RCMP to give update on Strathcona County explosions

RCMP in Strathcona County will provide an update Tuesday afternoon on a series of explosions in a public parkade last November. Two explosions on Nov. 6, 2018 left one man dead and caused $14 million in damage to the community…

Strathcona RCMP officer charged with assault after off-duty altercation

A 35-year-old constable with the Strathcona RCMP detachment was charged with assault last week following an investigation into an off-duty incident. Matthew Howson was charged on Sept. 6, RCMP said. In a news release on Wednesday, RCMP said he “entered…

Alberta school division bans cellphones

Elk Island Public School Division wants students to stop staring at their phones in class and put their gaze back on teachers. Starting the first day of school, cellphones are banned. This includes schools in Vegreville, Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park.…

Edmonton woman charged in Sherwood Park hit and run

An Edmonton woman has been charged after a 55-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while walking in Sherwood Park late last week. Just after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, Strathcona County RCMP were called to a pedestrian hit…

‘It didn’t have an expiry date! Why not try?’: Edmonton-area woman redeems 34-year-old free Disneyland pass

It was 1985 and Disneyland was celebrating its 30th anniversary when Tamia Richardson got in line. “When you went through the turnstile if you were 30th, or 300th, or as the 30s went up you would receive a prize,” Richardson…

Edmonton area group aims for Guinness baseball record, $250K cancer research donations

A contingent of caring people are spending four days on a Sherwood Park baseball diamond to help cancer patients with their battle against the deadly disease. Fifty-five people are attempting to set a Guinness World Record by playing a baseball…

Sherwood Park mall evacuated after bomb threat

A shopping centre on Sherwood Park’s north side was evacuated after reports of a bomb threat on Tuesday afternoon. Police were asking residents to avoid the Emerald Hills Shopping Centre just before 1 p.m. Traffic was being routed away from…