Tent cities causing growing concerns for some Edmontonians

Concerns are growing among some Edmontonians as homeless camps have been set up in inner-city neighbourhoods and don’t seem to be going anywhere. Sean Lamb is a resident and landlord in the McCauley neighbourhood. He said a tent city in…

New mobile grocery store launches in Edmonton to improve access to fresh, affordable food

A different kind of food truck launched in Edmonton on Wednesday with the goal of bringing “healthy, fresh, and affordable food into neighbourhoods facing barriers.” Fresh Routes, a not-for-profit, unveiled its mobile grocery store at the Clareview Community Recreation Centre…

Homeless camps set up in downtown Edmonton raise questions over safe spaces for less fortunate

With dozens of tents lining the streets of Edmonton’s inner city, advocates are asking officials to hold off on evicting the homeless. “We’ve seen it, over the last few weeks, really build up,” explained the Bissell Centre’s Scarlet Bjornson. “Many…

City report to recommend ending 7-year pause on subsidized housing in Edmonton’s inner core

A report to be released Tuesday morning will recommend a pause on building subsidized housing in Edmonton’s core be lifted. The report is part of an overall plan to create more spaces for hard-to-house individuals. “I expect that we will…

Special dinner sees notable Edmonton chefs provide more than just a meal for those in need

A unique dinner prepared for some impoverished Edmontonians by some of the city’s top chefs provided some food for thought in terms of the meaning of community in Alberta’s capital. Feast with our Neighbours saw Gold Medal Plate-nominated (and some…