Ashley Lavallee-Koenig



Ashley is studying journalism at MacEwan University. Local news and your stories are her passions in journalism. She has previously volunteered as a writer for The Griff and Her Campus.

She loves to explore the river valley and hopes to find the coziest coffee spot in the city one day.

Recent work by Ashley

Three women and one man stand in formal dress, holding large scissors and red ribbon.
education metis

NorQuest opens first Métis student centre in Canada

NorQuest College and the Rupertsland Institute have launched Canada's first Métis student centre after students voiced concern about their culture's lack of representation.

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Vehicles travel along Anthony Henday Drive under a bleak sky.
podcast photo radar

UCP bans ring-road radar in Edmonton

The Alberta government is banning photo radar use on ring roads in Edmonton and Calgary, a decision that contradicts policy it previously rolled out for traffic safety.

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A woman with red hair poses in a long leather, crocodile-skin patterned trench coat and dark jeans.
arts business

Founder shifts from neuroscience to fashion

One of Edmonton's newest fashion brands comes from the mind of a founder who is finally doing what she wanted to do when she grew up, after detours into neuroscience and an internet-of-things tech startup.

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Three people cross a street in downtown Edmonton
city council vision zero

Dallas reporters walk Edmonton for street safety tips

Reporters from Dallas, Texas, recently visited Edmonton to learn about the city's Vision Zero efforts and feature them as an example their city can learn from.

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A man in a black suit smiles while speaking into a microphone.
technology arts

AGNT books a win at Startup TNT's Investment Summit VIII

AGNT, an online marketplace that makes it easier for event organizers to book entertainers, won the Edmonton finale of Startup TNT's Investment Summit VIII.

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A woman in a black dress and a woman in a black-and-white checkered suit stand next to each other.
business fashion

Poppy Barley stitches knitwear into its lineup

Edmonton-born brand Poppy Barley has launched a knitwear line, its first foray into garments after a decade of focus on sustainable leather footwear and accessories.

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A sunset casts colourful reflections on the glass high-rises of downtown Edmonton
city council downtown

Using CRL to fund office conversions seen as a gamble

City council's urban planning committee has signalled an interest in using the downtown community revitalization levy to subsidize office tower conversions, a suggestion Taproot's city hall watchers expressed concerns about on Speaking Municipally.

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A tabletop game box displays bold and surreal package designs featuring monsters and pizza. Dice and a rule book also sit on the table.
arts business

Edmonton-made role-playing game gets deluxe reprint after big win

Indie tabletop game developer Mikey Hamm is releasing a revamped edition of Slugblaster: Kickflip Over a Quantum Centipede after it was named the Game of the Year at the 2023 Indie Groundbreaker Awards.

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An LRT train runs along a track through a grassy field in the fall, with Edmonton's skyline in the background
city council transit

Citizens assemble to celebrate Valley Line Southeast LRT opening

The Valley Line Southeast LRT is scheduled to begin passenger service on Nov. 4 at 5:15am, and that's cause for celebration, say the hosts of Speaking Municipally.

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