Marissa Middleton for Metro Edmonton

Fees for electronics coming online

Albertans may be facing some new charges on their bills after purchasing a new MP3 player or cell phone because of plans to add new recycling fees.Alberta Recycling is planning to take its electronics recycling program one step further with new charges ranging from 50 cents to $2 on a variety of...

Friday, March 13, 2009, 10:42 AM

Threads to the past

A student at the University of Alberta took a step back in time to work as a seamstress in the 18th century.Carolyn Dowdell, a master’s student in the Department of Human Ecology, has spent roughly 1,000 hours and used up to 100,000 hand stitches reproducing six 18th-century ensembles for a project...

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 11:22 AM

Students give input

Grade 6 students at Grandin Elementary School got the opportunity to tell the minister of education what they want to change in their school yesterday.The students presented their dreams, hopes and aspirations to David Hancock as part of a series of conversations called Inspiring Education.The...

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 11:16 AM

Power line protest

Having high-voltage lines running through Strathcona County to power bitumen up­graders could pose as an unsightly health hazard for residents, says a group dedicated to fighting the controversial project. Four 500-kilovolt lines are being proposed and two of those options run through Strathcona...

Monday, March 9, 2009, 11:26 AM

Film to take look at oilsands industry

A movie that focuses on Alberta’s oilsands industry and its effects on residents in Fort Chipewyan should raise several eyebrows, says a group of panellists during a discussion yesterday.Downstream is an Academy Award-shortlisted documentary short produced by Phil Alberstat and directed by Leslie...

Monday, March 9, 2009, 11:10 AM

Sales keep on rollin’, wheels keep on turnin’

Although the automotive industry is in a slump, car sales kept on rolling at the Edmonton Motor Show this weekend in the Northlands AgriCom.“If people want to buy a car, then they’re going to buy a car,” said Tarah Fardy, a sales representative for Kia West Edmonton. She believes that being in...

Monday, March 2, 2009, 10:54 AM

Greener pastures

Green drivers have several new vehicle options in today’s market, many of which can be seen at the 2009 Edmonton Motor Show.Visitors to the Northlands Agricom got the opportunity to view the latest green automobile, the fully electric Mitsubishi MiEV. The zero-emissions vehicle can seat four...

Friday, February 27, 2009, 11:22 AM

Street Legal’s new muscle

The Edmonton Police Service unveiled the new muscle in its Street Legal Program at the Motor Show yesterday.Det. Terry Innes, a founder of the Blue Line Racing Association, announced at the 2009 Motor Show that a 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT will become the latest addition to the fleet of Street Legal...

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 10:59 AM

Thousands brave cold for winter festival

Thousands of Edmontonians braved the cold to get a taste of Dutch culture at the Silver Skate Festival yesterday.The festival was founded in 1990 when a group of Dutch Canadian speed skaters joined up with winter triathletes and combined their events.“From a very participative event, now there is...

Monday, February 23, 2009, 11:01 AM

Tweeting for water

Birds won’t be the only ones tweeting in the city today.Twestival is a gathering of Twitter users that aims to help raise funds for a charity that develops wells in Third World countries.“I would have rather have supported a local charity if at all possible,” said Mack Male, organizer of the...

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 10:55 AM

Celeb chef gets NAIT cooking

NAIT culinary arts students are being given the opportunity to get a little taste of celebrity chef Rob Feenie.Feenie will be in Edmonton mentoring NAIT students as the first Hokanson chef-in-residence. “It was a good thing for us to do in so many ways, but more importantly in terms of this whole...

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 10:46 AM

RV sales still rolling

The recession isn’t slowing down Edmontonians who want to purchase a new travel toy at the RV Show and Sale.“I think this is a lifestyle that a lot of people aren’t giving up,” said Wayne Sorochan, a sales associate for Carefree Coach & RV. He believes people are going to buy what they want now...

Monday, February 9, 2009, 11:27 AM

Avoiding slips on icy city streets

Ice-covered walkways have citizens looking for advice on how to avoid slips and falls.Capital Health said the best advice is to be careful by wearing stable shoes and attach winter-specific cleats to flat shoes. “Unfortunately for young women who want to look good, they don’t have anything that...

Friday, February 6, 2009, 8:33 AM

Snow, ice on walk complaints soar

The city of Edmonton has been flooded with 5,617 snow- and ice-on-walk complaints to date, nearly 21 times the amount of pothole claims in 2008.The influx of complaints is result of fluctuating temperatures, as well as rain causing sheets of ice to form on city walkways.“The No. 1 thing is slip and...

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 11:12 AM

Students celebrate relaxed suite rules

New legislation relaxing restrictions on secondary suites has given students a reason to celebrate.The University of Alberta Student Union said in a news release that it believes the new legislation will expand the quantity of affordable, safe and properly maintained suites for students.“This will...

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 11:10 AM