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Telus Field is the home of the Edmonton Cracker-Cats of the independent Northern League and former home of the defunted Edmonton Trappers, a minor-league baseball team in the Pacific Coast League that moved to Round Rock, Texas and became the Round Rock Express after the 2004 season. The Edmonton Cracker-Cats are an independent minor league baseball team in the Northern League. ... The Northern League is an Independent minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Alberta. ... The Edmonton Trappers were a minor league baseball (Triple A) team in the Pacific Coast League, ending with the 2004 season. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... The Round Rock Round Rock is a city located in Williamson County, Texas. ... ... The Round Rock Express is a minor league baseball franchise based in the Austin, Texas suburb of Round Rock. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The stadium is named after the TELUS telecommunications company. Telus Field is located in the North Saskatchewan River Valley, in downtown Edmonton. The address is: 10233 - 96th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The ballpark has a capacity of 9,200 and the dimensions are - 340 feet to left-field, 420 feet towards centrefield, and to right-field it is 320 feet. The ballpark was opened in 1995. It replaced the then 60 year-old John Ducey Park, formerly Renfrew Park, on the same site. TELUS (TSX: T) NYSE: TU is a telephone company in Canada, the countrys second-largest telecommunications carrier after BCE (Bell Canada). ... Telecommunication is the extension of communication over a distance. ... More than one place has the name Edmonton. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Telus Field has an unique field, in that the in-field is AstroTurf and the outfield is natural grass. This was perfered because of Edmonton being North America's most northern most city, that spring would come late and not have enough time for the in-field grass to grow. AstroTurf is a registered trademark of Textile Management Associates, applied to a particular kind of artificial turf. ...


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  • Stadium Views - Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues

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TELUS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1482 words)
A new version of TELUS was formed in January 1999 via the merger of General Telephone and Electronics subsidiary BC Tel, the former monopoly telecommunications service provider in British Columbia, and the "Alberta only" version of Telus.
TELUS' labour dispute with the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) began shortly after the previous contract (which was negotiated with BC Tel, rather than TELUS, before the two merged) expired at the end of 2000.
TELUS originally placed responsibility for the line cuts on the TWU; the union, in turn, blamed the problem on criminals seeking high-grade copper contained within telecommunication cables, which often fetches a high price on the fl market.
About TELUS | Media | News Releases (518 words)
TELUS has shown company-wide commitment and participation: TELUS' environmental strategy is part of all TELUS team members' work lives, from quarterly environmental risk and performance reports, to constant training with more than 6,000 environmental courses completed in 2003, to a unique online environmental database identifying risks, inventories and data sheets on approximately 3,200 sites.
TELUS was a key player in the development of the Communications Environmental Excellence Initiative, a North American telecommunications industry collective committed to improving the sector's environmental accountability.
TELUS is an Imagine Caring Company, a designation of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy for companies that donate at least one per cent of their pre-tax profits to charitable and non-profit organizations.
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