Kendall Walters

NorQuest nursing program off to Jamaica

NorQuest College’s practical nurse diploma program will now be offered in Jamaica, officials announced yesterday. This fall, students in pre-university courses can begin training as licensed practical nurses eligible to work in Canada.The program comes at a time when the demand for qualified nurses...

Friday, August 28, 2009, 11:02 AM

No progress in missing case

Three years after Stephanie Stewart disappeared from a Hinton-area watchtower, investigators are no closer to knowing why.“So far, we’ve followed up on everything we have and we’re looking for more,” said Sgt. Patrick Webb. “Our last tip was a couple of months ago.”Stewart went missing from the...

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 11:19 AM

Police still targeting three ‘Bs’ after blitz

Police still aren’t tolerating any biking, blading or boarding on the sidewalks of Whyte Avenue, though a recent ticketing blitz has ended. A recent crackdown on riders illegally using sidewalks netted 48 issued tickets — 40 to cyclists, seven to skateboarders and one to a rollerblader. Fines...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 11:03 AM

Decision on school damaged by fire expected today

The Edmonton Catholic School District will determine today if fire-damaged Annunciation Elementary School will be ready to open for the first day of classes.The school suffered $250,000 in damage Sunday night when a daycare inside went up in flames.“It is a race against time,” said Lori Nagy,...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 11:26 AM

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival celebrates 13 years

Celebrate a piece of Edmonton’s multicultural heritage with the Dragon Boat Festival this weekend, as 52 teams paddle along 400 metres of the North Saskatchewan River.Explore the numerous environmentally friendly products, ideas and practices showcased, grab a drink at the beer garden, take in the...

Friday, August 21, 2009, 10:42 AM

Laser leads to charge

A 38-year-old Lacombe man has been charged with shining a laser pointer into a helicopter.AIR-1, the Edmonton Police Service helicopter, was flying over 106 Street and Whitemud Drive just before 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday when something disrupted the pilots; someone had shone a laser beam into the...

Friday, August 21, 2009, 10:41 AM

Family of man missing in river seeks closure, information

The family of a missing Devon man pulled away by the currents of the North Saskatchewan River is looking for closure.Thirty-one-year-old Derek Gene Soosay, from Samson Cree First Nation, disappeared over two weeks ago when he took a swim in the river. He waded into the water from the Devon Bridge...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 11:07 AM

Police reveal poppies

The Edmonton Police Service seized over 160 pounds of dried opium poppies in an undercover bust last Thursday, and revealed the spoils of their sting to the media yesterday.“We believe this is the largest opium poppy seizure in Alberta’s history,” said Greg Preston, acting inspector of the...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 10:58 AM

Capitals, kids become Sports Buddies for a day

Big Brothers Big Sisters became big batters, big sluggers for a day with a little help from the Edmonton Capitals.Three of the team’s players — first baseman Joe Jiannetti, bullpen coach Chris Avery and utility player Mitch Graham — taught a Grade 5/6 class at Eastwood Elementary School how to play...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 10:38 AM

Heritage Festival still going strong

A day at Edmonton’s Heritage Festival started out with a food-related twist as hundreds of thousands of Edmontonians squeezed themselves like sardines into Park and Ride buses. Operated for more than just traffic control, Park and Ride was a crucial part of the festival’s continuing efforts to be...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 10:36 AM

‘Games’ study brains

A new research project at Misericordia Community Hospital is using a program resembling computer games to study brainwaves. The researchers are exploring whether or not the condition of children with anxiety or depression can improve through measuring brainwave activity, or neurofeedback.“It’s a...

Friday, May 22, 2009, 11:12 AM

Students compete to help food bank

Food wasn’t only found in the galley of the Edmonton Queen yesterday, as the Edmonton Food Bank commandeered the boat for their Sink the Ship food drive.Four local schools participated in a competition to collect the most food. The contest tied in with the event. The winning school gets to take up...

Friday, May 22, 2009, 11:06 AM

Dinosaurs will walk among us at Rexall Place

Sixty-five million years ago they ruled the Earth. Soon, they will rule arenas in cities across North America. Dinosaurs are back.“Walking with Dinosaurs,” adapted from the BBC TV series of the same name, is an arena spectacular featuring 15 life-sized dinosaurs. The 10 largest are operated by...

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 11:15 AM

Feds boost Improvaganza with $9,500 grant

Edmonton’s Improvaganza got a $9,500 cash boost from the federal goverment yesterday, so that audiences would be able to enjoy some laughs at one of the city’s summer festival fixtures.“We recognize the important contribution the cultural sector makes in the economy,” said Ambrose, minister of...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 10:39 AM

NAIT gives shelter gift that keeps on grilling

A light snow fell softly as a steaming barbecue provided by NAIT students grilled lunch for hundreds of inner-city Edmontonians yesterday. The barbecue was hand-crafted by NAIT sheet metal students and donated by the school to Boyle Street Community Services. The pair jointly hosted a barbecue to...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 10:40 AM

What’s your best Edmonton story?

The City of Edmonton and Edmonton Economic Development Corp. launched a new initiative Thursday that every Edmontonian can participate in. Edmonton Stories is a website of authentic anecdotes from residents and tourists alike about the Edmonton experience.“I think it’s going to be a great start to...

Friday, May 15, 2009, 11:21 AM

Motorcyclists ride for prostate cancer funds

On June 13, the leather-clad bikers in the news won’t just be cruising the streets but also raising money for a cause. The third annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad has riders collect pledges for prostate cancer research and education. According to organizers, an estimated one million men in Canada have...

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 10:47 AM

Making a movie in two hours or less

Two teams of high school students have two hours to produce a film, the script of which they have seen for the first time only two hours before. When time runs out, the film must be finished and ready to première. No, it’s not the latest reality show; it’s Victoria School for the Performing Arts...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 10:57 AM