Edmonton lost $1.6M to invoicing scheme where city didn’t see the signs: audit

The City of Edmonton is trying to recover in court $1.6 million from what the city auditor said was a fraudulent invoice scheme involving a pair of city employees, a private sign supplier and the city’s neighborhood renewal program. Invoices…

City says ‘no risk to transit riders’ after employee at ETS garage tests positive for coronavirus

A spokesperson for the city said Tuesday night that “there was no risk to transit riders” in connection with a COVID-19 case recently linked to an Edmonton Transit Service garage. “Once the city was notified of the positive case at…

Edmonton reopening 4 indoor swimming pools by appointment only

The City of Edmonton is turning the taps back on at four indoor swimming pools on July 20, but swimmers will be required to reserve a time slot online prior to visiting. The pools scheduled to reopen include Clareview Community…

Affordable housing project breaks ground in Edmonton

Ground broke Friday afternoon on Edmonton’s latest affordable housing project. With a current wait list of 10,000 people, the redevelopment in Lendrum will provide housing to 120 families struggling financially in the capital region. “The community has been fairly supportive…

Edmonton mayor has mixed reaction to $120M Terwillegar Drive provincial funding

Mayor Don Iveson said while the Terwillegar Drive investment is good news, it was not on the city’s list of economic priority infrastructure projects sent to the province in April and he hopes local priorities will be respected in future…

City of Edmonton reveals ‘Reimagine’ plan to dig out of $172M coronavirus hole

The City of Edmonton has released its plan to help the city come back from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated $172 million budget impact. Related News In the best-case scenario, the impact could be as…

Edmonton able to re-conceptualize Terwillegar Drive expansion with new funds: Cartmell

City of Edmonton Ward 9 councillor Tim Cartmell explains how the plans for the Terwillegar Drive expansion changed as a result of the new $120M funding boost from Alberta government, saying there are fewer restrictions as previous funding commitments included…

Terwillegar Drive expansion gets $120M funding boost from Alberta government

Premier Jason Kenney announces the Alberta government will contribute $120 million to expand and upgrade Terwillegar Drive in southwest Edmonton, which is expected to create 860 new jobs. The plan includes a second overpass over Anthony Henday Drive and several…

City of Edmonton staff propose more snow clearing, new parking ban but no mention of calcium chloride program

City staff are putting forward several changes to the snow-clearing policy for the upcoming winter season in Edmonton. Last year, there were concerns and complaints about poor snow clearing in residential neighbourhoods, particularly when it came to cul de sacs.…

Edmonton city council to redirect $11M in police funding

July 1 2020 8:47pm Edmonton city council is considering redirecting $11 million in police funding. It’s one action being looked at, following days of public hearings on policing. As Breanna Karstens-Smith reports, advocates say it doesn’t go far enough. ‘…