Jasmine Franklin

Muslims prepare to reflect

More than 50,000 Muslims in the Edmonton area will be celebrating Ramadan for the next month.According to the chair of Edmonton Council of the Muslim Community, Masood Peracha, 13 mosques and prayer centres around the city are expected to be filled with those of Muslim faith praying in honour of...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 10:54 AM

Daycare receives damages worth $250K in fire

A daycare was smoked out by fire at a local school yesterday morning.Fire alarms rang at a daycare inside Annunciation Elementary School at 9325 - 165 Street around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The daycare inside the school sustained $250,000 damage. “The entire community will feel this loss, but the...

Monday, August 24, 2009, 11:09 AM

Archie fans celebrate a wedding 65 years in the making

Yesterday’s events answered the age-old question — will Archie Andrews marry the woman who would bake the wedding cake or the one who would buy it?Over 65 years of tales from the Riverdale kids brought out a crowd of people in celebration of Archie and Veronica Lodge’s wedding. Happy Harbor Comics...

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 11:21 AM

Man sets new skydive record for charity

It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Scratch that — it’s just Jim.Early yesterday morning, and skydiving was all that was on Jim Wilson’s mind, in an attempt to break the 24-hour Canadian skydiving record.“I feel like I am going to break a record or something,” Wilson said after jump 123.And break a record...

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 10:46 AM

Growing vegetables, making a difference

It looks and smells like an ordinary garden on campus, but this garden is extraordinary to women in Rwanda who are trying to piece their lives back together.A collaboration between the School of Public Health and the University of Alberta has made a larger-than-life impact in Rwanda. The garden has...

Saturday, August 15, 2009, 3:14 PM

Police hunting sex-attack suspect

Edmonton police are asking the public to help catch a suspect in a sexual assault case over the weekend.In the early morning of Aug. 8, a 30-year-old woman was walking in north central downtown Edmonton, where she was offered a ride by a man.The woman accepted the ride and was taken to an...

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 10:40 AM

Sidewalk safety in spotlight

Painted signs on sidewalks and posters lining the Whyte Avenue strip remind cyclists, rollerbladers and skateboarders that using the sidewalk comes with a price.The week of Aug. 11-16 will be used to inform riders that the sidewalks of Whyte Avenue are for pedestrian use only by issuing warnings....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 11:06 AM

Cariwest hailed as success by organizer

Despite a lack of support for expanding this year’s Cariwest festival, nothing could bring down the mood for the event’s 25th anniversary celebration.“We had a bigger attendance this year than last,” president Donna Coombs-Montrose said. “It was definitely worthy of our 25th anniversary.”With a...

Monday, August 10, 2009, 10:59 AM

Animated crowd

Pikachu was there, Mario was there and so was a baby dressed as a character from Zelda. All attended this year’s 16th annual Animethon.“This is a place for all anime lovers to congregate,” said Nik Ekonomakia, president of the Alberta Association for Asian Popular Arts. “If you walk around, you see...

Monday, August 10, 2009, 10:53 AM

Jump on board for opera

Opera lovers are in for a treat in the next few weeks as Mercury Opera presents a production on Edmonton’s Queen Riverboat.The company will be performing scenes from Puccini's one-act Opera II Tabarro, Aug. 13 and Aug. 15, while incorporating a cruise and bar into the mix. The cast of nearly 50...

Friday, August 7, 2009, 11:27 AM

Cariwest festival marking 25 years

Colourful costumes, festive music and a variety of Caribbean culture cuisine will fill downtown streets this weekend in honour of Cariwest’s 25th anniversary.The Cariwest Caribbean Arts Festival is on a mission to present the best of Caribbean culture for the 25th year in a row with a marching,...

Friday, August 7, 2009, 11:16 AM

Eskimos get involved in kids’ lives

Three members of the Edmonton Eskimos football team huddled up with dozens of children from the African Centre yesterday, spreading excitement across the board.Honoree Chair of the Big Brother and Big Sisters program and Edmonton Eskimos player Kamau Peterson, 30, said nothing is more rewarding...

Thursday, August 6, 2009, 11:20 AM

‘Half-Baked Bandit’ on the loose

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the escaped prisoner they call “the Half-Baked Bandit.”Gregory Marshall, 33, is unlawfully at large on two warrants out for his arrest after he escaped from minimum security Grierson prison on July 24, and he allegedly robbed two CIBCbanks last week....

Thursday, August 6, 2009, 10:33 AM

Alleged sexual predator arrested

A 22-year-old man residing in Edmonton has been arrested after four sexual assault cases within the Millwoods area over a one-week stretch.Between July 29 and Aug. 4, four women were allegedly lured by the suspect, whose name has not been released, through social networking sites over the Internet...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 10:56 AM

EPCOR has a good second quarter

EPCOR president and CEODon Lowry was happy to report in a press conference held yesterday that EPCOR’s second-quarter of 2009 was a strong one.“It was a good second-quarter across all businesses,” Lowry said. “There were no environment incidents and zero loss time incidents.”The second-quarter saw...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 10:48 AM