Emily Mertz, Global News

Emily Mertz

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Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Recent articles by Emily:

Elizabeth May calls out Jason Kenney: ‘There is no planet called Alberta’

May stressed Alberta is not exempt from climate change and has already felt the harsh affects, including the Fort McMurray wildfires and the Calgary floods. → Read More

Second World War veteran drops ceremonial puck at great-granddaughter’s hockey game

On the evening of Nov. 11, a hockey game at Clareview Recreation Centre began with a very touching tribute. → Read More

10 to 20 cm of heavy snow expected for Edmonton, more in northwestern Alberta

Snowfall and winter storm warnings were issued Friday for northwestern and central Alberta, including Edmonton, where people should prepare for another Arctic onslaught. → Read More

Visitors have scary close encounter with bear on bridge in Jasper

A college student visiting from Los Angeles captured video of a bear running across a wooden foot bridge full of people, including children. → Read More

This Alberta wildfire season has seen most hectares burned since 1981

According to the most recent numbers, wildfires in Alberta so far this season have burned about 817,256 hectares — the largest area in 38 years. → Read More

Emotional video of toddler seeing Paddle Prairie home destroyed by wildfire shared online

The vice-chair of the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement shared an emotional video of her family returning home after the Chuckegg Creek wildfire destroyed their house. → Read More

Power, cell service lost as ‘Level 6’ wildfire burns out of control in High Level

The out-of-control wildfire that forced the evacuation of High Level, Alta., on Monday is currently listed as a Level 6, the most severe, given how active it is. → Read More

Family of suspected Calgary double homicide victims asks for help: ‘They are so loved’

The family of 22-month-old Aliyah Sanderson released a statement Sunday morning, pleading to the public for help and sharing details about the missing mother and daughter. → Read More

Emojis, WhatsApp and ‘XOXO’: How texting habits differ around the world

From how we say hello and goodbye, to shorthand, abbreviations, emoji use and even the platform people use to send messages, texting habits vary depending on where you are in the world. → Read More

Plan to move aircraft testing centre from Cold Lake to Ottawa ‘sad’: mayor

"The community is a bit shocked," said Cold Lake mayor Craig Copeland. → Read More

Hard-hit Drayton Valley businesses invite prime minister to talk oil, economy: ‘We need your help’

Dozens of small business owners around Drayton Valley have invited Justin Trudeau to visit for an 'open, non-partisan discussion.' → Read More

WestJet pilots notify Edmonton police of ‘drone flying off left wing’

WestJet pilots alerted police while trying to land at the Edmonton airport after a near miss with a drone that was 3,700 feet higher than it's allowed to be. → Read More

Saskatchewan pilot killed when ultralight plane crashes east of Grande Prairie

One person died Tuesday after the small plane they were in crashed east of Grande Prairie on Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

RCMP release video of possible suspect in Edson mosque fire

RCMP in Edson continue to investigate a suspicious fire at a local mosque that happened on June 16. On July 27, they released video of a person they believe may be involved. → Read More

Hundreds of inmates go on hunger strike at Edmonton Remand Centre

Just days after a lockdown at the Edmonton Remand Centre was lifted, about 200 prisoners started to refuse their meals. → Read More

Huge crowds, ‘safety concerns’ force Build-A-Bear to shut down Pay Your Age event

Build-A-Bear Workshop was forced to close lines for its stores in Canada and the U.S. on Thursday during its Pay Your Age promotion. → Read More

RCMP release photos of possible suspect in arson at Edson mosque

The fire started Saturday as dozens of people were leaving evening prayers. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. → Read More

3 sisters among 5 killed in highway crash: ‘This is very hard on the Maskwacis community’

Three sisters are among the five people killed in a two-vehicle crash south of Edmonton on Tuesday. → Read More

Kinder Morgan halts Trans Mountain pipeline expansion amid B.C. opposition

Kinder Morgan said it would consult with stakeholders with a view to reaching agreements by May 31 that "may allow the project to proceed." → Read More

Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Logan Hunter’s mom says he was ‘living his dream’

A St. Albert athlete who was killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash Friday is being remembered as a passionate hockey player with a sharp sense of humour who was also an incredibly kind young man. → Read More