Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Edmonton’ Category

Charges laid after fraudster dupes Oilers fans with McDavid’s number, fake signature

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Connor McDavid's name — or at least his fake signature — is being used by an unscrupulous vendor seeking to profit from the superstar's fame, Edmonton police say.

With 1,500 tonnes of sand, Northlands set to host world’s best beach volleyball players

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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The $150,000 Edmonton Open, which starts Wednesday and runs through the weekend in conjunction with K-Days, makes Edmonton only the fourth Canadian city to host the FIBV tour.

Edmonton Eskimos to add former quarterback Ricky Ray to their Wall of Honour

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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The Edmonton Eskimos are bestowing the team's highest honour on a quarterback who led them to two Grey Cups.

PETA activists plan protest at Legislature following Stampede horse deaths

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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An animal rights group is planning a protest Tuesday outside the Alberta legislature to push for the end of chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede.

How an Edmonton fan convinced Riders gopher to scrap green contacts

Monday, July 8th, 2019
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders' beloved mascot unveiled his second makeover of the week on Saturday — and the Edmonton woman who led a nationwide petition for the change considers it a victory. 

Hundreds line up as St. Louis Blues coach brings Stanley Cup to Alberta

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Craig Berube, head coach of the St. Louis Blues, hoisted the trophy over his head on Tuesday as he carried it into the arena in Calahoo, northwest of Edmonton.

Oilers captain Connor McDavid mum on recovery from scary knee injury

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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Connor McDavid didn't want to answer questions about his knee. The brace hugging his left leg and an accompanying limp said enough.

Holland ready to face scrutiny from ‘anxious, frustrated’ Oilers fans

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Ken Holland knows his every move will be the subject of heated debate as he battles to right the slumping Edmonton Oilers.

Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz dealing with life-threatening illness, team says

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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The Edmonton Oilers have confirmed that owner Daryl Katz has been battling a potentially life-threatening infection over the past few years.

Fort McMurray hockey team forfeits season after backlash over ‘racist’ video

Friday, February 15th, 2019
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An uproar in Fort McMurray over a viral video that some considered racist has led to a minor hockey team forfeiting the remainder of its season because of safety concerns.