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Remembrance Day 2017
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Remembrance Day 2017
I’ve been thinking a lot about commemoration lately, especially in the light of recent discussions on appropriate people/subjects for names of buildings and organizations, for plaques and for statues. It seems to me that commemoration is more about the people who are doing it, rather than the peo...
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Benchmarking and the foundation of a greener building — Renewable
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Benchmarking and the foundation of a greener building — Renewable
During the production of the Renewable Series we’ve had a lot of conversations about what it takes to make a building energy efficient. In those conversations two major things became obvious: first just how broad the concept of “energy efficiency” in buildings is, and second, there’s almost no wa...
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Edmonton Native Healing Center connects with Prince Charles Neighbourhood for Community League Day
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Edmonton Native Healing Center connects with Prince Charles Neighbourhood for Community League Day
Reconciliation is fast becoming a common word in Edmonton’s neighbourhoods. There is a clear desire to address the mistreatment of Indigenous people and create opportunities for connection between diverse people who call a neighbourhood home. A manifestation of this desire can be seen in th...
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A new look at one of the City’s most historic locations
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A new look at one of the City’s most historic locations
There are few areas in our city with as long and complex a history as the River Crossing, but this history isn’t well known to many Edmontonians. The River Crossing area in Rossdale is at the heart of our city and has borne witness to Edmonton’s evolution over the course […]
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The machinery of local democracy
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The machinery of local democracy
Iain MacLean understands democracy is all about one person, one vote. But he also knows technology means one vote is all about 245 tabulators. MacLean is the the City of Edmonton’s Director of Elections and Census. It’s his job to make sure the will of Edmonton voters on municipal election […]
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Friendly, neighbourhood spiders
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It’s September in Edmonton. These are some of things you hear this time of year: It’s getting dark pretty early, eh? The Walterdale Bridge looks pretty rad. And, I’ve never seen a spider that size before! As sure as the days darken and as sure as the bridge is our […]
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A New Way Home
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How Kaleb found life again after tragedy, hardship and homelessness It’s hard to think of what life event would drown your spirit to the point of pushing away friends, having no drive to work and ending up on the streets. It’s a reality far-fetched for most until the hypothetical becomes […]
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Coping with suicide loss: instilling hope for those affected
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World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, 2017. This is an important day to remember those who have died by suicide. It is also an important day to consider those left behind. Statistics show that 165 Edmontonians died by suicide in 2013. For every person who dies by suicide, research […]
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The two sides of graffiti
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Graffiti means different things to different people. For some, it is an appealing form of street art and provides opportunities for artistic expression. For others, it’s an ugly array of spray paint. What many people do not realize is that both sides are technically right. Unfortunately, every ti...
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Developing an entire city takes a lot of planning
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As our city grows, the landscape around us is changing. Land is being developed and new buildings are being constructed to support citizens, business and industry. So how exactly does all that land get turned into the homes, shops, factories, schools and community amenities we see all around us? ...
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