Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Edmonton’ Category

Alberta’s Kelsey Mitchell discovers her track cycling talent in time for Tokyo 2020

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Kelsey Mitchell did not own a bike when she was recruited into track cycling.

Iggy! Iggy! St. Albert naming arena after NHL great Jarome Iginla

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Akinsdale Arena in St. Albert will be renamed the Jarome Iginla Arena on Aug. 25, the City of St. Albert said Monday.

‘I’m supposed to be here’: Edmontonian breaks national freediving records

Sunday, August 18th, 2019
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Sheena McNally, 35, of Edmonton, has broken national freediving records and has set a goal of breaking another record in Cyprus in October.

Edmonton woman headed to Parapan Am Games in Peru, 1 year after amputation

Sunday, August 18th, 2019
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Amanda Rummery is off to Lima, Peru on Monday to compete in the 100, 200, and 400 meters track events at the 2019 Parapan American Games.

Double Bear for the win: Judge rules horse champion of 2017 Canadian Derby

Friday, August 16th, 2019

A fight over which horse won a Canadian Derby race two years ago has been resolved in court.

‘Not that sacred’: Should Connor McDavid have dibs on No. 97?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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A recent social media squabble over Connor McDavid’s jersey number shows that hockey is a high stakes numbers game.

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.