Safety

Are You Emergency Ready?

At any time, Edmonton could face an emergency due to environmental, man-made or technological causes. Luckily, our city and Metro region have a strong emergency response community that delivers import...

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...

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...

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...

High Level Bridge barriers significant step to reduce suicides in Edmonton

Suicide is a leading cause of death in our city.  In 2014, 124 people committed suicide in Edmonton. With even more attempting suicide and hundreds more thinking about going through with it, it’s c...

Things to know before catching a ride in Edmonton

Need to catch a ride in Edmonton? You now have more options to get from point A to point B. Edmonton’s new Vehicle for Hire Bylaw, which took effect on March 1, clears the way for Private Transport...

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services’ Technical Rescue Team Trains for Emergencies Unique to Edmonton

Imagine walking in Edmonton’s River Valley when all of a sudden you slip down a steep embankment. You can’t climb back up and you can’t continue down the slope. What do you do? This may seem far...

Inaugural graduation of Edmonton Fire Cadets class

On January 13th the Edmonton Fire Cadets proudly graduated from their first class at City Hall. This program was developed in partnership with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services to instill the values of pr...

Bylaw group stronger for good neighbour challenge

When a group of Edmonton’s municipal enforcement officers first decided last year to build a stronger, more integrated team, little did they think it would boil down to free hot chocolate and snow...

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