Edmonton’s economic development model due for a shake up: report

City council will be asked Wednesday to approve a new economic development business model that moves from two to three main organizations. Related News In a recommendation based on a nearly year-long study by Ernst and Young, Edmonton Economic Development…

City sends restraint signal to Edmonton unions in contract talks

Taking a page from the province, City of Edmonton negotiators have rescinded the third year of a three-year proposal to its unions. It would have seen employees get a raise in year three, after a wage freeze in the first…

Budget crunch: how much is too much when it comes to Edmonton rec centres?

Deep in the city’s west end, with suburbia on one side and fields on the other, a piece of land waits to be transformed. “Lewis Estates has just kind of sucked it up for the last, you know, 20 plus…

Edmonton man with cerebral palsy concerned about losing parking access due to incoming bike lane

An Edmonton resident born with limited mobility is concerned the city may take away parking and replace it with a bike lane. It’s a change that he fears could impact his safety. “I have cerebral palsy,” resident Charles Evans said.…

Edmonton councillors will have to find $26M in savings to keep tax increase at 2.6%

An updated budget report released Friday afternoon for Edmonton councillors explains in detail the $26-million shortfall they’re facing and will have to find savings for in order to keep next year’s property tax increase at 2.6 per cent. It comes…

68% of Edmontonians believe transition to green energy will lead to job opportunities: survey

The City of Edmonton released the results from its third annual Climate and Energy Perceptions Survey on Thursday and the poll suggests 75 per cent of the more than 1,000 citizens who took part believe “there is a need to…

Hotel industry urges city to toughen up Edmonton’s short-term rental rules

Edmonton’s hotel industry has launched a campaign, pushing city council to tighten up the rules around short-term rentals like Airbnb. The complaint is that homes are run like businesses — or mini-hotels — but they aren’t regulated that way. In…