All posts by: City of Edmonton

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Breaking the ice on Edmonton’s snow and ice pilot project

Over the past few days, there’s been some attention given to the City of Edmonton’s approach to snow and ice. We feel it’s important to take a moment to provide some context. On June 26, Adminis...

Time is everything for Fire Station 21

Rossdale Fire Station 21 had been closed for more than two decades before it reopened in April. Since then, it’s taken virtually no time to prove its worth. Let’s go back to Wednesday, May 22, 201...

TLC for LRT Volume 5: Laying down tiles and tracks

Editor’s note at the start of your read: Here’s your latest edition of TLC for LRT. We appreciate your continued interest in our continued interest in work big and small to keep you comfortable, s...

ETS puts a wrap on Pride Week 2019! 🏳️‍🌈

A vividly coloured, expertly decalled and lovingly designed Edmonton Transit Service bus is now part of the fleet and out on the street. “We’re pretty excited to unveil our new Pride bus to the pe...

Composting facility closes, Edmontonians reminded to stay the course

Edmontonians are urged to continue grasscycling and backyard composting with news the Edmonton Composting Facility has closed permanently for safety reasons. “We encourage people to continue to gras...

We the north, too!

In the gym at the Victoria School of the Arts in Edmonton—which is about 3,300 km west of Toronto, the centre, right now, of the Canadian basketball universe — junior high basketball player Akira...

Accessibility on Transit: ETS Travel Training

Editor’s Note: National AccessAbility Week is May 28 to June 3. It’s a time for Edmontonians and Canadians everywhere to adopt the spirit of inclusion and accessibility. Because Edmontonians like ...

TLC for LRT Volume 4: 66th Street Tunnel Update

Here’s one of the questions ETS is hearing a lot these days: why are Capital Line trains running every 12 minutes during peak hours between Churchill and Clareview LRT stations? The two-second answe...

What could change, what isn’t changing with speed limits

City traffic experts will spend the next seven months building a new, community-inspired speed limit structure for local residential and collector roads in Edmonton. The new speed limit bylaw, which s...

This is Who we are: Brian Golightly, Information Ace

Editor’s Note: Today we continue a series of video stories about City of Edmonton employees. In their own words. But, first, just a few more of ours. Together, the 14,000 people who work for the Cit...

Peace Officers Out N’ About in the Community

“Ranger! Ranger!” children exclaim excitedly as they circle around a tree trunk, hidden on the forest floor. The park ranger runs over, stoops over to inspect the tree trunk and patiently explains...

Building support for women in engineering

Go ahead, ask Anjum Mullick what percentage of practising engineers and geoscientists in Alberta are women. The answer—and the challenge—come quickly. “Thirteen per cent,” she said. “We are ...

Edmonton’s art of steel steals hearts

The new Walterdale Bridge, the new funicular, and the so-new-it’s-not-open-yet Stanley A. Milner Library won big awards at the recent Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence. “A city is built ou...

New tools show City of Edmonton’s pesticide usage

The City of Edmonton has launched two new tools to visually show where city crews plan to apply pesticides each day as well as GPS data on where crews have already treated for mosquitoes. Edmonton is ...

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