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 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 =…

Edmonton mayor pushes ‘province to make a decision now’ to help homeless amid COVID-19 pandemic

Mayor Don Iveson said he pleaded with Premier Jason Kenney Thursday, in an effort to fast track help for the most vulnerable when it comes to the covid-19 crisis. As Vinesh Pratap explains, a delay in getting a plan into…

City facilities waiting on AHS approval to house COVID-19 patients

Mayor Don Iveson said there are city facilities that could be used to house vulnerable citizens with COVID-19, but approval from Alberta Health Services is needed to ensure the plan is appropriate. “We can react to whatever they want to…

New space to isolate infected homeless people in Edmonton needed: Iveson

March 19 2020 5:03pm Mayor Don Iveson said additional space need to be activated in order to isolate homeless and vulnerable citizens who contract COVID-19, but he said Alberta Health Services needs to be part of that decision. ‘ });…

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…