Global News Edmonton Today is an English language newscast aimed at a Canadian audience. Located in the city of Edmonton, it aims to provide viewers with a market-leading content, covering a wide range of news stories that impact the community.
Poor air quality plagues central Alberta
The Alberta government has put in place a number of measures to keep Albertans breathing clean air. These measures include an online database of local air quality and other smog related information. They have also issued a number of advisories, the most recent being a warning about the health risks posed by smoking.
Although the air quality in the Rockies and Edmonton metroplex is at or above safe levels, poor air quality plagues the central and western regions of Alberta. Smoke from a wildfire in east central Manitoba is a likely culprit. As of Monday morning, the Air Quality Index (AQI) for Calgary was at 11 – a bit too high to pass off as a healthy air day. A good quality filter should be in place to ensure air quality stays on par.
Edmonton’s #1 newscast will deliver market-leading content
Global News Edmonton has announced Scott Roberts as its new anchor. The news comes after an exhaustive Canada-wide search for a replacement for outgoing anchor Gord Steinke.
As the largest media company in the Edmonton market, Global Edmonton has a long history of producing top-rated local newscasts. Their news team is led by former CTV Vancouver journalist Scott Roberts, who will take over the anchor desk at 6 p.m. Previously, he co-anchored the morning show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Scott has a background in journalism and is one of the most respected newscasters in the industry. His experience includes working as a reporter for the CBC in Calgary, covering federal politics and access to information journalism. In addition to his new role with Global Edmonton, he is also joining the Global News Hour at six with Carole Anne Devaney.
Oilers beat Anaheim Ducks 6-2
The Edmonton Oilers fought back after a brutal loss to the Los Angeles Kings in their last game to beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-2. Jack Campbell made 21 saves, and Connor McDavid picked up a hat trick in the winThe Oilers’ first-period success was key. In the game’s first 10 minutes, McDavid scored a goal and added an assist. After the first period ended, the team had a 4-1 lead.
After two periods, the Oilers stretched their lead to 6-1. They added a goal from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and another from Klim Kostin.
But the Ducks never got much going in the second period. In fact, they managed to score only a single goal in the third. This was the first time this season that the Ducks allowed a goal in the third.
NDP leader says federal government needs to drastically increase planned investment in lower-emissions energy projects
Oil and gas plays an important role in Canada’s economy, and the industry is a prime contributor to the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. It also contributes to energy security for trading partners. In a global context, Canada’s oil and gas sector must cut emissions at an aggressive pace to meet the country’s climate goals. Towards that end, the Government of Canada has outlined a plan to reduce GHG emissions by 2030 at a pace necessary to contribute to the country’s climate change objectives.
The oil and gas sector’s GHG emissions were 27% of total greenhouse gas emissions in 2020. Methane accounted for 20% of the sector’s total GHG emissions in that year.
According to the Global Methane Pledge, which Canada joined in 2021, Canada aims to cut methane emissions by 30% below 2020 levels by 2030. This requires Canadian oil and gas companies to set net-zero emissions targets.
Featured businesses in Edmonton
One of the things that makes the Edmonton area unique is its burgeoning tech industry. It is home to a number of impressively branded companies like Suncor Energy, Alberta Energy, and the Canadian Automobile Association to name but a few. This is all part of a regional and national renaissance. The region is a hotbed of technology, innovation, and cool stuff. As a matter of fact, the city boasts the tiniest tech industry in North America with an estimated one million employees tucked into the city limits. Besides the tech halo, the city ranks as the envy of many of its northern neighbours. Hence, no doubt there is a slew of startups looking for a fresh start.
Aside from the obvious (and aforementioned) neophytes, the region offers a host of amenities and incentives in an increasingly competitive environment. For instance, the city is the birthplace of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) which boasts the nation’s only space lab. In addition to the CSA, the region is also home to the Canada Aerospace and Defence (CAD) and Air Canada offices. Among other things, the region is home to the nation’s most advanced commercial airport, the Edmonton International Airport, as well as a plethora of museums and galleries.