill Moore Kilgannon, Public Interest Alberta.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
Ice On Whyte Festival in Edmonton s Old Strathcona.
Ice On Whyte Festival in Edmonton's Old Strathcona.
Edmonton Heritage Festival. Aboriginal pow wow dancers.
Edmonton Heritage Festival. Aboriginal pow wow dancers.
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Lots of snow this year obscures some of the decorations. Candy Cane lane in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Flying Canoe Adventure in Mill Creek Ravine  Edmonton.
Flying Canoe Adventure in Mill Creek Ravine, Edmonton.
Park(ing) Day  Edmonton.
Park(ing) Day, Edmonton.
Information Picket Against Bill C-51.
Information Picket Against Bill C-51.
Memorial March of Edmonton
Memorial March of Edmonton
Edmonton Blues Festival. Sean Carney and Jonn Del Toro Richardson.
Edmonton Blues Festival. Sean Carney and Jonn Del Toro Richardson.
ECAWAR s  Stop Harper in 2015!  picket on January 26.
ECAWAR's "Stop Harper in 2015!" picket on January 26.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Heart of the City 2014
Heart of the City 2014
Blues On Whyte block party Takin  it to the Streets. Boogie Patrol
Blues On Whyte block party Takin' it to the Streets. Boogie Patrol
Memorial vigil for Kyle Young. Organizer Jim Gurnett.
Memorial vigil for Kyle Young. Organizer Jim Gurnett.
Memorial vigil for Kyle Young. Young s mother places a ribbon on the memorial plaque.
Memorial vigil for Kyle Young. Young's mother places a ribbon on the memorial plaque.
Protesters from First Nations communities.
Protesters from First Nations communities.
Lunar New Year exhibit at the Muttart Conservatory  showcasing the Year of the Horse.
Lunar New Year exhibit at the Muttart Conservatory, showcasing the Year of the Horse.
Organizers of the Idle No More rally.
Organizers of the Idle No More rally.