This month marks a sombre milestone in the Syrian conflict. It was 10 years ago this month that peaceful protests were met by a violent crackdown and spiralled into civil war. Continue reading
Mike Sobel is the weather specialist and co-host of Edmonton’s #1 rated Global News Morning starting at 5AM weekdays! Edmontonians have been watching Mike on ITV, and now Global Edmonton, since the mid-eighties on shows like Hi Q, Four O’clock Rock, Disney Afternoon & many telethons & New Year’s Eve countdowns.
Mike grew up in Toronto where he attended York University. He spent a lot of time working at the campus radio station which led to his interest in the media. Mike then began his radio career which took him to Weyburn, Saskatchewan, then Regina and various stations in Edmonton (CFRN, CJAX, KING, CISN, and MAGIC 99) where he played records, cartridges and eventually computer sound files for many years. One of his favourite radio memories was taking two listeners on a trip to New York where they attended a Garth Brooks concert in Central Park in front of 250,000 fans.
Mike is married to a fitness instructor and has two adult sons who flew the coup out to the west coast.
When Mike is not reporting the highs and lows on the weather map, he spends his spare time in the gym, riding his bike, skiing, walking his dog Cozmo and spending way too many hours watching television sports. Mike also spends a great deal of time supporting charities like the MS Society of Canada, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Kids with Cancer Society, the Stollery Children’s Hospital, and many more community events in and around our city!
WATCH: Mike answers a few questions for Global Edmonton viewers, including: how would people describe you, and what is the best part of living in Edmonton?
It was a reunion as unlikely as it was unforgettable — and it was 82 years in the making. Continue reading →
The Toronto Raptors may have built their brand around the slogan “We the North,” but they’ve now rebuilt the team’s infrastructure in the U.S. south. Continue reading →
In a normal year, about 4.1 million Canadians make the trip south. Here are a few of the Canadians who still do, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading →
Suzie Dorner, a COVID-19 nurse at Tampa General Hospital, will be an honorary captain for the coin toss at Super Bowl LV. Continue reading →
Dianne Childress voted for Donald Trump in 2016. And in 2020, despite the turmoil of the last four years, she still supports him. Continue reading →
Seniors were a major part of Trump’s 2016 victory, but according to polls, they may not be in his corner this time around. Continue reading →
Some voters in West Virginia say despite COVID-19 they still support Trump, while others say he has mishandled the crisis, with the economy ‘shot to hell.’ Continue reading →
It was shoulder-to-shoulder at a rally to support the U.S. president in Pennsylvania — a state where COVID-19 numbers are surging. Continue reading →
Biden has long played up his blue-collar roots in Scranton, Pa., even when he was a senator in neighbouring Delaware. Continue reading →
Early voting is immensely popular in Pennsylvania. It’s also sparked a lot of partisan handwringing. Continue reading →
One opinion is shared by both Democrats and Republicans: in the United States, people care about this election more than ever. Continue reading →
Hundreds of Americans are supporting a political action committee called Republican Voters Against Trump, which is trying to convince Republicans it’s OK to vote against the party. Continue reading →
The Houthi administration suspended all UN and humanitarian flights into Sanaa on Sept. 9. Continue reading →
Two Egyptian highways are being constructed across a pyramid plateau, cutting through some of the most important ancient sites in the world. Continue reading →