Everything You Need to Know About Edmonton: June 6

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.

It starts with a grim story. Edmonton’s 4th homicide of the week took place on June 6 — with the Edmonton Police Service confirming the death of a homeless man as one. Also, the EPS is waiting for tips from the public about the murder of José Guillermo Rodriguez, which took place earlier in the week.

Yesterday, the Conservative Party caucus lost Brent Rathbeger — but it evened out with the return of Peter Goldring, the MP for Edmonton East, who was found not guilty of failing to provide a breath sample when he was stopped by the police back in December 2011. Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave a phone call to Goldring to personally welcome him back to the caucus.

Wanna be in a Hollywood movie with Liam Hemsworth? You can audition to be an extra for a movie that will be filmed in Edmonton. For more information, click here.

Talking about movies, young Edmonton film-makers are finalists for the $1 million competition. If Akash Sherman (yes, Raj Sherman’s son), Tim Choy and Zach Vydra win the competition, they will receive $1 million dollars to produce a movie that will be guaranteed to screen in Cineplex theatres. Remember Call me Maybe? Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing in Edmonton in July to the excitement of all the fanboys in town. Also, the Nine Inch Nails have announced their concert date for Edmonton.

Lastly, the Emerald Awards ceremony, which recognizes leaders in sustainable and green initiatives in Alberta, was held yesterday. Read more about it here.

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