Highlights / Edmonton

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Architecture- more controversy in Canada

Even as a dispute over an addition to the iconic Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa continues, another architectural debate has sprung up in western Canada. |n the city of Edmonton, capital of the province of Alberta, residents were expecting a» 

Health

Police seize record amount of deadly drugs

Police in the western city of Edmonton Alberta made a shocking discovery. Firefighters responding to a fire call in a small house in the city found a suspicious powder in an empty basement unit and called police. Police found over» 

Indigenous, Society

Thousands of indigenous elders meet in first national gathering

It is a huge gathering, and the first event of its kind in Canada. Thousands of indigenous elders from communities across the country are meeting to discuss issues of concern and share ideas. One of the organizers of this event» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Arts: The rare skill of restoration of antiquarian books

It’s a very rare occupation. Alex McGuckin of Edmonton, Alberta is one of only a handful of craftsmen who restore valuable antique books sometimes hundreds of years old. You’d have to call him an artisan. McGuckin came into the profession» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

If it looks like a falcon, flies like a falcon, it must be….a drone?

The company behind the technology call this drone a robot-bird or “ro-bird” and it’s being trialed at a major Canadian airport for the first time. Aircraft and birds don’t mix well at all. When they collide, it can be anywhere» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Baring all for Fort McMurray

The generosity of Canadians knows no bounds. With thousands of evacuees from fire-ravaged Fort McMurray still in temporary shelters, comes a new offer of well, entertainment. The evacuees have been getting free shelter and meals and all manner of other» 

Economy, Society

Union calls for law to protect store clerks

Yet another convenience store clerk was assaulted in the western city of Edmonton early February 8, 2016, prompting a union to renew its call for new, worker safety legislation. Two clerks were shot and killed in separate convenience store holdups» 

Society

Canada’s premier football event: The Grey Cup!

All this weekend a huge number of parties and celebrations have been going on in the western city of Winnipeg Manitoba. Today is marks the 103rd edition of the final match up and culmination of the Canadian Football League (CFL)» 

Society

“Zero” teacher, vindicated

It’s been a long haul for Alberta physics teacher Lynden Dorval. The teacher had 30 years of teaching experience when the trouble began in 2012 in the city of Edmonton. The teacher of teenage students at Ross Shepherd High School handed» 

Society

One-day crowdsourcing experiment to track longest night in Edmonton

When the sun sets Friday (December 20) in the western Canadian city of Edmonton, it will be the start of the longest night of the year. A group of professors and students hope to “shed some light ” on what it»