Regina residents call for solutions to end gang violence in North Central

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REGINA – North Central neighbourhood residents are calling on the public to help join them in a quest to end gang violence.

Shawna Oochoo is a resident of North Central, and a mother of a teenage daughter. She said she fears for her daughter’s safety.

“I want us to be a safe community again. I want us to not feel like our children as soon as they walk out the door, or if they wear the wrong colour, or you know that they’re going to be hurt or harmed”, Oochoo explained.

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It’s why she’s pushing for a broader conversation about ways to end violence in North Central.

“I think what it is, is calling for our political leaders and city representatives to recognize that there is an issue and community members want something done about it”, Oochoo said.

According to Regina Police, the area has the highest occurrences of violent crime and overall crime in the city.

In North Central, certain colours are sometimes associated with certain gangs.

In 2012, Derrick Amyotte was stabbed seven times for wearing the colour red in the neighbourhood. He later died in hospital from his injuries.

“I miss being able to go home and just tell him things”, Tara Amyotte said.

His sister Tara Amyotte is hoping further dialogue will help prevent other senseless deaths.

“We have to go back to our roots and understand what life is about, and it’s not violence”.

Oochoo and the North Central Community Association hosted a public forum on gang violence in the region. They hope it will spur discussion and create tangible solutions.

“How do we address poverty? Addictions? Mental health are kind of the key issues that need to be addressed, and having good plans and resources to back those plans up.”

“It’s all part of the solution”, North Central Community Association Executive Director Michael Parker said.

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Concordia joins 15 Quebec universities in sexual consent campaign

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MONTREAL – When walking into Concordia University, there’s a team educating students about sexual consent, what it means and why it’s non-negotiable.

“It’s quite the epidemic that is happening,” said student Christina Marie Phelps.

“Not just in North America, but all over the world, no means no.”

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    Concordia has joined 15 Quebec universities in bringing education to the next level with a new campaign “Sans Oui, C’est Non,” or “Without a Yes, it’s No.”

    The province-wide campaign will target 200,000 students and 50,000 employees, focusing on overt physical assault, sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct.

    READ MORE: #GetConsent: two-thirds of Canadians don’t fully understand sexual consent

    Some students arrive on campus, living away from home for the very first time.

    They are often overwhelmed and under-informed.

    “They are coming into that context with no education about sexual communication, no education about consent,” said Jennifer Drummond with Concordia’s sexual assault resource centre.

    “Not knowing much about sexual violence or what sexual assault looks like.”

    Sue Montgomery, who started the hashtag campaign #beenrapedneverreported, said we need to be educating students at a much younger age.

    “I think it’s too late,” Montgomery said.

    “These kids have already been having sex for three, four, five years and they have already established their non-consensual habits, it’s pretty hard to change when you get to university.”

    READ MORE: Majority of Canadians lack full understanding of sexual consent, poll finds

    As for students, reaction was mixed.

    “It’s important that it’s part of our everyday language and having other people looking out for you,” said Christina Marie Phelps.

    Adam Luxemberg disagreed, saying campaigns don’t have a big impact.

    “I don’t think it will help, there have been so many campaigns,” he said.

    “Intentions are right, but I don’t think it will help per se.”

    Still, there’s hope that sexual consent campaigns will create a cultural shift within universities on how to react.

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Lawyer left black and blue after California courthouse brawl

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SANTA ANA, Calif. – An Orange County defense attorney suffered a bloodied face and fractured nose after a brawl with a district attorney’s investigator in a courthouse hallway, his lawyer said.

James Crawford was speaking with a witness in the courthouse Wednesday morning when an investigator asked him who he was and called defense lawyers sleazy, said Jerry Steering, Crawford’s attorney.

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The men traded insults and the investigator threw a metal document clip at Crawford, which he threw back, Steering said. The investigator then grabbed Crawford, slammed his head into a bench and began punching him, Steering said Crawford did not strike back.

The Orange County District Attorney’s office declined comment. The county sheriff’s department is investigating the incident, which was reported Friday by the Orange County Register .

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Paul S. Meyer, an attorney for the investigator, told the newspaper that Crawford’s account was not accurate.

“There are two sides to every story and that is certainly true here,” Meyer said.

The state attorney general’s office will review the incident, which has stoked outrage among many defense attorneys.

“It is an affront to the criminal justice system and to the citizens of Orange County that this DA would allow this to happen on his watch and stay completely silent,” Jacqueline Goodman, an executive committee member of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, said in a statement.

The fight comes amid a simmering scandal in the county over the Orange County district attorney’s use of jailhouse informants and handling of related evidence.

Crawford recently won a new trial for a suspect in the 1998 murder of a pregnant woman over the allegations.

The Justice Department is reviewing requests for a federal investigation into the county’s justice system, Dena Iverson, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, told the newspaper.

The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, which represents district attorney’s investigators, said there were many witnesses to the courthouse fight.

“His one-sided version of events is simply not true,” said Tom Dominguez, the association’s president.

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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif comes home for studies, student field day

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MONTREAL —; Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is a Kansas City Chief in the fall and a medical student at McGill University in the summer. On Monday morning, he found himself on McGill’s football field – literally having a field day.

“I was looking for a way to promote what I like: football and education.”

Duvernay-Tardif came up with the idea to have a field day for about 150 area students from a variety of schools, using prominent athletes as role models in an effort to promote exercise.

One of the athletes at the event was Maxim Tissot, left back for the Montreal Impact.

“Physical activity is very important for kids,” he said, adding “whether they have it enough in school is another debate.”

The roughly 150 kids who participated in the event – which included Parkour, soccer, football and ball hockey – have their last days of school this week.

For Duvernay-Tardif, it’s back to school for the summer.

“Sports is like the school of life,” he said. “You learn how to interact with people.”

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, of the McGill University Redmen, receives the J.P. Metras Trophy as the Outstanding Down Lineman during Vanier Cup celebrations Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Quebec City.

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2nd grizzly bear captured near Calgary after another trapped in Cochrane

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Some Cochrane residents said they feel like prisoners in their own homes after two grizzly bears roamed through their neighbourhood over the weekend. A Fish and Wildlife official said one bear had been tranquilized Monday afternoon, but couldn’t confirm if it was the same one seen on the weekend.

Dana Hill lives in the area, and said she doesn’t feel comfortable letting her kids outside, despite the two traps she’s put up.

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    “It’s been very unnerving—really scary,” she said. “You kind of feel like you are a criminal in your own house because you can’t go outside with the little kids. It is very frustrating.”

    READ MORE: Two grizzly bears seen roaming Cochrane neighbourhood

    She watched the bears on Friday and Saturday as they jumped on her hot tub, ripped apart the compost, chewed up a bike seat and tore open the screen of her chicken coop. The chickens got off lucky compared to two that were devoured at her neighbours’ place on Saturday.

    Watch below: Grizzly bears captured in Alberta neighbourhood

    “I feel that it’s now had food sources from all over our neighbourhoods and now it’s just a matter of time before he gets hungry and wants to come back and doesn’t need the food that’s in the traps,” Hill said.

    One bear was trapped on Hill’s property on Friday and now she and her neighbours are left wondering why officials didn’t take the other bear when residents said it was in full view.

    “It would’ve been nice if they could have—once they caught the first bear, if they tranquilized the second bear, put him in a trap and then moved him west,” said Elaine Wood, who lives next to a property with bear traps. “Seems to me that would’ve been the best solution.”

    But Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Brendan Cox said officers couldn’t get close enough to safely tranquilize the bear at that time.

    “Circumstances were such that any attempts to immobilize the bear may have agitated it, which could have resulted in a greater public safety risk,” Cox wrote in an email to Global News Monday.

    Wood said she’s frustrated about the lack of updates provided to the neighbourhood.

    “I have had zero information except by email from my neighbours,” Wood said. “That’s kind of frustrating because we are living here with the bears at the moment. And it would be nice to know what is happening.”

    Hill is now carrying bear spray, per the advice of Fish and Wildlife officials. A snare trap has been set up on the property where the bear ate the chickens.

    Cox said a bear was tranquilized Monday at 2 p.m. west of Tuscany in the Blueridge Rise area. Cox called it a “sub-adult male” weighing about 225 pounds.

    “Officers are working to determine whether this male bear is the same one that was previously seen with the female in the Cochrane area,” Cox wrote in an email to Global News.

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Toronto couple turns to social media in hopes of adopting baby

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Nick Carkner and Chris Ide want a baby to complete their family. Married two years, they knew from the day they met they wanted to be parents.

“I think it was one of the first questions we asked,” remembered Carkner with a smile.

“We love our families to death,” added Ide. “And I can’t imagine not having kids, to be quite honest.”

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The couple wants to share the kind of childhoods they had with kids of their own.

“We all had matching, little overalls, me and my brothers and we wore them every single day,” said Carkner, while bursting out in laughter as he browsed through old photo albums from the 80’s.

Having gone through the exhaustive interview process for adoption in Ontario they have been approved. However, they decided to pursue private adoption.

Instead of being on a provincial wait list, they hope a mom will pick them to adopt her child.

So the pair are pitching themselves as prospective parents, with a video on 广州桑拿网.

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The video has already had close to 50,000 shares and the couple is hoping every share will spread the word and increase their chances.

They joked that finding a baby this way is like online dating.

“We met online. We met our dogs online, so only fitting that we meet our future children online I suppose,” said Ide.

Both were excited to share why the other is great father material.

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“I love kids and every time I see Chris with kids, he’s totally natural,” said Carkner.

“NIck is the most selfless person I’ve ever met. I think he would just make the best dad in the entire world,” added Ide.

As for gender, the couple said it really doesn’t matter.

“We don’t care. We are honestly happy with either a boy or a girl,” said Carkner.

They said right now the hardest part is waiting to hear from a parent who’d consider letting them adopt their child.

There have been no leads yet, but they said the support they have received is overwhelming and they ended their video with love, both speaking at once.

“Thanks for your time, we love you lots and adios.”

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UK man tried to take officer’s gun to kill Donald Trump, police say

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LAS VEGAS – A British man arrested at a weekend Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas tried to grab a police officer’s gun so he could kill the presidential candidate after planning an assassination for about a year, according to authorities.

U.S. Secret Service agents said Michael Steven Sandford approached a Las Vegas police officer at the campaign stop to say he wanted Trump’s autograph, but that he then tried to take the weapon.

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A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Sandford, 20, with an act of violence on restricted grounds. He was denied bail during a court appearance later in the day. His court-appointed attorney said he was living out of his car and in the country illegally after overstaying a visa.

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Sandford has not entered a plea.

The arrest happened relatively quietly at a campaign stop seen as peaceful compared to the mayhem at the presumptive Republican nominee’s recent events in San Jose, California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Gregg Donovan was among about 1,500 gathered Saturday to see Trump at the Treasure Island casino on the Las Vegas Strip. For the event, he donned the top hat and red jacket that made him recognizable in his former job as swanky Beverly Hills’ official greeter for more than a decade.

WATCH: Trump says Orlando shooting would have had ‘different result’ if clubgoers had been carrying guns

Donovan said he didn’t know about the charge against Sandford until he saw news reports. But he recognized him because the two had stood in line together for nine hours waiting to get into the Trump event. Sandford even held Donovan’s spot in line for a bathroom break.

“I was No. 5, and he was No. 4,” Donovan said.

They spoke, Donovan said, though Sandford didn’t say much and seemed “strange.” Donovan didn’t elaborate on what made Sandford seem odd.

After waiting, they passed through metal detectors manned by Secret Service, police and casino security officials.

READ MORE: Donald Trump walks back statement that clubgoers should carry guns after NRA pushback

Federal Magistrate Judge George Foley said in court Monday that Sandford was a potential danger to the community and a flight risk. Sandford wore leg irons and appeared to tremble during the hearing.

Heather Fraley, his assigned public defender, said Sandford appeared to be competent. She said he hadn’t been diagnosed with a mental illness but that he has autism and previously attempted suicide. He doesn’t have a job.

Sandford’s mother told court researchers that he was treated for obsessive compulsive disorder and anorexia when he was younger, and that he once ran away from a hospital in England, according to the public defender.

WATCH: A man arrested at a Donald Trump rally on Saturday in Las Vegas has reportedly told a federal law officer that he tried to reach for an officer’s gun to shoot Trump. 

Fraley argued that Sandford should go to a halfway house because he didn’t have a criminal history, but the judge said he should stay in detention ahead of a July 5 court date.

Agents said Sandford told them he had been in the U.S. for about a year and a half, lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, and drove to the San Bernardino, California, area before coming to Las Vegas on June 16.

Sandford told officers he was convinced he would die in the assassination attempt. He said he also reserved a ticket for a Trump rally in Phoenix, scheduled for later Saturday, as a backup plan.

The criminal complaint said Sandford was arrested after grabbing the handle of an officer’s gun while trying to remove it from a holster.

Sandford told authorities that he went to the Battlefield Vegas shooting range the day before the rally and fired 20 rounds from a 9mm Glock pistol to learn how to use it. Police detectives who visited the range spoke with an employee who confirmed that he provided Sandford shooting lessons, according to the complaint signed by Secret Service Special Agent Joseph Hall.

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Green screen a hit with visitors at the Global News Fit Expo

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WINNIPEG —; The Global News Fit Expo had lots to see as visitors dropped by to pick up their race kits.

The expo included lots of fun activities for runners, including main stage entertainment and speakers as well as 97.5 Big FM’s big games including giant size Jenga.

Did you stop by the Global News Green Screen and have your photo snapped? Scroll through below and find yourself.

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Global News Fit Expo green screen at the Manitoba Marathon.

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Saturday June 18, 2016 – Part 2

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North Korean leader warns of impending nuclear and rocket tests

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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned of impending tests of a nuclear warhead explosion and ballistic missiles capable of carrying atomic warheads, state media reported Tuesday, in an escalation of threats against Seoul and Washington.

Kim issued the order for the tests “in a short time,” according to the Korean Central News Agency. The KCNA dispatch did not say if Kim gave specific dates for the tests.

The announcement comes as North Korea said it had mastered a key remaining technology needed to develop a reliable long-range missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland.

WATCH: US, South Korea hold massive joint military exercise in response to North Korean nuclear threats

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It is unclear if the tests would happen soon, given that any tests would likely invite harsher international sanctions after the country was hit by the toughest U.N. Security Council sanctions in two decades in early March for a nuclear test and long-range rocket launch conducted earlier this year.

In the past, North Korea has typically conducted nuclear tests and rocket launches every three to four years.

Kim’s threats came as his country furiously reacts to ongoing annual military drills by Seoul and Washington, which Pyongyang views as an invasion rehearsal.

Kim said “a nuclear warhead explosion test and a test-fire of several kinds of ballistic rockets able to carry nuclear warheads will be conducted in a short time to further enhance the reliance of nuclear attack capability,” according to KCNA.

WATCH: Expert says it’s possible North Korea faked images of it’s atomic weapons

He made the comments while guiding a successful simulated test of a re-entry vehicle, which is needed to return a warhead safely back into the Earth’s atmosphere from a long-range missile launch.

Information from secretive, authoritarian North Korea is often impossible to confirm and there is virtually no way to check how genuine its claims are on developing re-entry vehicle technology.

South Korean defence officials and many outside experts have said the North does not yet have a workable re-entry vehicle, meaning the country does not have a reliable missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.

Pyongyang often makes fiery warlike rhetoric in times of tension with the outside world.

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Lack of volunteers forcing Edmonton community league to fold

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For the first time, one of Edmonton’s community leagues is on the brink of being dissolved, thanks to a lack of volunteers and membership.

Londonderry Community League’s skating rink hasn’t been flooded in years and the soccer fields have sat empty for even longer.

Without volunteers to run events and sell memberships, the community ran out of money.

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— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) March 14, 2016

“Things came to a head last spring when they couldn’t afford to run their building any longer,” explained Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues’ Executive Director Allan Bolstad.

“The utility companies were on the verge of closing it down.”

The city and federation got together to step in and save the day, but that was never intended to be a long-term solution.

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    “We need basically a new group that’s willing to step up to the plate and do whatever their residents would like to see them do,” said Bolstad. “We want to see if there’s some life in the community league to bring people back together and start doing some programs in the area, whether it’s soccer for kids or card nights.”

    To date, the federation has spent more than $25,000 on utilities and other bills. They say it’s a cost they can’t continue to absorb after June 30.

    “Of the 126 halls we’ve got, this is the biggest. It seats 375,” explained Bolstad. “But now on the flip side it’s a big building to operate in terms of utilities, insurance and fixing it up from time to time.”

    The city is already looking for a tenant to take over the building long-term, likely a non-profit group.

    If anyone is interested in stepping up to volunteer and keep Londonderry’s community league running, contact @EFCL pic.twitter广州桑拿网/aSv9GrPiRC

    — Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) March 14, 2016

    Resident Devon Shepherd was shocked to hear his community was in such dire straits.

    “I think it has a lot of value. I think it brings a community together, getting to meet new people and all that,” he said. “There are kids who play sports here. That’s going to suck for them and their families.”

    The federation said this is an anomaly. Other leagues, like Ritchie on the south side, are thriving. They offer numerous affordable activities to residents.

    “Like yoga, adult fitness programs, we’ve started a paint night that we’re subsidizing as well,” said Ritchie president Laura Cunningham-Shpeley.

    “We have a skating rink that really caters to families with young kids. There’s lots of stuff always going on.”

    She said it would be sad to see another community league shut down.

    “It brings people together in a geographical area. We have similar interests, similar concerns for our community. I want to see my kids grow up knowing their neighbours.”

    Last weekend, volunteers from other communities went door-to-door in Londonderry, trying to raise awareness about the league’s plight and sell memberships.

    “We sold 70 memberships on Saturday and certainly a lot of people at the doors were interested in seeing something happening in the neighbourhood again,” said Bolstad. “The interest is there, it’s just a matter of getting some leadership in place to pull it all together.”

    Six people in the community have since raised their hand and said they would be interested in volunteering, including former special events chair, Angie Ewanchuk.

    She volunteered a few years ago and refuses to stand by and let her community lose what she believes is a valuable resource.

    “It makes me feel extremely sad and actually depressed because it’s a wonderful community league, it’s a wonderful hall. There’s so many activities that could be happening. There’s so many new families moving into the area.”

    Ewanchuk plans to attend a general meeting to see how she could donate her time and is trying to get others on board as well.

    She thinks the community needs more programming directed at children and families.

    If you’re interested in volunteering, you’re encouraged to call the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.

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‘This is so important to our community’: South Edmonton community league gets stolen snow equipment back

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EDMONTON — After some extensive sleuth work by members of the Edmonton Police Service, ice-clearing equipment that was stolen in February has been returned to the North Millbourne Community League.

The south Edmonton community league was forced to shut down its outdoor rinks early this winter, after upwards of $12,000 worth of equipment was stolen on Feb. 13.

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    Police found the stolen power sweeper and snow blower at a Sherwood Park residence. The stolen backpack blower was located at a south Edmonton pawn shop. The items were returned to the community league on Tuesday.

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    While it may be too late in the season for community members to hit the ice, they’re grateful they’ll be ready to go next winter.

    “We’re all overwhelmed with gratitude for the time and effort that EPS officers spent on finding our stolen ice-cleaning equipment,” Brandon Kowalczyk, vice-president of the North Millbourne Community League, said.

    “This is so important to our community. Not only do our residents skate on the rink daily, but we have terrific organizations like the Boys and Girls Club hockey team that also use our rink to practice on.”

    Recovering the equipment was a group effort by officers in a couple of Edmonton divisions. While working on pawn shop detail, Const. Uwe Steil has single-handedly located and returned close to $1 million worth of stolen property. His work has led to 223 arrests since 2013.

    “It’s certainly rewarding for the police officers involved in this investigation to be able to return this expensive equipment to the community league and see everyone smiling again,” Steil said.

    Shawn Rolfe, 34, has since been charged with theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and fraud under $5,000.

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Northlands site could one day be home to retail and residential space

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EDMONTON — Northlands provided new conceptual designs Monday of what the site could look like when the Edmonton Oilers move out at the end of the hockey season.

Residential and commercial spaces are laid out in the new proposal, which will be presented to city council Tuesday. The new pictures also showcase the possibility for two new hotels – one near the Ice Coliseum that could serve those attending hockey tournaments, and another near the Edmonton Expo Centre that could serve the convention industry.

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    It’s all part of Vision 2020, Northlands’ bold plan to redevelop the site when the Oilers and concert industry move on.

    READ MORE: New $165M vision for Northlands includes 7-sheet ice facility, outdoor concert space

    City Councillor Michael Oshry, who sits on the Northlands board, said the land is a prime piece of real estate because of its proximity to the downtown core and an LRT station. He believes the concept, while lofty, could work.

    “It is a really unique piece of land in the sense that it can be a little community that has a little bit of everything,” Oshry said.

    “You’ve got to have something that’s viable there and this plan, while really complicated and it’s going to take some time, is in my opinion viable.”

    The City of Edmonton owns the land but would not develop it. Instead, portions of the site would be set aside for private development. The profit could then fund part of the three-pronged redevelopment proposal, which includes the seven-sheet ice facility inside the arena, an expanded Hall D inside the Expo Centre and the festival site.

    READ MORE: Northlands president asks Edmonton residents to define its future

    Oshry said Northlands has been in contact with both retail and commercial developers who have shown interest in the project.

    “It’s really complicated, a lot of moving parts,” he said. “Lots of money is going to be needed but it’s a really big opportunity, a really huge opportunity for the city so hopefully there’s a way that we can get it all or some version of it done.”

    Fellow city councillor Tony Caterina believes there would be a lot of interest from people who want to live in the area.

    “Where it’s located—with the LRT there, with the river valley there, with the medicentre there, with the road systems that are already in place—it’s an ideal location for redevelopment,” Caterina said Monday.

    Northlands will present its vision, some of the costs associated with the project and a possible timeline to city council on Tuesday.

    “Tomorrow’s decision is, ‘Do we agree or not agree with the vision?’ Preliminary now as it is,” Caterina explained. “And if we do, then the next step is to see what the staging would look like and where the monies would come from.”

    Conceptual design of the overall site.

    Courtesy, Northlands

    Conceptual design showing the roof of a residential building.

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    Conceptual design showing an aerial view of the site from the west.

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    Conceptual design showing a hotel next to the Ice Coliseum.

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    Conceptual design showing an aerial shot over Concordia University.

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    Conceptual design showing retail space across from the Edmonton Expo Centre.

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    Conceptual design of the Northlands site.

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    Conceptual design showing residential space at the Northlands site.

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    Conceptual design of the Northlands site.

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    Conceptual design of a cafe at the Northlands site.

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    Conceptual design showing an aerial view of the site from the north.

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    Conceptual design showing retail and restaurant space at Northlands.

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    Conceptual design showing an aerial view of the Northlands site.

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    Conceptual design showing park space at the Northlands site.

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    Global News recently sat down the Northlands President and CEO Tim Reid to hear his thoughts on the future of the site. You can watch the interview below:

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