Edmonton police officer hands out help instead of ticket

An Edmonton woman said she deserved a ticket on Tuesday afternoon for driving with her car covered in snow, but instead, she was surprised by a random act of kindness from a local police officer. Jessica Shmigelsky said she was…

Edmonton police, fire crews salute front-line health-care workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted April 1, 2020 10:59 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Edmonton police and fire crews have joined in a global movement aimed at supporting front-line health-care workers during the COVID-19…

Edmonton’s Royal Bison Fair announces new online format due to COVID-19

The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair has decided it’s not cancelling the spring edition of its pop-up event, but instead will be switching to an online-only format. “The Royal Bison on average sees about 3,000 people over a weekend.…

Edmonton charities launch ‘urgent’ campaign for cash-only donations to buy clothing for homeless

Two local charities are hoping the generosity of Edmontonians will help keep the homeless population warm and clothed as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Boyle Street Community Services and the Bissell Centre have launched a #Clothes4Comfort campaign, hoping to get cash…

Coronavirus: Creative ways Edmonton businesses are adapting amid COVID-19

Capacity restrictions and physical distancing measures due to the novel coronavirus pandemic have seen many Edmonton businesses take a huge hit. READ MORE: Premier Jason Kenney declares COVID-19 public health emergency in Alberta Gatherings of over 50 people have been…

Calgary photographer brings ‘porch portraits’ to residents in self isolation

A Calgary photographer is bringing photoshoots to people’s doors, as residents continue to practice social distancing and isolate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last week, Neil Zeller has taken to the streets, offering full photoshoots outside people’s homes…

Keeping cultured through COVID-19: Edmonton music, comedy, improv shows switch to live stream

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a stream of arts cancellations in Edmonton, after the province declared a state of emergency last week and cancelled gatherings of 50 people or more. As part of aggressive new measures, the Alberta government…

Coronavirus: Cancelled Edmonton burlesque show goes ahead online

When social distancing prompted the cancellation of a sold-out burlesque show at a downtown Edmonton bar on Friday, organizers kept the show going with livestreamed stripteases direct from the performers’ own living rooms. Related News “At first when we talked…

Labatt switching production to hand sanitizer to help fight COVID-19

Labatt Breweries of Canada is shifting production from beer to hand sanitizer at some of its factories in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said Sunday it will initially produce 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer, at five locations across…

Alberta launches ‘prevent the spread’ COVID-19 video featuring Gretzky, Kenney, Nenshi and Iveson

The province has enlisted the help of some famous faces in Alberta for a video with a public health message: prevent the spread of COVID-19. The video features well-known Albertans from sports, music, media and government who recorded messages of…