We heard you: new bus routes

The countdown is on for the launch of the proposed new Edmonton Transit Service (ETS)  routes in late summer 2020.  It’ll be a big deal, changing all 100+ bus routes overnight. Of course, the plan...

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...

Innovative geoexchange field to mean end of traditional furnaces, A/C units, boilers for Blatchford residents

Blatchford residents will make history and deliver the future at the same time. “Blatchford has the potential to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions associated with heating, cooling and domestic hot...

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,...

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...

Breaking the ice on Edmonton’s snow and ice pilot project

Over the past few days, there’s been some attention given to the City of Edmonton’s approach to snow and ice. We feel it’s important to take a moment to provide some context. On June 26, Adminis...

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...

TLC for LRT Volume 5: Laying down tiles and tracks

Editor’s note at the start of your read: Here’s your latest edition of TLC for LRT. We appreciate your continued interest in our continued interest in work big and small to keep you comfortable, s...

A City Plan built with Pride 🏳️‍🌈

The new rainbow crosswalk along 104 Ave downtown does important work, helping pedestrians safely get to the other side of 109 St on the MacEwan University campus. It also does vital City Plan work. Sy...

#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...

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 ...

It’s The City Plan super combo: a large helping of public input with a side of technology (but no fries)

How do you create a plan for the future of a city if you can’t be sure what all the development might look like and you don’t have a crystal ball? As the City of Edmonton works on creating The Cit...

Composting facility closes, Edmontonians reminded to stay the course

Edmontonians are urged to continue grasscycling and backyard composting with news the Edmonton Composting Facility has closed permanently for safety reasons. “We encourage people to continue to gras...

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...

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 ...

Laying the groundwork for Valley Line West LRT

With funding for the Valley Line West LRT in place, work is underway to keep the project on track for construction next year— and closer to becoming a reality as an efficient and effective way to ge...

Be a good fan, good neighbour with ETS this Eskimos season

The Green and Gold are gearing up for the CFL’s first preseason game this Sunday, and so is ETS. Fan fact: of the thousands of faithful who travel to Commonwealth Stadium every game, 55 per cent tak...

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