Mayor asks for review of Edmonton’s back alley improvement plan

A change has been proposed at city hall to alter how Edmonton’s back alleys are spruced up. The mayor is trying to make sure businesses move closer to the front of the line. “The alleys are in a real shambles,”…

Edmonton councillor drops idea of 2nd office in Ward 3 to meet constituents

Councillor Jon Dziadyk has abandoned his idea of opening a secondary constituency office in northeast Edmonton over security concerns — the city’s; not his. “I wasn’t expecting so much red tape,” he said Thursday in an interview, after a report…

Solar panel project in Edmonton’s river valley put on hold

The proposed solar farm for Edmonton’s river valley is on hold after city council heard about the history of the site and its importance to the Enoch Cree. On Wednesday, Rob Houle from the Swan River First Nation walked city…

EPCOR decides not to expand parking lot in Gold Bar Park

EPCOR said Monday at Edmonton City Hall that it will no longer move forward with a parking lot expansion that would have covered a large area of river valley parkland. Residents previously voiced concerns about the lot proposed for Gold…

‘Wrong hammer, wrong nail’: Councillors consider end to social housing moratorium in Edmonton’s core

City council is a step closer to lifting a seven-year moratorium on new affordable housing in five of Edmonton’s core neighbourhoods. Ambrose Place is a social housing apartment complex for Indigenous people in the McCauley neighbourhood. Edmonton city council is…

Pride flags being raised at Alberta legislature, Edmonton City Hall Friday

Rainbow flags are being raised at both the Alberta legislature grounds and Edmonton City Hall on Friday to celebrate Pride. June is Pride Month, a 30-day celebration of the impact the LGBTQ community has had on the world, as well…

Edmonton city councillors consider 2-tier residential speed limits; decision won’t be made until at least 2020

Pedestrian safety was discussed at Edmonton City Hall on Tuesday as city councillors warmed to the idea of adopting a two-tier system for residential speed limits in an attempt to make streets safer for those on foot. The motion councillors…