By Andrew Cowie

Bonuses offered in push for police

Edmonton police are pushing hard to fill their recruiting quotas for the year as they compete against a lucrative private job market.With more money coming from federal and provincial levels, the police are offering signing bonuses for recruits and moving allowances for out-of-town residents.“It’s...

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 7:22 AM

Government taken to task over deaths

Greenpeace is demanding the Alberta government stage a public inquiry into the deaths of nearly 500 ducks in a Syncrude tailings pond.Mike Hudema of Greenpeace Canada spoke on the legislative grounds, saying while the government is looking into the role Syncrude played in the deaths, no one is...

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 6:44 AM

Walk the talk of the town

The people behind Kids Help Phone believe no youth should go without someone to talk to and, to help fund the free service, the seventh annual Bell Walk for Kids Help Phone was held yesterday.The event is a nationwide fundraiser in which people walk either three or five kilometers in support of the...

Monday, May 5, 2008, 7:36 AM

Socking it to them

Ed the Sock is in town and he’s using his gruff, cigar-smoking, foul-mouthed personality to help promote literacy through a free comic giveaway.Co-hosts of the late night show Ed and Red’s Night Party, Ed the Sock (played by Steven Kerzner) and flame-haired Liana K., are here to appear at two of...

Friday, May 2, 2008, 8:08 AM

Inner city set to shine

The ambitious downtown Boyle Renaissance project is quickly taking shape with the announcement yesterday of several of its main components. A new Inner City High School, a YMCA welcome centre, residential housing and a recreation centre are the first projects to be built as part of the plan to help...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 7:01 AM