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A transformational City Plan for a changing Edmonton
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A transformational City Plan for a changing Edmonton
Editor’s Note: On September 17, the City of Edmonton’s City Plan team presented a public update on its work to a committee of City Councillors. The report made news headlines with its ideas, among them the vision to build an east-west bridge of some kind over the North Saskatchewan River […]
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“Strategic, brilliant” winners unlock Quest for Golden Key
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“Strategic, brilliant” winners unlock Quest for Golden Key
Edmontonians have a reputation for being fast, smart and unstoppable when they’re on the trail of a prize. They proved that again when they combed Edmonton’s River Valley for a legendary golden key. The Quest for the Golden Key was an eight-day treasure hunt to celebrate the opening of the […]
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Accessibility policy aims to “open Edmonton”
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Accessibility policy aims to “open Edmonton”
I have been a legally blind transit user for 15 years. I used to avoid travelling to new places in the city. It was so much work to plan everything ahead, to make sure I got off at the right time and did not get lost. Often, I would not […]
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Turn, turn, turn: the Rubik’s Cubeness of Bus Network Redesign
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Editor’s Note: In November, the City of Edmonton’s proposed bus network, first kilometre/last kilometre service and new transit service standards are to be presented to City Council for decision. If approved, and the timeline accepted, Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) routes will change in late sum...
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LRT expansion celebrates back to school with chance to win
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LRT expansion celebrates back to school with chance to win
Edmonton’s LRT network is expanding, and the City has been collecting stories from Edmontonians about why they choose LRT and where the future expansion will take them!  These loyal riders shared their stories for a chance to win a family pass to the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and there’s more winning ...
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Fit For Fire: eye-opening, team-first workouts for would-be fire recruits—and the curious
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Fit For Fire: eye-opening, team-first workouts for would-be fire recruits—and the curious
In an emergency response a firefighter wears more than 50 pounds of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Now, take those 50 pounds and factor in the weight of additional tools, task-specific gear, and intense heat. That’s a heavy test of endurance before even considering the gravity of a potentia...
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City around the corner from population one million
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City around the corner from population one million
If things go as conceived, Edmonton will become a city of one million people some time around December 2020.  That’s an admittedly unscientific takeaway from the announcement today of Edmonton’s official population, based on 2019 Census results.  The big number now: 972,223. There are a few stori...
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Edmonton City Council declares climate emergency
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Today City Council voted to declare a state of climate emergency in Edmonton.  The motion, which passed by a vote of 10-3, stated:  That the City of Edmonton declare a climate emergency That Administration report to Council quarterly on the City of Edmonton’s climate action progress and future ac...
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Collisions, corrosion addressed in new snow and ice safety research
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Editor’s Note: This afternoon, Gord Cebryk, who is the City of Edmonton’s Deputy City Manager, City Operations, met with news media reflecting public interest in and concern about the City’s snow and ice control pilot program. Cebryk’s comments came as a public report with the final results of re...
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🛴 Getting ready for e-scooter share in Edmonton
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🛴 Getting ready for e-scooter share in Edmonton
The City has officially opened the path to electric scooter, bike and e-bike share service in Edmonton. It’s likely that private-sector e-scooters will be the first to receive a licence to operate. The whole idea is to create more travel choices for Edmontonians over short distances in urban area...
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