All posts by: City of Edmonton

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...

City around the corner from population one million

If things go as conceived, Edmonton will become a city of one million people some time around December 2020.  That’s an admittedly unscientific takeaway from the announcement today of Edmonton’s ...

Edmonton City Council declares climate emergency

Today City Council voted to declare a state of climate emergency in Edmonton.  The motion, which passed by a vote of 10-3, stated:  That the City of Edmonton declare a climate emergency That Adminis...

Collisions, corrosion addressed in new snow and ice safety research

Editor’s Note: This afternoon, Gord Cebryk, who is the City of Edmonton’s Deputy City Manager, City Operations, met with news media reflecting public interest in and concern about the City’s sno...

🛴 Getting ready for e-scooter share in Edmonton

The City has officially opened the path to electric scooter, bike and e-bike share service in Edmonton. It’s likely that private-sector e-scooters will be the first to receive a licence to operate. ...

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...

TLC for LRT, Vol. 6: light at the end of 66 St tunnel

On July 17, crews finished the rail replacement at the 66th Street tunnel between Coliseum and Belvedere. With both tracks open, ETS operated Capital Line trains at regular weekday frequency from July...

Where will you go? LRT expansion is giving you a chance to win

Edmonton’s LRT network is expanding. Construction on the Valley Line Southeast has been underway since 2016, and the tracks, stops and stations are taking shape. In 2020, work is anticipated to begi...

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,...

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...

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...

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 ...

TLC for LRT Volume 4: 66th Street Tunnel Update

Here’s one of the questions ETS is hearing a lot these days: why are Capital Line trains running every 12 minutes during peak hours between Churchill and Clareview LRT stations? The two-second answe...

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