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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Peace Officers Out N’ About in the Community

“Ranger! Ranger!” children exclaim excitedly as they circle around a tree trunk, hidden on the forest floor. The park ranger runs over, stoops over to inspect the tree trunk and patiently explains...

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...

This is who we are: Julie Stormer

Editor’s Note: Today we continue a series of video stories about City of Edmonton employees. In their own words. But, first, just a few more of ours. Together, the 14,000 people who work for the Cit...

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...

Changing the way we live and work

Did you know? Currently, one in seven Canadians have a disability, and that number is expected to grow with an aging population People with disabilities are more likely to be unemployed, to live in po...

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...

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...

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