Emily Mertz began her career with Global Edmonton right out of university.
She has a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Alberta, where she studied English and non-fiction writing, and also wrote for the school newspaper, The Gateway.
After graduation, she was hired as a writer for Global News in Edmonton. Since then, she has worked as an assignment editor and producer before moving into her current position as an Online Reporter/Producer.
Before coming to Edmonton for school, Emily lived in Ontario. She grew up watching the Blue Jays and is still a huge fan.
She also enjoys travelling (especially to New Zealand!), running in the River Valley, and trying to make her friends laugh.
Jason Steadman, who was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2015 death of Edmonton limo driver Dwayne Demkiw, has appealed his conviction and sentence. Continue reading →
After issuing a news release last month, asking for help identifying a sexual assault suspect, Leduc RCMP said Tuesday ‘the incident was fabricated.’ Continue reading →
Talk about timing. On the same morning Rachel Notley announced Albertans will head back to the polls on April 16, Twitter Canada unveiled a special emoji for the provincial election. Continue reading →
The Alberta government is putting together a team of police and law enforcement officials, including Crown prosecutors, to specifically fight hate crimes and extremism. Continue reading →
In 2018, there were 19 fatalities and 319 serious injury collisions in Edmonton. Both those numbers are down from 2017. Continue reading →
The Environmental Appeals Board released its report into the old Domtar wood treatment site — now being developed into housing — and found “there is no immediate risk to these residents and other people.” Continue reading →
The NDP says “a woman’s right to choose is in sudden and real peril in Alberta” thanks to Jason Kenney. Is this true? Would access to abortion be limited under a UCP government? Continue reading →
Police said one person died in a collision on the west leg of Anthony Henday late Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading →
Troy Reeb, the executive vice president of broadcast networks for Corus Entertainment, will be given an honorary Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Lethbridge College. Continue reading →
City Market Downtown will be moving to a year-round, indoor-outdoor location at 97 Street and 103A Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays. Continue reading →
A gem of downtown Edmonton — and a much-loved Saturday summertime tradition for many — is saying goodbye to 104 Street. Continue reading →
The Alberta Cancer Foundation has decided to end its Bust a Move six-hour workout event in 2019, stressing the need to keep fundraising costs low. Continue reading →
The city can also now procure contractors for the Valley Line extension to Lewis Farms in west Edmonton and the Metro Line extension into Blatchford. Continue reading →
A correctional peace officer recruit died Thursday at the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General training facility in Edmonton, sources tell Global News. Continue reading →
An estimated $2.5 million of contraband shisha and cigarettes were seized from a central Edmonton storage locker facility. Continue reading →