Global News Edmonton

  • Quebecer breaks Guinness world record, planting more than 23K trees in 24 hours
    by Brayden Jagger Haines on August 19, 2022 at 7:28 pm in Environment, Antione Moses, antoine moses, guinnes world records, Guinness, Kenny Chaplin, Quebec tree planter, Quebec world record, tree planting, tree planting record, Trees, World Record

    Antoine Moses, a 23-year-old Canadian tree planter, set a new world record by planting 23,060 trees in 24 hours straight, planting 16 trees per minute.

  • 2 people charged with 53 offences in Edmonton drug-trafficking investigation
    by Caley Gibson on August 19, 2022 at 5:50 pm in Crime, Edge, Edmonton crime, Edmonton drug seizure, Edmonton drug trafficking, Edmonton drug trafficking investigation, Edmonton police, EPS, Griesbach, Griesbach drug seizure, Stolen Handguns

    The investigation was conducted throughout July by members of the Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit (EDGE). 

  • Ben Stelter funeral procession: Edmontonians say goodbye to young Oilers fan
    by Emily Mertz on August 19, 2022 at 5:12 pm in Canada, Features, Sports, Ben Stelter, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumour, Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, Kids With Cancer, La Bamba, NHL Playoffs, Oilers Fan

    Community members and hockey fans gathered along the funeral procession route for six-year-old Ben Stelter Friday morning. 

  • Edmonton Elks begin a home-and-home set with the Redblacks in Ottawa
    by Dave Campbell on August 19, 2022 at 4:21 pm in Sports, 2022 CFL season, CFL, Chris Jones, Edmonton Elks, Edmonton sports, Elks versus Redblacks, Jake Ceresna, Ottawa Redblacks, Taylor Cornelius

    The Edmonton Elks are in Ottawa for a Friday night matchup against the Redblack in the beginning of a home-and-home set between the two teams.

  • Edmonton to open 2 collision reporting centres for drivers involved in minor crashes
    by Caley Gibson on August 19, 2022 at 3:18 pm in Crime, Traffic, Accident Support Services International Ltd., collision reporting centre, Edmonton collision reporting centre, Edmonton collisions, Edmonton police, Edmonton roads, Edmonton Traffic, EPS, Reporting minor collision, Reporting minor collision Edmonton

    The Edmonton Police Service is partnering with Accident Support Services International Ltd. (ASSI) to open two collision reporting centres this fall.

  • Canada to face off against Czechia in world junior semifinals Friday
    on August 19, 2022 at 12:13 pm in Canada, Sports, 2022 world juniors, Canada versus Czechia, Canadian hockey championship, Canadian Junior Hockey, Canadian junior hockey championship, Edmonton sports, Edmonton world juniors, World Junior Hockey, World Junior semifinals, World Juniors, world juniors 2022

    The undefeated Canadians will take on Czechia, the country commonly known as the Czech Republic, in the semifinals.

  • Groups representing Alberta criminal defence lawyers to take further job action over legal aid system
    by Phil Heidenreich on August 19, 2022 at 2:59 am in Politics, Alberta Justice, Alberta Legislature, Alberta politics, Court, Justice, Law, Legal Aid, Legal Aid Alberta, Legal aid funding, Legal aid funding in Alberta, tyler shandro

    Organizations representing criminal defence lawyers in Alberta say their members are prepared to take more job action next month.

  • Calgary widows fighting to have husbands’ names on birth certificates
    by Jill Croteau on August 19, 2022 at 1:12 am in Canada, Features, Health, Alberta Government, Alberta health, Baby, Birth Certificate, Cancer, Family Law, Father, Fertility, IVF, Nate Glubish, posthumous, Service Alberta, Vital Statistics

    Two Calgary mothers are taking their cases to court hoping to get their husbands’ names on their children’s birth certificates. Both widows conceived after their husbands died.

  • Compensation negotiations with Canadian men’s soccer team could go on beyond the World Cup
    on August 19, 2022 at 12:47 am in Canada, Canada Soccer, Canadian Soccer, FIFA, Men’s soccer, Soccer, Team Canada, World Cup

    The countdown to the World Cup in Qatar is ticking. And at the same time, pressure is building on Canada Soccer to seal a compensation deal with the men’s national team.

  • Canada not counting out underdog Czechs ahead of world juniors semifinals
    on August 18, 2022 at 11:24 pm in Canada, Sports, 2022 world juniors, Edmonton sports, Hockey, Junior Hockey, World junior semifinal, World junior semifinal preview, World Juniors, world juniors 2022, World Juniors in Edmonton, World juniors in Edmonton 2022

    While Canada has gone undefeated through five games in the tournament, Czechia struggled through round-robin action, losing to Latvia and Slovakia, as well as Canada.