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Valley Line West: The Year Ahead
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Valley Line West: The Year Ahead
On Monday, February 11, Administration briefed Executive Committee on its plan to procure, or hire, the team that will bring Light Rail Transit (LRT) to west Edmonton by building the Valley Line extension from downtown to Lewis Farms. Over the past year and a half, the City evaluated different de...
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You Complete My Street: spreading the infill love with valentines
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You Complete My Street: spreading the infill love with valentines
Share the love for infill development this Valentine’s Day!  As a voluntary side project, Jennifer Becker and Jason Syvixay, planning staff from Development and Zoning Services, created these custom Valentine’s Day cards for you, your loved ones, or the impassioned ㅡ and maybe nerdy ㅡ city builde...
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A year of fun and firsts with the funicular
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A year of fun and firsts with the funicular
Since opening in December of 2017, the funicular, has experienced its ups and downs. Despite the wild ride, this unique piece of infrastructure has stolen the hearts of many and has become an iconic landmark for locals and visitors alike. Most importantly, it has given everyone the opportunity to...
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This is who we are – Building Great Neighbourhoods: Public Engagement Working Committee
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This is who we are – Building Great Neighbourhoods: Public Engagement Working Committee
The Building Great Neighbourhoods: Public Engagement Working Committee pictured above are, left to right: Chris McMorran, Cassie Kupsch, Becky Redford, Tom Hovland, Mark Morton, Cathy Dytiuk, Sherry Wallace, Laura Shewchuk, Jen Rutledge, Jeannette Wright, Amanda Gelinas, and  Joleen Mazurat Edito...
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Changing the way we live and work
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Changing the way we live and work
Did you know? Currently, one in seven Canadians have a disability, and that number is expected to grow with an aging population People with disabilities are more likely to be unemployed, to live in poverty and to earn less than people without a disability These barriers continue to exist today [&...
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This is who we are – Breathe: Edmonton’s Green Network Strategy Team
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This is who we are – Breathe: Edmonton’s Green Network Strategy Team
The Breathe team pictured above are, left to right: Ryan Andres, Paul Giang, Geoff Smith, Nathan Roth, Heloisa Ceccato Mendes, Angela Hobson, Grant Pearsell and Theresa Piorkowski. Editor’s Note: Today we continue a series of video stories about City of Edmonton employees. In their own words. But...
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Welcome to the Blatchford neighbourhood, NAIT!
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Welcome to the Blatchford neighbourhood, NAIT!
Today was a historic day for both the City of Edmonton and NAIT as both parties, alongside the Government of Alberta announced NAIT’s expansion into the Blatchford neighbourhood. This is the first land sale announcement for the community and will allow NAIT to almost double its current campus siz...
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On Denbigh Mental, depression and Clara Hughes
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On Denbigh Mental, depression and Clara Hughes
Editor’s Note: Catrin Owen is the City of Edmonton’s Deputy City Manager, Communications and Engagement. I grew up not far from The North Wales Hospital, known to all who dared breathe its name as Denbigh Mental. Located on the outskirts of the pretty market town of Denbigh, it was an old [...
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Two minutes with a lifetime of advice from City Chaplain John Dowds
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Two minutes with a lifetime of advice from City Chaplain John Dowds
Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, the annual reminder to remember daily the fact of mental health in our own lives and in the lives of family, friends, colleagues and strangers. John Dowds serves as chaplain at the City of Edmonton. He has a remarkable way of distilling what it […]
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City unveils needle collection maps
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New interactive maps developed by the City of Edmonton provide a picture of needle pick up in Edmonton. The number of discarded needles on public property picked up by the City dropped from 7,739 in 2017 to 4,226 in 2018. That’s a decrease of 45 per cent. More calls to […]
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