Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Edmonton’ Category

Success of soccer star Alphonso Davies shines spotlight on Free Footie program

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

Hundreds of boys and girls run into the field house at a recreation centre where 10 small soccer pitches are set up for an end-of-season tournament.

Ski program for Indigenous youth expands throughout Western Canada

Monday, December 31st, 2018
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A charity that runs cross-country ski programs for Indigenous youth is expanding across Western Canada.

Edmonton MMA fighter Victor Valimaki in battle of his life

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Victor Valimaki

Just over a year ago, Victor Valimaki was in the cage fighting for legions of fans. Today, he is bedridden, unable to walk and struggling to speak.

‘Really a disgrace’: Alberta curling legend calls out boozers booted from bonspiel

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Drunken players booted from an Alberta bonspiel over the weekend should have taken time for sober second thought, says Wally Ursuliak.

‘He was a big, bright light’: Scholarships honour Alberta Broncos players

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Former National Hockey League player Chris Joseph wants people to remember his son for his love of hockey and the smile he brought into every room.

Owner of trucking company involved in Humboldt crash charged

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

The owner of the Calgary-based trucking company involved in the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash has been charged.

Edmonton track cyclist remains in intensive care after crashing in Mexico

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Stefan Ritter

Canadian cycling team member Stefan Ritter is recovering from a head injury in an Edmonton hospital after crashing heavily at the Pan American Track Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Low attendance at Alberta’s first Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Wayne Gretzky

The world's best young hockey players are competing in Alberta this week, but despite the display of impressive talent, attendance has been low at some games.

‘A natural talent’:Davies goes from refugee camp to soccer pitch

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Soccer phenom Alphonso Davies and his former Edmonton Strikers coach, Nick Huoseh, often talk or text after his matches with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Former Edmonton gymnastics coach arrested for sexual assaults in Quebec

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Michel Arsenault

Former gymnastics coach Michel Arsenault was arrested in his Edmonton home Wednesday on seven charges, stemming from sexual assaults in Montreal in the late 1980s and early 1990s.