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.
The owners of an Alberta store had a very emotional experience with a homeless man in their community. The meeting prompted them to start collecting — and matching — donations to help. Continue reading →
Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar wrote a letter to Edmonton City Council, urging it to keep RE/MAX Field. The mayor, however, says no decisions have been made on the future of the ballpark. Continue reading →
Strathcona County RCMP and ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit arrested and charged a Sherwood Park man with child pornography offences last week. Continue reading →
Edmontonians lost more than $369,602 in mass marketing scams between Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017. That only includes crimes that have been reported. Continue reading →
A 19-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose after a woman was attacked with a sword in a Bragg Creek home. Continue reading →
Several fire crews were on scene trying to extinguish the flames from the multi-storey home south of Lakeland Drive on Friday evening. Continue reading →
The Red Cross has launched an augmented reality app called Enter The Room that transports people into the room of a child in a war-torn city. Continue reading →
The alert covers all streams, creeks, lakes and rivers that feed into the North Saskatchewan River and ends at the Saskatchewan border, the Alberta government said. Continue reading →
The fleet — comprised of BYD Company Ltd.’s e6 pure-electric crossover model — will launch this summer. Continue reading →
The funding will support the hiring of 39 RCMP officers, 40 civilian positions, as well as Crown prosecutors. Continue reading →
Our House – a 60-bed addictions recovery facility for men – is trying to find a way to cover the cost of a major repair and renovation. Continue reading →
An entire community was grieving on Thursday, one day after 15-year-old Maisie Watkinson was killed in a collision between a school bus and a gravel truck north of Redwater. Continue reading →
Edmonton is just recovering from its third major snow storm of 2018. So, in terms of snowfall amounts and road-clearing work, how did this latest storm stack up? Continue reading →
Kitscoty RCMP were called by a resident who heard gunshots and saw two vehicles following each other at about 11 p.m. on March 4. Continue reading →
The multi-year funding commitment means the Edmonton Ski Club will be able to operate on a full-time basis next season and make capital investments for the first time in decades. Continue reading →