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Clearing the air on clearing the roads
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Over the weekend, Edmonton City Council and a local media outlet received an open Letter addressed to the people of Edmonton, written by a group of City employees who said they worked with the Parks and Roads Services branch. The content of the letter raised some questions about the City’s winter...
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We say “Thank You!” on Transit Operator Appreciation Day
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We say “Thank You!” on Transit Operator Appreciation Day
Transit Operator Appreciation Day is March 18. A day when it’s important to reflect on where our transit system has come from, where it’s going and thank the hard-working transit operators who help keep it moving. A lot can change over 110 years. New towers are built, new bus routes […]
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Ask About Edmonton launches as election looms
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Ask About Edmonton launches as election looms
To the list of first names that will attract attention in the upcoming provincial election campaign—Rachel, Jason, Stephen, David, Derek and others—would you consider adding Ed? Edmonton, that is. Ask About Edmonton is the capital initiative unveiled by Mayor Don Iveson at Edmonton City Hall on T...
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One step for the LRT, one giant leap for Edmontonians
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One step for the LRT, one giant leap for Edmontonians
Two new light rail transit (LRT) extensions took a giant leap forward on Monday, March 11, 2019 following major funding commitments from the federal and provincial governments. Building on the November 2018 commitment from the Government of Alberta, the Valley Line West and the Metro Line are nea...
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The Future of Waste is Coming
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The Future of Waste is Coming
Trash talk. Cart convo. Diaper discussions. Call it what you will, I sat down to talk about the future of waste in Edmonton with Mike, a home owner residing in the city’s southeast. We chatted cats, diapers, oh… and garbage, plastics and food scraps after Mike attended a waste drop-in […]
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This is who we are: Infrastructure Maintenance and Infrastructure Operations team
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This is who we are: Infrastructure Maintenance and Infrastructure Operations team
Editor’s Note: Today we continue a series of video stories about City of Edmonton employees. In their own words. But, first, just a few more of ours. Together, the 14,000 people who work for the City help to imagine, construct, maintain and operate, and animate this place called Edmonton —where w...
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Edmonton’s Neon Sign Museum Celebrates 5th Anniversary!
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Edmonton’s Neon Sign Museum Celebrates 5th Anniversary!
David has been the Program Manager for the Museum since fall of 2014. David Holdsworth was the original creator and champion of the Museum, and spent several years finding a location for the project and obtaining the original signs.   You’re only five years old? My how you’ve grown! Since [&...
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An Edmonton girl on International Women’s Day!
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An Edmonton girl on International Women’s Day!
We could give you her cool back story first, or you could just watch this. Just watch this. 😊 That’s spoken word poet Nisha Patel reprising verse she shared an hour earlier at Edmonton’s City Hall to mark International Women’s Day. Besides being a Mill Woods girl and a spoken […]
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Adam Laughlin, P. Eng, DCM, father, feminist
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Adam Laughlin, P. Eng, DCM, father, feminist
Editor’s Note: Adam Laughlin is the City of Edmonton’s Deputy City Manager of Integrated Infrastructure Services, the department that builds things—roads, parks, pools, rec centres, the Walterdale Bridge and so on. Here, he builds on the meaning of International Women’s Day, marked and celebrated...
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This is who we are: Mark Annis
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This is who we are: Mark Annis
Editor’s Note: Today we continue a series of video stories about City of Edmonton employees. In their own words. But, first, just a few more of ours. Together, the 14,000 people who work for the City help to imagine, construct, maintain and operate, and animate this place called Edmonton —where [...
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Heart of the City stories, Vol. 1, No.1
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Heart of the City stories, Vol. 1, No.1
Wilbur the shepherd-collie had been lost and cold and scared for 14 hours in -20°C temperatures when she came across Shaun Bullock and his warm truck and his big heart. “I was out at the Horse Hills snow site that morning and saw the dog running around, and you could […]
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This is who we are: Troy Sumner
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This is who we are: Troy Sumner
Editor’s Note: Today we continue a series of video stories about City of Edmonton employees. In their own words. But, first, just a few more of ours. Together, the 14,000 people who work for the City help to imagine, construct, maintain and operate, and animate this place called Edmonton —where [...
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Valley Line West: The Year Ahead
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Valley Line West: The Year Ahead
On Monday, February 11, Administration briefed Executive Committee on its plan to procure, or hire, the team that will bring Light Rail Transit (LRT) to west Edmonton by building the Valley Line extension from downtown to Lewis Farms. Over the past year and a half, the City evaluated different de...
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You Complete My Street: spreading the infill love with valentines
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You Complete My Street: spreading the infill love with valentines
Share the love for infill development this Valentine’s Day!  As a voluntary side project, Jennifer Becker and Jason Syvixay, planning staff from Development and Zoning Services, created these custom Valentine’s Day cards for you, your loved ones, or the impassioned ㅡ and maybe nerdy ㅡ city builde...
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A year of fun and firsts with the funicular
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A year of fun and firsts with the funicular
Since opening in December of 2017, the funicular, has experienced its ups and downs. Despite the wild ride, this unique piece of infrastructure has stolen the hearts of many and has become an iconic landmark for locals and visitors alike. Most importantly, it has given everyone the opportunity to...
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