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Edmonton mosquito control program underway

Snow on Tuesday—the launch of the City’s annual Mosquito Control program on Wednesday—it sounds like April in Edmonton.

The long, snowy winter and lingering cool weather is actually good news for city crews, who are ready to tackle the season’s nuisance mosquito population this week, reducing the pest population at the larvae stage before adults emerge. 115 more words

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Mayor Don Iveson calls for galleria proponents to step up

Mayor Don Iveson said Wednesday the city needs to draw a line with the proponents of the Edmonton Galleria project because the city can’t bail the project out financially. 195 more words

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Former Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel takes a pass on PC leadership race

Former Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel has announced he won’t seek the leadership of the Progressive Conservative party.

In an emailed statement, Mandel said he simply did not feel now was the time to start another career in politics. 166 more words

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Edmonton councillors commit to Galleria project, but foundation unsure

City councillors committed to as much as $55 million for the proposed Edmonton Galleria project late Tuesday night, but it’s unclear if the support will be enough to see the $1 billion project move ahead. 215 more words

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Mayor Don Iveson defends LRT advocacy contract

Mayor Don Iveson defended a $351,000 contract with a lobbying firm Tuesday that was used to help the city secure funding for the South east LRT. 179 more words

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Edmonton councillors vote to push “tax room” into city potholes

City councillors voted to put $27.1 million into Edmonton’s roads Tuesday.

Councillors unanimously agreed to spend the money, spread over the next two years, to focus on road maintenance in an effort to get ahead of the city’s pothole problem. 211 more words

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Edmonton office towers have little large space available: report

New office towers coming to downtown are definitely needed, according to a new report that suggests the city has very little large space available.

The report from Avison Young says that while the city has an 8.1 per cent vacancy rate, it only has five sites in the downtown area with more than 20,000 square feet available and only two spaces with more than 100,000 square feet. 159 more words

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