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…

Edmonton declares local state of emergency over COVID-19, suspends some fees for citizens

Mayor Don Iveson announced late Friday afternoon that city council voted to declare a local state of emergency in response to the deepening COVID-19 crisis. Councillors also agreed to take steps to ease financial burdens many Edmontonians are facing because…

Edmonton rec centres to remain open for now; large events cancelled and COVID-19 task team created

The City of Edmonton announced Friday that public recreation centres would remain open for now but it is stopping all programs that involve large numbers of people. The city is cancelling all events with more than 250 people, in compliance…

Edmonton looks at possibly closing rec centres, council meets Friday to discuss ’emerging coronavirus situation’

A recommendation will be made at a meeting called for Friday that Edmonton city council be suspended “indefinitely while we focus management’s resources and our response to the emerging coronavirus situation,” Mayor Don Iveson said Thursday afternoon. “This will allow…

Mayor Don Iveson said city council to suspend normal operations due to COVID-19

March 12 2020 7:37pm Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said normal business of city council, including meetings, will be suspended in light of Alberta Health’s recommendations Thursday to avoid large gatherings of people in an effort to stop the spread of…

Edmonton councillors vote for default 40 km/h residential speed limit

Councillors voted Wednesday to implement a default speed limit of 40 km/h in most of Edmonton’s residential neighbourhoods. READ MORE: Edmonton city councillors discuss proposal to reduce residential speed limit It will also apply to core roads like Jasper Avenue and…

Westmount home becomes Edmonton’s 160th municipal historic resource

Edmonton city council designated a century-old home in Westmount the city’s 160th municipal historic resource on Monday. As a result of the move, the current owners of the “McLear residence” will receive $75,000 in grant money from Edmonton’s heritage resources…

Future of cannabis lounges in Edmonton remains up in the air

The future of cannabis consumption lounges or cafes in Edmonton will rely on regulations by higher levels of government, according to a report to be discussed by a city committee next week. In November, city administration was tasked with looking…

Edmonton looking at lower speed limits in residential areas

February 14 2020 1:01am Edmonton city councillors are discussing lowering speed limits in some parts of the city. As Sarah Komadina explains, one of the ideas would see different residential speeds in the core versus the suburbs. ‘ }); }…