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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.

Edmonton marches against Monsanto Special

Edmonton - A local March Against Monsanto drew dozens of activists concerned about health, and environment, food security, and related issues.

Some gas pumps return to 1984 prices in Alberta

Edmonton - Shell Canada celebrated 30 years of refining oil in Alberta by returning some of their pumps to 1984 prices around the province.

Natural beauty of fall in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - Autumn is my favourite season of the year. I am only partly joking. Edmonton's weather makes fall seem fleeting in some years.

Peace group calls for Canada not to follow United States in Iraq Special

Edmonton - An information picket held by the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR) on September 27 called for Canada to stay out of the current conflict in Iraq.

An activist weekend in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - The second last weekend of September was filled with events in Edmonton's local arts and activism scenes due to observance of several worldwide days of action.

Scott McKeen: Leading a ward 'on its way up' Special

Edmonton - Scott McKeen is Edmonton's City Councillor for Ward 6. He was elected to office for the first time in the civic election in October of 2013.

Thomas Mulcair in Edmonton on the campaign trail Special

Edmonton - Thomas Mulcair, leader of the federal New Democrat party, was in Edmonton this past week on the campaign trail and spoke at a fundraiser Wednesday evening.

Celebrating all daughters on Daughters Day Special

Edmonton - Daughters Day is an appropriate title for a celebration of women's lives and achievements. After all, all women are daughters.

Labour Day events support workers, call for the rights of TFWs Special

Edmonton - Labour Day in Edmonton was marked with several events supporting and celebrating marginalized workers in a variety of ways.

Community events show brighter side to rougher neighbourhoods Special

Edmonton - Two separate events on the same day in two different Edmonton neighbourhoods had one thing in common: they showed a brighter side to what are considered rougher areas of the city.

Don Iveson: Transforming Edmonton Special

Edmonton - Edmonton's Mayor Don Iveson is an active user of social media with many ambitious outlooks for his time in office. He took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his plans, visions, and goals for the city.

Edmonton Blues Festival showcases a variety of talent Special

Edmonton - Edmonton's summer is becoming filled with music festivals, from folk to rock to this past weekend, which featured the 16th annual Edmonton Blues Festival.

Edmonton Folk Music Festival combines music with community Special

Edmonton - The annual Edmonton Folk Music Festival took place from August 7-10 in Gallagher Park. Not only is the festival about some of the best music around, but it is also about community.

Edmonton's Heritage Festival celebrates diversity and cultures Special

Edmonton - Close to 400,000 people experienced the sights, sounds, and tastes of different cultures at the Edmonton Heritage Festival.

Rally calls for Canadian support of Gaza Special

Edmonton - As the death toll increases, rallies supporting the people of Gaza continue around the world. In Edmonton, the fourth rally in three weeks took place on July 30.

Victims of genocide remembered at memorial service Special

Edmonton - A memorial service on July 20 remembered victims of genocide in recent history throughout the world, through speakers, songs, and prayers.
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YEG Market on August 24  2014.
YEG Market on August 24, 2014.
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue
EDLC Labour Day Barbecue
Information fair at Daughters Day 2014.
Information fair at Daughters Day 2014.
Earth Day celebrations in Edmonton.
Earth Day celebrations in Edmonton.
Public apology to Elder Gary Moostoos. Moostoos and City Centre Mall GM Olympia Trencevski stand tog...
Public apology to Elder Gary Moostoos. Moostoos and City Centre Mall GM Olympia Trencevski stand together.
Blues On Whyte block party Takin  it to the Streets.
Blues On Whyte block party Takin' it to the Streets.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton  July 8  2014.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee s Angels for the Animals rally on April 27  2014.
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee's Angels for the Animals rally on April 27, 2014.
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.
Edmonton Beltaine Faire 2014
Edmonton Beltaine Faire 2014
Dr. Jodi Abbott  keynote speaker at Daughters Day.
Dr. Jodi Abbott, keynote speaker at Daughters Day.
Old Strathcona Farmers Market
Old Strathcona Farmers Market
Edmonton Heritage Festival. Kebabs from Afghanistan.
Edmonton Heritage Festival. Kebabs from Afghanistan.
Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton on October 25  2014.
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton on October 25, 2014.
March Against Monsanto Edmonton  October 18  2014. Sally Issenman.
March Against Monsanto Edmonton, October 18, 2014. Sally Issenman.
March Against Monsanto 2014 in Edmonton
March Against Monsanto 2014 in Edmonton
Global March for Lions in Edmonton.
Global March for Lions in Edmonton.
Church Street Fair  July 12 in Edmonton. Buskers Linda and Danielle.
Church Street Fair, July 12 in Edmonton. Buskers Linda and Danielle.
Demo calling for the resignation of the President of Mexico.
Demo calling for the resignation of the President of Mexico.
Candy Cane lane in Edmonton  Alberta  Canada.
Candy Cane lane in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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