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Edmonton councillors looking to ground plans for new police helicopter

The Edmonton Police Services’ hopes for a new twin-engine helicopter seem unlikely to take flight after the force made a presentation to council Thursday.

The city has put a $7.1 million, twin-engine helicopter in the capital budget, but Coun. 271 more words

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Residents in Edmonton's Haddow neighbourhood unimpressed with design committee on new housing

Residents still hoping to keep their park space in Haddow Park, say a proposed design committee on new homes being built there isn’t enough.

At a public meeting Wednesday night, city staff were set to select between six and eight residents to serve on a design engagement committee, which is supposed to help the new homes fit into the area. 256 more words

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Edmonton Arts Council prepares for more public art calls

As city council prepares to spend a record amount of money on capital projects, the Edmonton Arts Council is working hard on public art that will gild those endeavors. 290 more words

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Oliver residents ask Edmonton councillors to do Jasper Avenue right or not at all

Oliver residents have told city councillors that if they’re not going to do a renewal of Jasper Avenue right, they shouldn’t do it at all. 292 more words

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Edmonton councillors looking at more in-depth audit of neighbourhood renewal program

City councillors reviewing a daming audit of the city’s road construction department had some pointed questions and want at least one more audit.

The city auditor released a report last week that found the city wasn’t following up with contractors when there work didn’t meet standards and had limited documentation about why one neighbourhood was picked over another for renewal work. 274 more words

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Uber hires Alberta lobbyist, but is quiet on why

Rideshare app company Uber has hired a provincial lobbyist, but isn’t saying much about why they need one.

New West Public Affairs, who are registered lobbyists for a variety of companies, filed officially to represent the company in December last year. 213 more words

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Budget talk: City hall hosting public meeting

WATCH ABOVE: Dozens came to City Hall today to present their asks of council during budget deliberations. Vinesh Pratap has a sample of the requests. 295 more words

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