Edmonton city council will look at redirecting $11M of police budget starting in 2021

Edmonton city council voted Tuesday to look at reducing the Edmonton Police Service budget by $11 million starting next year. The money would be redirected to community resources and initiatives. “While no final budgetary decisions were made today, we did…

Edmonton protest calls on Habitat for Humanity to restore original agreement with people it’s housing

Several dozen people took part in a demonstration in south Edmonton on Monday to call on Habitat for Humanity to live up to a deal made between the non-profit and some of the people it houses. Fifty-seven families have joined…

2 groups back residents fighting Habitat for Humanity in Edmonton

Black Lives Matter and the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council are throwing their support behind dozens of families arguing Edmonton’s Habitat for Humanity isn’t holding up their end of an agreement to house them. As Sarah Ryan explains, the families…

Black trans lives matter rally held in Edmonton

Once again, the streets of Edmonton were turned into a platform Sunday as dozens marched in support of Black trans lives. The rally comes three weeks after thousands of Edmontonians came together to address the issue of racism and police…

Edmontonians address police response and budget during public hearing

Dozens of members of the public were expected to speak during a public hearing that started Monday morning. The hearing is in response to growing calls for systemic change within the Edmonton Police Service since the death of George Floyd…

Calgary company Righteous Gelato apologizes for, pulls Black Lives Matter product

A Calgary company that launched a Black Lives Matter gelato Friday is apologizing and pulling the product after receiving backlash about what some are calling a tone-deaf decision. Righteous Gelato introduced the chocolate mint chip BLM gelato, saying that $5…

Some anger but Innisfail Black Lives Matter rally mostly peaceful

There was some friction and angry words but a Black Lives Matter rally in central Alberta Saturday remained largely peaceful. READ MORE: Small town of Innisfail, Alta., pulled into spotlight after Black Lives Matters protest cancelled, replanned The protest in Innisfail, Alta.,…

Edmonton march sees protesters denounce police brutality and call for racial equality

One week after a massive anti-racism demonstration was held at the Alberta legislature grounds, a march got underway in Edmonton for people to speak out against police violence and to demand racial equality. READ MORE: Over 15,000 people in Edmonton…