An early look at UFC 240 in Edmonton

An early look at UFC 240 in Edmonton

After a disappointing debut card, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return to Edmonton for UFC 240 on July 27 at Rogers Place. The full fight lineup has not been made official, but there have been a few fights announced, including the main event, which features Canada’s adopted son Max Holloway defending his featherweight belt […]

Alternative Pride Events

Alternative Pride Events

June is the month for shorts, ice cream and pride. It’s Pride Month and in Edmonton we have a bunch of different ways to celebrate. The 38-years-running Edmonton Pride Parade was recently cancelled by the Pride Festival Society in April, leaving Edmontonians to wonder how they will celebrate LGBTQ2 Pride. Luckily, many new events will […]

Countdown to Eid in Edmonton

Countdown to Eid in Edmonton

Every year, Muslims around the globe participate in a month-long fast from sunrise to sundown. The fast is called Ramadan. This year, it began on May 6 and will come to a close on June 3 with an Eid celebration — otherwise known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast.” Halfway through the fast, I […]

Review: Vocal Alchemy welcomes spring in Edmonton with Songs & Sonnets

Review: Vocal Alchemy welcomes spring in Edmonton with Songs & Sonnets

Edmonton finally got its first taste of spring and Vocal Alchemy’s concert Songs & Sonnets provided a unique take on the season. On Saturday, May 11, 100 choristers took to the stage at McDougall United Church, dawning bright colours to deliver a musical representation of spring. Vocal Alchemy was founded in 2002 and is a […]

Klon..what? K-days is Edmonton’s new gold rush

Klon..what? K-days is Edmonton’s new gold rush

The Polar Express at K-days (Northlands). By Breann Gurney K-Days returns to the Edmonton Expo Centre for the 140th year—but the fair seems to have lost touch with history. The saloons, tailcoats, and hoop skirts of a lost age have vanished, replaced by money-making machines and shrieking children begging for more ride tickets. No longer […]

It is a tough road to the UFC for Edmonton fighters

It is a tough road to the UFC for Edmonton fighters

“Do you wanna be a fighter?” These infamous words from Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White have become the mantra for fighters looking to compete in the UFC since 2005, but wanting it is often not the problem. Climbing the ranks from an amateur mixed-martial arts (MMA) fighter to the UFC takes a combination of […]

Slow down to save our kids: Edmonton proposes speed limit changes

Slow down to save our kids: Edmonton proposes speed limit changes

By Breann Gurney Wide roads and fast cars pose a threat to communities within Edmonton. City council members proposed a bylaw to lower speed limits to 40 kilometers in an attempt to slow down speeders and increase safety. Further discussion is scheduled for a council meeting later this month, after surveys conducted on behalf of […]