Metro Edmonton NewspaperMetro Edmonton and Calgary’s Live Wire is an opportunity for readers to contribute to a free daily news source and one of the fastest growing newspapers in Canada. Here’s how it works:  Each day they post some of the stories they’re working on, and the pieces they’re looking for your help to create. It could be photos, video, or maybe you know someone close to a story or issue. If you have one of those pieces, send it to Metro’s managing editor and have your work be a part of our news coverage—they’ll give you full credit in-paper and online. Visit their website, as they update it daily—sometimes more often—and take part in Metro Edmonton and Calgary’s Live Wire.

Here’s the stories they’re working on today at Metro Edmonton —  September 19, 2011

  1. Edmonton’s 37th homicide – We’re looking for: information on victim, past, or the circumstances surrounding his death.
  2. Outdoor smoking ban – Talk of expanding the outdoor smoking ban area – Are you a smoker? Do you find it increasing difficult to smoke ANYWHERE besides your own home?
  3. Strange school clubs – Do you belong to a strange University or college club? What we’re looking for:  We want to speak with you whether it’s chess or bubble-blowing – to find out the attraction of your post secondary club.

Here’s the stories they are working on today at Metro Calgary — September 19, 2011

  1. Assault in Taradale – Overnight assault leaves person in critical condition. What we’re looking for: Anyone with information on the assault.
  2. Strange school clubs – Do you belong to a strange University or college club? What we’re looking for:  We want to speak with you whether it’s chess or bubble-blowing – to find out the attraction of your post secondary club.
  3. City hall priorities – Every city has a list of priorities, but some may have more merit than others. What we’re looking for – What do you think is a legitimate number of city priorities, and what would your top 5 be?
  4.  South Calgary traffic – Do you live in Lake Chaparral or Lake Sundance? Have some opinions past and present on traffic in the area? What we’re looking for: Someone that has lived in the area for 10 years and would be able to comment on traffic/road changes in the area over the past decade.
  5. Political campaigns – We’ve been through a number of them lately and there’s no end in sight. What we’re looking for: What are the most common annoyances YOU have during campaigns? We’d love to hear from you!

Submit news tips related to the above stories and your original news tips to darren.krause@metronews.ca.