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No new Edmonton zoning bylaws for medical marijuana production

Unlike many other cities, Edmonton isn’t planning special zoning laws for medical marijuana facilities.

Livia Balone, the city’s director of development and zoning services, said they saw no reason to zone facilities for growing medical marijuana any differently than other industries. 78 more words


Edmonton's Walterdale Bridge preservation plan deserves a fair review

City Councillor Michael Oshry and his colleagues had just returned from summer break and things were already getting exciting. He’d received a plan from renowned local architect Gene Dub—who most recently pieced together the former Alberta Hotel brick by brick after decades in storage—to save and repurpose one-third of the Walterdale Bridge as a glass-encased cafe. 507 more words


Rideshare app Uber meets with Edmonton officials on taxi bylaws

Representatives with the rideshare app Uber met with city officials Thursday, as the controversial company explores expansion into Edmonton.

Garry Dziwenka, the city’s director of licensing, confirmed city officials met with the company for the first time on Thursday, but said it was in the preliminary stages. 363 more words


Edmonton moving to higher standards for crosswalks

Edmonton streets could become a little safer for pedestrians under new guidelines that aim to take a less by the numbers approach to crosswalks.

City councillors got an update on the transportation department’s plan surrounding pedestrian crossings on Wednesday. 426 more words


City looking at increasing pedestrian safety in Edmonton

Watch above: Is the city doing enough to protect its pedestrians? One councillor doesn’t think so. Kendra Slugoski has more on what changes may be in store to increase pedestrian safety in Edmonton. 345 more words


Edmonton councillors move ahead with zoning changes allowing skinny homes, garden suites

City councillors pushed ahead with sweeping changes to zoning bylaws aimed at paving the way for more infill development and creating a denser Edmonton.

At the community services committee Tuesday, asked administration to draft changes to zoning bylaws to allow splitting single-family lots in mature neighbourhoods and to allow garden or garage suites. 177 more words


Hens could soon be coming to an Edmonton backyard near you

WATCH ABOVE: At the risk of ruffling feathers, city council takes a crack at a pilot project that will allow chicken coops inside the city. Vinesh Pratap has the story. 389 more words