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.
Peter Pocklington, the contentious businessman who once owned the Edmonton Oilers, is exploring a new business opportunity: cannabis. Continue reading →
One year after Uber Canada introduced an option allowing customers to tip drivers, the company has released more data about tipping trends across the country. Continue reading →
More than a year after announcing $65 million for upgrading Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital, officials revealed where the new, larger emergency department will be built. Continue reading →
A lockdown put in place Friday at the Edmonton Remand Centre after a number of suspected overdoses as well as a death over the July 13 weekend was lifted Wednesday night. Continue reading →
RCMP are also looking at whether any of the dogs may have recently been stolen and are asking for the public’s help. Continue reading →
Staff at St. Paul Municipal Library were thrilled to have the old book returned and plan to showcase it in a display case. Continue reading →
On July 17, World Emoji Day, here’s a look at the most-used emojis by Canadians and how they compare to trends around the world. Continue reading →
The parents of Lethbridge hockey player Ryan Vandervlis said Monday the 20-year-old had been moved from the Intensive Care Unit and was communicating with them. Continue reading →
Over the past two months, Alberta’s two biggest cities have been ramping up to see which could get the most businesses to go straw-free for at least one day. Continue reading →
An inmate at the Edmonton Remand Centre was found unresponsive in his cell on Friday and could not be revived, despite staff administering naloxone and epinephrine. Continue reading →
It was one of the largest spills in Alberta’s history. Now, Nexen has pleaded guilty to a charge under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act for the July 2015 oil spill. Continue reading →
Using open data, Darkhorse Analytics tracked new home builds every year since 1917. Then, it created an interactive map that reveals how — and where — Edmonton grows. Continue reading →
Build-A-Bear Workshop was forced to close lines for its stores in Canada and the U.S. on Thursday during its Pay Your Age promotion. Continue reading →
The Animal Care and Control Centre (ACCC) has had to stop accepting healthy adult cats for one week because it is 137 per cent over capacity. Continue reading →
After seemingly deciding Tuesday where cannabis and tobacco smoking will and won’t be allowed in Edmonton, councillors have hit the pause button. Continue reading →