Clean. Quiet. Electrifying!

We can’t wait for electric buses to hit the streets of Edmonton! Edmonton’s transit fleet is set to become one of the first in Canada to add 25 clean-running, quiet electric buses. Proterra, based...

Looking to the past can help us plan for the future

Part 3 in the ongoing City Plan blog series It’s interesting to look back at historical documents or books to see what early City leaders thought about planning, and how they imagined Edmonton woul...

Are we living on Planet Plan?

Part 2 in the ongoing City Plan blog series What do you think? What’s important to you? As we plan for a growing city, it may seem like the City of Edmonton has been asking you those questions over ...

Running in Edmonton: past and present

We love to run in Edmonton. At any time of year, though especially in the summer, you’re bound to find your fellow citizens outside running to stay fit, enjoy nature, and have fun. With an ever incr...

When it comes to planning a city, Tina Turner asks the right question: What’s love got to do with it?

Have you ever walked into a neighbourhood and fallen in love? Maybe it was the look of the buildings, the lush green spaces, the ability to get around easily, or an atmosphere that invited you to expl...

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 ...

Biofuel-powered mini-donuts at Sustainival

“We’re very good at engineering,” Antoine Palmer told us in the season finale of Renewable Season One. Sitting on the grounds of Sustainival, an all renewable carnival event that uses food and f...

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...

Preserving a Complete History: YOU Are the Key

My name is Atlas Eccelstone. I am a recent graduate of MacEwan University’s Library and Information Technology program. As part of a capstone course for this program, I spent a month at the City of ...

Artist Wraps up 10 Month Residence at Edmonton Cemeteries

Cemeteries are places we visit to honour loved ones who have passed. They are spaces where we reflect on their life and cherish memories. But have you ever thought of cemeteries as places to learn abo...

Partnering for Pickleball

City employees help Royal Garden Community construct a pickleball court. Spring is officially here and our thoughts naturally turn to outdoor sports and recreational activities. The City’s Michael G...

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...

Project Welcome Mat rolls out at Boyle Street Community Services Centre

RECOVER, Edmonton’s Urban Wellness Plan, is about working to improve wellness by testing ideas for strengthening communities through social innovation. One of those ideas has now come to fruition, t...

Sidewalk poetry inspires language and community

Neighbourhoods are dynamic places, brought to life by the people who live there connecting and caring with each other. One great local example is the sidewalk poetry project developed by the Meadows C...

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...

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...

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...

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