Council cuts Edmonton police budget by $11M, creates citizen task force

City council has started the process of changing how police are managed in Edmonton. They passed a comprehensive plan Monday that will eventually see them working even more with social agencies to help Edmonton’s vulnerable population. Included in the long…

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. ‘…

Smoking shisha in bars, lounges officially banned in Edmonton as of July 1, owners hoping to find workaround

Shisha bar owners in Edmonton are left wondering what’s next now that city council has officially banned smoking shisha in public venues. Council had been discussing the move first in 2018, before passing it as a new bylaw in the…

Edmonton city council will look at redirecting $11M of police budget starting in 2021

Edmonton city council voted Tuesday to look at reducing the Edmonton Police Service budget by $11 million starting next year. The money would be redirected to community resources and initiatives. “While no final budgetary decisions were made today, we did…

Edmonton police engagement and intervention

June 26 2020 8:31pm As the debate continues on whether policing should be reformed, we’re examining a program already happening at the grassroots level. As Vinesh Pratap explains, one community leader sees it as an example that should be expanded.…

Four-point COVID-19 recovery plan identified for Edmonton International Airport

It’ll likely be three years before Edmonton International Airport fully recovers economically from COVID-19. CEO Tom Ruth recently met with city council’s COVID recovery task force, and laid out a four-point plan to get things back to normal. A motion…