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Edmonton’s Food Bank to Receive 100% of Proceeds from 13 Golden Pearls Fundraiser of Love: Reclaim Your Dreams in 2021 and Make a Difference for Those in Need

Reclaim Your Dreams in 2021 on February 18th at 7:00 PM is a fundraiser created by local philanthropist Dr. Barry Allen Lycka, for the Edmonton's Food Bank. Lycka, previously one of the top cosmetic dermatologists globally, is now a 3x bestselling author, life-changing coach and keynote speaker.

Grassroots movement fights against UCP threat to close public parks

A small but mighty group of people in Athabasca have come together to raise awareness of the UCP government's decision to shutter or privatize public parks and recreation areas gathering over 1,700 signatures in just over two months.

NDP MLA Marlin Schmidt, the shadow minister of Environment and Parks will be tabling the petition in the Alberta Legislature Oct. 29 as the group does not have faith a UCP MLA will. 

New Family Resource Network provides supports for parents and caregivers

An exciting new resource for parents and caregivers in north central Edmonton has just opened its doors. The North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network is located at the Castle Downs Family YMCA, and operates as a hub for programs and services offered by community-serving organizations with a family and parenting focus.

The North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network is hosting a drive-through grand opening event on October 8 from 1–6pm, where families are invited to drive, walk or stroll through the parking lot to meet their friendly staff, learn more about what's offered there, and win prizes!

The North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network is located at Castle Downs Family YMCA, 11510 153 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta. For more information, please visit 

Travelling exhibit on empathy and discrimination makes first stop in Edmonton

A portable, digital exhibit aimed at helping Albertans empathize with experiencing discrimination is making its first stop of a year-long tour at REACH Edmonton’s 2019 AGM.

Human Rights Groups Call for Constable Accused of Excessive Force and Racism to be Removed From Duty During Investigation

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), along with the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council (AMPAC) and Hate Free Yeg, are calling for Edmonton Constable Nathan Downing to be reassigned into a non-patrol capacity while further investigations are carried out regarding his arrest of a witness to an alleged violent incident which took place four years ago.


Thirty-six years ago, Apollo's Western Cup was formed as a non-profit organization with the goal to create a sports festival for the LGBTQ community in western Canada. The event in 2018 saw over 1,000 attendees and athletes from across North America walk through the doors of the luxurious Hyatt Regency hotel in the heart of downtown Calgary.

‘Coldest Night of the Year’ walkers bundling up Saturday to 'Put a Freeze on Poverty' in Lethbridge

Streets Alive Mission is very excited about the 'Coldest Night of the Year' Walk this Saturday. The contact for the day is Marie McLennan, she will be at the registration table from 4pm and is available for comment. The schedule for Saturday at the E-Free Church is as follows:

  • 4 pm - Registration opens
  • 5 pm - Opening Ceremonies
  • 5:15 pm - Walk begins (all distances, great outdoor photo opp!)
  • 6 pm - Registration closes & meal service begins
  • 8 pm - Route closes, meal service ends

Western Cup XXXVII North America's Longest Running Multi-Sporting Event

Western Cup XXXVII continues with sports, dancing, dining and entertainment for all.

InXpress Welcomes New Edmonton Franchise

InXpress is pleased to welcome Karl Deveaux and his Edmonton South franchise to its growing number of locations.

Top Development Company Techversant expands its operations in Canada

Techversant, a leading web-app development company, decides to expand its footprint globally by commencing the operations in Canada.

Time to register and support ‘Coldest Night of the Year’ to help put a freeze on poverty in Lethbridge

The 'Coldest Night Of The Year' website is live and it's time to get registered!

AfroQuiz FUNraiser and Jeopardy-style Quiz Competition for Youth Return to Edmonton in 2019 Honouring Black Women for Black History Month

The Council of Canadians of African & Caribbean Heritage (CCACH) is proud to announce the dates and theme for their annual AfroQuiz FUNraiser and 27th annual AfroQuiz trivia competition.

Leap into the Spirit of the Season and become a ‘Holiday Helper’ for Streets Alive Mission

Leap into the Spirit of the Season and become a 'Holiday Helper' for Streets Alive Mission

Local Feel Good Holiday Story Idea for Dec 6th

JB Owen, Founder and CEO of Lotus Liners is thrilled to be collaborating with local charity, Emma House, to provide women with the gift many of us take for granted.

Streets Alive Mission Winter Clothing Donation Drive 2018

Streets Alive Mission Winter Essentials Donation Drive 2018.

His Highness the Aga Khan to inaugurate garden named in his honour

The 4.8-hectare Aga Khan Garden - a gift by the Aga Khan to the University of Alberta.

Art NOW Streams at Casa

For over forty years, the Art NOW speaker series, through the Department of Art at uLethbridge, has programmed a dynamic and engaging series of public artist talks, open to students and community alike. This invaluable program has broadened its reach even further through a partnership with the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge to stream the Art NOW series downtown at Casa.

Happy ‘Day of 1000 Thanks’ from Streets Alive Mission

Streets Alive Mission is celebrating a ‘Day of a Thousand Thanks’ to show their heartfelt appreciation to all of the Lethbridge community, businesses and churches who support and volunteer with them, so they can help people in need.

The Relaxing Wellness Company™ Wins MINDBODY Visionary Award

The Relaxing Wellness Company™ has been honored in the inaugural MINDBODY Visionary Awards, given for business excellence fitness, beauty and wellness industries.

9th Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival & Auction in support of Children's Wish – Lethbridge & area

We invite you to join us Saturday, September 29th from 10am-3pm at Green Haven Garden Centre for The 29th Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival & Auction in support of Children's Wish – Lethbridge & area.

GPA Leadership Candidates Speak Again: Read their answers to question 2

The following is the second question posed to the three candidates for leadership of the Green Party of Alberta in the lead up to the September 22nd vote by members to decide the leadership.

Driver Examiner's Association Reveals the truth behind the Tantus Report

Driver Examiner's Association reveals the truth behind the Tantus Report in light of the proposed provincial road testing model changes.

Edmonton Heritage Festival Continues Successful Tradition

Jim Gibbon, Executive Director of the Edmonton Heritage Festival Association is thrilled with the success of this year’s Edmonton Heritage Festival.

Adults-only Nerd Culture Festival returns

NSFCon (Not Safe for Con), the adults-only nerd culture festival that made its Calgary debut in 2017, returns for Saturday 18 August at Wyckham House, Mount Royal. In addition to well-known convention fare of exhibitors and cosplayers, attendees will be treated with a fantastic line up of talent offering workshops, live music and burlesque.

Update to the community regarding Calgary Police Service, Calgary Pride, and Voices

Over the course of the past year, the Calgary Police Service, VOICES and Calgary Pride (with support from the Calgary Police Commission, the CPS Gender and Sexual Diversity Advisory Board and the Mayor’s Office) have been actively working with the gender and sexually diverse (GSD) community to improve relations and address concerns raised by marginalized people.

Summer program bridges cultural gaps in immigrant families

A summer program that aims to help newcomers prepare for the school year ahead while connecting them to their culture is wrapping up its third year of programming.

Inaugural Fail Safe conference to challenge taboo around professional failure

Boundary-breaking conference the first of its kind in Edmonton.

Bylaw change sets out where retail cannabis stores can be located

Lethbridge City Council today approved changes to the Land Use Bylaw that set out where retail cannabis stores will be allowed to locate when recreational cannabis becomes legal in October.

A “Thank You!” for Loving 17th Ave through construction!

17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District BIA invites you to come and celebrate the Calgary Stampede at Tomkins Park located at 820 17th Ave SW, on July 7th & 14th, 2018, at 10am until 4pm.

Join us for spectacular Pancake Breakfasts and amazing days of fun in the sun as a way of saying "Thank You!" for sticking with us and supporting our small businesses during construction.

Millions Lost - Roofing Companies Burn Down Another Building

What seems to be a fire epidemic in BC now occurring in Alberta. Millions in property and jobs lost due to fires.

Boardwalk Sand on Whyte - The Intentional Beach

Imagine a pile of ordinary sand transformed into The Intentional Beach!

The Women of Stampede Authors Saddle up for the Ride

Seven Alberta authors have written and published seven contemporary romance novels loosely themed around The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, The Calgary Stampede.

Green Party Contests Forthcoming By-elections

Voters in two provincial constituencies that will be holding by-elections will have Green Party of Alberta candidates to choose from. Brian Deheer will represent the Green Party in the Fort McMurray – Conklin riding while Marco Reid will carry the Green Party banner in the Innisfail – Sylvan Lake constituency.

Parents and Tax Payers Crash the Edmonton-Strathcona MLA Office to Push for Special-needs Supports

Parents caregivers of children with special needs will gather outside the Constituency office Rachel Notley, NDP MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona, and Alberta Premier, on Monday June 18 at 11:30 a.m. to push for professionally-provided supports for their children. (Parents in Calgary will gather at Irfan Sabir’s Constituency office.)

Summer program connects immigrant, refugee teens with police

Each of us has the potential to be a leader within our community, and this year’s REACH AGM and Showcase Celebration will focus on the work being done to build leadership capacity among Edmonton’s immigrant and refugee youth through the Police and Youth Engagement Program (PYEP).

REACH AGM focuses on youth leaders, relationships with police

Each of us has the potential to be a leader within our community, and this year’s REACH AGM and Showcase Celebration will focus on the work being done to build leadership capacity among Edmonton’s youth through the Police and Youth Engagement Program (PYEP).

Testfire Labs receives 2018 Prairies Region Startup Canada Innovation Award

Called 'shining example of excellence in Canadian entrepreneurship'.

Progressive Home Automation is pleased to unveil its new Control4 Certified Showroom

Progressive Home Automation is pleased to unveil its new Control4 Certified Showroom, located at 4053 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3H1.

Police continue to investigate incident at local restaurant

Lethbridge Police continue to investigate the circumstances around an incident last month at a local restaurant that was posted on social media.

Moms to Crash the Legislature to push for special-needs supports

Parents and caregivers of children with special needs will gather at the Legislature in Edmonton on May 14 at 11:30 a.m. to push for professionally-provided supports for their children.

A4YC Conference aims to revitalize practice

Youth workers from across the country are gathering in Edmonton for the third biennial Allies 4 Youth Conference (A4YC). May 14-15, 2018, the conference will bring together service providers, researchers, experts, and youth to focus on the growing population of young people with increasingly complex needs

Testfire Labs’ Smart-Meeting Software Receives Innovation Funding From the Government of Canada

National Research Council's IRAP Supports Product's Commercialization

Signs of change to downtown parking

As the transition to a new downtown parking system begins, visitors will start to see new signage installed followed by parking payment kiosks throughout the downtown.

Danelle Fash Appointed Marketing Manager at Testfire Labs

Fash will oversee advertising, social media, PR and brand development.

Innovative Denture Clinic partners with Besurance Corporation to offer Denture Warranty through Insuretech Platform, Besure

Vadim Dumbrava, founder and principal of Future Smiles Denture Clinic announced a partnership with Besure (a division of Besurance Corporation.)

Testfire Labs Names Paul Vaillant Chief Technology Officer

Vancouver exec with ties to Edmonton joins artificial-intelligence startup.

University of Calgary Business Analytics Instructor, Niaz Tadayyon Named Chief Analytics Officer at Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Firm Cadeon Inc.

Phil Unger, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cadeon Inc. ("Cadeon"), a leading provider of data and information management services, announced today that Niaz Tadayyon has been named Chief Analytics Officer ("CAO").

INKAS® Security Services Ltd. Announces its West Coast Expansion

INKAS® Security’s newly-opened branch in Alberta to offer cash in transit services and drive employment opportunities in the region.

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