Members of Vegas Golden Knights arrange pizza delivery for homeless Edmontonians just outside NHL bubble

Some members of the Vegas Golden Knights endeared themselves to a large number of homeless and poverty-stricken Edmontonians on Wednesday when they arrange for pizza to be delivered to them outside the NHL’s bubble in Alberta’s capital. “I think the…

Edmonton-based groups call for new day shelter, more supports after EXPO Centre drop-in closure

A group of Edmonton organizations that help support vulnerable people in the city is calling on officials to bring forward more options, after the Edmonton EXPO Centre officially closed its drop-in shelter program. A joint letter signed by nine local…

Coronavirus: Edmonton aims to close EXPO Centre drop-in day shelter by August

Three months after the the Edmonton EXPO Centre opened its doors to daytime drop-in for Edmonton’s homeless, the city and its partners are aiming to end operations at the site before the beginning of August. The number of people using…

Tiny home development for homeless veterans approved for north Edmonton

The second-ever one-block village of tiny homes has been approved by city council for the Evansdale neighbourhood in north Edmonton to assist homeless veterans. Clusters of four units will be built by the Homes for Heroes Foundation in a V-shaped…

Edmonton councillor turning to business community instead of province for housing help

Fed up with what he calls a lack of action from the province, Councillor Scott McKeen has put out the call to Edmonton’s business community to get a plan in place to build supportive housing. The idea is to bring…

Homeless camp fire renews Edmonton councillor’s call for supportive housing

History appears to be repeating itself in Edmonton’s river valley. On Tuesday night, fire crews responded to Louise McKinney Park to what Edmonton Fire Rescue Services described as “an urban makeshift camp in a treed area next to a closed…

City of Edmonton working to get more showers for EXPO Centre COVID-19 facility

The City of Edmonton has released more information about what day-to-day operations look like at a temporary health facility at the EXPO Centre. The facility was set up to support vulnerable people through the COVID-19 crisis, and now staff are…

Edmonton Expo Centre to house vulnerable population

March 20 2020 8:20pm The Edmonton Expo Centre will be used to house and provide services to the city’s vulnerable population amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Chris Chacon explains what that entails. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id =…

Coronavirus: Kenney says Edmonton Expo Centre will be used for vulnerable population

One day after Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson pleaded with the provincial government to make a decision on supporting the vulnerable population amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced the Edmonton Expo Centre will be used. Related…