Edmonton Oilers will need their best McGame tonight to beat Winnipeg Jets

Breadcrumb Trail Links Cult of Hockey[1] Author of the article: David Staples  •  Edmonton Journal Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid (97) celebrates with Leon Draisaitl (29) after scoring a hit trick against the Calgary Flames during the season opener of NHL action at Rogers Place in Edmonton, October 4, 2017. Photo by Ed Kaiser /Postmedia Network Playoff Game Day 2: Oilers vs Jets This in from Georges Laraque, former Oilers player, the notion that Edmonton must play its own aggressive skill game in order to beat Winnipeg. Asked on Oilers Now by Bob Stauffer if Edmonton should ramp up its physical play, Laraque said: “Remember, that’s not the Oilers’ game to do that. The Oilers game is the skill,

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Soaring lumber costs and building supplies pushing up price of new homes

Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes[1] A recent survey by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association found the added lumber costs alone are increasing the price of a home by $20,000. Author of the article: Joel Schlesinger  •  for the Edmonton Journal Publishing date: May 21, 2021  •  17 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation [2] A worker loads finished trusses for homes onto a truck at Wasatch Truss in Utah. Lumber prices have sky rocketed along with supply shortages the last several months have plagued the construction industry. Photo by George Frey /Getty Images Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. Skyrocketing

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Art Bergmann’s rage has seasoned beautifully on new album

Breadcrumb Trail Links Music[1] Local Arts[2] Entertainment[3] Author of the article: Jenny Feniak Publishing date: May 21, 2021  •  25 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation [4] Art Bergmann’s new album Late Stage Empire Dementia is out today, intentionally coinciding with Endangered Species Day. Photo by Lisa MacIntosh /Postmedia Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. He may technically be a senior, but Art Bergmann the citizen hasn’t tempered his rage against the establishment. “I don’t know where this poison came from but it’s just overtaken everywhere, just this insane, mutacious capitalism and they’re going to keep going

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Opinion: No means no for Alberta’s draft curriculum

Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists[1] Author of the article: Angela Grace Publishing date: May 21, 2021  •  13 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  11 Comments [2] Education Minister Adriana LaGrange discusses the UCP curriculum panels work and next steps for public dialogue at St. Marguerite School on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Postmedia By now it is clear that Albertans who contact the minister of education or their MLA with concerns about the draft curriculum will receive a standard email extolling its ostensible virtues, with no meaningful engagement with the concerns raised. When I expressed concerns about its potential impact on student and teacher wellness[3], the response from Minister Adriana LaGrange’s office blathered, “The draft

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Edmonton weather: Still chilly but the sunshine is nice

Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News[1] Mainly sunny. Fog patches in low lying areas early this morning. High 13. Author of the article: Allison Pelech Publishing date: May 21, 2021  •  33 minutes ago  •  1 minute read  •  Join the conversation [2] Hopefully the Oilers aren’t as cold as this snowman holding an Oilers flag, in their next playoff game Friday against Winnipeg in Edmonton, May 20, 2021. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia Photo by Ed Kaiser /Postmedia A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.[3][4] The sun is being deceptive today. It looks like it should be warm and beautiful out and then my attention turns to the frost that is covering everything. Can we please move on from these chilly temperatures

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Friday’s letters: New waste, transit rollouts fall short

The new garbage collection regime implemented recently makes little sense. The green bin is collected weekly, while the black one is collected every other week — even though people put dog poop, cat litter and dirty diapers in it. Then recycling, which doesn’t smell, decay, rot, or deteriorate is collected weekly.  Does the city have so much money that it can afford to collect recycling weekly? Don’t get me started on the mess the city has made of the bus system. Some residents needed better service, but what the city did was take away decent service from many, many residents. I won’t ever be taking a bus again. Cate Rainey, Edmonton Lack of service at Heritage Valley transit

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Opinion: No means no when it comes to Alberta’s draft curriculum

Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists[1] Author of the article: Angela Grace Publishing date: May 21, 2021  •  25 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation [2] Education Minister Adriana LaGrange discusses the UCP curriculum panels work and next steps for public dialogue at St. Marguerite School on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Postmedia By now it is clear that Albertans who contact the minister of education or their MLA with concerns about the draft curriculum will receive a standard email extolling its ostensible virtues, with no meaningful engagement with the concerns raised. When I expressed concerns about its potential impact on student and teacher wellness[3], the response from Minister Adriana LaGrange’s office blathered, “The

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Growing Things Outdoors: Uh oh, swiss ‘charred’

Breadcrumb Trail Links Life[1] Gardening[2] Author of the article: Gerald Filipski Publishing date: May 21, 2021  •  23 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation [3] Brilliantly coloured Swiss chard makes an attractive addition to a garden. Postmedia Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. Q We love growing swiss chard in the summer. We had really good luck when we planted seeds in ground and not so good luck when we switched to planting the seeds in an above-ground growing box. The last couple of seasons, the seeds germinated quickly and the plants grew well. The problem was

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David Staples: Supporting the COVID lockdown isn’t entirely righteous, it’s morally murky

Breadcrumb Trail Links Reopening Canada[1] Politics[2] Opinion[3] Columnists[4] Author of the article: David Staples  •  Edmonton Journal Publishing date: May 21, 2021  •  22 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation [5] Rising Covid numbers bring lockdowns. (Cartoon by Malcolm Mayes) The debate about lifting lockdown measures in Alberta will soon hit a new level of partisan frenzy. Premier Jason Kenney and his COVID committee will discuss next week what steps the province should take in lifting restrictions. With that in mind, a warning on the ongoing debate is in order: Supporting strict COVID lockdown measures isn’t an entirely righteous cause. Lockdown isn’t the one clear and principled policy that every good person should always embrace.

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Chi Pig mural landing on the Buckingham in June

Breadcrumb Trail Links Music[1] Local Arts[2] Celebrity[3] Author of the article: Fish Griwkowsky Publishing date: May 20, 2021  •  14 minutes ago  •  5 minute read  •  Join the conversation [4] Jerry Cordiero’s photo of Chi Pig will loom large in Lacey Jane and Layla Folkmann’s giant mural on Whyte Avenue. Photo by Jerry Cordiero Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. The great wall of Chi Pig is officially happening — a gigantic, load-bearing mural tribute to Edmonton’s hilarious and complicated punk hero meant to be finished in time for the first anniversary of his death, July 16. Starting in mid-June, crowd-

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