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All Future Shop stores in Canada have been closed, a move costing 1,500 jobs. About half the retail outlets will be put under the banner of parent company Best Buy.
Despite new user fees and higher taxes introduced in Thursday’s budget, Premier Jim Prentice says we still live in the lowest-taxed jurisdiction in Canada. Try telling that to Albertans facing higher prices for cigarettes, alcohol and beer, as well as increased fees for birth certificates and marriage licenses.

ABOUT EDMONTON

Edmonton (population: city 812.000, metropolitan area 1.160.000), capital of the province of Alberta, Canada.
Edmonton is situated in central Alberta at a historic crossroads of water, land, and air routes.

Its high latitude (53° north) and interior location produce winters that are long, cold, and relatively dry.
The average daily temperature range in January is -19° to -9° C (-2° to 16° F), and the average range in July is 11° to 24° C (52° to 75° F).
The average annual rain and snowfall is 460 mm (18 in). Precipitation mainly falls in summer, which produces excellent growing conditions for grain, oilseed, and pasture.

At 684 square km., Edmonton is also one of the largest cities by area in North America - larger in area than Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit.

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