Online International Women’s Day event offers lineup of positive stories to raise cash for women’s shelters

An online event marking International Women’s Day Monday that aims to raise awareness of domestic violence has already raised more than $20,000 for the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS). The free virtual event features a panel of community and business leaders from around Alberta sharing stories and advice. Ashley Wolfe, president of Wolfe Automotive Group, said Sunday they pulled the event together to bring attention to the work the 40 women’s shelters across the province do. “It seems to be fairly under the radar, and this is one of those things that nobody likes to talk about,” Wolfe said. There are more than 40 shelters open and in demand across Alberta. In the past six months, more

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Alberta reports 300 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, including 54 variants

Alberta reported 300 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, including 54 cases involving variants of concern. Because of system upgrades, the province only provided preliminary, summary case information on Sunday. Of the 54 variant cases reported Sunday, 51 are the B.1.1.7 variant first found in the United Kingdom, and three were the B.1.351 variant first identified in South Africa. Cases involving variants of concern now total 653. Since the previous update, 8,100 lab tests had been completed, for a positivity rate of about four per cent. In Alberta, 290,391 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, an increase of 7,717 from Saturday. There are 90,937 Albertans who have been fully immunized with two doses. Dr. Deena Hinshaw wrote on

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Shared streets set to return, temporary patio program extended as City of Edmonton prepares for the COVID-19 spring

Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News[1] Author of the article: Dustin Cook Publishing date: Mar 07, 2021  •  25 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation[2] As the weather gets warmer into spring patios will be returning soon being shared with roadways like this one along 121 St. in Edmonton, March 7, 2021. Photo by Ed Kaiser /Postmedia More space for walking, shopping and dining outdoors will be made available by the City of Edmonton this spring in an effort to provide enough room to follow COVID-19 distancing requirements. The shared streets program will be returning to Edmonton roads with a possible expansion to neighbourhoods outside the city’s core. A temporary program allowing for outdoor patios and

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Jailed pastor calls in to service as GraceLife Church violates COVID-19 closure order for sixth time

Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News[1] Associate pastor Jacob Spenst conducted Sunday’s service, but said Coates was joining in over the phone although he didn’t speak Author of the article: Dustin Cook Publishing date: Mar 07, 2021  •  44 minutes ago  •  1 minute read  •  Join the conversation[2] An Alberta Health Services closure order is visible posted on the front door of GraceLife Church, in Spruce Grove Friday March 5, 2021. GraceLife church Pastor James Coates lost an appeal of his bail conditions on Friday. Coates has been jailed in the Edmonton Remand Centre for the past two weeks after continuing to hold worship services without face masks, capacity limits, or physical distancing. Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia A

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Nick Lees: Volunteers help navigate helicopter restoration project at Alberta Aviation Museum

Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News[1] Columnists[2] Author of the article: Nick Lees  •  Edmonton Journal Publishing date: Mar 07, 2021  •  35 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation[3] Taking a break from working on the 206A helicopter being restored at the Alberta Aviation Museum, are Harry Nagel (left), lead restoration volunteer and former aviation technician with the CFB-based 408 Helicopter Squadron, and John Liddle, the restoration project manager, a retired RCAF technician. Expanding the exhibits of romance, courage and clashes that mark the last century of flight are being grounded at the Alberta Aviation Museum[4] by COVID-19. “We rely on former Canadian pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers to help show and restore our exhibits,” says

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Edmonton weather: So long, and thanks for all the fish

A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.[1][2] Sunday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured -3.1 C with 3 km/h winds out of the northeast and a -4 wind chill. It’s been a fun run. The Edmonton Journal weather story started some three years ago and since then I have spent at least 30 minutes of my daily working life writing about wind chills and extreme cold, and thunderstorms and extreme heat, all the while understanding I am not an actual meteorologist just a silly person saying silly things on the internet. I never expected the weather story be such a hit (shout-out to Laurel Nikiforuk for helping make that happen). Weather, as it turns out, is

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The passing of Walter Gretzky gives us all pause to think of the role our own Dad’s played in our lives: 9 Things

Breadcrumb Trail Links Cult of Hockey[1] Author of the article: Kurt Leavins Publishing date: Mar 07, 2021  •  26 minutes ago  •  6 minute read  •  Join the conversation[2] Walter Gretzky, father of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, watches the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees MLB American League baseball game in Toronto, May 12, 2009. Photo by Mike Cassese /Reuers, file Saturday’s game was a pivot point for the Edmonton Oilers. Lose and Calgary is just 2 points back and Edmonton is on a 4-game losing skid. Instead, it’s a 6-point bulge for the Oilers with the Flames still trying to find their way under a new coach, and Edmonton starting to feel it again. Lots on that

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U of A scientist co-leads expert U.S. panel on removing carbon from atmosphere

A University of Alberta scientist is sharing her expertise with policy-makers in the United States in hopes of removing atmospheric carbon dioxide on a mass scale. Associate professor Sasha Wilson and her colleagues, working with the American non-profit Energy Futures Initiative[1], co-led a panel in December for U.S. congressional staff on how the American government could speed up the use of what are known as mineral carbonation technologies. “Carbon dioxide removal could become a billion-tonne industry on this continent in the next few decades,” said Wilson in a Saturday interview. As an associate professor in Earth and atmospheric sciences and Canada Research Chair in biogeochemistry of sustainable mineral resources, Wilson looks at how we can use the natural

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Dozens of outdoor winter films are set to enjoy balmy weather this week

Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page. With a new location and strategic organizing, the International Festival of Winter Cinema[1] is set to kick off March 9  as soon as the sun goes down. Usually set up in Hawrelak Park, organizers having be working with ever-changing guidelines and restrictions and, this year, dozens of films celebrating winter all over the world will be shown outside the CO*LAB space Downtown, 9641 102A Ave. Two screenings — at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. — will be happening every night until March 13 with multiple titles scheduled for each. Tickets can be reserved on a pay-what-you-can basis, with a recommended donation for each

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Alberta health advocates call on Edmonton city council not to overturn ban on shisha lounges

An Alberta health coalition is calling on Edmonton city council to double down on its ban of shisha lounges and end talks of possible reinstatement. Campaign For a Smoke-Free Alberta, a group of health advocacy organizations, wants council to halt the city’s study of options for a separate business licence class that could allow these lounges to operate again with strict restrictions after they were banned last July.[1][2] Requirements would include the installation of a completely separate smoking area that doesn’t allow for smoke to pass through into the dining area. A self-serve smoking area would also ensure employees don’t need to go into the space and minors would be prohibited. Les Hagen, executive director of coalition member Action on

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