City Councillor Andrew Knack on Edmonton scrapping calcium chloride this winter

October 9 2019 10:27am Edmonton will not have calcium chloride deicer used on city roads this winter. City Councillor Andrew Knack explains why and what crews will use instead. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

Edmonton council says calcium chloride program likely to be put on hold

October 1 2019 8:07pm With winter just around the corner, city council is debating whether or not to renew the city’s controversial calcium chloride de-icing program. But as Julia Wong explains, the final decision was put off again on Tuesday.…

Councillors confirm Edmonton business alleys will be upgraded

Council’s executive committee has opted to move the alleyways in Edmonton’s business districts closer to the front of the line when it comes to upgraded roadwork. However, they decided in Monday’s meeting to take the slower of two options, having…

Edmonton budget submission to province documents cost savings through supportive housing

The city has some black and white numbers to drive home its point to the province that money is needed to pay for permanent supportive housing. It also spells out how much the province would save in other areas. The…

DATS improvements to come in August, Edmonton councillors told

Edmonton Transit is going to bring in improvements to the transit system that serves people with disabilities later this summer. The idea is to add more flexibility to scheduling. “We have a new contract that goes into effect starting in…

City of Edmonton begins work on Yellowhead Trail project

Work on the $1-billion upgrade of Edmonton’s Yellowhead Trail has begun, although you probably won’t notice for most of this year. Everything this construction season will be off the main road that is getting transformed into a free-flow freeway, concentrating…

DATS users claim Edmonton transit service is getting worse: ‘I feel like we’re second class citizens’

Aleem Jaffer relies on DATS to get around in Edmonton. He uses a wheelchair and needs the transit service every day to get to work. While Jaffer says DATS has always been imperfect, he now calls the system broken. “I’ve…

Edmonton to borrow $20M to upgrade street lights to LED

The City of Edmonton is ready to go all-in on an energy-saving initiative that it has been doing for years, but only on a part-time basis until now. Over the last decade, when neighborhoods have undergone rehabilitation work, the existing…

Minimum distance booze rule dropped in downtown Edmonton at request of Katz Group

Edmonton city council formally dropped a restriction that prevents liquor stores from being too close together on Monday. The request is over a year old, and opens the door for the Katz Group to set one up in Ice District,…