Don Iveson

Edmonton City Councillor, Ward 10

Recent Blog Posts

Shelters are a bandage — Housing is the Solution
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Shelters are a bandage — Housing is the Solution
Last night I visited the Commonwealth Community Rec Centre to see first hand the important work our city staff have been doing to address the needs of vulnerable Edmontonians during this cold snap.  You may recall that last year we opened LRT stations to accommodate those in need who couldn’t rea...
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2019 Photos of the Year
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2019 Photos of the Year
I’m so pleased to say we got hundreds of entries for our 2019 Photo of the Year Contest! As a longtime Edmontonian, I’m very aware of how beautiful our city is, but it’s wonderful to see that that beauty explored through the eyes of #yeg2019pics. Join me in congratulating the wi...
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Looking ahead at the new year with 20/20 vision
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The holidays are here (thank goodness) and I wanted to take a few minutes to share some reflections on 2019 where we’re going in 2020. This year could be best described as the year of city-building challenges. We pushed forward on several city-building goals which will ensure Edmonton thinks, pla...
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Budgeting in the age of austerity
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In response to the provincial budget, the City will be making significant changes to our annual budget, but I want to be clear: we will not be raising taxes, beyond what was already approved for 2020 and beyond, to cover provincial cutbacks and downloads. Before the provincial budget dropped, Cou...
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Calcium chloride’s effect on our safety and checkbooks
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On Tuesday, Council faces critical decisions about the City’s snow and ice policy, including the use of an anti-icer calcium chloride solution. I want to take this opportunity to explain where I sit with the issue and what my main concerns are about the proposal to restrict its use. With the moti...
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ICYMI: Council is back from break!
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ICYMI: Council is back from break!
Fall is almost here! I hope you had a great summer and I wish you all a happy back to school season. This one is a long one, so let me just jump to it: Census We recently released our new census numbers! Edmonton’s new population is…*drumroll*… 972,223! That means we’ve added 72,000 n...
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Climate change is a threat we must address head-on
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Climate change is a threat we must address head-on
Today the City of Edmonton released an update on our Energy Transition Strategy which highlights preliminary findings made in response to City Council’s approval of the Edmonton Declaration in 2018. The Declaration committed mayors from around the world to recognize the immediate threat of climat...
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A strong Edmonton means a strong Alberta
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A strong Edmonton means a strong Alberta
Last week I had the privilege of delivering my sixth State of the City Address to the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. A lot has changed in our city since I delivered my first address in 2014. We’ve seen the expansion of our LRT network, the continued revitalization of our downtown core, and a susta...
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This election remember to #askaboutYEG
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This election remember to #askaboutYEG
Ahead of this spring’s provincial election, I’m encouraging you to “Ask About Edmonton” when candidates knock on your door. The City of Edmonton’s #askaboutYEG campaign, which launched today, is about mobilizing citizens to champion their city – because Edmonton priorities should be at the forefr...
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Edmonton is Canada’s Best City for Youth to Work in 2019
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Edmonton is Canada’s Best City for Youth to Work in 2019
Yesterday I had the pleasure of accepting, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, the YouthfulCities Urban Work Index award for “Best Canadian City for Youth to Work”. This award solidifies Edmonton’s status as not only one of Canada’s youngest cities (almost 20% of our popula...
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