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Edmonton Journal

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Past articles by David:

Photos: The essential workers who keep society operating during COVID-19

Article content Julie Tinker – Emergency register nurse Greg Southam/POSTMEDIAWhen photojournalists David Bloom and Greg Southam started the essential workers portrait project over two months ago, their goal was to put faces to the people who selflessly continued to work while many others stayed home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These men and women had to report to work even though they… → Read More

Photos: Drive-in Easter Sunday service

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Watch: Buses packed after Edmonton transit cuts service over COVID-19

Watch: Buses packed after Edmonton transit cuts service over COVID-19 → Read More

Watch: Province unveils new funding model for child advocacy centres

The province is changing how it funds organizations that help abused children, bringing in a funding model that will see more money go to every centre in the province with the exception of Calgary. Under the new funding model, the government’s $3.4 million a year commitment to Alberta’s six child advocacy centres will not change. […] → Read More

Photos: CN Rail blockade in Edmonton, Alta.

Less than 12 hours after a blockade was set up on CN tracks by protesters opposed to a pipeline in B.C., counter-protesters dismantled a wooden makeshift barrier and trucked it away. Conflicts with counter-protesters at the site led the protesters to abandon the blockade in the afternoon. When an employee from the law firm representing […] → Read More

Watch: City provides update on long delayed northwest police campus

“As we do the destructive testing, we would be looking to see or force leaks and to ensure that there aren’t any additional leaks throughout and to ensure that the repair work gets complete,” said acting infrastructure delivery branch manager Jesse Banford during an update to the media Friday afternoon. “It is a very complex […] → Read More

Watch: Oilers battle back to beat Predators 3-2

“I don’t think we started with the same energy we needed to counter what they were doing,” said goalie Mike Smith, who kept the Predators from pulling away for good with some key saves in his 600th NHL game. → Read More

Watch: Last dance before surgery

“I can’t imagine my life without dancing. I can’t,” says Viva Dance Company’s Stephanie Lilley. “It’s my connection to the world, it’s my inspiration to my kids, it’s my vocation. If I couldn’t dance, I wouldn’t be me.” Less than two weeks after Viva’s Sweet Nothings performance at the Foundry Room, the 37-year-old contemporary dancer, wife […] → Read More

Watch: Reducing child care red tape

Parents of children in daycare or after-school care can now apply for provincial government child-care subsidies online. “This is a common-sense and long overdue change to help parents get the support they need,” said Children’s Services Minister Rebecca Schulz in a Tuesday press release. Schulz and red tape reduction associate minister Grant Hunter announced the […] → Read More

Watch: Parents lose appeal to sue province over seclusion room

“I feel extremely disappointed for all of the children in this province,” a tearful Marcy Oakes said, trembling, outside the Court of Appeal in Edmonton. “My son Aiden is a brilliant, strong, strong, young man. And he was clearly put through some brutal trauma, that we just feel very strongly, we needed to come forward […] → Read More

Watch: Oilers down Blues 4-2

“These are games where you learn an awful lot about your team,” said Edmonton Oilers coach Dave Tippett. “That’s a good, deep team and I thought our guys met the challenge. → Read More

Watch: Tippett discusses the Oilers shootout lose to the Flames

“There was all sorts of speculation before the game but I had no clue what might happen … the focus was on the two points. I said that yesterday (Tuesday),” said Zack Kassian following the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 shootout lose to the Calgary Flames. → Read More

Watch: NHL department of player safety boss George Parros on Zack Kassian

NHL department of player safety boss George Parros came to Edmonton to make sure the Tkachuk-Kassian incidents of the previous game don’t turn into the line brawls or other outbreaks that took place during the 1980s Calgary-Edmonton Battle of Alberta wars. → Read More

Watch: Edmonton Oilers hold open practice at West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall was full of Oilers team spirit Monday as fans waited day and night for a chance to get autographs from their favourite players following an open practice at the Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace. → Read More

Watch: Thief proofing your home

“Thieves don’t like to break into homes where there is high risk, though they like to break into the easy homes, they know they’re not going to be confronted, and there’s not going to be a possibility of them getting caught,” said Edmonton Police Service (EPS) Cst. Carly Perreaux. Locking your windows and doors, setting […] → Read More

Watch: Local elementary students take on yoga recess

The Grade 4, 5, and 6 classes at Sweet Grass School are keeping active this winter with lunchtime yoga in the gym. The class is led by teacher Stephanie Garcia and helps students practice mindfulness during the school day. “I think that I definitely see that the kids that come back (to the classroom) – […] → Read More

Watch: Matthew McKnight convicted on five of 13 counts of sexual assault

Matthew McKnight has been convicted on five of the 13 counts of sexual assault he faced. After 14 weeks of trial, jurors delivered their verdict around noon Thursday. McKnight, 33, sat in the prisoner’s box wearing a grey suit and tie. He did not outwardly react to the verdict. After the verdict, he hugged his […] → Read More

Watch: Extreme cold cracks LRT rails

City crews are working to make repairs after the recent cold snap is believed to have damaged two LRT rails. The city’s south-side LRT rail has taken a significant hit from the cold, with two cracks found in the steel at two separate intersections, requiring crews to work around the clock in frigid conditions to […] → Read More

Watch: Foul play now suspected in Patricia Pangracs case

Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section says new evidence confirms missing person Patricia Pangracs is deceased, and that foul play is suspected. Pangracs was last heard from on Saturday June 8, 2019. A month later she was officially classified as missing. In early August Edmonton Police invited media along on a co-ordinated search effort in Strathcona […] → Read More

Watch: GoFundMe started for Edmonton families of Iranian plane crash victims

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to raise funds for an Edmonton-based funeral for the victims. Shayesteh Majdina, the campaign’s organizer, said the campaign initially wasn’t allowed on the website because the use of the word Iran in the campaign’s description violated GoFundMe’s terms and conditions. Now that it is live, a target goal of […] → Read More