Monthly Archives: April 2015

Troubled girders delay 102 Ave bridge

The city will have to repair or replace three of the infamously buckled girders on the 102 Avenue bridge, setting the opening date for the bridge back to summer 2016 at the earliest. The girders buckled during installation on March 13th. The city’s contractor has since been able to straighten them, but found they are still…

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Postcards from the edge of drug-cost desperation

I now have personal health information for more than 70 Canadians, along with their names, emails, and the prescription drugs they’re taking. All of those people have one thing in common. They used a drug discount card and registered with the card company.  If there was ever any doubt that corporations would use the patient…

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Man dies in police custody after arrested at City Centre Mall

Provincial investigators are looking into the death of a man after he was taken into police custody late last night. Edmonton police were called to City Centre Mall around 10 p.m. Wednesday to deal with a disturbance complaint. Mall security officers had arrested an agitated 25-year-old man for trespassing. As officers transported the man to the downtown police station,…

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Celtics GM Ainge defends Olynyk for injuring Love

WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge came to the defence of forward Kelly Olynyk for the play that injured Kevin Love. Ainge says the Cleveland forward was ”a little over the top” in his complaint that Olynyk, from Kamloops, B.C., tried to hurt him on purpose. Ainge said he sympathizes with Love,…

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It’s official: Wiggins claims NBA rookie of the year prize

MINNEAPOLIS — Canadian Andrew Wiggins is the NBA’s top rookie. The native of Vaughan, Ont., captured the award after averaging 16.9 points and 4.6 rebounds this season. Wiggins played in all 82 regular-season games with the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 39 minutes per contest. Wiggins was selected first overall by Cleveland in last summer’s NBA draft…

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