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City builders recognized

At a public meeting earlier this week, your City Councillors recognized the city-building work of three groups and initiatives—and the people who bring them to life. Candy Cane Lane, 50th Anniversar...

Armistice 100: A Tribute

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. Imagine sitting in a trench, leaning against one of the dirt walls. You breathe in the musty scent of f...

The Winding Path to Cannabis Legalization in Edmonton

Many people will think of October 17, 2018 as the first day of cannabis legalization in Canada and Edmonton. While this is true, City of Edmonton staff worked for more than a year to get ready for the...

Seniors Protection Partnership celebrates 20 years

When it comes to preventing elder abuse, the approach is a bit like doing a puzzle. “We figure out what’s missing,” says Pat Power, a Community Development Social Worker with the City of Edmonto...

Many gathered

Snow fell and many gathered on Saturday, September 15, 2018, to celebrate the opening of Queen Elizabeth Park and Edmonton’s first Indigenous Arts Park, ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ The visito...

Clearing the air on noise monitoring

Many of you have had questions about the noise monitoring pilot since its start in August, so here are some answers to some of your most common questions. Why is the City monitoring vehicle noise? Exc...

Artist Wraps up 10 Month Residence at Edmonton Cemeteries

Cemeteries are places we visit to honour loved ones who have passed. They are spaces where we reflect on their life and cherish memories. But have you ever thought of cemeteries as places to learn abo...

Partnering for Pickleball

City employees help Royal Garden Community construct a pickleball court. Spring is officially here and our thoughts naturally turn to outdoor sports and recreational activities. The City’s Michael G...

Are You Emergency Ready?

At any time, Edmonton could face an emergency due to environmental, man-made or technological causes. Luckily, our city and Metro region have a strong emergency response community that delivers import...

Project Welcome Mat rolls out at Boyle Street Community Services Centre

RECOVER, Edmonton’s Urban Wellness Plan, is about working to improve wellness by testing ideas for strengthening communities through social innovation. One of those ideas has now come to fruition, t...

Sidewalk poetry inspires language and community

Neighbourhoods are dynamic places, brought to life by the people who live there connecting and caring with each other. One great local example is the sidewalk poetry project developed by the Meadows C...

IN THE NEWS: Downtown Public Places Plan and festivals

Recent news stories have propelled the Downtown Public Places Plan into the spotlight, and with the new attention have come questions about the future location of downtown festivals. Spoiler alert: Th...

It’s time to notice, speak and act

All over the world, people face gender-based violence (GBV) and it can impact anyone regardless of socio-economic status, geographic location, race, religion, sexuality, or gender identity. It can hap...

From Skates to Soap Boxes: Fun on Edmonton’s River Valley Slopes

On March 9 & 10 Edmonton is host to the Red Bull Crashed Ice season finale. Skaters will race on a track starting on Jasper Valley and winding down the River Valley through Louise McKinney Riverfr...

Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change (Part 3)

With the third blog post in this series, we continue the story of the climate change white paper. Students from Queen Elizabeth High School in Edmonton are among hundreds of youth worldwide working on...

Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change (Part 2)

In this Transforming Edmonton blog post, we continue the story of the climate change white paper. Students from Queen Elizabeth High School in Edmonton are among hundreds of students worldwide working...

Pet Safety in Edmonton’s Off-Leash Parks

The City’s off-leash areas allow dog owners to enjoy quality bonding time with their pets and can provide both with a number of physical and social benefits. However, as the weather begins to warm u...

Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change

The first smile of the day stemmed from the sheer joy of being together on planet Earth. Terry Godwaldt, executive director of the Centre for Global Education at Queen Elizabeth High School, had just ...

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