In Loving Memory: A Gentle Reminder to Keep Off the Ice

Four new dog sculptures were designed and installed in memory of the pets that are no longer with us due to thin ice and high water levels in Edmonton’s parks. You can see a sculpture for yourself i...

Cannabis 101

The air in Edmonton is thick with questions and rumours and wishes and half-truths when it comes to cannabis legalization. The City of Edmonton is working hard to ensure everything is as ready as it c...

Milestones for Canada’s second-ever female firefighter

July will mark the 30th anniversary with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services for District Chief Shirley Benson. Looking back at her career, she fondly says that it was amazing and rewarding, but nothing out...

IN THE NEWS: Downtown Public Places Plan and festivals

Recent news stories have propelled the Downtown Public Places Plan into the spotlight, and with the new attention have come questions about the future location of downtown festivals. Spoiler alert: Th...

It’s time to notice, speak and act

All over the world, people face gender-based violence (GBV) and it can impact anyone regardless of socio-economic status, geographic location, race, religion, sexuality, or gender identity. It can hap...

From Skates to Soap Boxes: Fun on Edmonton’s River Valley Slopes

On March 9 & 10 Edmonton is host to the Red Bull Crashed Ice season finale. Skaters will race on a track starting on Jasper Valley and winding down the River Valley through Louise McKinney Riverfr...

Festival of Youth Voices presents ideas to combat climate change

High school students from around the world joined new friends from Alberta schools at the Festival of Youth Voices last month. The event, held at NAIT’s Centre for Applied Technology, was part of th...

Cars That Talk With Traffic Lights

Edmonton is Canada’s first test site for wireless technology that could change the way we manage traffic In south Edmonton, some cars are now talking to traffic lights. Not literally in English, but...

Have you heard about our GoatWorks Program & Goat Coordinator Position?

[UPDATE March 6, 2018]: Please note the City of Edmonton Goat Coordinator Job Posting is now closed.   No kidding, the job ad has gotten a lot of media attention. Here are some things you may be ...

Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change (Part 3)

With the third blog post in this series, we continue the story of the climate change white paper. Students from Queen Elizabeth High School in Edmonton are among hundreds of youth worldwide working on...

Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change (Part 2)

In this Transforming Edmonton blog post, we continue the story of the climate change white paper. Students from Queen Elizabeth High School in Edmonton are among hundreds of students worldwide working...

Pet Safety in Edmonton’s Off-Leash Parks

The City’s off-leash areas allow dog owners to enjoy quality bonding time with their pets and can provide both with a number of physical and social benefits. However, as the weather begins to warm u...

Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change

The first smile of the day stemmed from the sheer joy of being together on planet Earth. Terry Godwaldt, executive director of the Centre for Global Education at Queen Elizabeth High School, had just ...

Three artists share uplifting funicular story

Before you go any further, please take a half minute to watch the Fun Fun Funicular video. If you’ve already seen the video, we dare you to watch it again and not smile. We’ll get to the role of t...

Infill taking shape in Edmonton

Most people are aware of the City’s plans to build up and in, rather than out, largely through the media. But, what you might not be as familiar with is the creative ways that people are reimagining...

10.5 Questions for Shalini Kantayya

Award-winning filmmaker Shalini Kantayya will be in Edmonton on January 30 for a two-part Race for a Clean Energy Future presentation. The events are part of the Change for Climate Community Series th...

Get Your Skate On!

There’s no doubt, Edmontonians have a passion for ice. For many, a pair of skates is as much of a wardrobe staple as a good pair of blue jeans and an Edmonton Oilers jersey. Luckily for those living...

Early Adoption, Numbers, and Electric Vehicles – Renewable

Our Renewable episode about Electric Vehicle owners in Edmonton features very few hard numbers. In it, we talk to Andrew Batiuk and Janine Rutledge, two electric vehicle owners and members of the Elec...

Painting the Rails

The first mural for the Canada 150 “Paint the Rails” legacy project was officially unveiled at the Churchill LRT Station in December, 2017. The large, three-part mural called “Returning Home,”...

Create Memories, Not Garbage

Some handy hints on how to reduce waste during the holiday season. The holidays are a special time in Edmonton when we gather to celebrate, share meals and exchange gifts. We also create a lot of wast...

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