Canadian health care isn’t immune to racism, experts say. Here’s why

Police in Ontario shot 62-year-old Ejaz Choudry in his home. In New Brunswick, they shot Chantel Moore in her home and Rodney Levi at a friend’s barbecue. Prior to that, Regis Korchinski-Paquet fell from her balcony in Toronto while police…

Albertans hustle past fundraising goals for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Carter Barrett is only six yearls old so he really doesn’t understand the importance of the Ronald McDonald House, but his parents certainly do. Carter was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate and as a baby, requiring numerous…

12-year-old Edmontonian competes as finalist in Braille Challenge

Steve Kiema, 12, has spent each day this summer studying, as he prepared to write a unique exam. On Thursday, Kiema competed remotely in the Braille Challenge against students from all over Canada and the United States. The four-stage competition…

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival heads to the screen during COVID-19

You don’t have to go far to catch this year’s Edmonton International Street Performers Festival. “A street performer doing a show for no audience is a rehearsal,” said Shelley Switzer. “So, we wanted to bring the festival to you.” Related…

Edmonton woman wins prestigious award in honour of Princess Diana

An Edmonton woman’s community work is being recognized by a foundation that honours the work of Princess Diana. On Wednesday morning, Ravina Anand was awarded “The Diana Award” via virtual ceremony, which celebrates various young people’s social action or humanitarian…

Calgary-born musician Kiesza offers advice on coping with isolation

Known for her hit “Hideaway,” Calgary-born musician Kiesza would have preferred to do anything but hide away when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. She’d been through a long stint of isolation once before and knew very well the challenges it could…

Mental health, diversity among focuses of Edmonton’s new fire chief

Edmonton’s new fire chief said two of his main focuses as he takes over the reins of the city’s fire department will be the mental health and wellness of staff, as well as fostering diversity within the service. Joe Zatylny…

Indigenous teacher alleges systemic racism within the Calgary Catholic School District

After years of feeling marginalized by certain staff and administration within the Calgary Catholic School District, a teacher at Bishop O’Byrne High School is speaking out. Paul Kuster, who is a teacher, a comedian and also a former broadcaster said…

Edmontonian hits the road with booked-up truck: ‘People have loved it’

An Edmontonian has spent her last two summers on the road in a truck that’s filled top-to-bottom with books. “I love the bookstore environment… it’s just such a great place to be,” Brandi Morpurgo, the owner of Daisy Chain Book…