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...

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 ...

Edmonton City Council declares climate emergency

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 Adminis...

Collisions, corrosion addressed in new snow and ice safety research

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 sno...

🛴 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. ...

📸 Taking shape: Valley Line Southeast update 2

Mother Nature kept Valley Line Southeast construction workers on their toes as they adapted to changing weather conditions earlier this summer. Despite the weather, the team made significant progress ...

What is the Language of the Path?

Did you know that Edmonton has more than 160 kilometres of shared pathways and trails to enjoy? Our pathways and trails are used for a multitude of activities: dog walks, bike rides, rollerblading, ru...

On This Spot makes a present of the past

To the pile of apps that count your steps moving forward, here’s one that actually celebrates taking you backward.   In time. In Edmonton. “The app shows the user how things have changed and how...

Peace Officers answer the call

July 23 was bright and sunny in the City Room at Edmonton City Hall. The clock struck one. The drums and pipes from the Edmonton Police Service boomed and skirled. In marched 22 newly minted peace off...

Valley Line West construction prep: Everything you need to know about building condition assessments

As the City of Edmonton gets ready to begin construction on Valley Line West LRT, we’re working hard to make sure property owners along the route are ready. Building condition assessments are a key ...

TLC for LRT, Vol. 6: light at the end of 66 St tunnel

On July 17, crews finished the rail replacement at the 66th Street tunnel between Coliseum and Belvedere. With both tracks open, ETS operated Capital Line trains at regular weekday frequency from July...

Cardboard Don tours city’s award-winning urban spaces (Urban Design Awards deadline: August 15)

A giant-sized cardboard cutout of Mayor Don Iveson made the rounds of the city earlier this month, turning heads and bringing attention to standout examples of urban spaces in Edmonton.  “I’ve fi...

Where will you go? LRT expansion is giving you a chance to win

Edmonton’s LRT network is expanding. Construction on the Valley Line Southeast has been underway since 2016, and the tracks, stops and stations are taking shape. In 2020, work is anticipated to begi...

We heard you: new bus routes

The countdown is on for the launch of the proposed new Edmonton Transit Service (ETS)  routes in late summer 2020.  It’ll be a big deal, changing all 100+ bus routes overnight. Of course, the plan...

City Hall School grads in their own voices

Kiyomi used  11 words to describe what she learned about downtown Edmonton this past school year:  “Our downtown core is very beautiful and full of beautiful people,” said the Grade 2 student fr...

Innovative geoexchange field to mean end of traditional furnaces, A/C units, boilers for Blatchford residents

Blatchford residents will make history and deliver the future at the same time. “Blatchford has the potential to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions associated with heating, cooling and domestic hot...

Nikola Tesla Day in Edmonton celebrates science

Today, the 163rd birthday of the prolific inventor who, among other achievements, helped design the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system, is Nikola Tesla Day in Edmonton, Alberta,...

The art and soul of building bridges

The City of Edmonton’s Integrated Infrastructure Department builds bridges of many kinds—some of steel, others of heart. Our city is connected by bridges of all ages and styles, marking the work o...

UPDATE: Groat girders taking shape

August 2, 2019: The west side of the Groat Road Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River now has two-thirds of its new girders in place. “Things are progressing well,” said Caroline Schettler, Pro...

Nisha Patel: City of Edmonton Poet Laureate

Nisha Patel is a unique kind of city planner in Edmonton. She zones for the heart. So Edmontonians can build an affection for this place.  Nisha Patel is the new Poet Laureate of Edmonton. “I am ex...

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