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‘We’re in crisis’: Edmontonians rally in support of Colten Boushie, Tina Fontaine

About 300 Edmontonians took to the streets Sunday to speak out against a justice system they see as broken, in the wake of non-guilty verdicts for the people accused of killing Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine. Edmontonians of all backgrounds gathered at Churchill Square to address a perceived pattern of injustice and inequality in the … [Read more...]

Pride, prejudice and poetry: Edmonton artist explores complexities through spoken word

Brandon Wint isn’t the type of artist to see barriers — instead, he breaks through them to build bridges. As a spoken word poet who also happens to be Black and physically disabled, Wint has experienced more than his fair share of categorization. But he doesn't let labels define his journey. When he takes his words from the page to … [Read more...]

Helping hands: Long-time Edmonton volunteer on his decades of giving back

Through helping others, Neil Kennedy found the strength to save himself. Staring at the faces of homeless folk he's known over the years, Kennedy laments that the portraits on his wall were bound for the garbage bin if he didn't intervene. Kennedy was volunteering at the Bissell Centre ahead of renovations when he stumbled upon the pictures … [Read more...]

‘We’re all humans:’ Photographer highlights stories from the street

After a decade and a half working in group homes, it was photography that put Jerry Cordeiro’s life in focus. For about four years, Cordeiro has been walking Edmonton’s inner city with a camera strapped to his neck and his heart worn on his sleeve. He’s the founder of Humans of Edmonton Experience, a blog that tells the stories of … [Read more...]

‘A sense of relief’: National Inquiry comes to a close in Edmonton

Families who testified at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Edmonton left the hearings with mixed emotions, as they ponder what happens next. Melanie Dene testified in a public hearing about her cousin Shelly, who went missing in Edmonton in 2013. Leading up to the hearing, she was nervous and … [Read more...]

‘All we have is hope’: Mixed emotions as inquiry community hearings start in Edmonton

For seven years, ever since his sister Amber went missing, Paul Tuccaro has been waiting for answers. As he stands before the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls this week in Edmonton, he’s hoping he’ll find some at last. The inquiry’s chief commissioner Marion Buller and commissioner Brian Eyolfson are attending … [Read more...]

Edmonton police chief confirms attack suspect facing terrorism, attempted murder charges

The day after a high speed U-Haul chase through downtown Edmonton put five in hospital, police officials said a suspect is in custody facing several terrorism-related charges and five charges of attempted murder. In a press conference Sunday, Police Chief Rod Knecht stressed that the suspect appeared to have acted alone. He confirmed … [Read more...]

‘It’s weird that this is so close to home’: Edmontonians react after late night attack

People staying at the Matrix Hotel were shocked to wake up to a heavy police presence and a flipped U-Haul truck after what police are calling an act of terrorism. According to police, an Edmonton officer was stabbed near Commonwealth Stadium and a high-speed police chase occurred with the driver of a U-haul truck deliberately hitting … [Read more...]

Family of Amber Tuccaro still searching for answers seven years later

Tootsie Tuccaro knows her daughter’s killer is still out there. Seven years to the day 20-year-old Amber Alyssa Tuccaro was found missing, her family is still searching for answers. Tuccaro, originally from the Mikisew Cree First Nation, was last seen in Nisku on Aug. 18, 2010, and her remains were found in the same area two years … [Read more...]

‘Families are waiting for answers:’ Edmonton police reopen MMIWG cold cases

Edmonton police hope advancements in DNA technology will help them finally crack 10 cold cases they've reopened involving Indigenous women who have gone missing or been murdered in the city. The new spotlight on old crimes is being met with appreciation by advocates and family members who have lost loved ones. “I’m really glad about … [Read more...]