A protest supporting the fight against TC Energy’s Coastal Gaslink pipeline on Wet’suwet’en land is marching along Jasper Ave right now from Beaver Hills House Park. #yeg @edmontonjournal
A few of the signs #yeg
I counted about 175 people. The crowd has turned down 109 Street and is heading toward the legislature. #ableg #yeg
So I thought the group was going to the legislature but they walked past and are crossing High Level Bridge. A bit of tension on the west side of the fork as they blocked traffic. #yeg #yegtraffic
Drivers are laying on their horns all the way across the bridge.#Yeg #yegtraffic
They just lit a fire pit in the middle of High Level Bridge. I think the Bridge may be blocked for a while. #yeg This is for the #WetsuwetenStrong solidarity rally.
Moving again. Just stopped for one song. #yeg #yegtraffic
The crowd has reached the other side of the bridge. #yeg #yegtraffic
Spoke to this woman, Lyndsay Breadner Quewezance-Leclaire. She's a sacred fire keeper. She told me she joined the Wet’suwet’en support rally to advocate for the next generation of Indigenous Youth, like those who marched. (also fyi she was fine with me sharing her photo) #yeg
Thanks for reading my thread.

And now, you can read my story! edmontonjournal.com/news/local-new…
Even @LeoDiCaprio has weighed in on the pipeline and land conflict
Yes, folks, I am aware that is a propane tank.
Yes I am aware that’s a propane tank, obviously.
Also re: Leo’s tweet — it just happened to show up on my timeline as I was doing the thread. Posted it because it shows how this pipeline and land dispute has garnered international attention, so much so that celebrities are weighing in.

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23 Nov
Premier Jason Kenney is beginning today’s COVID-19 update #yeg #ableg #covid19ab
Kenney says targeted public health measures and rising vaccination rates have helped slow the spread
JUST IN: Pfizer’s vaccine for kids 5-11 arrived in Alberta today. This makes vaccines available for another 391,000 Albertans. Bookings open tomorrow at 8 am #covid19ab @edmontonjournal
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23 Nov
I'm at the Alberta legislature for today's update from Premier Jason Kenney, Health Minister, Jason Copping and Dr. Deena Hinshaw.

Expecting to get details on Alberta's plans to vaccinate kids 5-11. This story will be updated #yeg #ableg #covid19ab
Here's what I reported earlier about what we know. #ableg #covid19ab edmontonjournal.com/news/local-new…
Hearing that it’s going to start a couple minutes late
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4 Nov
NEWS: Developers donated at least $58,499 to Edmonton’s incoming city councillors ahead of the election. Three councillors were also part of an infill development lobbyist group.

I analyzed all the public donor lists & this is what I found. #yeg #yegcc edmontonjournal.com/news/local-new…
Development executives, donating as individuals, gave the most to:

- Tim Cartmell ($22,450)
- Andrew Knack ($14,400)
- Ashley Salvador ($14,039)
- Anne Stevenson ($6,610)

Sarah Hamilton, Aaron Paquette, Jennifer Rice & Karen Principe haven’t shared their lists. #yeg #yegcc
Experts I spoke to say developers have a vested interest in the outcome of Edmonton’s elections.

“You do not contribute to every mayoral candidate at the maximum if you don’t expect to be considered in discussions” - Judith Garber, U of A

#yeg #yegcc
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3 Nov
Premier Jason Kenney is here at the federal building to give an update on Covid today. I’m told Hinshaw came by earlier but she’s not in the room now. #abhealth #covid19ab #ableg #yeg Image
Kenney says it doesn’t look like we had a Thanksgiving spike. He’s talking a bit about vaccines — we’re at 87.2% of first doses and 80.6% who had both.
He says while it’s important for everyone to get the jab some more vulnerable groups need them more so that’s why they went first and got booster shots.
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21 Sep
Heard about a young person who got covid but seems his family are conspiracy theorists. Mum treated him at home with ivermectin, vitamins & home remedies but symptoms wouldn’t let up. She brought him to hospital & now he’s in ICU. Misinformation is killing people 😢
Really sad to see lives threatened because of grifters peddling (and sometimes profiting from) false info on social media.

Easy to be misled when the people you trust are promoting bad info, and telling you not to trust legit sources. I get that.

This is all really sad.
If you've had a change of heart after seeing covid hurting yourself or someone you love, please get in touch. I'd like to hear your story. My DMs are open.
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21 Sep
Word is Tim Uppal is about to arrive and speak to his team. Excitement building here. #elxn44 #cdnpoli #yeg
They’ve brought in a truck and Conservative Tim Uppal going to be standing in the back of the truck to give a speech to supporters about his win in Edmonton Mill Woods shortly. #yeg #elxn44 #cdnpoli Image
The crowd has more than doubled at this point — I count more than 100 people here now.
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