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Local guide puts Edmonton’s lesser-known attractions on the map

A new map is being billed as a guide to Edmonton for people who don’t want to see the same stuff everyone else sees.“The intention of this map is to show you some great little hole-in-the-wall restaurants, or a great river valley lookout or a piece of public art you’ve …

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‘Rent to own’ put them out of home on Thanksgiving, but Xmas brought something brighter

Brenda and Gord Gartley were left homeless on Thanksgiving after a realtor claimed that they were in breach of a “rent-to-own” agreement.Today, that realtor’s licence has been suspended. And the Gartleys now have hope that their Christmas will be a “little bit brighter.”WATCH: B.C. realtor suspended for possible predatory practices

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Republicans forge tax deal, final votes seen next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans. Under an agreement between the House of Representatives …

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Teams for the 40th Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament ready for holiday fun in Calgary

It’s been a holiday tradition in Calgary for 40 years now: the annual Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament is set to begin on Boxing Day and the tournament committee unveiled this year’s teams Wednesday in Calgary.On the boys’ side, there will be 25 teams from as far away as Belarus and …

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Republicans craft tax deal, final votes seen next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans. Under an agreement between the House of Representatives …

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East Vancouver’s favourite crow is now a fashion icon

He’s worked at the PNE, battled head-to-head with Canada Post and even tried to steal evidence from a crime scene.Now East Vancouver’s most famous bird is also a fashion icon, featured front and centre on new Canuck the Crow T-Shirts.READ MORE: Canuck the Crow visits East Vancouver McDonald’s, helps himself …

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City completes ice blading of Edmonton residential roads to ‘speed up melting process’

Snow and ice have been evaporating across Alberta’s capital this week and the city has had crews out the past few days to help speed up the melting on Edmonton’s residential streets.“We have completed ice blading of all neighbourhoods as of last night,” a spokesperson with the city’s Parks and …

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Toronto airport requires extra security checks after 'customs breach'

TORONTO (Reuters) – Some U.S.-bound flights from Toronto’s main international airport were delayed on Wednesday afternoon due to an incident that prompted authorities to require some passengers to go through customs a second time, a spokeswoman said. “A customs breach” occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. (2030 GMT) in Terminal 3, …

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There may be violence in Jerusalem, but some Middle East analysts see a new path to peace

One week after U.S. President Donald Trump proclaimed Jerusalem the capital of Israel, leaders from 57 Muslim countries have called on the world to recognize East Jerusalem as the “occupied capital” of Palestine.The statement from the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation came after Trump’s controversial commitment to move the American embassy …

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Winnipeg Jets land at Children’s Hospital for annual holiday visit

A number of Winnipeg Jets made the rounds at hospitals across the city for the club’s annual tour Wednesday afternoon.Among the places the team visited was the Children’s Hospital. Players made an appearance on the hospital’s own TV channel, did a ‘meet and greet’ with children and families at which …