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Quite something to see
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Quite something to see
For Betty, who has “lived in Edmonton for almost 70 years and is still walking wherever I can,” the new Walterdale bridge project comes right down to the birds on the river. “They were all standing over there, eight or 10 white birds,” Betty said as she pointed across the […]
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Why is the City Archives Closed?
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Why is the City Archives Closed?
A visit to the City of Edmonton Archives webpage, shows that there will be periods of limited service at the Archives throughout August and into September. While the Reference Room and all self-serve resources at the Archives will remain available, with the exception of a complete closure to be a...
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Seven-layer dip, seven-layer earth, seven-layer City Plan. It’s all good.
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Part 4 in the ongoing City Plan blog series Our earth is made up of seven layers, and studying them tells us how the planet was created, how the layers influence life on earth, and the risks and opportunities contained in these layers. The same is true for the many […]
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Clean. Quiet. Electrifying!
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We can’t wait for electric buses to hit the streets of Edmonton! Edmonton’s transit fleet is set to become one of the first in Canada to add 25 clean-running, quiet electric buses. Proterra, based in California, will initially supply the City with two electric buses for infrastructure and chargin...
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Looking to the past can help us plan for the future
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Part 3 in the ongoing City Plan blog series It’s interesting to look back at historical documents or books to see what early City leaders thought about planning, and how they imagined Edmonton would, or should, develop over time. Some of the findings seem prescient. Others make you think “whew, I...
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Are we living on Planet Plan?
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Are we living on Planet Plan?
Part 2 in the ongoing City Plan blog series What do you think? What’s important to you? As we plan for a growing city, it may seem like the City of Edmonton has been asking you those questions over and over when we prepare different plans. It probably looks like […]
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Running in Edmonton: past and present
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Running in Edmonton: past and present
We love to run in Edmonton. At any time of year, though especially in the summer, you’re bound to find your fellow citizens outside running to stay fit, enjoy nature, and have fun. With an ever increasing slate of organized runs all year long, from 5km fun runs to the […]
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When it comes to planning a city, Tina Turner asks the right question: What’s love got to do with it?
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When it comes to planning a city, Tina Turner asks the right question: What’s love got to do with it?
Have you ever walked into a neighbourhood and fallen in love? Maybe it was the look of the buildings, the lush green spaces, the ability to get around easily, or an atmosphere that invited you to explore and connect to people and places. Or maybe you couldn’t pinpoint exactly what […]
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Taxing Questions
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Taxing Questions
Property taxes, tax base and tax rates. What do they mean and why do they matter? With property taxes due by June 30, City Budget deliberations starting this fall and recent media coverage, these are timely topics and part of an important conversation among the business community, City Council an...
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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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