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City of Edmonton planning on expanding services in 311 app

With the snow about to fall, the city is hoping residents will be able to report problems with just a swipe.

With the next few weeks, the city hopes to add more options to the 311 app, including the ability to report issues with sidewalk clearing or the city’s snow service on roads. 361 more words


Edmonton councillor pushes for west-end recreation centre

City councillor Michael Oshry is hoping to at least start moving toward a new recreation centre in the west end, even if there isn’t money to build it. 106 more words


Edmonton Fire Rescue struggling to hit response-time targets as city grows

Far-flung areas of the city are proving outside the reach of Edmonton Fire crews, as growth causes the department to significantly miss its targets.

Combined with 90 seconds for a call to be dispatched and 90 more seconds for firefighters to roll out, the department’s goal is to meet a travel time of four minutes 90 per cent of the time to any major event. 471 more words


Task force to consider living-wage policy for City of Edmonton

Mayor Don Iveson wants to ask some tough questions about the true cost of living here and make sure the city is paying that.

Iveson, who created a task force on poverty elimination, said last week one of the group’s first ideas is researching a living wage. 251 more words


Drainage plan to bring storm-water ponds to Edmonton’ older, flood-prone neighbourhoods

If your house is older than the Oilers’ first Stanley Cup than there’s a decent chance it could flood in a major storm.

Earlier this month, city councillors were updated on a $2.4-billion plan to upgrade the city’s drainage infrastructure. 271 more words


Edmonton looking to federal grants to improve Yellowhead Highway

The city is hoping a new federal grant program can be the grease that gets traffic moving on the Yellowhead.

Next Wednesday, city councillors will be asked to consider two options for improving flow; the first being a $292 million project, closing intersections and creating an interchange at 149 Street. 173 more words


Proposed Edmonton velodrome could cost $111 million

A proposed velodrome in Coronation Park now has an $111 million price tag, which could keep the brakes on the project for now.

Councillors will review the new cost estimate Monday and debate the project as part of the 2015 to 2018 capital budget later this fall. 273 more words