Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Edmonton’ Category

Fort McMurray hockey team forfeits season after backlash over ‘racist’ video

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Hockey Fort McMurray

An uproar in Fort McMurray over a viral video that some considered racist has led to a minor hockey team forfeiting the remainder of its season because of safety concerns.

99 thanks: Hockey player gives prized Gretzky jersey to fellow player who saved his life on the ice

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Hockey rescue

Wayne Gretzky may well be the Great One, but Jib Street has a new hockey hero after a fellow player saved him from dying on the ice.

?Edmonton Eskimos president Len Rhodes not seeking another term with CFL club

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Len Rhodes

Len Rhodes won't be seeing another term as the Edmonton Eskimos president and chief executive officer.

Splitting up Canada’s top 3×3 basketball team may benefit country’s world ranking

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Canada's most dominant 3x3 basketball team has split up, giving the country two teams that will be competitive in international play.

‘We’re getting taken advantage of’: Oilers season ticket holders fed up as team flounders

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Ducks Oilers

Some season ticket holders are at the end of their ropes, tired of spending thousands of dollars to watch the Oilers struggle.

Edmonton fighter back on his feet after battle with rare brain disease

Monday, January 21st, 2019
Victor Valimaki

Victor Valimaki takes a few laboured steps across his hospital room, leaning heavily into a metal walker.

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
Alta Spirit North 20181231

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.