Everything You Need to Know About Edmonton: May 24 2013

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.

Many of us are quite aware of the high price of gas at the moment – it stings. However, power prices are also expected to rise for the summer, warranting us to dig deeper into our wallets. The Edmonton Journal goes into depth about this issue, here. A National Energy Board analyst explains that it is likely that those not on a fixed-rate plan will see their bills rise this summer.

Just as prices across the province heat up, so does the once-frosty relationship between the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia. The Globe and Mail notes that Premier Redford has invited both Christy Clark and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall for a meeting of western leaders. The meeting will most-likely focus on energy production.

On a more somber note, an Edmonton man in his 80s died last night in a fatal car crash on the northside. If you happened to witness it, find more details here.

For those following the tragic case of two-year-old Geo Mounsef’s death in last weekend’s crash, provincial court Judge Janet Dixon granted $1000 bail to the accused drunk driver, Richard Suter. According to the Globe and Mail, the family and many in attendance were deeply upset by this decision.

And on a completely different note, those of us who appreciate free Wi-Fi will definitely be excited to learn that both Edmonton and St. Albert are expanding their Wi-Fi access in public spaces — including parks. Feel free to read more about the “strategic relationship” with Shaw here.

Finally, some good news for those seeking to enjoy Edmonton’s weekend weather: outdoor pools in Edmonton are open today! You can find the information for the city’s pools here.

Image courtesy of City of Edmonton Photo Gallery.

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