Former jockey dorm proposed to help house homeless Edmontonians

A new three-pronged proposal to provide permanent supportive housing will be debated by Edmonton city council. The proposal includes having temporary bridge housing on the Exhibition Lands and a scheme that many have seen as a longshot because part of…

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…

Shuttle between EXPO and Kinsmen for vulnerable population

April 2 2020 2:00pm Edmonton Transit Service branch manager Eddie Robar talks about shuttling homeless people between the EXPO day facility and the Kinsmen Sports Center overnight shelter. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Kinsmen Sports Center, Central Lions Recreation Centre used for homeless shelter overflow

April 2 2020 1:57pm Spaces are limited at homeless shelters in Edmonton due to Alberta Health guidelines, so Social Development branch manager Jackie Foord explains what new options have been introduce to compensate for a lack of overnight beds in…

Is physical distancing working on Edmonton transit?

April 2 2020 1:52pm Edmonton Transit Service branch manager Eddie Robar explains how physical distancing is going and how ridership has decreased: “It’s the only time you’ll hear a transit guy say that’s a great thing.” ‘ }); } else…

Edmonton transit dealing with unpredictable mischief and crime in new places

April 2 2020 1:50pm Edmonton Transit Service branch manager Eddie Robar explains what types of concerning mischief incidents have taken place on transit, including assaults and theft, and how mischief is happening in places it wasn’t before the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Edmonton social agencies preparing as coronavirus cases climb

Social agencies in Edmonton are taking preventative measures to ensure the city’s vulnerable population is protected against the novel coronavirus. Louise Traynor, chief operating officer for the Bissell Centre, said their clients are more vulnerable than the average Edmontonians. “A…

New centre in Oliver aims to support queer, trans youth in Edmonton

A queer and trans youth support centre held its grand opening in Edmonton’s Oliver neighbourhood on Monday. The facility, called OUTpost, is an initiative of the CHEW (community, health, empowerment and wellness) Project, which describes itself as a community-based initiative…