Friday, January 11, 2013
An Alberta First Nations Chief is warning there will be further action from aboriginal groups, if talks between the Prime Minister and First Nations leaders break down in Ottawa.Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam says Highway 63, in particular, would be targeted. "Whatever goes on in Ottawa here today, and if it doesn’t turn out for the good, it could turn very ugly, very fast," Chief Adam said Friday. "If things don’t turn out the way we want, I can honestly say that Highway 63 to the oilsands will be shut down." Chief Adam was one of hundreds of people who turned up for a peaceful Idle No More rally downtown Edmonton, Friday. Demonstrators gathered to show their support for the 20 First Nations leaders who are meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa. Read the full story on Global Edmonton.

An Alberta First Nations Chief is warning there will be further action from aboriginal groups, if talks between the Prime Minister and First Nations leaders break down in Ottawa.

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam says Highway 63, in particular, would be targeted. 

"Whatever goes on in Ottawa here today, and if it doesn’t turn out for the good, it could turn very ugly, very fast," Chief Adam said Friday. "If things don’t turn out the way we want, I can honestly say that Highway 63 to the oilsands will be shut down." 

Chief Adam was one of hundreds of people who turned up for a peaceful Idle No More rally downtown Edmonton, Friday. Demonstrators gathered to show their support for the 20 First Nations leaders who are meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa. 

Read the full story on Global Edmonton.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
This is a photo tweeted from the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. By using social media so proficiently, Hadfield is sharing his space mission with a wider audience than ever before.
Read more about Hadfield’s space interactions on social media on Global Edmonton.

This is a photo tweeted from the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. By using social media so proficiently, Hadfield is sharing his space mission with a wider audience than ever before.

Read more about Hadfield’s space interactions on social media on Global Edmonton.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A Canadian website showing the prevalence of homophobic language has been garnering international attention for months. Now, the University of Alberta team behind the “No Homophobes” campaign has launched a PSA.The edgy PSA is now being broadcast in Alberta, and aims to stop the use of anti-gay slurs that can be devastating to those in the LGBTQ community.
To read more about the campaign, and watch the PSA video, visit GlobaltvEdmonton.com

A Canadian website showing the prevalence of homophobic language has been garnering international attention for months. Now, the University of Alberta team behind the “No Homophobes” campaign has launched a PSA.

The edgy PSA is now being broadcast in Alberta, and aims to stop the use of anti-gay slurs that can be devastating to those in the LGBTQ community.

To read more about the campaign, and watch the PSA video, visit GlobaltvEdmonton.com

Monday, January 7, 2013
An Edmonton bound WestJet flight slid off the apron as it left the Kelowna airport terminal around 8 o’clock Monday morning. The apron is the area of an airport where aircraft are parked, loaded or unloaded and refueled. The 134 passengers and six member crew of WestJet flight 150 have been taken off the plane and will be booked onto later flights. There were no reported injuries.

"It was a good bump," says Roy Ollenberger, a passenger on flight 150. "It was pretty interesting."
Read the full story on GlobaltvEdmonton.com

An Edmonton bound WestJet flight slid off the apron as it left the Kelowna airport terminal around 8 o’clock Monday morning. 

The apron is the area of an airport where aircraft are parked, loaded or unloaded and refueled. 

The 134 passengers and six member crew of WestJet flight 150 have been taken off the plane and will be booked onto later flights. There were no reported injuries.

"It was a good bump," says Roy Ollenberger, a passenger on flight 150. "It was pretty interesting."

Read the full story on GlobaltvEdmonton.com

Thursday, December 27, 2012
After 100 years, the Alberta Legislature is getting some work done. We offer you a behind the scenes look at the efforts to restore the building that contains so much of Alberta’s political history.
To view the photo gallery, click here.

After 100 years, the Alberta Legislature is getting some work done. We offer you a behind the scenes look at the efforts to restore the building that contains so much of Alberta’s political history.

To view the photo gallery, click here.

Monday, December 10, 2012
"Idle No More" rallies took place across the country today in opposition to the Harper government’s Budget Bill C-45. 
The omnibus budget bill includes changes to the Indian Act, the Navigable Waters Protection Act, and the Fisheries Act."Idle No More" started in Saskatchewan four weeks ago. Organizers held teach-ins to inform people on what they feel is a direct attack on the rights of First Nations.
Read the full story on Global Edmonton’s website.

"Idle No More" rallies took place across the country today in opposition to the Harper government’s Budget Bill C-45. 

The omnibus budget bill includes changes to the Indian Act, the Navigable Waters Protection Act, and the Fisheries Act.

"Idle No More" started in Saskatchewan four weeks ago. Organizers held teach-ins to inform people on what they feel is a direct attack on the rights of First Nations.

Read the full story on Global Edmonton’s website.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
This is the controversial “Duckett memo” - a message that was drafted by Dr. David Megran at the request of former Alberta Health Services CEO Dr. Stephen Duckett. 
The memo was drafted after it was suggested that preferential or expedited access to health care was provided to “prominent persons.”
There is currently a public inquiry taking place in Edmonton to examine this alleged queue jumping.
To read more, visit Global Edmonton’s website.

This is the controversial “Duckett memo” - a message that was drafted by Dr. David Megran at the request of former Alberta Health Services CEO Dr. Stephen Duckett. 

The memo was drafted after it was suggested that preferential or expedited access to health care was provided to “prominent persons.”

There is currently a public inquiry taking place in Edmonton to examine this alleged queue jumping.

To read more, visit Global Edmonton’s website.

Friday, November 23, 2012
Shoppers in the U.S. aren’t the only ones getting in on Black Friday deals - Canadians are too. While big box stores (usually American ones) are usually the most active participants, there are also smaller local boutique stores offering unique sales and customer appreciation events for this typically U.S. shopping tradition. 

Shoppers in the U.S. aren’t the only ones getting in on Black Friday deals - Canadians are too. While big box stores (usually American ones) are usually the most active participants, there are also smaller local boutique stores offering unique sales and customer appreciation events for this typically U.S. shopping tradition. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Bella the dog was walking near the North Saskatchewan River Tuesday with her owner. She was off leash, and ended up wandering near thin ice, and fell into the icy waters. Fortunately, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services responded quickly, and this close call had a happy ending. 
To watch the raw video of this river rescue, click here.

Bella the dog was walking near the North Saskatchewan River Tuesday with her owner. She was off leash, and ended up wandering near thin ice, and fell into the icy waters. Fortunately, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services responded quickly, and this close call had a happy ending. 

To watch the raw video of this river rescue, click here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
When we usually hear about the Make-A-Wish Foundation granting wishes, they usually involve meeting pop stars or trips to Disneyland. However, for 13-year-old Ravyn Stevens, the ultimate gift is a shopping spree… at her favourite book store.
"This is her Disney World, this is her Glee. She gets to come here and grab books off the shelf and not have to worry and put them in the cart," says her dad. "This will make her day." 
And that’s entirely the point. 
Read more about Ravyn’s story and how her wish was fulfilled today, at Globaltvedmonton.com.

When we usually hear about the Make-A-Wish Foundation granting wishes, they usually involve meeting pop stars or trips to Disneyland. However, for 13-year-old Ravyn Stevens, the ultimate gift is a shopping spree… at her favourite book store.

"This is her Disney World, this is her Glee. She gets to come here and grab books off the shelf and not have to worry and put them in the cart," says her dad. "This will make her day." 

And that’s entirely the point. 

Read more about Ravyn’s story and how her wish was fulfilled today, at Globaltvedmonton.com.