Safety

One year of cannabiz in Edmonton

One year ago cannabis became legal in Canada. The decision to legalize cannabis was a long time coming, but that didn’t mean preparing for it was a simple process for the City of Edmonton. There wer...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Meet an everyday transit hero

When you see Fadhl Abu-Ghanem patrolling, you immediately feel at ease. As a Transit Peace Officer with Edmonton Transit Service, he helps create safe environments for all transit users day in and day...

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...

A different kind of bus tour: opening hearts and minds

In early November, City councillors, City of Edmonton staff, police commissioners and representatives from various housing developments hopped on a bus for a tour of affordable and supportive housing ...

Home is essential

The leaves and temperatures are dropping. You huddle against your coat, rub your hands and ears knowing that feeling chilled is only temporary, because soon, you will be home, feeling that sense of re...

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...

Big Data, Big Return

Data tool proves successful through innovative community project The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T.) saw a large return after testing a made in Edmonton analytics tool. This Contextual Analysi...

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