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“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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

#SafetyIsThePoint

There are now more options for Edmontonians to dispose of their needles safely in our city. The City of Edmonton has rolled out 23 new and improved safe needle disposal boxes. The new design is safer,...

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...

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...

Get Ready in the Park Returns

After a record-breaking attendance of 25,000 last year, emergency response organizations from across the Edmonton region eagerly await their return to Get Ready in the Park at Hawrelak Park on Saturda...

Teens spread word about ice and river safety

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is as predictable as the North Saskatchewan River isn’t — especially at this time of year. That valuable double lesson was learned by four buddies who turned a close ...

Junior city builders share big ideas

Sitting in the bright, open space of EPCOR Tower’s 16th floor, some of Canada’s top experts in architecture, planning and urban form, including the likes of Gene Dub and Renée Daoust, listened in...

An Edmonton girl on International Women’s Day!

We could give you her cool back story first, or you could just watch this. Just watch this. 😊 That’s spoken word poet Nisha Patel reprising verse she shared an hour earlier at Edmonton’s City H...

On Denbigh Mental, depression and Clara Hughes

Editor’s Note: Catrin Owen is the City of Edmonton’s Deputy City Manager, Communications and Engagement. I grew up not far from The North Wales Hospital, known to all who dared breathe its na...

City unveils needle collection maps

New interactive maps developed by the City of Edmonton provide a picture of needle pick up in Edmonton. The number of discarded needles on public property picked up by the City dropped from 7,739 in 2...

City builders named by name!

At a public meeting on Tuesday, January, 22, your City Councillors continued to recognize the work of the people who make Edmonton a place where it makes sense to build the value of our lives. Festiva...

IN THE NEWS: New Year’s Eve fireworks show at 9 pm

Some recent news stories and social media commentary have called into question the City of Edmonton’s decision to trigger the New Year’s fireworks show at 9 pm, instead of midnight. On Facebook, E...

This is who we are: United Way working committee

Photo Above: Members of the 2017 United Way Working Committee volunteer to sort donations at Coats for Kids and Families.   Editor’s Note: Today we start a series of video stories about City of...

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...

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