There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Edmonton, Alberta.
Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta and is the province's second-largest city. Edmonton is located on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by the central region of the province.
The city and its census metropolitan area had populations of 812,201 and 1,159,869 as of the 2011 Census respectively, making it Canada's fifth-largest municipality and sixth-largest metropolitan area by population. Edmonton is the northernmost North American city with a metropolitan population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.
The majority of Edmonton's metropolitan population lives within the City of Edmonton rather than in the surrounding suburban municipalities. Historically, Edmonton was surrounded by few other urban municipalities (Strathcona, Beverly and Jasper Place being the largest) but these were absorbed through amalgamation or annexation. Edmonton annexed a significant amount of land up until the early 1980s, and as a result it has sustained much of the region's suburban growth within its own boundaries.
Edmonton serves as the northern anchor of the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor and is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories.
Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname "The Festival City." It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world's largest mall from 1981 until 2004), and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum. In 2004, Edmonton celebrated the centennial of its incorporation as a city.
'They're aggressive': Edmonton beaver attacks prompt warning from Alberta tra...
23 Jun 2017 at 12:02pm
CBC.ca'They're aggressive': Edmonton beaver attacks prompt warning from Alberta trapperCBC.ca
Beaver attacks are on the rise in Edmonton
. In the past month, several people have reported that their dogs have been attacked at the Terwillegar off-leash park. Some pets have suffered serious injuries, and people are being encouraged to keep their ...
Alberta transgender teacher fired in 2008 loses case in appeal court ... - CB...
23 Jun 2017 at 3:52pm
CBC.caAlberta transgender teacher fired in 2008 loses case in appeal court ...CBC.ca
It's been nearly nine years since Jan Buterman was fired as a substitute teacher by the Greater St. Albert Catholic school board after notifying them he was ...Fired transgender teacher loses appeal to have human rights ...Edmonton Journalall 2 news articles »
Sears nosedive includes 13 Alberta store closures - Edmonton Journal
23 Jun 2017 at 10:05am
Edmonton JournalSears nosedive includes 13 Alberta store closuresEdmonton Journal
A Sears Home store in northwest Edmonton
will be closing along with 12 other Sears locations in Alberta
as part of a larger restructuring involving outlets across Canada, the retailer said Thursday. The store at Skyview Power Centre, 13932 137 Ave ...
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Alberta soldier faces child luring, child porn charges in cross-border invest...
23 Jun 2017 at 9:37am
CBC.caAlberta soldier faces child luring, child porn charges in cross-border investigationCBC.ca
He was arrested on June 21 in Edmonton
, and computers and other electronics were seized from his military residence. Investigators with U.S. immigration, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Alberta
law enforcement "are committed to seeking out ...Wainwright-based soldier charged with child-porn offencesEdmonton JournalCanadian Armed Forces member in Alberta
accused of luring Texas girlMetroNews CanadaAlberta
military member facing child porn charges in cross-border investigationGlobalnews.caall 9 news articles »
Century Casinos Ranks First and Third in Community Choice Award in Edmonton, ...
23 Jun 2017 at 7:11am
Century Casinos Ranks First and Third in Community Choice Award in Edmonton, AlbertaPR Newswire (press release)
The Company owns and operates Century Casino & Hotels in Cripple Creek and Central City, Colorado, and in Edmonton
, Canada and the Century Casino in Calgary and in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. Through its Austrian subsidiary, Century ...and more »
Alberta Justice reveals number of cases surpassing Jordan limits ... - Edmont...
23 Jun 2017 at 5:24pm
Edmonton JournalAlberta Justice reveals number of cases surpassing Jordan limits ...Edmonton Journal
Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley said Friday the number of cases that could be the subject of a Jordan application are of concern to the provincial government.and more »
Severe thunderstorm warnings continue for southeast Alberta - CBC.ca
20 Jun 2017 at 5:57pm
CBC.caSevere thunderstorm warnings continue for southeast AlbertaCBC.ca
Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain across east and southeast Alberta
. As of 9:15 p.m., the area of thunderstorms extended from ...
Man found dead at northern Alberta campground ruled a homicide ... - Edmonton...
21 Jun 2017 at 2:33pm
Edmonton JournalMan found dead at northern Alberta campground ruled a homicide ...Edmonton Journal
A man found dead Monday at the Paradise Cove Resort on Whitefish Lake in northern Alberta has been ruled a homicide, RCMP said Wednesday. Officers from ...and more »
Opinion: What happens to moderate conservatives in Alberta ... - Edmonton Jou...
23 Jun 2017 at 6:00am
Edmonton JournalOpinion: What happens to moderate conservatives in Alberta ...Edmonton Journal
The end of the "progressive" Conservative Party in Alberta, caused by possibly uniting with the Wildrose party to form the United Conservative Party is ...and more »
Everything 'tickety-boo' for Alberta baby born in back of Ford pickup - CBC.ca
21 Jun 2017 at 11:58am
CBC.caEverything 'tickety-boo' for Alberta baby born in back of Ford pickupCBC.ca
"We live in the country so I scooted over there as quickly as a I could and she was in pretty good labour," Belanger said in an interview with CBC Edmonton's
Radio Active. "And my son, he was really upset because of the blood ? you know men. "And I ...