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.
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The mayor of Leduc said the entire community is affected by the deaths of three workers in what RCMP are calling a “serious workplace accident” in an industrial area. Continue reading →
Jonathan Pratt, who was convicted of killing three teenagers in a drunk driving-related crash in November 2011, was granted day parole on Thursday. Continue reading →
Meteorologist Jesse Beyer said parts of western Alberta could see between 10 and 15 centimetres of snow but some areas could see more than 20 centimetres by the end of Friday. Continue reading →
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Within a 15-block distance, there are about 220 different signs — from playground zone notifications and speed limits to bike lane advisories, traffic advisories and more. Continue reading →
Lethbridge police have charged a 30-year-old man after a woman working at a west wide convenience store was chased to a back room and “confined for a period of time.” Continue reading →
City councillor Michael Walters thinks Edmonton needs to consider how Calgary hosting a huge event like the Olympics would affect government funding for other municipalities. Continue reading →
Emergency crews were called at 4:31 p.m. and firefighters arrived at Mill Woods Road and 37 Avenue at 4:37 p.m. Continue reading →
Edmonton police allege a 68-year-old woman created false payroll deposits for more than 500 employees who were no longer with the company she worked for. Continue reading →
Seven fire crews responded to City Centre mall in downtown Edmonton for a fire inside the Shoppers Drug Mart late Monday afternoon. Continue reading →
Jelena Grover has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects her lungs and digestive system. She’s been waiting for a transplant since January. Continue reading →
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As part of Edmonton Transit’s move to bolster security, ETS will start rotating deployment of security guards around the clock at select transit centres on Monday. Continue reading →