Dog parks to face restrictions as Edmonton copes with COVID-19 crisis

The list of things that you won’t be able to do in Edmonton continues to grow as city councillors, who extended a local state of local emergency over the COVID-19 crisis on Thursday, heard that dog parks are going to…

Shuttle between EXPO and Kinsmen for vulnerable population

April 2 2020 2:00pm Edmonton Transit Service branch manager Eddie Robar talks about shuttling homeless people between the EXPO day facility and the Kinsmen Sports Center overnight shelter. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Kinsmen Sports Center, Central Lions Recreation Centre used for homeless shelter overflow

April 2 2020 1:57pm Spaces are limited at homeless shelters in Edmonton due to Alberta Health guidelines, so Social Development branch manager Jackie Foord explains what new options have been introduce to compensate for a lack of overnight beds in…

Is physical distancing working on Edmonton transit?

April 2 2020 1:52pm Edmonton Transit Service branch manager Eddie Robar explains how physical distancing is going and how ridership has decreased: “It’s the only time you’ll hear a transit guy say that’s a great thing.” ‘ }); } else…

Edmonton transit dealing with unpredictable mischief and crime in new places

April 2 2020 1:50pm Edmonton Transit Service branch manager Eddie Robar explains what types of concerning mischief incidents have taken place on transit, including assaults and theft, and how mischief is happening in places it wasn’t before the COVID-19 pandemic.…

City of Edmonton to provide update on COVID-19 public safety measures Thursday morning

Posted April 2, 2020 1:17 pm Updated April 2, 2020 1:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The City of Edmonton will provide an update Thursday morning on the public safety…

Edmonton might delay rolling out its revamped waste management system because of COVID-19 crisis

The city is considering abandoning the planned summer launch of its citywide cart rollout as Edmonton moves to a new waste collection system. After a pilot project last year, one that took place over a 10-month period, the intent was…

Coronavirus: City of Edmonton introduces new regulations for vehicle-for-hire services

Posted April 1, 2020 4:02 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The City of Edmonton announced new rules and regulations for vehicle-for-hire services on Wednesday in an effort to keep drivers…

COVID-19 costs to City of Edmonton likely between $27M and $112M: report

Edmonton city councillors heard some preliminary numbers Monday, projecting what the novel coronavirus pandemic is doing to the city corporation’s bottom line. Through a lack of revenue and increased expenses, the city could be out $112.3 million if the current…