Metro Edmonton

Police seek help finding mugging suspect

Edmonton police are asking the public’s help in trying to identify a suspect who was involved in a string of muggings across the city. All of the robberies involved some degree of violence and the suspect is believed to be responsible for at least four, including one that most recently occurred...

Friday, May 8, 2009, 10:41 AM

Diner’s death calculated, say police

Chased, beaten and gunned down in broad daylight, police say the murder of an innocent victim killed in a triple homicide on New Year’s Day was calculated, not accidental.Investigators revealed new details yesterday at a Crime Stoppers re-enactment of the murder of Keni Su’a, who was simply a diner...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 11:19 AM

Classes cancelled after blaze at St. Elizabeth Elementary

Roughly 240 students at St. Elizabeth Elementary School were told to stay home yesterday a blaze damaged four classroom portables Monday. Lori Nagy, a spokesman with Edmonton Catholic Schools, says the fire was contained in one of the portables, but the blaze caused smoke damage to three other...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 11:05 AM

Green Day sets Edmonton show

Pop punk outfit Green Day has announced a new tour and Edmonton will be one of 38 stops along the way.The band, making its first proper tour of the United States and Canada in three years, is promoting their new album, 21st Century Breakdown, with over 2 months of shows across North America.The...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 11:28 AM

Man faces theft, flight charges

A man was arrested Sunday after a suspect fled from police in a stolen car, nearly hitting an off-duty officer.A man was spotted driving a car slowly around pedestrians at a marked crosswalk on Whyte Avenue and 106 Street around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. When police attempted to wave the man over, he...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 11:21 AM

Suspect sought in assault

Police are still looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in the city’s northeast Friday.A 36-year-old woman was walking in a park near Kirkness Road sometime around 10 a.m. when she was approached from behind by a young male, police said.The male pushed her to the ground and placed his...

Monday, May 4, 2009, 10:34 AM

MLA sorry for ‘trash talking’

An Alberta Liberal MLA who called some of the province’s Tory caucus “scope monkeys” during question period Wednesday gave a public apology over his comments in the legislature Thursday.“I am sorry,” said Calgary Liberal MLA Dave Taylor. “I thought I would do a little trash talking with my heckling...

Friday, May 1, 2009, 7:58 AM

City to study retrofitting old buildings to save energy

The city is looking into making all of its buildings energy efficient through retrofitting that could pay for itself in the long run, announced city manager Al Maurer to council yesterday.“What I want to do is find out where we’re at with our energy program at the present time, then find out what...

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 11:04 AM

Edmonton EI claims see sharp spike in ’08

New employment insurance figures from Statistics Canada are proving Alberta’s boom is clearly in the rearview mirror.The federal government’s statistics agency says most large centres in Alberta between February 2008 and February 2009 have doubled EI levels.Edmonton saw a 96.4 per cent jump in the...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 10:49 AM

Blaze causes $500,000 damage

Frantic barking from a family dog, coupled with the shrill cry of a smoke alarm rocketed a couple from bed early yesterday morning, forcing them to flee their home as flames gutted it from the inside out. A cigarette was tossed into a planter full of flammable peat moss earlier in the afternoon and...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 10:47 AM

Teen charged in stabbing death

Detectives are still trying to figure out what led to a massive fight that killed a 17-year-old boy in the city’s north end early Saturday morning.A violent fight that involved knives and bats broke out between two buildings at an apartment complex near 72 Street and 147 Avenue sometime around 2:40...

Monday, April 27, 2009, 10:34 AM

Man charged after senior robbed of purse

An Edmonton man has been charged after he allegedly terrorized an 88-year-old senior before taking her purse Wednesday. Police say the senior was walking in an alley behind her home near 96 Avenue and 162 Street around 3 p.m. when she was allegedly knocked from behind and sent to the ground by the...

Friday, April 24, 2009, 11:23 AM

City man faces charges after hit-and-run, police chase

An Edmonton man is facing a list of charges after a hit-and- run that resulted in a police chase Sunday afternoon.Police said a man in a stolen van smashed into a vehicle near 104 Avenue and 117 Street, before fleeing the scene.When officers gave chase, the man rammed through two vehicles at a...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 11:21 AM

Police warn public of violent offender

Police are warning the public about a violent sexual offender recently released from prison. Jamie Harrington White, 35, was released from the Edmonton Remand Centre April 15, after completing a sentence for a long list of violent crimes, including assault with a weapon and uttering threats. His...

Monday, April 20, 2009, 11:22 AM

Scona Pool closing not definite yet, mayor says

City residents in Edmonton will be facing a number a service cuts and new fees to make up a $35-million shortfall in revenue after a late decision by council on Wednesday.But Mayor Stephen Mandel said closing the Scona Pool may not be a done deal just yet.“I think that if we can have our...

Friday, April 17, 2009, 11:25 AM

Man dies in Thorsby truck crash

One man is dead following a crash near Thorsby yesterday morning.A white Toyota truck was travelling northbound on Secondary Highway 778 around 10:30 a.m., when it slid off the road into an east ditch, striking an approach.The lone driver, a 44-year-old Calgary man, was ejected from the vehicle. He...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 11:20 AM

Two hurt as small plane crash-lands

Emergency crews rushed to a small airstrip east of Edmonton yesterday, after a small plane crash-landed in a field.Shortly before 1 p.m., the plane smashed into a farmer’s field southwest of the South Cooking Lake Airport, about 20 kilometres east of Sherwood Park.Details about how the small, 172A...

Monday, April 13, 2009, 10:31 AM

First deficit in 15 years projects $4.7 billion shortfall

The Alberta government released its first deficit budget in nearly 15 years Tuesday, projecting a total shortfall of $4.7 billion.The province expects revenue to drop to $31.7 billion from $35.6 billion, decreasing 11 per cent in the past year, with the forecasted spending to reach $36.4 billion.A...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 11:57 PM

Man dead after Red Deer shooting

Mounties in Red Deer are searching for suspects after a 29-year-old man was apparently shot to death while he sat in the front seat of a car yesterday.A drug deal gone wrong may have led to Brandon Prevey’s death, police suspect, as the victim had direct ties to the drug trade.He was found dead in...

Monday, April 6, 2009, 8:44 AM

Alberta Grits still lacking funding

Alberta’s Liberals are still dealing with financial difficulties after it let go two of its staff this week. Liberal House Leader Laurie Blakeman says two administration workers were let go this week and both will be replaced with “eager volunteers.”“We’ve had to make the tough choices in time like...

Friday, April 3, 2009, 8:05 AM