Metro Edmonton

Police seek two men in home invasion, robbery

A woman at her home in Peace River opened her front door to the knocking of two men allegedly posing as police officers on Friday.One of the men threatened the homeowner with a handgun while they forced their way in to search for valuables, police said.One of the suspects is described as white,...

Monday, June 29, 2009, 10:31 AM

Program aims to help men deal with conflict

Empowering family men to begin living the lives they want will quell family violence, facilitators of a new program predict.The “Reaching for a Good Life” program is receiving a funding boost from the province, targeting men who have experienced conflict and violence, and struggle to resolve their...

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 10:54 AM

Local soldiers among honoured in Ottawa

Governor General Michaëlle Jean announced Tuesday the appointment of 58 members of the Canadian regular and reserve forces to the Order of Military Merit. The recipients will receive their insignia during an investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall this morning. The Order of Military Merit was created...

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 10:35 AM

YMCA Catching air

Jazz O’Driscoll takes advantage of the sunny weather to practise a few tricks at the Castledowns YMCA yesterday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 11:13 AM

New centre breaks ground at Commonwealth

Construction has begun on the new North Central Community Recreation Centre at Commonwealth Stadium.Mayor Stephen Mandel said the new facility will change the way we look at traditional sports and recreation centres.The project is expected to cost $112.5 million, with contributions from the City of...

Thursday, June 11, 2009, 11:21 AM

Farmer culls entire pig herd

A central Alberta pig farmer whose herd was quarantined after a number of animals tested positive with influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flu, culled his entire herd, says Alberta Pork.Arnold Van Ginkel, who owns a farm near Rocky Mountain House, made a “business decision to kill his pigs...

Monday, June 8, 2009, 10:52 AM

U of A looking for marketing gurus

Business managers, arts administrators and marketing students will come together in a workshop this Thursday at the U of A downtown campus to learn from each other and discover new approaches to relationship marketing.The workshop is aimed at finding creative solutions to selling services,...

Monday, June 8, 2009, 10:46 AM

Charges laid in stabbing; man in serious condition

An Edmonton man is now facing an attempted-murder charge after someone with several stab wounds collapsed in the backyard of a southeast neighbourhood home Saturday.Police say a man was doing yard work near 107 Avenue and Hardisty Drive when a bloodied man stumbled into the backyard and collapsed...

Monday, June 1, 2009, 11:25 AM

What makes Edmonton so unique?

Every community has them; they’re the people, places, events and local wonders you can’t find anywhere else that put a smile on our faces and make us feel proud about where we live.Today, as part of our SunnySide series, Metro is calling on the people of Edmonton to help us celebrate what makes...

Monday, June 1, 2009, 10:46 AM

Letter with white powder shuts down legislature

Hazmat crews were called to the legislature Wednesday morning after a Health Ministry staffer opened up a letter that contained a suspicious-looking white powder.And once the powder was tested sometime around 10:30 a.m., fire officials confirmed the substance was coffee whitener.Students visiting...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 10:23 PM

Man dies after hitting ambulance

A 48-year-old man died in an Edmonton hospital yesterday, the victim of a horrific accident involving an ambulance Monday. A Rocky Mountain House RCMP officer was put in an ambulance after he believed he came in contact with toxic chemicals while investigating a clandestine drug lab.En route to the...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 11:28 AM

Leadership winners announced

A number of Albertans working to make their communities healthier and more active will be the recipients of the inaugural Lieutenant Governor’s Leadership for Active Communities Award yesterday. The award recipients for 2009 are:• Greg Krischke (Leduc) —Elected Community Leader Award• Bryn Lewin (...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 11:19 AM

Man charged after truck driven into trees

Residents in south-west Edmonton witnessed a mid-morning disturbance in their quiet neighbourhood,when a man plowed a truck into a patch of trees.A number of neighbours in the area of Riverbend Road and Haddow Close called police, after an erratic driver was seen driving on a greenbelt, before sma­...

Monday, May 25, 2009, 10:44 AM

Man charged with assaulting police officer

Mill Woods Two cousins are facing charges after a police officer was allegedly grabbed and struck in the chest during an arrest Wednesday afternoon in Mill Woods. Police say a southeast division officer was stopping two males who were allegedly riding bicycles without helmets near 28 Avenue and 86...

Friday, May 22, 2009, 11:02 AM

Hunters don’t fear diseased meat: Study

Diseased deer in Alberta isn’t scaring away hunters from their sport, says a report from the University of Alberta. A survey of hunters indicated that 37 per cent of them are eating deer meat even before the meat is tested for Chronic Wasting Disease at provincial labs.Roughly 75 per cent of...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 10:37 AM

City proposing to split cost of repairing back alleys with residents

A plan to make residents split costs with the city when it comes to fixing alleyways behind homes is being floated by administration. Residents are right now responsible for the full tab to fix problems in the alleys behind their homes.But the city’s transportation operations manager told a council...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 10:35 AM

3 kids hurt after school bus hit

Three small children were rushed to hospital with minor injuries yesterday morning, after a three-vehicle crash including a school bus near Stony Plain.An SUV eastbound on Highway 16 smashed into the back passenger’s side of a Toyota Corolla, driving south on Range Road 20. The Toyota was sent...

Friday, May 15, 2009, 11:22 AM

Alberta pilot chosen for space training

The stars have aligned for an Alberta-based CF-18 fighter pilot, chosen to join an elite group of Canadian astronauts. Jeremy Hansen, a Combat Operations Officer at 4 Wing Cold Lake, is one of two new spacemen chosen yesterday via the third national recruitment campaign in history. Hansen joins...

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 10:52 AM

Regimental funeral planned

A regimental funeral for the Mountie officer killed in a crash while on a crackdown for speeders will be held in Valleyview Monday.Const. James Lundblad, a seven-and-a-half-year member of the Alberta RCMP and native of Valleyview, was killed after a grain truck slammed into the side of his vehicle...

Friday, May 8, 2009, 11:16 AM

Closed fire door results in $2K fine

An Edmonton nightclub has agreed to pay $2,000 in fines after pleading guilty for obstructing an emergency exit. The city says a fire-prevention officer noticed an exit door at the Laser Express Box nightclub, near 34 Avenue and 99 Street, was sealed shut during an inspection last fall.Obstructing...

Friday, May 8, 2009, 11:04 AM