Remembrance Day 2017

I’ve been thinking a lot about commemoration lately, especially in the light of recent discussions on appropriate people/subjects for names of buildings and organizations, for plaques and for statue...

Benchmarking and the foundation of a greener building — Renewable

During the production of the Renewable Series we’ve had a lot of conversations about what it takes to make a building energy efficient. In those conversations two major things became obvious: first ...

Edmonton Native Healing Center connects with Prince Charles Neighbourhood for Community League Day

Reconciliation is fast becoming a common word in Edmonton’s neighbourhoods. There is a clear desire to address the mistreatment of Indigenous people and create opportunities for connection betwe...

A new look at one of the City’s most historic locations

There are few areas in our city with as long and complex a history as the River Crossing, but this history isn’t well known to many Edmontonians. The River Crossing area in Rossdale is at the heart ...

The machinery of local democracy

Iain MacLean understands democracy is all about one person, one vote. But he also knows technology means one vote is all about 245 tabulators. MacLean is the the City of Edmonton’s Director of Elect...

Friendly, neighbourhood spiders

It’s September in Edmonton. These are some of things you hear this time of year: It’s getting dark pretty early, eh? The Walterdale Bridge looks pretty rad. And, I’ve never seen a spider that si...

The two sides of graffiti

Graffiti means different things to different people. For some, it is an appealing form of street art and provides opportunities for artistic expression. For others, it’s an ugly array of spray paint...

Developing an entire city takes a lot of planning

As our city grows, the landscape around us is changing. Land is being developed and new buildings are being constructed to support citizens, business and industry. So how exactly does all that land ge...

Getting to school is the important first lesson

Whether you are in first grade or first year university, it can be a challenge to figure out how to get to your new school. No matter what your age is, students can unravel the mysteries of local tran...

Driving the Downtown Bike Network

Edmonton’s new adaptable Downtown Bike Network is now open and offers over 7.8 km of bike routes making it easier to travel downtown by bike. With the introduction of the bike network, there have be...

Lean Mean Watering Machines

A project like the new Downtown Bike Network is a great win for Edmonton. It gives residents a convenient, safe and eco-friendly way to commute, and to boot, it’s a pretty addition to downtown ̵...

The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues at the City of Edmonton Archives

After having worked with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues’ (EFCL) records for the past seven months, I have had the chance to see the organization fulfill its mandate of fostering commun...

Revitalizing Stony Plain Road

Edmonton has no shortage of destination hot spots and one such example can be found in the Stony Plain Road Business Improvement Area (BIA). The area is becoming a cultural and family friendly area wh...

Sustainable Community — Renewable

“Net Zero” is a puzzle that we should be solving every time we get the opportunity to design a new building. It’s the kind of thing that only a few obsess about, yet it impacts everyone. The dee...

You’ve never seen Jasper Avenue like this before

From mid-July to October, you’ll have the chance to try out the new plan for Jasper Avenue, 109 Street to 124 Street, before it begins being constructed in 2019. Beginning July 15th, the Experience ...

That’s a Wrap! Canada 150 Edmonton Trivia Contest Finished

The City of Edmonton Archives Canada 150 Edmonton Trivia Contest wrapped up on June 30 with over 1200 responses! Between March 17 and June 23, 2017, sets of 10 themed questions on Edmonton and our his...

Canada 150 Edmonton Trivia Contest – Events

This post has the answers for last week’s trivia questions on Events in Edmonton. And that’s the close of our Trivia Contest! Thanks to everyone who participated! All the questions and answers wil...

Leslie Symon is 2017’s Young Professional Engineer

In the City’s Corporate Workforce Plan, a leader is defined as “A visionary, credible and trusted role model who inspires and challenges others to achieve their full potential.” LRT Delivery Sen...

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