Everything You Need to Know About Edmonton: July 19

The Wanderer Online provides Edmontonians with a daily recap of the last day in news. Our long-form – and sometimes irreverent and witty –  recaps will keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings across the city. Enjoy and stay tuned.

Friday marked the beginning of “K-Days ,” formally known as “Klondike Days” and most recently, “Capital Ex,” as crowds gathered in downtown Edmonton to take part in the annual parade. The parade featured over 120 entries and included prominent groups and individuals such as, parade marshal Mayor Stephen Mandel, Premier Redford, the Edmonton Police Service, the Canadian Forces and much more. Fortunately, the parade was graced only with clouds and not rain, while the mood was more than delightful. K-Days run from July 19th to July 27th at Northlands Park.

An Edmonton man has been charged with a number of sexual assault and drug charges. Dennis Chung, 50, is alleged to have rendered two women semi-unconscious and sexually assaulted them at his home on three different incidents. There are additional charges pending.

As noted earlier this week, MLA Mike Allen has been formally charged for his actions in Minnesota. Allen was charged with “prostitution – hires offers, or agrees to hire to engage in prostitution in public place (patron).” The prosecutor’s statement can be read here. This charge can bring upon a maximum sentence of one year in jail, and a fine of $3000. He is scheduled to appear in a St. Paul court on September 30th.

Although it’s still summer, there’s always something happening in the world of hockey. Today, the NHL announced that NHL players will be allowed to play in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Along with that came the 2013-2014 season schedules. If you’re an Oilers fan, take a look at the team schedule here. It will be exciting to see which Oilers will make it on to their respective national teams for the Olympics.

Creative Commons photograph courtesy of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation on Flickr.

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