All posts by: City of Edmonton

🌞 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...

What do we want? Draft City Plan feedback. When do we want it: Now! 😀

The City Plan team has just published six policy documents. If we still have your attention, then we need your feedback. And it’s not just the planners who need your feedback. It’s the future city...

Celebrating the future – major milestones at Blatchford.

Let’s talk about what makes Blatchford different. A strong vision ✔️ Sustainability goals ✔️ A forward-thinking energy strategy✔️ A District Energy Sharing System ✔️ On September 20,...

Far out: Canada’s first planetarium being restored to former glory 🌌

For Edmonton stargazers, there’s no place like dome. The iconic dome roof on the Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium is being lifted into place as part of a major restoration project that lifted off earl...

A transformational City Plan for a changing Edmonton

Editor’s Note: On September 17, the City of Edmonton’s City Plan team presented a public update on its work to a committee of City Councillors. The report made news headlines with its ideas, among...

“Strategic, brilliant” winners unlock Quest for Golden Key

Edmontonians have a reputation for being fast, smart and unstoppable when they’re on the trail of a prize. They proved that again when they combed Edmonton’s River Valley for a legendary golden ke...

LRT expansion celebrates back to school with chance to win

Edmonton’s LRT network is expanding, and the City has been collecting stories from Edmontonians about why they choose LRT and where the future expansion will take them!  These loyal riders shared t...

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...

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