Candice Ward

‘Forgotten war’ takes spotlight at new exhibition

A new exhibition at the Military Museums is making sure our Canadian soldiers in the Pacific are never forgotten.The Ring of Fire tells the stories of Canada’s troops in the Pacific during the Second World War. “We were referred to as the forgotten war,” said Air Force veteran Bryce Chase.“People...

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 11:15 AM

In Pictures: Slave Lake welcomes Will and Kate with open arms

People from and far as the maritimes lined up as early as 4 a.m. to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple at the Northern Lakes College in Slave Lake.Will and Kate, the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge, will touch down in the fire ravaged town around 11:30 a.m. and will do a quick town of the town's...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 4:16 PM

Experiencing the world of the deaf

On Saturday, the world of the hearing will get a chance to experience the world of the deaf at the Alberta School for the Deaf at their Deaf Deaf World. “It is a really great way to experience a little bit of deaf culture,” said Adrianna O’Regan, with the Alberta Cultural Society of the Deaf. The...

Friday, November 26, 2010, 7:45 AM

Police probe shooting

A 22-year-old man remains in hospital after a shooting incident early yesterday morning.Police found a man laying in a parking lot near 108 Street and 102 Avenue around 5:30 a.m. with what they believe to be multiple gunshot wounds. “The investigators are still trying to piece together what...

Thursday, November 25, 2010, 7:42 AM

Eskies lineman hit with assault charge

An Edmonton Eskimo is among three men facing aggravated assault charges following an incident in Spruce Grove Friday. Lineman Adam Braidwood, 26, has been charged with forcible confinement and aggravated assault. Police were called to a southeast area of Spruce Grove when a witness saw a male being...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 11:19 AM

‘Everyone calls him hero’

Anyone who knows Scott Brimacombe calls him a hero.Brimacombe, 18, along with Claudio Frigo and Matthew Gilbert, was honoured by the Royal Canadian Humane Association yesterday for acts of bravery during a deadly June 20 house explosion in north Edmonton. The explosion killed four people.“I am...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 11:29 AM

Expo 2017 won’t come to Edmonton

Edmonton’s bid for the 2017 Expo is dead. The federal government announced yesterday that they would not financially back Edmonton’s bid for the World Fair. “I’ve never been as mad at anything. Just so disappointed at the lack of vision at the government,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel.“That was a game...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 10:51 AM

Councillor in recovery mode

An Edmonton city councillor is expected to fully recover after suffering a mild stroke over the weekend.Ward 7 Coun. Tony Caterina checked himself into the University of Alberta Hospital after experiencing minor symptoms.“He is in good spirits and everything is looking good,” said Caterina’s...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 10:47 AM

New home wanted for young dancers

One Edmonton dancer is battling for a space to share hip-hop culture with children and teens.After losing a longtime practice space at the U of A, Angela Gladue is trying to establish a permanent home where youth can use dance as a positive creative outlet.“It is needed. It is like family so you...

Monday, November 22, 2010, 11:28 AM

Toy drive gets a boost

It only seemed natural for the organizer of this season’s Pop Culture Fair to join forces with an organization screaming for toys this time of year.First-time organizer John Dorosario decided it was fitting to bring toy collectors and sellers together with Santa’s Anonymous. “It is really important...

Monday, November 22, 2010, 11:23 AM

No place like home for the holidays

About 40 Edmonton families received an early Christmas gift today.A plane filled with Edmonton-based troops returning from duty from Afghanistan was set to arrive home in the early morning hours.“This is the last group of Edmonton-based troops returning home before Christmas,” said military...

Monday, November 22, 2010, 10:31 AM

‘It is good for them to ... finish what they started’

One Edmonton-based military family is happy to see Canadian troops staying in Afghanistan after the combat mission is over in July 2011.Dina Coers, fiancée of Pte. Todd Bottrell, was pleased with last week’s announcement. “It is good for them to stay and finish what they started,” said Coers. “They...

Friday, November 19, 2010, 9:30 AM

Food bank hopes to fill buses, stomachs

It is time again to give food a ride to help those in need.The Edmonton Food Bank has once again kicked off its annual Stuff a Bus campaign, in hopes of raising enough food and money to feed the hungry over the holiday season.“It is kind of one of those big pushes going into the holiday season,”...

Friday, November 19, 2010, 9:30 AM

Strudwick hits the gym with local kids

A group of lucky children got to spend Wednesday afternoon playing floor hockey with one of Edmonton’s heroes.Edmonton Oiler Jason Strudwick laced up his running shoes and took to the gym floor for a few games with the students at Mother Teresa Elementary at 10545–92 St. “It is important for me to...

Friday, November 19, 2010, 9:30 AM

Getting to the other side

They may not have parted the North Saskatchewan River, but southwest Edmontonians can now access both sides of the river valley.The new Fort Edmonton Footbridge and Trails project opened for public use yesterday. “It is pretty exciting. It is going to provide residents access to the great river...

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 11:25 AM

New rink almost ready

Edmontonians can start sharpening their skates and digging out their bathing suits as the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre is set to open its doors in January.“We are thrilled to see everything falling into place for the opening,” said Rob Smyth, manager of community facility services for...

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 10:42 AM

Ammo needed in war on hunger

One Edmonton business actually wishes they would go out of business — but new stats say they are needed more than ever before.“We are one of those strange businesses where we don’t want to be busy,” said Richard LeSueur, resource development co-ordinator with Alberta Food Banks.But results of the...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 11:12 AM

MS sufferers lobby province for treatment

Sindy Layh thought she had her husband back, but she is now slowly watching him slip away.In June, Sindy and Gordon Layh of Bonnyville travelled to Poland to try an experimental treatment not available in Canada for his multiple sclerosis. Now his symptoms are coming back. “I had my husband back....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 11:03 AM

Six charged in two murders

Police have laid multiple charges in connection to two previously unsolved city homicides.Six people, including three youths, have been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the September homicides of Jesse James and Emmanuel Amoah.“This was an unprecedented investigation,” said Chief...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 10:34 AM

Soccer marathon to kick cancer to curb

It all started as friends helping another friend with his battle with cancer. Seven years later, the Mike Metcalfe 30 Hour Soccer Marathon for Cancer is helping thousands with their fight with the deadly disease. “One person being positively affected by the equipment we purchased is enough to...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 11:09 AM