All posts by: City of Edmonton

IN THE NEWS: Salt, brine, calcium chloride, concrete, asphalt—and road safety

City Council has effectively decided to continue Edmonton’s anti-icing pilot project. The decision (technically a move not to re-open a decision in October 2018 to discontinue the project) came at t...

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...

A life well lived: Remembering former City Clerk David Edey

The ninth City Clerk of the City of Edmonton, David Edey, has died. He leaves with us an indelible legacy of professionalism, public spirit, integrity and kindness. David was a gentleman. David began ...

IN THE NEWS: River Valley Road under Groat Road Bridge

IN THE NEWS: River Valley Road under Groat Road Bridge, including the shared-use path, will be closed for bridge deck, girders and abutment demolition for approximately one month. This is good news fo...

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...

City Manager’s Budget Message

Editor’s Note: Earlier this month, Edmonton’s City Council finalized the 2019-2022 city-building budgets. In this video, City Manager Linda Cochrane reflects on the process and the balance...

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...

Thanks for 50 years of support, Quesnell Bridge!

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Quesnell Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River. The bridge, as usual, had no comment. Adam Laughlin spoke on its behalf. “For most of five decades now t...

City releases proposed 2019-22 Operating Budget

Editor’s Note: Today, November 1, 2018, the City of Edmonton released the proposed Operating Budget for 2019-2022, along with an update on the City’s Program and Service Review. This afternoon Lin...

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...

IN THE NEWS: Valley Line West expropriation process

UPDATE:  Today, October 23, 2018, City Council approved the Valley Line West expropriation report. This decision provides more certainty to the project timeline. Discussions with property owners wil...

Let’s talk Budget

The City of Edmonton’s Budget is about work. It’s the work of translating what we dream about for our community (when we stop to contemplate these things) into what we experience when we’re actu...

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 ...

Taxing Questions

Property taxes, tax base and tax rates. What do they mean and why do they matter? With property taxes due by June 30, City Budget deliberations starting this fall and recent media coverage, these are ...

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...

Metro LRT update: City delivers default notice to Thales

Today, the City of Edmonton issued a Notice of Default to Thales, opening a new way ahead in the high-profile matter of the Metro Line signalling contract. “We have a good opportunity right now to a...

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...

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...

More Parking Choices Coming to a Neighbourhood Near You

We’ve all received those coupons for 2-for-1 deals, on everything from pizza to movie passes. The City is now introducing their own version of the deal for how you choose to use your property. Curre...

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