Safety

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...

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...

High Lights of High Street

Recently, there has been some attention on the traffic signals in the High Street area around 102 Avenue and 125 Street. To help drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians who travel through this intersection...

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 ...

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...

Transit is safe, will remain safe, will get safer: Cebryk

Gord Cebryk brought a message of calm, concern and conviction to a news conference in the wake of the stabbing of an Edmonton Transit Service operator. “Transit is safe,” said Cebryk, the City of ...

Q & A: Cannabis retail, zoning

As summer approaches, so does the expected legalization by the federal government of recreational use of cannabis. Preparation, education, consultation and the amendment of bylaws that will be affecte...

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...

In Loving Memory: A Gentle Reminder to Keep Off the Ice

Four new dog sculptures were designed and installed in memory of the pets that are no longer with us due to thin ice and high water levels in Edmonton’s parks. You can see a sculpture for yourself i...

Cannabis 101

The air in Edmonton is thick with questions and rumours and wishes and half-truths when it comes to cannabis legalization. The City of Edmonton is working hard to ensure everything is as ready as it c...

Milestones for Canada’s second-ever female firefighter

July will mark the 30th anniversary with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services for District Chief Shirley Benson. Looking back at her career, she fondly says that it was amazing and rewarding, but nothing out...

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...

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...

Stormwater lakes are no place for the next Gretzky to skate

City warns that stormwater lakes and ponds are never safe for recreational use Edmontonians love to play a pickup hockey game or practice their skating moves on the closest patch of ice. While parents...

Youth program fosters positive relationship with police

This past August, I had the opportunity to join newcomer youth as they participated in a week-long outreach camp called Police and Youth Engagement Program (PYEP). PYEP brings police and newcomer yout...

Community Conversation sparks changes in tri-community area

It’s been said that great works are not performed by strength, but by perseverance. More apt words could not be said about the tri-communities of Inglewood, Prince Charles and Sherbrooke. Members of...

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