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Biofuel-powered mini-donuts at Sustainival
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Biofuel-powered mini-donuts at Sustainival
“We’re very good at engineering,” Antoine Palmer told us in the season finale of Renewable Season One. Sitting on the grounds of Sustainival, an all renewable carnival event that uses food and fun to spark conversations around sustainability, we chatted as a biofuel powered food stand laced the a...
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Q & A: Cannabis retail, zoning
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As summer approaches, so does the expected legalization by the federal government of recreational use of cannabis. Preparation, education, consultation and the amendment of bylaws that will be affected by federal legalization continue to be priorities for the City of Edmonton. This past month, Ci...
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Preserving a Complete History: YOU Are the Key
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Preserving a Complete History: YOU Are the Key
My name is Atlas Eccelstone. I am a recent graduate of MacEwan University’s Library and Information Technology program. As part of a capstone course for this program, I spent a month at the City of Edmonton Archives gaining hands-on experience in a variety of activities. During my time at the [&#...
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Artist Wraps up 10 Month Residence at Edmonton Cemeteries
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Cemeteries are places we visit to honour loved ones who have passed. They are spaces where we reflect on their life and cherish memories. But have you ever thought of cemeteries as places to learn about Edmonton’s history? That was the purpose of Edmonton’s first artist-in-residence p...
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Making Space for a Culture Shift
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Making Space for a Culture Shift
What if governments and the community worked together to improve urban wellness for all by turning ideas into reality? One of these scenarios was to share a scalable model that will create a mental shift or reframe the solutions to a long standing issue of empty storefronts. And so, the […]
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Are You Emergency Ready?
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Are You Emergency Ready?
At any time, Edmonton could face an emergency due to environmental, man-made or technological causes. Luckily, our city and Metro region have a strong emergency response community that delivers important services for emergency prevention, response and recovery. This includes public events like Ge...
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Project Welcome Mat rolls out at Boyle Street Community Services Centre
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Project Welcome Mat rolls out at Boyle Street Community Services Centre
RECOVER, Edmonton’s Urban Wellness Plan, is about working to improve wellness by testing ideas for strengthening communities through social innovation. One of those ideas has now come to fruition, through collaborative work to refresh and update the sidewalk space in front of Boyle Street Communi...
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Sidewalk poetry inspires language and community
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Sidewalk poetry inspires language and community
Neighbourhoods are dynamic places, brought to life by the people who live there connecting and caring with each other. One great local example is the sidewalk poetry project developed by the Meadows Community League, with the assistance of the Neighbourhood Engagement Fund and City of Edmonton Ne...
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Metro LRT update: City delivers default notice to Thales
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Metro LRT update: City delivers default notice to Thales
Today, the City of Edmonton issued a Notice of Default to Thales, opening a new way ahead in the high-profile matter of the Metro Line signalling contract. “We have a good opportunity right now to act and move toward getting the Metro Line right,” said Adam Laughlin, the Deputy City […]
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In Loving Memory: A Gentle Reminder to Keep Off the Ice
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In Loving Memory: A Gentle Reminder to Keep Off the Ice
Four new dog sculptures were designed and installed in memory of the pets that are no longer with us due to thin ice and high water levels in Edmonton’s parks. You can see a sculpture for yourself if you visit Terwillegar, Buena Vista Park, Hermitage Park or Jackie Parker Park […]
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Cannabis 101
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The air in Edmonton is thick with questions and rumours and wishes and half-truths when it comes to cannabis legalization. The City of Edmonton is working hard to ensure everything is as ready as it can be in time for summer 2018. And that includes honest updates like this. Honest […]
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Milestones for Canada’s second-ever female firefighter
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July will mark the 30th anniversary with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services for District Chief Shirley Benson. Looking back at her career, she fondly says that it was amazing and rewarding, but nothing out of the ordinary. However, there was in fact something a little different about Shirley’s career....
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IN THE NEWS: Downtown Public Places Plan and festivals
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IN THE NEWS: Downtown Public Places Plan and festivals
Recent news stories have propelled the Downtown Public Places Plan into the spotlight, and with the new attention have come questions about the future location of downtown festivals. Spoiler alert: There are no plans to move festivals out of Churchill Square. The City expects that Taste of Edmont...
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It’s time to notice, speak and act
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It’s time to notice, speak and act
All over the world, people face gender-based violence (GBV) and it can impact anyone regardless of socio-economic status, geographic location, race, religion, sexuality, or gender identity. It can happen in many settings – at work, school, in the family, on the street, in political life and...
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From Skates to Soap Boxes: Fun on Edmonton’s River Valley Slopes
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From Skates to Soap Boxes: Fun on Edmonton’s River Valley Slopes
On March 9 & 10 Edmonton is host to the Red Bull Crashed Ice season finale. Skaters will race on a track starting on Jasper Valley and winding down the River Valley through Louise McKinney Riverfront Park. Many sporting events have taken advantage of the steep River Valley hills and […]
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