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Saffel’s experience is varied; from accounting to journalism to online marketing. Alain started out as an accountant, working towards his CMA. He published a small newspaper for a couple years and decided it was time to get a journalism degree to go along with that. More experience working as a reporter followed and then it was time to move to Alberta. Alain also runs an online marketing company in Edmonton, focused on search engine optimization and pay per click advertising. Coincidentally, Alain also rides a scooter (weather permitting) but it’s an Aprilia.

Effective snow clearing policy or snow job?

By Alain Saffel YegNews.com  It would seem from the City of Edmonton’s new snow clearing policy that it’s all your fault. Why are you parking on the street in the winter? You ought to be ashamed of yourself. Oh, if only it were so simple. If you’re wondering what the city came up with after […]

By Alain Saffel YegNews.com I became a victim of an unreported crime until, well, I reported it. On my way to an appointment I went to open my car’s driver door only to discover that the lock had been punched out. Nice. Since I had my camera with me I snapped some quick shots of […]

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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com Billed as “Canada’s most trusted contractor” Mike Holmes was in Edmonton promoting sustainable design in phase two of the Boyle Renaissance project and is here to help “make it right.” The project is a partnership between the City of Edmonton, Metis Capital Housing Corporation, Canadian Paraplegic Association and Boyle Street community […]

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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com As the old saying goes, when the U.S. sneezes, Canada catches a cold. With the U.S. debt ceiling dispute resolved, for now, and the stock markets taking a beating as a result of the S&P downgrade of U.S. debt, what does the future hold for the economies of Alberta and Canada? […]

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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com  According to Statistics Canada, Alberta is still one of the best places in Canada to be looking for work with 12,400 new jobs created in July. With that, Alberta’s unemployment rate dropped 0.1 per cent to 5.5 per cent. It was the third monthly increase in a row for employment growth. […]

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By Alain Saffel The Walterdale Bridge. I don’t know why everyone is so ga-ga about the metal monstrosity. Until recently I hadn’t realized where it was. Once I did, my thought was “that death trap has got to go.” It’s the price of progress. I grew up in BC and there were many of these […]

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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com Have you ever had the feeling you’re living in La-La Land? I certainly feel that way lately, particularly with this whole arena deal. Maybe it’s just me. I must be missing something about why the city seems so hell-bent on pushing ahead with a new arena when it just does not […]

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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com If you haven’t been down to the Taste of Edmonton festival at Churchill Square downtown, you’re missing out, but there’s still time. The 10 day food festival runs until July 30. Wondering what’s on offer? Check out the Taste of Edmonton menu. There are 42 food vendors and there’s even a […]

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By Alain Saffel YegNews.com You could hardly have picked a better morning to hold the Capital EX parade. It was a nice sunny morning with a cool breeze and the sidewalks along the parade route in downtown Edmonton were packed with people to watch. It was an excellent way to kick off the ten day […]

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  Many Edmontonians were woken up early yesterday morning by thunder rumbling through the sky. Had they been out of bed at that point they would have seen some beautiful colours and clouds as the storm rolled in. Allie Wojtazsek was lucky enough to be up early enough to capture the amazing colours and cloud […]

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