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Revelling in the River Valley

Lloyd Lewis


Saturday June 22, 2019 – Kinsmen Park

Revelling on the success of the inaugural Volume 1 in the summer of 2018, the Kinsmen Club of Edmonton is proud to present Soundtrack Music Festival Volume 2 taking place on Saturday June 22, 2019 in their backyard at Kinsmen Park. The multi-genre Top 40 music & arts festival will feature performances from some of the music industry’s hottest talent both past and present in Edmonton’s one-of-a-kind historic River Valley.



Paul Woida             The sophomore year Soundtrack Music Festival will be headlined by one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history, Boyz II Men. The trio redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. The group’s 4 Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 25- year career, Boyz II Men have also won a whopping 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards, as well as a Casino Entertainment Award for their acclaimed residency at the Mirage Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, which has been ongoing since 2013. Boyz II Men’s past hits include: “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day,” “Motownphilly” and many others.      Joining them is multi-Grammy award winning artist Shaggy; who is by all accounts the true definition of a renaissance man, besides his continuing success in reggae/dancehall music and its influence on pop music worldwide, Shaggy is a fierce businessman, and humble philanthropist. The Jamaican-Born American Reggae fusion singer is best known for his singles “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me,” and “Angel.”


The Fronts       Also on the bill is hip-hop’s ‘King of the South’, Ludacris. The popular singer and actor (Crash, Hustle and Flow, 2 Fast 2 Furious) helped bring raunchy humour back to rap with hits like “Roll Out,” “Stand Up” and “What’s Your Fantasy.” Between 2000 and 2006, he sold more than 15 million records.

Bringing her soulful R&B vibe with smash hits like “Foolish” & “Rock Wit U” to the afternoon of Soundtrack is Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti.


With all of her amazing success, Ashanti has never lost sign of who she is and how important it is to give back to the community; she has been very active supporting a large list of charities and good causes.

With the gates to the festival opening at 1:00pm, the rest of the day will be filled out with some classic favourites; Maestro Fresh Wes, Supersonic (Oasis Tribute), Edmonton’s own The Fronts & Paul Woida. Harman B is back spinning all day between sets and legendary former Much Music VJ Master T returns as the festival’s Master of Ceremonies.

Maestro Fresh Wes

This show is all ages and all tickets are General Admission. Tier 1 tickets are $89 for 13+ year-olds and $25 for 6-12 year-olds; Tier 2 tickets are $99 for 13+ year-olds and $35 for 6-12 year-olds. Children 5 years of age and under are free. Tickets go on sale March 22 at 10am MST. The festival site at Kinsmen Park will include many local food trucks, artisans, and a full-site liquor license.

For more details, FAQs and full festival information visit

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President Todayville Inc., Former VP/GM CTV Edmonton, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel 41 Signal Regiment, Board Member Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, Past Board Member United Way of Alberta Capital Region, Musician, Photographer.


If you ride the bus, take note-100 Street detour changes for nine bus routes, effective Monday, June 17

Lloyd Lewis



June 14, 2019

Based on customer and Operator feedback, ETS is adjusting downtown detours for bus routes 60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 68, 69, 72 and 90. At the start of service on Monday, June 17, these routes will detour onto 97 Street between Jasper Avenue and 104 Avenue. 

Bus routes 7, 8, 15, 52, 70, 81, 82, 85, 87, 112, 512, 856 and 965 will continue to detour onto 101 Street between Jasper Avenue and 104 Avenue.
ETS detours are due to the closure of 100 Street at 102 Avenue to accommodate the construction of Valley Line LRT tracks across the intersection.

The detours will last until approximately July 20.  Updated orange and white detour notices will be installed on posts next to closed bus stops and new temporary stops in advance of the detours. ETS staff will be at bus stops on 100 and 97 Streets next week to assist passengers in finding their new temporary stops.

ETS, in cooperation with Parking Services, has already implemented additional changes to improve traffic flow in downtown along Jasper Avenue between 100 and 101 Streets. The installation of temporary “no stopping” signage on Jasper Avenue from 100 to 101 Streets and at 101 Street and 104 Avenue will assist with ETS operations. ETS relocated bus stop #1262 on Jasper Avenue further west to 101 Street at Jasper Avenue to provide more room for buses to stop.

ETS customers may experience service delays as buses navigate construction sites and manage roadways with increased traffic. Transit riders are encouraged to plan their trips in advance, double check their route schedules and use real-time tools. For more information about the detours, visit

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Woman charged after lengthy series of B&Es into seniors’ residences




June 13, 2019

Downtown Division Special Projects Team has charged a woman in connection with a series of break and enters into seniors’ assisted living residences since October 2018.

Between October 2018 and May 2019, a total of 22 break and enter incidents targeting seniors’ living residences in Downtown Division, committed by a lone female suspect.  

During all the offences the suspect entered the residence unnoticed and would walk from floor to floor looking for unlocked suite doors to enter and would then proceed to steal valuables.

“The vast majority of the incidents occurred while residents were inside their suites,” says Const. Justin Miller, of Downtown Special Projects Team. “On one occasion a male complainant tried to physically prevent the accused from leaving his suite, knowing that she just stole from him, but the accused got away.  It’s fortunate he was unhurt.”

In another incident, the suspect was found inside the suite by the complainant and reportedly solicited a sexual act to distract him while she allegedly stole his wallet. In other instances, the suspect offered to help a complainant with her groceries, or posed as a new housekeeper.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect on May 9, 2019 and made an arrest on May 15, 2019.

Cynthia Verna Louise Hamelin, 48, has been charged with housebreaking and commit theft (x8), housebreaking with intent, theft of motor vehicle, theft under $5,000, housebreaking and commit threats, fraud under $5,000 (property), use of a stolen credit card, and possess stolen property under $5,000.

“The harsh reality is that seniors are being treated as easy targets,” says Const. Miller.  “Through my investigation I learned that the majority of the tenants left their suite doors unlocked, allowing for easy access. We want to remind residents to protect themselves by keeping their rooms secured and doors locked at all times.”

Additional charges are pending against the accused from another seven break-and-enter incidents. Investigators also believe there could be more complainants and are encouraging them to come forward by calling EPS at 780-423-4567.

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