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Designing the big picture
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Designing the big picture
If you work in the world of alternative/renewable energy, you end up spending a lot of time talking about solar. Solar energy dominates our understanding of alternative energy. It instructs how we talk about it. If you’re going to make an icon that represents alternative energy, it’s probably a s...
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Metro Line Update: City begins evaluating Thales system
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Thales has completed work on the Metro Line LRT signalling system and the City will now begin to review their work. Thales Canada Inc. was originally scheduled to complete a new signalling system for the Metro Line LRT five years ago. On December 4, 2013, the City announced the first […]
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City builders recognized
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City builders recognized
At a public meeting earlier this week, your City Councillors recognized the city-building work of three groups and initiatives—and the people who bring them to life. Candy Cane Lane, 50th Anniversary Andrew, Claire and Eva Kay, Dave Straub, Mike and Shawn Loeffler, Duane Hunter,Matt Oldham, Gino ...
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Thanks for 50 years of support, Quesnell Bridge!
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Thanks for 50 years of support, Quesnell Bridge!
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Quesnell Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River. The bridge, as usual, had no comment. Adam Laughlin spoke on its behalf. “For most of five decades now the Quesnell Bridge has quietly done its work of moving Edmontonians across the river,” said...
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LRT one step closer to your front door
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LRT one step closer to your front door
Two Edmonton LRT projects recently celebrated a significant milestone when they received a major financial boost from the province on November 1. The Valley Line West and the Metro Line have received a combined $1.17 billion boost from the Province of Alberta. The announcement was made November 1...
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Sustainable Sounds
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Sustainable Sounds
What does it mean for an art form to be energy sustainable? To find out, we sat down with Annemarie Petrov, CEO for the Winspear Centre and the Edmonton Orchestra. We had our conversation on the symphony stage, with the cavernous space twinkling behind her, discussing the past, present and […]
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Armistice 100: A Tribute
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Armistice 100: A Tribute
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. Imagine sitting in a trench, leaning against one of the dirt walls. You breathe in the musty scent of fresh earth. There’s other scents in the air – scents less pleasant. You focus […]
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City releases proposed 2019-22 Operating Budget
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City releases proposed 2019-22 Operating Budget
Editor’s Note: Today, November 1, 2018, the City of Edmonton released the proposed Operating Budget for 2019-2022, along with an update on the City’s Program and Service Review. This afternoon Linda Cochrane, City Manager, and Todd Burge, the City’s Chief Financial Officer, answered reporters’ qu...
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Construction begins at Keillor Point
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It won’t be long now before locals and visitors are encouraged to visit Keillor Point, soon to be one of Edmonton’s most beautiful viewing areas looking out over the river valley. Keillor Point, a popular location commonly referred to as ‘the End of the World’, is now under construction as […]
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Have your say about Edmonton’s changing bus routes
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By the mid-2020, Edmonton’s bus network will look completely different. Because our city is growing and changing, our bus routes need to keep up. Since the last redesign of the bus network in 1997, Edmontonians’ priorities for the transit system have changed. It’s important the new network reflec...
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The Winding Path to Cannabis Legalization in Edmonton
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The Winding Path to Cannabis Legalization in Edmonton
Many people will think of October 17, 2018 as the first day of cannabis legalization in Canada and Edmonton. While this is true, City of Edmonton staff worked for more than a year to get ready for the day when cannabis retail stores opened and to communicate to residents where […]
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Today the City of Edmonton released the proposed 2019-2022 Capital Budget
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Today the City of Edmonton released the proposed 2019-2022 Capital Budget
Editor’s Note: Today, October 18, 2018, the City of Edmonton released the proposed Capital Budget for 2019-2022. This afternoon Todd Burge, the City’s Chief Financial Officer, and Adam Laughlin, the City’s Deputy City Manager of Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered repor...
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IN THE NEWS: Valley Line West expropriation process
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IN THE NEWS: Valley Line West expropriation process
Today, the City of Edmonton released a report on the Valley Line West LRT project. You can read it here. The report makes public the City’s plan to begin the process of expropriating a group of properties, or portions of those properties, so the west leg of the Valley Line […]
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Let’s talk Budget
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The City of Edmonton’s Budget is about work. It’s the work of translating what we dream about for our community (when we stop to contemplate these things) into what we experience when we’re actually out there in a city built of asphalt, concrete, glass, wood, paint, brick, iron, bark, granite, [&...
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Transit is safe, will remain safe, will get safer: Cebryk
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Transit is safe, will remain safe, will get safer: Cebryk
Gord Cebryk brought a message of calm, concern and conviction to a news conference in the wake of the stabbing of an Edmonton Transit Service operator. “Transit is safe,” said Cebryk, the City of Edmonton’s Deputy City Manager of City Operations. “We know this because it is our job to […]
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