The Pisces Spa was a bathhouse used by gay men. On May 30, 1981, 56 men were arrested after nearly 50 officers stormed the spa.
Fletcher Kent is Global Edmonton’s longest-serving reporter. He joined the station in October of 2002.
Before coming to Edmonton, Fletcher worked at several television stations in Regina and Saskatoon and even spent some time working on a cruise ship. During some Edmonton winters, he sometimes questions why he ever left that job.
Fletcher loves talking to people and hearing what is important to them. He feels honoured to be entrusted with telling their stories to Edmontonians.
Fletcher was born in St. Albert but grew up in Regina, where he received a journalism degree from the University of Regina. In his spare time, Fletcher enjoys spending time with his young family. He’s also a hobby photographer and appreciates all the beautiful scenery Alberta has to offer.
Fletcher in action at the 2012 Capital Ex Parade
The puck drops Wednesday on the Edmonton Oilers’ first playoff game since 2017 and while fans are hoping for a long Stanley Cup run — a number of community organizations are too.
Landscapers have thrived in a bizarre economy changed by COVID-19.
Cathy Smith’s family and friends gathered in Edmonton on Wednesday to grieve and support one another as they remembered the woman who was killed on Tuesday as “the best.”
As more Albertans receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, many are asking, “What’s next?” Some patients are getting differing answers.
Pharmaceutical companies argue having domestic manufacturers supported by domestic governments could help insulate Canadians from global vaccine trade wars.
Fifty-six of Edmonton’s 62 long-term care or designated supportive living sites have had to manage a COVID-19 outbreak at some point in the past year.
An Edmonton tech company has secured a US$60 million investment and says it hopes to nearly double its staff in the next year.
Alberta craft brewers say the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on business, but it has also helped them grow in ways they never expected.
Bob Fedina has been putting up the elaborate light display for nearly two decades. This year, the spectacular sight offers a welcome distraction.
“Something has got to change,” Chief McFee said. “We can continue to do this and move money around and we’ll just continue to have the same problem we’ve had for the last several years.”
The proposed new standards of practice come after concerns that some doctors were leaving rural Alberta over an ongoing contract dispute with the province.
Rising COVID-19 infection rates in Edmonton have health officials considering tougher measures in the capital city.
The city is looking at responses to concerns raised by limousine companies, including a possible reduction in dispatcher and vehicle licensing fees for 2020.
From masks and sanitizers to gyms filled with desks, both Edmonton public and Catholic school boards say they’ve done what they can to prepare for the return of in-class learning.