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Steinhauer School students deliver message of hope in COVID times
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Hello, how are you? The spirit of human connection behind that simple but vital question was on display outside Shepherd’s Care Southside Manor in Edmonton earlier this week. Grade 6 students walked over from nearby Steinhauer Elementary School. They brought signs and artwork. They brought their ...
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City snow equipment gets new lease on life with community league program
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Snow clearing is now a little easier for three Edmonton community leagues.  The City has donated three dual-purpose riding machines good for cutting grass in the summer and clearing snow the rest of the year. 😉 “This donation is a demonstration of the spirit of community, where sharing impo...
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Edmonton Cart Rollout tips from a collector at the controls 🕹️
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Ryan Hefford drives a garbage truck for the City of Edmonton. It’s an important job. He’s also really good at video games. Now, those two skills go hand in arm.  “I grew up playing video games,” said Hefford. “So, when the chance came to work in the Cart Rollout pilot project, I put up my [&...
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Polar Vortex -34, Edmonton track crew 1
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Here are the cold, hard(working) facts about the dedication of a City of Edmonton track repair crew called into action during the extreme cold weather this week.  Fact #1: A piece of steel LRT rail near Southgate cracked in the bitterly cold temperatures.  Fact #2: How bitterly? It was ...
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Nobel Prize winner talks pandemic prevention, biotech future with Edmonton City Council
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Nobel Prize-winning University of Alberta professor Dr. Michael Houghton came to the nucleus of municipal democracy in Edmonton with this message: science is the answer to the tragic human cost of pandemics. “The answer to all of these problems, these viral infectious diseases, lies with science,...
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Province outlines plan to lift COVID restrictions step by step
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The province has outlined a plan for the partial and gradual easing of COVID-19 public health restrictions, along with a warning that restrictions would happen again if hospitalizations rise.  “With the new variants that are circulating around the world that are far more contagious, we must ...
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A little light for our “feeling kinda blah” times
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Phil Herritt got out of his car, walked toward the light,  took a pic, shared it on Linkedin—and plugged into an instant community of other people in Edmonton who love a little light at this time of year, too.  “It had 193 reactions and almost 10,000 views,” said Herritt. “For me, it wa...
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City stresses vigilance against COVID-19 as variants, vaccines get attention
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Vigilance, variants and vaccines.  Those were three key topics discussed as Edmonton City Council received the latest information on the community’s fight to stop COVID-19.  The City Manager, Andre Corbould, said it appears Edmonton has passed the peak of active cases for the second wav...
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New City Manager Andre Corbould pledges balance between aspirations and the here and now
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City Manager Andre Corbould introduced himself to the people of Edmonton with an admission and his mission.  The admission was why he took the job.  “One of the reasons I was drawn to this role was because of the level of transparency that goes with decision-making at the municipal leve...
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Limits on outdoor social gatherings eased, Dr. Hinshaw stresses COVID situation still serious
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Starting Monday, January 18, Albertans are allowed to gather in outdoor social gatherings in groups of up to 10 people.  “By easing some measures, like outdoor gathering limits, we hope Albertans can have interactions that support mental health and limit isolation, while still continuing to ...
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