City Stories

🌞 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...

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...

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 ...

“We are taking concrete steps toward creating an inclusive city for everyone”

Edmonton is a diverse city made up of people from across Alberta and Canada and around the world. Many different cultures have come together to help build our city. As a municipal government, we want ...

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...

Accessibility policy aims to “open Edmonton”

I have been a legally blind transit user for 15 years. I used to avoid travelling to new places in the city. It was so much work to plan everything ahead, to make sure I got off at the right time and ...

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...

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...

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...

Taking shape: a quick Valley Line Southeast tour!

Here are some pics at key locations to give you a sense of what’s building—both infrastructure and excitement—along the Valley Line Southeast LRT line. The City of Edmonton and TransEd Partners ...

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 ...

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...

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