First Weekend Of Summer!
Edmonton OILERS Draft Pick … The Edmonton Oilers (a force to be reckoned with) didn’t really surprise anyone yesterday with their first overall pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. The Copper & Blue went with highly-coveted Russian winger, Nail Yakupov, and now have an arsenal of weapons. The 2013 through 2017 Stanley Cups are pretty much guaranteed to be Edmonton’s now, ha ha … Seriously. Go Oilers! They just launched the official Oilers app too: www.EdmontonOilers.com/app
UFC 147 … Tonight, it’s SILVA vs. FRANKLIN II, from Mineirinho Gymnasium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Watch the fights at your favourite CANADIAN BREWHOUSE location and punch your way here for the full scrap card and all things UFC: www.UFC.ca
Crazy Canuck Weather … It’s looking like the first full week of Summer is going to be amazing for us here in Alberta, and if you don’t think so, then be happy you’re not in B-C: www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120623/flooding-BC-interior-120623, or out East: www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20110721/heat-dome-heat-wave-canada-110721
Yet Another Oil Spill … A couple days ago it was announced that another pipeline oil spill happened near Elk Point. Almost a quarter million litres gushed out of Enbridge’s Athabasca pipeline. The pipeline is back up and running; no wildlife has been affected - yet: www.CBC.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/06/20/edmonton-elk-point-oil-spill-update.html
More Foolery On Highway 63 ... It seems every week we hear another story about another crash or another a**hole’s bad driving on Alberta’s infamous “Death Highway” by Fort McMurray. Here’s the latest, check out this winner: www.EdmontonSun.com/2012/06/22/motorcyclist-clocked-at-279-kmhr
Alberta’s DUI Law Changing … How many times can this be pounded into our skulls?! If you don’t get it by now, you probably never will. Beginning July 1st, our province will make DUI even more regrettable than it already is: www.CalgaryHerald.com/news/Accused+drunk+drivers+face+indefinite+licence+suspension+under+effect+July/6803047/story.html
Canada’s POT Laws Changing Too ... Regardless of what you think, this is always a “hot-button” topic. Canada’s Medical Marijuana laws could be changing in 2014, set the details ablaze here: http://Blogs.Canada.com/2012/06/22/medicinal-pot-users-protest-proposed-changes-to-marijuana-access-program
World’s Ugliest Dog’s A Beaut … You gotta love pets, and their owner’s love for them. Planet Earth has a new “World’s Ugliest Dog,” and it’s from England: www.seattlepi.com/news/article/8-year-old-Mugly-wins-World-s-Ugliest-Dog-title-3657107.php
Euro 2012 Soccer Championship … TODAY is day 16 of the EURO 2012 Soccer Championship; one of the most watched sporting events in the world. In today’s game is SPAIN beat FRANCE 2-0, and tomorrow it's ENGLAND vs. ITALY at 12:45pm on TSN. All the tournament details, hype, etc., can be found here: www.UEFA.com, or here: www.TSN.ca/euro2012/feature/?id=58217
BOONSTOCK … June 29th through July 1st in Gibbons, AB, just 20 minutes out of Edmonton. The city’s biggest annual Music & Fun festival, featuring: VOLBEAT, BUCKCHERRY, GOB, PUDDLE OF MUDD, The DIRTY HEADS, KoRn, iLL SCARLETT and KILLINGER! There’ll be hundreds of late night action too, with some huge names from the world of electro music: AVICII, KASKADE, The CRYSTAL METHOD, AFROJACK, and local DJ DAVID STONE! Rock your cursor here for all you need to know: www.Boonstock.ca
MAN vs. FOOD … Wrapped up last night at the southside location of the Canadian Brewhouse with YUKON JACK. The Grande Finale Challenge was “Montreal Smoked Meat,” and the winner scored a trip-for-two to Montreal for a “Poutine & Smoked Meat” tour with $500 spending cash, courtesy of www.TheCanadianBrewhouse.com, and The BEAR!
Edmonton ESKIMOS Football … Last Thursday was their final pre-season game, and they lost to the Grey Cup champ B-C Lions at Commonwealth. The Eskies first regular season game is a week from tonight – Saturday, June 30th – at Commonwealth Stadium, with the Toronto Argonauts in town. Game time is 5pm, and FINGER ELEVEN will be playing a post-game concert that night too! Go Esks, and rock on F11: www.Esks.com
FC Edmonton … Professional soccer at 5pm today from WakeMed Soccer Park as FC Edmonton visits the Carolina Railhawks. Kick your mouse here to find out more: www.FCEdmonton.com
Edmonton PROSPECTS Baseball … Lost to the Medicine Hat Mavericks 6-1 last night. Next up, the Prospects host Moose Jaw tomorrow night and Monday; first pitch is 7:05 both nights at Telus Field. Swing here for more: www.ProspectsBaseballClub.com
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