UPDATED: Working with the uncommon cold

And now a brief word about the weather: $#&*! And now a few more words about the work that goes on despite the weather. “The weather is on everyone’s mind these days, and it’s front and cent...

311 service hours changing to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Hello, welcome to the City of Edmonton, I’m Irshaad.” Irshaad, a City of Edmonton 311 agent, loves his job. Knowing his city and helping people find the services they need “is rewarding work....

Bridge demolition work requires temporary SUP closure. Here’s why.

The next major phase of demolition work on the east side of the Groat Bridge is set to begin. This means the temporary closure of the shared-use path below the north end of the bridge until the area i...

City supports community plan for people in cold weather

Update: The Commonwealth Recreation Centre welcomed and sheltered 99 individuals the evening of Jan. 13. With overnight lows plummeting, Edmonton’s extreme weather protocol has been activated. “Wh...

Keeping track: Progress on Valley Line West LRT

2019 was a busy year for the Valley Line West LRT project and 2020 is shaping up to be even busier. From utility construction to building surveys to land acquisition, and more, work is continuing all ...

✅ Transit garage honoring namesake operator now complete

Construction of the 700,000 square-foot-plus Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage and surrounding area is now marked done.  “Construction of Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage is complete and we are lo...

Bringing Edmontonians to the holiday cheer

It’s a bright tradition that hasn’t dimmed for DATS operators or the caregivers and clients who rely on them for some holiday sparkle this time of year.  “When you see the smiles on the par...

📸 🎥 Taking Shape: Valley Line Southeast update 4

Some of the most noticeable work on the Valley Line Southeast is now in the sky—the Tawatinȃ Bridge, the elevated guideways and a Star Wars-inspired X-wing tower.

What it really means when you clear your sidewalks❄️

Edmonton is a winter city that sees its fair share of snow and ice. With the snowfall, come the calls to the City of uncleared snow and ice on sidewalks—more than 10,000 of them on average per year....

🌞 Some cool things about solar at Edmonton Convention Centre

Sure, there’s nothing new under the sun, but there’s a lot that’s new that can be done with the sun. The Edmonton Convention Centre is in the right place at the right time—with the right flat,...

Call before cat drop-off, please!

Employees at the Animal Care & Control Centre love cats. That’s why it’s hard to see what they see. And why the centre is making changes.  “When too many cats are in the centre, we are ...

City of Edmonton sharpens planning and development customer service

Kim Petrin is in the listening to business business.  “Edmonton competes to attract investment and talent, not just in the region or province, but nationally and globally,” said Petrin, Branc...

City of Edmonton’s Virtual Cenotaph receives Digital Alberta award

Eleven minutes or so into an award-winning City of Edmonton video, there is this—a record of a soldier’s ultimate sacrifice in the First World War: And then—in what is not a typo—there is this...

Metro Line Update: new signalling system taking shape

The City of Edmonton is digging in on the signalling system for the Metro Line LRT. Construction and installation of the new system will begin soon and take about a year. Edmontonians will start to se...

Five flags make history—and the future—together in Edmonton

For the first time in the history of the City of Edmonton, the five flags have been raised and are flying together in front of our City Hall. “Edmonton is one of only a handful of municipal jurisdic...

What’s the forecast for Edmonton’s snow, ice control this winter?

Edmonton is a winter city. We have big winters and we need a big snow-clearing toolkit to make streets, paths, lanes and sidewalks safe for Edmontonians, no matter how they travel. These tools include...

Teamwork, training the keys to successful rescue

The dramatic rescue of a window washer dangling from a platform at Stantec Tower last week showed the heights firefighters go to to keep people safe in Edmonton. And the depth of training that equips ...

Belvedere and Castle Downs Transit Centres Reopen

Transit Centers are sheltered waiting areas located where several bus routes and/or LRT alignments converge. To City administration transit centres are at the heart of how we get around Edmonton. To t...

One year of cannabiz in Edmonton

One year ago cannabis became legal in Canada. The decision to legalize cannabis was a long time coming, but that didn’t mean preparing for it was a simple process for the City of Edmonton. There wer...

We asked, you answered: where the LRT will take you

Our question was straightforward: where will the LRT take you? Your answers went here, there and way over there. We asked our question as part of a contest to win one of three nifty City of Edmonton-b...

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