• Puljujarvi would need a shot on Oilers' top two lines to prove worth

    Jesse Puljujarvi was in over his head as a teenage pro last season like Leon Draisaitl was in his first kick at the can in the National Hockey League.
    Which begs the question: Can we expect the Finnish winger, whom the Edmonton Oilers took fourth overall in the 2016 draft, to do what the German centre, who went third in 2014, did in Year 2? Or is that giant leap of faith?
    Draisaitl had nine points in 37 games in his freshman NHL year, before going back to junior in Kelowna as he helped the Weste
  • Saturday's letters: Farmer asks for patience on the road

    Another fall harvest and more stress. Moisture at the wrong time, quality issues, breakdowns, and long hours.
    Another harvest and more stress. Moisture at the wrong time, quality issues, breakdowns, and long hours.
    Add to this the moving of big, slow equipment. I want to get to my job in a timely and safe manner. I am not trying to hold you up but I have things to do too.
    Between the many gravel trucks hauling into Edmonton and area, the people going to and from work, and bikers and people headi
  • Opinion: Energy East will get a fair, transparent review

    Re. “Double standard,” Editorial, Sept. 12
    As Albertans, we all agree that resource development and our capacity to get it to market are crucial to our country’s economic success. We all know too well that the past few years have been hard on our families and businesses and that employment is still a precarious concept for too many Albertans.
    Let me start by reiterating that our government’s commitment to getting Canada’s resources to market has not and will not wav
  • Kailer Yamamoto steals the show again with two more goals as Oilers top "Canucks" 5-3

    Canucks 3, Oilers 5
    That scoreline reads “Canucks” but the group of visitors that took the ice at Rogers Place might more accurately be described as the Utica Comets. Vancouver is still playing with split squads, moreover it’s a highly uneven split as the core of their NHL club is currently in China (a.k.a. “almost far enough”). The rag-tag crew that remains has been given special dispensation by the league to not ice the mandated number of veterans for preseason ga
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  • Adam Braidwood wins first bout in Edmonton since Tim Hague tragedy

    Nothing was going to stop Adam Braidwood from a victory on Friday night.
    He wanted to dedicate his fight to Tim Hague and he came through with a big fourth-round TKO victory over Mexico’s Christian Larrondo in the co-main event of KO 80 at the Shaw Conference Centre.
    “He’s very tough and I got away from my game plan and it’s something I have to do better. It turned into a street fight. He hit me just as many times as him, I just hit a little harder,” said Braidwood
  • Yamamoto scores twice as Oilers defeat no-name Canucks

    It wasn’t a Who’s Who of hockey talent Friday night at Rogers Place, but rather a Who’s That? as an Edmonton Oilers skeleton crew posted a 5-3 pre-season win over the Utica Comets.
    The Comets were cleverly disguised as the Vancouver Canucks, but with all of Vancouver’s top players over in China for games with the Los Angeles Kings, it was a lineup made up almost entirely of no-name players who’ll be starting the season in the AHL.
    Edmonton didn’t exactly go wi
  • Alberta conservatives must unite, not divide, say United Conservative Party leadership candidates

    The photo is a little blurry. 
    Brian Jean stands between transgender activist Marni Panas and a drag queen with a towering beehive hairdo name Kelsey Breeze at a fundraising event for Camp fYrefly, a retreat for LGBTQ and allied youth.
    All three smile at the camera.
    The photo was attached to a conservative blog opinion piece asserting that Jean, who is running for the leadership of the United Conservative Party, was avoiding the truth on social issues “by playing the victim,&rdqu
  • Pharmacy college can ban loyalty rewards for prescriptions: Alberta Court of Appeal

    Alberta pharmacies are no longer permitted to offer Air Miles or other loyalty rewards to patients obtaining prescription drugs, following a ruling Friday from the Alberta Court of Appeal.
    The Alberta College of Pharmacists has the authority over its profession to impose a ban on “inducements” — a move the college introduced in 2014 but had been legally stymied from implementing, the appeal court said.
    “It’s an important decision,” college registrar Greg Eberh
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  • Joyful romp takes the stage at Citadel with season opening Shakespeare

    A tight ensemble of muses gathers around William Shakespeare in the opening scene of the latest Citadel production, Shakespeare in Love. The playwright is at his desk, trying to shake a particularly virulent case of writer’s block. The entire cast of the production, 20 souls, huddle at his shoulder, sighing and gasping in concert as the writer struggles to finish a sentence.
    “Shall I compare thee to a something, something. Dammit.”
    As an opening scene, it is both comic, and sym
  • Nathan Rowe making a good impression in first season with Golden Bears

    Nathan Rowe is only getting started.
    The rookie receiver for the University of Alberta Golden Bears made a great first impression in his debut and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
    He broke a Canada West record for longest touchdown catch after a 109-yard reception, which was part of a seven-catch, 208-yard performance in the season opener against the Calgary Dinos.
    Since then, he’s been Alberta’s top receiver through the first three weeks of the Canada West season.
    In a
  • Races to watch: Long-time Edmonton area mayors not seeking re-election

    Leadership at some of Edmonton's surrounding communities will look different at the end of October as a handful of long-time mayors are retiring.
  • Gallery: Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo Day 1

    Kat Hockin attended the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo dressed as “Sinbad” on Friday September 22, 2017. The three-day pop-culture convention is held at the Edmonton Expo Centre this weekend. Attendees can shop hundreds of vendors, exhibitors and artists, check out panels and workshops, meet their favourite stars and creators, and celebrate what makes them geeky with thousands of other fans in cosplay. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA)
    Molly McPherson (3-years-old) attended th
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  • Paula Simons: No time for cold feet on the west-end LRT

    No. No. No.
    Please tell me we’re not about to relitigate the west LRT line.
    Edmonton, why do we chew our public policy cud this way, regurgitating old political arguments that should long have been settled? Sober second thought is one thing. Picking scabs is something quite different.
    With just months to go before the West Valley LRT line is put out to tender, a bunch of Ward 5 city council candidates have declared their opposition to its construction.
    As my colleague David Staples reporte
  • FC Edmonton know they're in for a challenge in San Francisco

    FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller is under no illusions.
    As well as his team played in a 2-0 victory against the Indy Eleven at home this past weekend, there is still a mountain of work ahead to qualify for the North American Soccer League playoffs.
    And going into San Francisco to play the host Deltas on Saturday, FC Edmonton are still in desperate need of points.
    “We will have to be as good, if not better, down in San Francisco,” Miller said prior to departing for Northern Califor
  • Thieves torch truck used in Wabasca golf course ATM ram raid

    A truck Mounties believe was used in an ATM theft from a golf course in Wabasca in the early hours of Tuesday was later found burnt out close to the scene of the break and enter.
    RCMP responded to a call in the tiny hamlet at around 2:20 a.m. to find the front entrance of the clubhouse damaged and an ATM stolen, police said Friday.
    Photos taken from a security camera show a blue 1998 Chevrolet C1500 and two suspects were involved in the break and enter.
    Anyone who may have seen the vehicle
  • The dirty truth of 'clean coal' in Alberta politics – it's a myth

    Want to know who won the first United Conservative Party leadership debate this week?
    So would I.
    But choosing a “winner” in a relatively lacklustre event is always difficult.
    No doubt with that in mind, the Jason Kenney team issued a news release literally the moment the debate ended Wednesday night to helpfully declare, “Jason Kenney wins first UCP debate. Strongest on the economy.”
    Good, glad that’s settled.
    But wait. A half-hour later, no doubt because they want
  • Edmonton Oil Kings begin WHL season with home-and-home series against Red Deer Rebels

    The Edmonton Oil Kings are anxious to start the Western Hockey League regular season and see what they are working with this year.
    The Oil Kings begin the season with a home-and-home series against the Red Deer Rebels, starting on the road Saturday (7 p.m.) and returning home Sunday (4 p.m.) at Rogers Place.
    “I think this weekend is very important,” said Oil Kings forward Colton Kehler. “You always want to come out to a good start. There is a lot of excitement in the first week
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    A tight ensemble of muses gathers around William Shakespeare in the opening scene of the latest Citadel production, Shakespeare in Love. The playwright is at his desk, trying to shake a particularly virulent case of writer’s block. The entire cast of the production, 20 souls, huddle at his shoulder, sighing and gasping in concert as the writer struggles to finish a sentence.
    “Shall I compare thee to a something, something. Dammit.”
    As an opening scene, it is both comic, and sym
  • Lowest of the Low still has a lot to say

    Ron Hawkins has a certain ambivalence about the social media aspect of his job.
    Periodically inform fans about the latest doings of his band The Lowest of the Low on Twitter and Facebook? Sure. Inundate them with constant updates even when nothing is actually going on? Hell, no. 
    “It’s a heinous but necessary thing these  days,” Hawkins sighs over the phone from his home in Toronto. “Apparently you’re supposed to post three times a day to stay relevant, bu
  • Press Gallery #198: The Leaving The Nest edition

    The Press Gallery podcast team takes its weekly look back at Alberta politics, which this week seemed to include an awful lot of nest-leaving.
    First off, United Conservative MLA Rick Fraser left the nest of the new party to sit as an independent. Join host Emma Graney as she chats about that development with guests Dave Breakenridge, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson, as well as the political implications of 123 birds that left their nests and ended up dead in a tailings pond in northern Alberta.
  • Edmonton woman banned from owning pets for five years

    An Edmonton woman was slapped with a $1,437 fine Thursday and banned from owning pets for five years as a result of an animal cruelty conviction. 
    Margaret Dechambre, 73, pleaded guilty to a charge of cause animal to be in distress on July 13, 2017. A fail to provide proper care charge was withdrawn, court documents show. 
    Dechambre’s common-law partner, John Nadeau, was handed a $1,200 fine and 10-year pet ownership prohibition in March 2017 in relation to the same mat
  • Man charged after $524,000 in store lotto payouts deemed fake

    A 31-year-old man has been charged after police determined $524,000 in lottery payouts at a city convenience store were fake.
    The lottery fraud spanned a whole year between September 2012 and September 2013, police said in a Friday news release.
    The employer reported the fraud to city police in October 2013 and charges were laid against a former store manager this week.
    Investigators said the store’s accounting system for lottery payouts had been “manipulated.”
    “The accus
  • Edmonton Oilers will go with Yamamoto and players "on the edge" against Vancouver Caucks

    Preseason Game Day 3: Oilers vs Canucks
    The Edmonton Oilers are going with players “on the edge” tonight vs the Vancouver Canucks. That’s how Oilers coach Todd McLellan described it to the media today. It sounds a bit more interesting than it is.
    Essentially, the Oilers are going with a line-up packed with players who will be in the AHL this year. 
    As sports commentator Jason Gregor tweeted out, the lines are likely to be: 
  • Pharmacy college can ban loyalty rewards for prescriptions: appeal court

    The Alberta College of Pharmacists says it has won its appeal in a legal fight over whether the college has the authority to prohibit pharmacies from offering inducements such as Air Miles and other loyalty rewards in exchange for prescription drugs.
    The college said Friday that the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned a 2016 decision from the Court of Queen’s Bench that prevented the college from enforcing such a ban. The college announced the controversial prohibition in 2014, arguing that
  • St. Albert poised to eradicate invasive goldfish from storm water facilities

    The City of St. Albert hopes to flush away an invasive goldfish species threatening storm water facilities in the community.
    The invasive Asian goldfish species has been identified in St. Albert’s Edgewater and Ted Hole storm water facilities, the city said in a Friday news release.
    The goldfish pose a threat to the operation of the storm water facilities, the natural aquatic ecosystems, and other species in the Sturgeon River, said the city, which will begin a program to rid the waters of
  • Social Seen: EPL Gala

    Codie McLachlan hits some of our city’s best bashes to snap photos for our weekly Social Seen column. He is an Edmonton photojournalist.
    Email your event suggestions to arts@edmontonjournal.com or tweet Codie at @fotocodie. Follow Codie on Instagram (@fotocodie) and Facebook (facebook.com/fotocodie)
    EPL Gala
    Where: Chateau Lacombe
    When: Sept. 14
    Who: Edmonton Public Library
    What: EPL’s annual fundraising event with proceeds going
  • Wine: Spanish red wines to complement autumn's rich stews and roasted meats

    Time to wrap yourself in your favourite sweater and enjoy autumn’s fresh crisp air and crunchy leaves, then dig out recipes for rich stews, roasted meats and fall vegetables. These dishes beckon a discussion on Rioja, the superstar old-world-styled red wines from Spain.
    Rioja is approximately 3.5 hours north of Madrid and three hours south of San Sebastian, a region that attracts wealthy investors, state-of-the-art wineries and top winemakers (and Michelin-starred restaurants!). 
  • Man facing extradition on terrorism-related offences makes brief court appearance

    A man facing an extradition request by the United States to face prosecution for terrorism-related offences made a brief appearance in an Edmonton courtroom on Friday.
    Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi appeared in Court of Queen’s Bench via CCTV and listened as his case was briefly spoken to and adjourned until Oct. 13.
    The 32-year-old stood quietly during the hearing, but answered “yes” to his defence lawyer Akram Attia’s request that he telephone him later in the
  • Police watchdog launches probe after pursuit south of Edmonton ends with officer opening fire

    Six people are under arrest after a police pursuit culminated with an officer discharging a weapon near Wetaskiwin Friday, said RCMP.
    The suspects travelled through multiple RCMP detachment areas — the Edmonton Police Service was also called in — after a pursuit began early Friday near Lac La Biche and ended in the Wetaskiwin area, about 70 km south of Edmonton.
    Five of the suspects fled on foot but were soon captured with the help of police dog services. An “encounter wit
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