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Band to bring the heat

While the weather can’t be guaranteed for Edmonton’s festivals this summer, Capital EX will have at least one balmy night when Vancouver indie band Hot Hot Heat lights up the stage with Metric on Friday.The band has performed in hundreds of shows across many different countries, and it has made...

Monday, July 26, 2010, 10:41 AM

5 Minutes With Mike Burton

Mike Burton is the events director for Northlands and is in charge of directing the Honda Indy in Edmonton. Can you tell me about the Honda Indy?It kicks off tomorrow and we’ve made a lot of changes to the Indy in 2010. We have a new area called the Bud Zone, which is a family-friendly area, but is...

Friday, July 23, 2010, 5:30 PM

Indy drivers make side trip to kids’ hospital

Youngsters at the Stollery Children’s Hospital got a visit on Thursday from some of the top drivers at this year’s Honda Indy.The kids were visited by Australian driving champ Will Power, and Canadian driver Phillip Major. Power is the winner of the 2009 race in Edmonton, and has four of the first...

Friday, July 23, 2010, 11:01 AM

Local researcher studies obesity paradox

A paradox found in the link between heart failure and obesity is being explored by a researcher from the University of Alberta in a study that hopes to shed light on the phenomenon.Antigone Oreopoulos, a professor from the U of A’s School of Public health studied 140 different patients who suffered...

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 11:16 AM

Military hopes city is revved for Red Friday

The City of Edmonton and the Canadian Forces are encouraging Edmontonians to wear red this Friday after Mayor Stephen Mandel officially proclaimed it as Red Friday.The Mayor, along with CFB Edmonton Base Commander Lt.-Col. Thomas Bradley announced the designation of July 23 as Red Friday at a media...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 10:43 AM

Zoo welcomes young

Edmontonians out enjoying the sun with their families yesterday got to share the weather with some new furry friends at the third annual Valley Zoo Summer Celebration.Starting at noon, the summer celebration is a yearly event that the zoo uses to welcome the new baby animals into the family, and...

Monday, July 19, 2010, 11:15 AM

‘Blood, steel and fire’ on the way

Vancouver-based thrash metal band Omega Crom will be coming to Edmonton this August on their Blood, Steel, and Fire tour, bringing their brand of hardcore music across Canada.The band was born in Burnaby, when lead singer Johnny Ketlo began getting friends together in a broken-down old house to...

Monday, July 19, 2010, 11:07 AM

Share the roads this summer

City staff and police are reminding motorists and motorcyclists to share roads safely this summer.The city is stressing the importance of motor safety because of motorcycles’ poor visibility to drivers while on the road.Acting Sgt. Steve Levesque is a motorcycle-mounted Edmonton police officer, and...

Friday, July 16, 2010, 11:09 AM

Briscoe ready to hit town with new wheels

Indycar Racer Ryan Briscoe is not only excited to be racing in Edmonton this summer, but also to soon be driving a new car after IndyCar officials unveiled their new 2012 car yesterday.Showing off their new chassis built by Dallara, the new car incorporates greener technology as well a cost...

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 10:42 AM

Norquest’s printing centre gets grant

Small and medium-sized print companies across western Canada will have access to state of the art printing technology after the federal government announced a $896,750 investment in Norquest College’s Centre for Excellence in Print Media. At a media conference yesterday, Minister for Western...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 11:10 AM

Pagliacci headed to Coney Island

The Mercury Opera company will be taking their Edmonton-grown production of the opera Pagliacci to New York this summer, after a successful run of the play in the City of Champions.The company hopes the play will be just as popular in the U.S., in the very place where the updated production is set...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 10:53 AM

Fun to be had for all at street festival

While the World Cup final was wrapping up, Edmontonians were out enjoying the sun in Churchill Square for the 26th annual Edmonton Street Performers Festival.Featuring everything from sword swallowing and balloon animals to men doing somersaults in fat suits and juggling baseball bats with...

Monday, July 12, 2010, 11:24 AM

Fiesta follows Spain’s World Cup victory

Soccer fans around the world and in Edmonton gathered to be part of the World Cup final match between the Netherlands and Spain yesterday.After thrilling plays by both teams, the game finally ended shortly after Spain scored on the Netherlands in overtime, making the game 1-0 for the Spaniards....

Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:56 AM

Cannonball run more than joy ride

What has four wheels, branded tires, and raised more than $35,000 for children’s cancer research?Barry Stewart and Paul Seto’s Mitsubishi cannonball race car, which they drove in the One Lap of America tour, driving across 11 tracks over nine straight days in order to raise funs for the Kids with...

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 11:23 AM

Province launches grant for organ donors

The Alberta government has announced that it is providing a $200,000 grant to the Kidney Foundation of Canada to create an organ donor reimbursement program in Alberta.At a press conference yesterday, Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky and members of the Foundation unveiled the new program, saying that...

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 11:04 AM

Oilers’ top picks put through paces

With a new season approaching, the Edmonton Oilers began their 2010 Development Camp at Clareview Arena yesterday.The arena will host all the Oilers’ top prospects, including top picks Jordan Eberle, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, and Taylor Hall.Swedish draftee Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson is one of the...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 11:07 AM

Party like it’s 1900 on Dominion Day

On July 1, Canadians everywhere celebrate Canada Day, but at Fort Edmonton Park, it’s Dominion Day for all the staff and visitors to the historic park.Dominion Day is the original name for Canada Day — the celebration of Canada’s founding only became known as Canada Day in 1982.In keeping with the...

Friday, July 2, 2010, 8:53 AM

Racers Lap the Track for a cure

The Indy Track in Edmonton will be home to more than one race this summer, one with Formula One cars and the other with feet and two wheels.The Lap the Track event in Edmonton is a 5-km walk, run, or roll around the Indy race track. The race is in support of spinal cord research and is supported by...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 11:27 AM

Red-hot rookie

Edmonton’s Honda Indy is promising to be quite a thrill this year with its high-speed drag races and exhilarating pro drivers, but one in particular is hoping to win the crowd.This year’s Indy, from July 23-25, will feature rookie sensation Indy car driver Simona De Silvestro.Originally from...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 10:30 AM

Capital Ex, Indy want volunteers

Northlands wants you to volunteer for one of Edmonton’s two most popular summer celebrations.The Honda Indy Edmonton and Capital Ex are looking for volunteers for this summer’s events, said spokesperson Sandra Pysklywyc.“Volunteering for Capital Ex and the Honda Indy Edmonton puts you at the centre...

Monday, June 28, 2010, 10:53 AM