All posts by: Shirley Serviss

City of Edmonton Balloon Promotes Civic Pride and Community Spirit

When people first see the City of Edmonton’s giant balloon, they’re not quite sure what to make of it. “It’s unusual looking for sure,” explains Senior Communications Advisor Melissa Lovatt,...

On the Move

The Reuse Centre is one of Edmonton’s little gems that deserves more notice. It first opened its doors in 2007 and has since diverted 802 tonnes from the landfill. To put it into perspective, that...

A Heart-Warming Partnership

What fascinates young children? Fire trucks. Who do they look up to as heroes? Firefighters. What is a long-standing tradition of fire halls? Making meals and eating together. What could be more perfe...

True Community Space – Edmonton City Hall’s City Room

The cheerful sound of soprano saxophone greets me as I step off the elevator into the City Room of City Hall. Orderly rows of tables hold flowers, produce, jewelry, crafts, and baked goods from samosa...

First Place Program is First Class

Breaking into the housing market in a city like Edmonton can be difficult. The City’s First Place Home Ownership Program provides a helping hand. Recently, a number of City employees had a chance to...

Pets Can Go Home Again

I arrive at the Animal Care and Control Centre only moments before a woman comes in with a black and white Shih Tzu/Terrier cross she found running across a busy road. Customer Service Representative ...

The City Walks the Talk

Reading the Edmonton Journal the other day, I noticed an insert on Alberta’s 65 Top Employers for 2014. The City of Edmonton is one of them. It made me want to know what makes the City such a great ...

An Eye-opening Visit to Fleet Services

It has been a challenging winter for Edmontonians. Record snowfall, followed by freezing rain and yo-yo temperatures. Not to take anything away from snow removal crews, but their graders and plows wou...

Meet Edmonton’s Writer-at-Work

When I saw the position of Writer –at-Work with the City advertised in the Writers Guild newsletter, I was excited. I remembered how much I enjoyed hanging out on pipeline construction projects, tal...

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