NHL hubs in Edmonton, Toronto offer morale boost but no economic benefit: experts

A plan to operate NHL game hubs in Edmonton and Toronto could draw hundreds of hockey players and staff to both Canadian cities, but business experts say their presence won’t give a huge boost to local economies. While hundreds of…

NHL, players’ association announce Toronto and Edmonton as hub cities amid coronavirus

By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press Posted July 10, 2020 7:21 pm     Updated July 10, 2020 7:28 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The NHL board of governors and…

Edmonton officials recommend against recreational activities on the North Saskatchewan River

Edmonton Fire Rescue’s chief of special operations is warning against people going on the North Saskatchewan River for recreational activities. Bruce McWhinnie said the river level is over six metres with an unusually high flow rate. “[On Friday] it’s at…

Rick Zamperin: NHL’s return to play plan to unfold in Toronto and Edmonton

If the National Hockey League manages to pull off its grand, 24-team return to play plan this summer it will all unfold in the Great White North. As negotiations intensified Wednesday between the NHL and the Players’ Association on a…

Edmonton Catholic School Board approves 2020-21 operating budget

The Edmonton Catholic School Board has approved an operating budget for the 2020-21 school year, but it comes with challenges. The board approved the $521.2-million operating budget unanimously. The biggest change will be to pre-kindergarten. The new funding model from…

Canadian cities won’t be chosen as NHL hubs if players must quarantine in hotel rooms: league

The three Canadian cities shortlisted to play host to the NHL playoffs will be skipped over by the league if players are forced to quarantine in their hotels rooms after arriving, the NHL’s deputy commissioner says. Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton…

Edmonton-area businesses band together amid COVID-19 pandemic

A collective of Edmonton-area businesses is banding together amid the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE: Alberta Health announces 42 new COVID-19 cases Sunday Holly Carmichael owns TruWood Artisans in Stony Plain. Like many business owners, she’s had her share of concerns.…

River valley trees illegally cut down in west Edmonton

Dozens of trees in Edmonton’s river valley have been cut down in an area where trees were damaged twice before. “Obviously we’re concerned. Nobody should take it upon themselves to remove any trees in the river valley,” said Derek Kramar.…