Ben Henderson

Ben's thoughts on recent issues affecting the City of Edmonton. City Councillor for Ward 8.

Recent Blog Posts

REACH for Safe Communities
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For nearly 10 years, REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities has been working diligently to find ways to address the root causes of crime and help build safer communities. What started as a City initiative under Mayor Steven Mandel with … Continue reading →
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Urban Wellness and the work of RECOVER
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Urban Wellness and the work of “Recover” When it comes to having a city that we are proud to call home there are many aspects to consider. It is not just about buildings and roads; it is about people and … Continue reading →
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Composting
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Benefits of Composting According to Environment Canada, biodegradable materials, such as food waste, make up around 40 per cent of all residential waste in Canada. As we continue to place an increasingly higher importance on sustainability and living … Continue reading →
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Densification in mature neighbourhoods
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Garden suites In recent years, you have probably heard about the desire to keep our core neighbourhoods vital, attractive, and sustainable.  Densification and residential infill in older parts of the city are steps we can take to help make sure … Continue reading →
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Award for Public Engagement
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Wins International Award One of the most important elements of a productive and valuable democracy that serves the best interest of its people is an actively engaged public body. Unfortunately, for years many Edmontonians had lost faith in how … Continue reading →
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Books and Budgets
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Books and Budgets I am happy to share some good news with everyone.  The eagerly anticipated new Capilano Branch of Edmonton Public Library is finally open.  The Grand Opening is planned for November 23 at 10:30 am and I look … Continue reading →
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Strategy for Better Transit
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Public Transit –  Better Transit I want you to know that the City is continuing to work on our Transit Strategy to improve public transportation.  Our current system is expected to meet the demand of our ever-growing city and region, … Continue reading →
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Capilano Library
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Exciting New Library Coming Soon! A new library complete with serene views and natural light will be a place east side residents can call their own later this year. The new Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Capilano Branch relocates the existing … Continue reading →
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50th Street and the tracks
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Making the Grade For years when people travelled on 50th Street, often the first thought was “How long will I have to wait for that train today?”   Delays on this busy transportation corridor are infamous in Edmonton and driver irritation … Continue reading →
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A growing city requires changes in representation
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City statistics show Edmonton as the fastest growing city with a population now sitting at 877,926 with 30,000 new residents calling the City of Festivals home, every year. This massive growth brings complications to how the city governs, … Continue reading →
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