West Edmonton residents fired up over proposed EPCOR transmission line

Some west Edmonton residents are banding together against a proposal by EPCOR to install a new 72,000-volt overhead transmission line. Residents are raising concerns over noise, potential health and safety risks as well as what they fear will be an…

Mayor, EPCOR respond to investigation showing Edmonton water lead levels exceed federal guidelines

City of Edmonton officials are responding after an intensive investigation involving multiple media outlets, including Global News, found that some people in the city have been drinking tap water with lead levels as high as 120 times the federal health guideline…

Councillors set Edmonton rates to handle floods, sewer stink and Blatchford

Without a lot of fanfare, city council’s utilities committee approved a rate hike Friday that in the years to come, will once and for all solve the stench coming from the sewer system in several of Edmonton’s older neighbourhoods. Related…

Gold Bar residents convince Edmonton city council to pause wastewater treatment plan

Gold Bar residents scored a victory at Edmonton City Hall on Monday. They’ve convinced city planners to hold off on where to send sewage in the decades to come. “There’ll be no rerouting and constructing of that sewage trunk line…

Global News Investigates: Test reveals calcium chloride exceeds Edmonton bylaws; councillors not briefed

New documents uncovered by Global News show a lab test of calcium chloride reveals the anti-icing agent exceeded stormwater and combined sewer bylaws set by the City of Edmonton. The information, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, is raising…

One month later, streetlights back on in Edmonton’s Forest Heights neighbourhood

After more than a month in the dark, the streetlights are back on in a central Edmonton neighbourhood. Over the weekend, residents in Forest Heights shared their frustrations with Global News. They said the streetlights in their area had been…