COVID-19 budget projections show grimmer story for City of Edmonton

New numbers released Friday show the costs to the city for COVID-19 are worse than projected in the spring. That’s because some services are starting up at a fuller rate than originally thought. Related News The best-case scenario then was…

Edmonton to reinstate transit fares on June 15

May 28 2020 5:59pm Interim city manager Adam Laughlin answers questions about the upcoming return of Edmonton Transit Service fares, how he expects riders will adjust back to paying to take the bus, and other health and safety concerns linked…

Edmonton to reinstate transit fares June 15, will close 2 skate parks, 2 courts on weekend

The City of Edmonton will begin collecting transit fares again next month. The announcement was made by interim city manager Adam Laughlin during Thursday’s weekly emergency advisory committee meeting. READ MORE: Edmonton declares local state of emergency over COVID-19, suspends…

Edmonton mayor says funding situation for cities has become ‘more dire’

Mayor Don Iveson, along with his municipal colleagues across the country, have delivered the message that they need way more money to restart transit and restart the economy. Iveson told reporters Monday that either Edmonton gets the emergency injection from…

City of Edmonton solutions to closed sports fields

April 16 2020 7:46pm Mayor Don Iveson said the city is encouraging people to find alternative ways to be outdoors, including making roads multi-use paths, as a solution to sports fields being closed. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id…

Edmonton’s Jasper Place Transit Centre reopens after lengthy renewal delay

An Edmonton transit centre reopened Thursday after renewal work was delayed over a year due to a falling out with the initial contractor. Jasper Place Transit Centre opened on April 9 at 10 a.m. The $5.6-million renewal was supposed to…

Edmonton adjusts roads, pedestrian call buttons to promote physical distancing

The City of Edmonton is adjusting push buttons at pedestrian crossings and allocating some roadways for shared use between pedestrians and vehicles in hopes of spreading people out to promote better physical distancing. Effective Thursday, pedestrian signals will be automatic…

Man who coughed on Edmonton bus driver, transit police charged with assault

April 6 2020 9:34pm A man is facing assault charges after he reported coughed on an Edmonton bus driver and transit officers before revealing he’d tested positive for COVID-19. Vinesh Pratap reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id =…

Coronavirus: Man who coughed on Edmonton bus driver, transit police charged with assault

A 38-year-old man is facing numerous charges, including two counts of assault, after repeatedly coughing on an Edmonton bus driver and transit officers before disclosing he had tested positive for COVID-19. In a news release Monday, Edmonton police said the…