Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Edmonton’ Category

‘I have a great memory’: Zack Kassian says bell tolling for Flames pest Matthew Tkachuk

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

“Money well spent.” That’s how Zack Kassian sums up the $20,967.74 US he will forfeit during his two-game suspension for tossing Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk around like he was a scarecrow.

Edmonton runner, 84, becomes oldest person to run marathon in Antarctica

Monday, December 23rd, 2019
Roy Svenningsen

An octogenarian from Edmonton ran his way into the record books earlier this month, becoming the oldest person to finish a marathon in Antarctica.

Edmonton pilot hopes to cross the finish line in international electric airplane race

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Scott Holmes, pilot

Scott Holmes and his team are trying to accomplish something that's never been done before in the aviation industry: develop, build, and successfully run an electric motor in an airplane race. 

Father of Broncos player who died says Alberta organ donation bill needs work

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

The father of a Broncos hockey player whose organs were donated after he died in a catastrophic bus crash says a presumed consent bill before the Alberta legislature is a good start but has a long way to go.

Sherwood Park’s Chuba Hubbard taking Heisman Trophy talk in stride

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard

Sherwood Park's Chuba Hubbard is garnering Heisman Trophy talk south of the border. The Oklahoma State University running back is leading the NCAA in rushing yards.

Alberta’s Kelsey Mitchell discovers her track cycling talent in time for Tokyo 2020

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Kelsey Mitchell did not own a bike when she was recruited into track cycling.

Iggy! Iggy! St. Albert naming arena after NHL great Jarome Iginla

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Akinsdale Arena in St. Albert will be renamed the Jarome Iginla Arena on Aug. 25, the City of St. Albert said Monday.

‘I’m supposed to be here’: Edmontonian breaks national freediving records

Sunday, August 18th, 2019
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Sheena McNally, 35, of Edmonton, has broken national freediving records and has set a goal of breaking another record in Cyprus in October.

Edmonton woman headed to Parapan Am Games in Peru, 1 year after amputation

Sunday, August 18th, 2019
Amanda Rummery

Amanda Rummery is off to Lima, Peru on Monday to compete in the 100, 200, and 400 meters track events at the 2019 Parapan American Games.

Double Bear for the win: Judge rules horse champion of 2017 Canadian Derby

Friday, August 16th, 2019

A fight over which horse won a Canadian Derby race two years ago has been resolved in court.