Don Iveson shuts down rumors that Edmonton Transit could be cancelled

Edmonton city council is expected to discuss the future of Edmonton Transit fares Thursday — after the service has been provided free of charge to riders for since mid-March amid COVID-19. However, ahead of those discussions, Mayor Don Iveson took…

Edmonton-area mayors ask Alberta government to lobby feds for COVID-19 recovery funds

A group of Edmonton-area leaders is asking the provincial government for help in securing federal funding due to financial instability amid the COVID-19 crisis. The letter was sent to Premier Jason Kenney’s office on Friday, May 15 and was signed…

Edmonton mayor says funding situation for cities has become ‘more dire’

Mayor Don Iveson, along with his municipal colleagues across the country, have delivered the message that they need way more money to restart transit and restart the economy. Iveson told reporters Monday that either Edmonton gets the emergency injection from…

Edmonton to start lifting some COVID-19 restrictions May 2

On May 2, the City of Edmonton will make its first steps to lift some of the restrictions put in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As of sunrise on Saturday, those with four-legged family members can once again allow their…

Coronavirus: Edmonton, Calgary mayors pleased with Kenney’s plan to relaunch Alberta economy

The mayors of Alberta’s two largest cities reacted swiftly and positively after Premier Jason Kenney announced a detailed plan to restart the province’s economy amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday. “While we remain in the response phase of the…

Edmonton tops world in return to walking during pandemic, Apple mobility data shows

Alberta’s capital leads major world cities when it comes to getting out for a walk once again. “Edmonton was way above anywhere else.” Tweet This University of Calgary assistant professor Blake Shaffer used mobility data from Apple to compare changes…

City of Edmonton to provide update on ‘workforce impacts’ amid COVID-19

Posted April 27, 2020 2:21 pm Updated April 27, 2020 2:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The City of Edmonton is expected to announce more layoffs Monday afternoon as the…

Edmonton city council to vote on amendments to 2020 budget amid COVID-19 shortfall

If suggested amendments to Edmonton’s 2020 budget go ahead, property owners could be paying less in property taxes than they did last year. In December, city council was recommending a 2.08 per cent tax increase for 2020. Now, in response…

Coronavirus: Mayors looking for up to $15B from federal government

Canada’s cities are on the brink of financial crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of municipal leaders say — unless the federal government urgently provides billions of dollars in help. The hole in municipal budgets could be anywhere…

City officials to provide Wednesday update on Edmonton’s COVID-19 response

Mayor Don Iveson and interim city manager Adam Laughlin are set to give an update Wednesday afternoon on Edmonton’s response to COVID-19. They will speak following the weekly city council emergency advisory committee meeting, which is set to begin at…