Metro Edmonton

Fashionistas kick off Fashion Week

Local fashionistas helped kick off Edmonton Fashion Week at the Transalta Arts Barns Thursday.The event features a variety of collections such as Sweet Carousel by Elise Truong, 442 McAdam by Sarah Shell, and Serendipity by Kelsey McIntyre. The work of local designers as well as guests from cities...

Friday, April 3, 2009, 7:55 AM

Police arrest man for flash at school

Students at Grant MacEwan’s Centre for the Arts Campus got more than they bargained for while participating in a fire drill. A 43-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly exposing himself. A short time later, a citizen provided police officers with enough information to locate the suspect...

Friday, April 3, 2009, 7:52 AM

Metro Edmonton turns two

It’s been two years and Metro Edmonton is continuing to make its mark in the community.Young, active Edmontonians have embraced Metro since its arrival in the provincial capital on April 2, 2007. And while readership figures are still forthcoming as the paper winds up it second year, Metro Alberta...

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:20 AM

Area teachers get Excellence awards

More than 100 teachers are being recognized for creativity and innovation in classrooms across Alberta through the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Awards Program.The program is honouring 134 teachers from kindergarten to Grade 12 and it provides funding for professional development. The semi-finalists...

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:05 AM

Snow tracks lead cops to two arrests

City cops took advantage of the freshly fallen snow Tuesday night to arrest two people who allegedly broke into several garages and cars on 114 Street and 53 Avenue.Police say a caller noticed someone in his yard and around his garage shortly after 11:30 p.m.And when police arrived at the home,...

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:03 AM

More charges for murder suspect

A man who is accused of murdering a 14-year-old girl along a park path in Edson is now facing more charges over three sex offences involving youths. Mounties say Ross Edward Kleman, 43, has been charged with sexual touching, invitation to sexual touching, and being in a position of trust engaged in...

Monday, March 30, 2009, 7:13 AM

Lindsay backs axing 2-for-1 prison credits

A federal amendment to cut down “two-for-one” credits for prisoners who serve time before convictions is getting praise from Alberta’s solicitor general. “We believe the sentence you get is the sentence you should serve,” Fred Lindsay announced in a press release. “Inmates have a greater chance of...

Monday, March 30, 2009, 6:56 AM

Teen charged in ecstasy deaths

A teenager has been charged in connection with the death of two girls from the Paul Band First Nation, who died this week after taking ecstacy. Stony Plain RCMP arrested and charged a 16-year-old, who cannot be named, in relation to the deaths of Trinity Bird and Leah House. He is charged with two...

Friday, March 27, 2009, 6:53 AM

City to turn off the lights for climate initiative

Edmonton is preparing to go dark and be part of a global movement for change on Saturday.The city has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund to participate in Earth Hour this Saturday. Earth Hour is a global phenomenon that will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Communities, businesses and...

Friday, March 27, 2009, 6:16 AM

Edmonton suspicious death victim identified

A man who died suspiciously in Fort McMurray over the weekend has been identified as a 19-year-old from Edmonton.Mounties say Christopher Cardinal recently moved to Fort McMurray from Edmonton and he was not known to police. Cardinal, who was discovered by a bus driver last Saturday, was found...

Thursday, March 26, 2009, 7:31 AM

Canadians still rely on newspapers

Don't believe everything you read about the newspaper industry.According to the latest Newspaper Audience Databank survey results released this morning, the vast majority of Canadians continue to read newspapers.Last year, 69 per cent of Canadians - 12.9 million people - read a newspaper over the...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 5:18 PM

Avalanche victim mourned by locals

A Sherwood Park man who died in an avalanche on the weekend is being mourned by family and friends.Albert Beck, 51, was caught in an avalanche snowmobiling near Clearwater, B.C., on Saturday. Though friends dug him out he was pronounced dead in hospital. An outpouring of emotional support has been...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 7:18 AM

RCMP on the hunt for pair after failed pursuit

Mounties west of Edmonton are on the hunt for a man and a woman who are both believed to be armed and dangerous.Police say Neil Troy Gow, 35, and Teri Lynn Johnson, 35, have warrants issued for their arrest on a number of charges, including assaulting an officer, flight from police, and possession...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 7:08 AM

Two men hurt in Whyte Ave. crash

Police are seeking witnesses to a crash on Whyte Avenue yesterday morning that left two men seriously injured.A Honda Civic was travelling eastbound on Whyte Avenue around 1:40 a.m., when it collided with a Nissan Altima heading northbound on 87 Street. The 26-year-old man thrown from the Civic...

Monday, March 23, 2009, 7:13 AM

Missing Person

Police are still asking for the public’s help in finding a man who hasn’t been seen by his family since mid-January. Robert Stauffer, 54, saw his doctor for a medical appointment on Jan. 24, but no one has heard from him since. Anyone with information about his whereabouts are asked to call the...

Monday, March 23, 2009, 7:06 AM

Embrace the darkness, city tells residents

The city is urging Edmontonians to go dark to be green for Earth Hour March 28.“Earth Hour is a global lights out phenomenon lead by the World Wildlife Fund to show support for action on climate change,” said Coun. Don Iveson. “Turn off your lights for Earth Hour.”Citizens are urged to turn out...

Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:32 AM

Embrace the darkness, city tells residents

The city is urging Edmontonians to go dark to be green for Earth Hour March 28.“Earth Hour is a global lights out phenomenon lead by the World Wildlife Fund to show support for action on climate change,” said Coun. Don Iveson. “Turn off your lights for Earth Hour.”Citizens are urged to turn out...

Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:32 AM

Inmate stabbed in local prison

An inmate from the Edmonton’s maximum prison is recovering in the University Hospital from a stab wound and police say he’s not talking. The alleged assault occurred sometime after 11 p.m. Wednesday shortly before the 25-year-old inmate was found with a bloody wound in his cell, police said. Police...

Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:14 AM

Three women face robbery charges

Three women have been charged after a 23-year-old woman was jumped, robbed, and stabbed Wednesday.The victim left a house near 95 Street and 106A Avenue and was followed by three women, who allegedly stabbed her in the side, took her cash and fled.Beryl Rita Scotty, 32, Joyce Scotty, 41, and...

Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:11 AM

Three women face robbery charges

Three women have been charged after a 23-year-old woman was jumped, robbed, and stabbed Wednesday.The victim left a house near 95 Street and 106A Avenue and was followed by three women, who allegedly stabbed her in the side, took her cash and fled.Beryl Rita Scotty, 32, Joyce Scotty, 41, and...

Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:11 AM