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Edmonton pancake breakfast for Fort McMurray evacuees

Globalnews.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
The City of Edmonton, area politicians and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation came together Friday morning to hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser for Fort McMurray evacuees.
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Fort McMurray couple gets surprise wedding in Edmonton

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Alex deJong called in to an Edmonton radio station, asking if anyone knew about available honeymoon suites as the city's hotels filled up with evacuees.
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All of Alberta now under a fire ban

Edmonton Journal - ‎17 hours ago‎
Earlier in the day, Edmonton fire Chief Ken Block said the situation up north was a factor in choosing to put the city under its own fire ban.
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Edmonton 'all hands on deck' in resettling Fort McMurray evacuees

CTV News - ‎17 hours ago‎
A massive influx of at least 20,000 evacuees have fled to Edmonton from Fort McMurray, and more are en route, the city's mayor says.
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Edmonton Muslims host Fort McMurray evacuees

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
Then Ahmad got a call from the Muslim community in Edmonton. "'What do you need? Do you need fuel?' I said, 'We need fuel and then obviously we need accommodations'," Ahmad said.
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No bid from Edmonton for Canadian Finals Rodeo

CBC.ca - ‎19 hours ago‎
The city of Edmonton will not put in a bid to host the Canadian Finals Rodeo beyond this year. A generous offer made in March was rejected by the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, and the city has determined there was no way to improve on that ...
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Edmonton Oilers' No. 4 overall NHL draft pick: Jim Matheson puts it in play

Edmonton Journal - ‎19 hours ago‎
Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun sports writers Jim Matheson and Derek Van Diest, and Journal sports columnist Dan Barnes, talk about the Edmonton Oilers' needs on defence heading into the NHL Entry Draft, which will be held June 24-25, 2016.

Oilers Entertainment Group rounding up Edmonton western-themed events to replace CFR

Edmonton Sun - ‎16 hours ago‎
“Pretty compelling reasons to come to Edmonton for people who had been coming before for Farm Fair and potentially it would bring in a new market as well.
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Air tanker crash-lands in northwest Alberta

CBC.ca - ‎14 hours ago‎
"We're just glad that both pilots came out of this alive, and that no serious injury was caused," she said. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, so the airplane hasn't been moved.
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Edmonton Oil Kings stay local at WHL Bantam Draft

Edmonton Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
Edmonton's Tyler Robertson faces off during the second period of a WHL playoff game between the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Brandon Wheat Kings in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday March 30, 2016. Photo by Ian Kucerak Ian Kucerak Kucerak, Ian / Ian ...

Syrian refugees evacuated from Fort McMurray

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
But two months on, he is one of 140 evacuees finding shelter at Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton. Uprooted again, his smile is still frequent, but it triggers memories of the horrors in Syria.

'My heart is crying': Fort McMurray evacuees welcomed by Edmonton mosque

Globalnews.ca - ‎12 hours ago‎
On Thursday night, she and about 20 others arrived by bus at the Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton, where a temporary shelter has been set up.
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Edmonton homicide detectives investigate overnight death

CBC.ca - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating after a man's body was found on the side of a road in central Edmonton early Thursday morning. Police found the body when they were called to the area of 106th Avenue and 96th Street just before 1 a.m..
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Wildfire evacuation order lifted west of Edmonton, but remains near High Level

Edmonton Journal - ‎May 4, 2016‎
One mandatory evacuation order remains in place and another has been lifted as a pair of wildfires west of Edmonton, and near High Level, forced more Albertans from their homes Wednesday.

FC Edmonton riding high after road win

Edmonton Sun - ‎13 hours ago‎
The win in Jacksonville was arguably Edmonton's most complete game of the season. They were fully deserving of the victory, taking the play to the home side during long stretches of the second half and rewarded with the only goal by central defender ...

Dan Barnes: Edmonton won't bid for Canadian Finals Rodeo

Edmonton Journal - ‎May 4, 2016‎
There will not be a bid from Edmonton for the Canadian Finals Rodeo. A source with knowledge of the city's decision on the file has confirmed that council on Wednesday decided to forego a bid to the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association prior to the ...

Social Seen: Fashion for Freedom and Night Moves

Edmonton Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Codie McLachlan hits some of our city's best bashes to snap photos for our weekly Social Seen column. He is an Edmonton photojournalist. Email your event suggestions to arts@edmontonjournal.com or tweet Codie at @fotocodie. Follow Codie on Instagram ...

Upcoming literary events in Edmonton

Edmonton Journal - ‎19 hours ago‎
Friday May 6: Join Edmonton Public Libraries' writer-in-residence and former Alberta Readers' Choice Award winner Wayne Arthurson (Fall From Grace) as he hosts past ARCA nominees and celebrates this year's finalists.

Bill Code, who headed Principal Group inquiry, dead at 83

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
In 1987, Edmonton-based Principal Group Ltd. filed for bankruptcy, owing 67,000 investors about $468 million. Many of those investors were elderly Albertans who were relying on the money for their retirements.
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