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Emily Mertz

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Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Past articles by Emily:

Coronavirus: What does Banff look like without international tourism?

Banff, as a town, was created to serve tourists visiting the national park. So, what happens when a global pandemic restricts the 50 per cent of its visitors coming from outside Canada? → Read More

Publisher lifts limit on eBooks for libraries in light of novel coronavirus pandemic

Macmillan Publishers lifted the embargo it previously put in place limiting the number of titles for eBooks public libraries could buy. → Read More

Coronavirus: Edmonton police see ‘hate-related graffiti’ directed at Asian community

"There is zero tolerance for hate-related behaviour in our community, regardless if we're in the middle of a pandemic or not." → Read More

Cree names submitted by Alberta teacher for planet and star win national contest

"Nikâwiy, which is the star, and orbiting around it, looking for its light, is the child, Awasis." → Read More

Alberta has 1st presumptive case of coronavirus

Alberta Health said Thursday afternoon that the province had its first presumptive case of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. → Read More

‘Special needs’ Alberta rescue dog ‘Best Boy Brodie’ becomes international sensation

A perfectly imperfect Alberta rescue dog is garnering international attention. → Read More

Edmonton sisters killed in Iran plane crash remembered as ‘so kind’ and ‘extraordinarily capable’

Two incredibly bright sisters from Edmonton who died when a plane crashed near Tehran are being remembered for their passion to help others. → Read More

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