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Time is everything for Fire Station 21
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Time is everything for Fire Station 21
Rossdale Fire Station 21 had been closed for more than two decades before it reopened in April. Since then, it’s taken virtually no time to prove its worth. Let’s go back to Wednesday, May 22, 2019. It’s 7:42 pm. Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) has just received a call a […]
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TLC for LRT Volume 5: Laying down tiles and tracks
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TLC for LRT Volume 5: Laying down tiles and tracks
Editor’s note at the start of your read: Here’s your latest edition of TLC for LRT. We appreciate your continued interest in our continued interest in work big and small to keep you comfortable, safe and moving on the LRT. Platform warning tile replacement Platform warning tile is the yellow [...
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Rossdale River Rescue
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Rossdale River Rescue
Although snow made an appearance at Rossdale Fire Station 21’s grand opening ceremony, it has surprisingly been just a little over a month since the historic building officially returned to service. On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) invited the public to tour the r...
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A City Plan built with Pride 🏳️‍🌈
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A City Plan built with Pride 🏳️‍🌈
The new rainbow crosswalk along 104 Ave downtown does important work, helping pedestrians safely get to the other side of 109 St on the MacEwan University campus. It also does vital City Plan work. Syvixay wants more people to equate “City Plan” not just to technical-sounding concepts like transp...
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#SafetyIsThePoint
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#SafetyIsThePoint
There are now more options for Edmontonians to dispose of their needles safely in our city. The City of Edmonton has rolled out 23 new and improved safe needle disposal boxes. The new design is safer, more durable and easier to install. All new installations are on public property. Needle […]
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ETS puts a wrap on Pride Week 2019! 🏳️‍🌈
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ETS puts a wrap on Pride Week 2019! 🏳️‍🌈
A vividly coloured, expertly decalled and lovingly designed Edmonton Transit Service bus is now part of the fleet and out on the street. “We’re pretty excited to unveil our new Pride bus to the people and for the people of Edmonton,” said Eddie Robar, Branch Manager, ETS. “We have a […]
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Taking shape: a quick Valley Line Southeast tour!
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Taking shape: a quick Valley Line Southeast tour!
Here are some pics at key locations to give you a sense of what’s building—both infrastructure and excitement—along the Valley Line Southeast LRT line. The City of Edmonton and TransEd Partners are well into construction season 2019. Much of the work is underground, getting drainage and electrica...
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It’s The City Plan super combo: a large helping of public input with a side of technology (but no fries)
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It’s The City Plan super combo: a large helping of public input with a side of technology (but no fries)
How do you create a plan for the future of a city if you can’t be sure what all the development might look like and you don’t have a crystal ball? As the City of Edmonton works on creating The City Plan, it’s public engagement with thousands of Edmontonians, as […]
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Composting facility closes, Edmontonians reminded to stay the course
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Edmontonians are urged to continue grasscycling and backyard composting with news the Edmonton Composting Facility has closed permanently for safety reasons. “We encourage people to continue to grasscycle, to continue to backyard compost, said Michael Labrecque, Branch Manager, City of Edmonton W...
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We the north, too!
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We the north, too!
In the gym at the Victoria School of the Arts in Edmonton—which is about 3,300 km east of Toronto, the centre, right now, of the Canadian basketball universe — junior high basketball player Akira Xaysana stood in the key, and, with a more than a hundred spectators watching, put a […]
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