The MacEwan University Journalism program downtown community news site
Volume II

No. 1: Jan. 29, 2021

‘Hope is as small as a needle’




YEG street art

Edmonton’s core is a hidden gallery of unique murals, but you have to work hard to find them. The paintings, by local and international artists, comprise some of the city’s best urban art – and it’s all tucked away in alleys and parking lots.


A Fire-cracking New Year

The Wuhan virus may have cast a pall over the Spring Festival in China, but in January, the city’s Chinese community celebrated the beginning of the Spring Festival with joy, pride, fireworks and a lion’s dance through Chinatown.


Rent isn’t rising – for now

A recent report states that City Centre rents are stagnant. However, new developments in the area may shake up the current rental market and bring it in line with the rest of the city, which has seen rental rates rising in the past few years.


Red lights in the snow

Edmonton is known for deep snow and slick winter driving,  inconvenient for most drivers, but, between spinning wheels, locked traffic and temperatures that can freeze water in firehoses, winter is downright dangerous for first responders.


Valentine’s Day ideas

Even though we still have two weeks to go before Valentine’s Day, it’s not too late to start thinking about novel ways to show your love to that special person. Here we offer a selection of some of the best ways to celebrate in the City Centre.


Maggie’s take

Maggie stands for “Magpie,” and it’s the title of our opinion piece by each edition’s managing editor. This week, Jasmine Graf vents about driving through our winters, and wonders why, every year, Edmontonians seem to forget all about snow and ice.
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About us
Managing editor: Jasmine Graf
Assistant managing editor: Mariann Roberts
Copy chief: Austin Connelly
Copy editors: Maya Abdallah, Rudy Howell, Cecilia Lietz
Contributors: Shanghetaa Alfred, Rahma Dalmar, Layla Dart, Jessica Nelson, Ashley Orich, Danielle Selbee, Sarah Spisak, Jackson Spring
Publisher:  Brian Gorman PhD, associate professor of journalism




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