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New passing-cyclists bylaw spells out safety in Edmonton
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The provincial Traffic Safety Act makes it illegal for one vehicle to pass another vehicle unless the passing can be done safely.  Which, if you are a person riding a bicycle or a person driving an automobile in Edmonton, raises the obvious question: what does it mean to safely pass a bicycl...
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New sorting stations a colourful addition to Edmonton’s waste diversion story
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New sorting stations are coming to many public spaces in Edmonton, allowing people to separate garbage, food scraps and recycling just like they do at home.  “Whether you’re picnicking at Rundle Park, enjoying a meal at an attraction or hosting a birthday party at a recreation centre, you’ll...
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Fire hydrants tapped for fresh drinking water in Edmonton heat
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When it’s 30°C and even hotter in Edmonton, water becomes essential, clearly. But what if you can’t get drinking water? What if you don’t have a home? What if you don’t have a tap? Heatwave 2021 In late June and into July, a heatwave hit the city. The City of Edmonton activated its extreme weathe...
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Naturalization at stormwater ponds in Edmonton a good use of resources. And birds like it
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Naturalization can really grow on you.  “We understand that naturalization is a change in what you’re visually used to,” said Catherine Falk, who is a Landscape Technician with the City of Edmonton.  “Some people may find that it looks messy or unkempt or partially fearful of what might...
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TLC for LRT: Stadium LRT Station redevelopment progresses as events open up
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As our city moves beyond COVID-19 restrictions, offices, classes and major events are starting to open up. This includes the return of Edmonton Elks games on August 7, which means CFL fans will once again be making their way to Commonwealth Stadium.  It also means ETS is preparing to welcome...
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The Land before YEG – The most interesting part of City of Edmonton construction you didn’t know about
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*With contributions by the Royal Tyrrell Museum Edmontosaurus (/ɛdˌmɒntəˈsɔːrəs/ ed-MON-tə-SAWR-əs) (meaning “lizard from Edmonton”) is a genus of hadrosaurid (duck-billed) dinosaur. It contains two known species: Edmontosaurus regalis and Edmontosaurus annectens. Drumheller isn’t the...
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Terwillegar Drive Expressway: Construction is underway!
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If you live or commute in southwest Edmonton, you may have seen construction on Terwillegar Drive is well underway! Construction began this spring and is the beginning of a multi-year, multi-project program to enhance the driving, walking and cycling and transit connections on and near Terwillega...
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Touch the Water Promenade project reimagines riverfront of future as destination for all
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When you see or hear the phrase “Touch the Water,” it means a portion of Edmonton’s river valley near the Rossdale neighbourhood could go from looking something like this ↓ to something like this ↓ Touch the Water means Victoria Oval could go from this ↓ to this ↓ Touch the Water means the hill [...
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Edmonton’s default speed limit moves to 40 km/h on Aug. 6
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Most residential and downtown streets in Edmonton, including parts of Whyte Avenue and Jasper Avenue, will have a new speed limit of 40 km/h starting Friday, August 6, 2021. “This change will make our streets calmer, quieter and safer,” said Jessica Lamarre, Director of Safe Mobility for the City...
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Sspomitapi Ward: Star PersonSS-POH-ME-TAH-PEE
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Oftentimes, when one thinks of Indigenous people in Edmonton, the Cree and Métis may be the first to come to mind. The Blackfoot (Nitsitapi) people are mainly located and associated with Southern Alberta, but their traditional territory reached as far north as the North Saskatchewan River. Many c...
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