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Edmonton issues tender to help rid sports fields of dandelions

The City of Edmonton is looking to buy 48,000 litres of an iron-based herbicide in hopes of warding off dandelion-covered sports fields.

In recent years, the city’s sports fields have been overrun with the weed. 267 more words

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Report shows Edmonton facing nearly $4B capital shortfall 2019-2028

A new report at Edmonton City Hall says council will have a $3.8-billion shortfall over the next 10 years between what is needed for infrastructure spending and how much money it will have available from the province and Ottawa. 348 more words

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Report says 40 Edmonton playground zones could be removed

Less than two weeks after the final Edmonton school zone was turned into a playground zone, 40 have been flagged for review.

The possible changes were revealed in a report published to the city’s website Wednesday, which will be debated at the next council meeting. 469 more words

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Edmonton to consider scrapping fees for home-based businesses

Edmonton has the highest licensing and permitting fees for home-based businesses — not only in the region, but across the country too.

A report heading to next week’s Urban Planning Committee will consider a couple of options to drop the fees, either partially this year, or completely in 2020. 385 more words

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Effort to regulate Whyte Ave buskers a bust, Edmonton report finds

The City of Edmonton is abandoning an effort to regulate and control something that seemed to regulate and control itself for years: busking.

The Old Strathcona Business Association feels the city can’t run away from the mess that was made fast enough. 336 more words

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Councillors will try to streamline speed limits on Edmonton roads

City councillors intend to sort out the patchwork quilt of speed limits on Edmonton’s roads next week.

Two reports are headed to council’s Community and Public Services Committee that will set a more consistent speed limit and also review the changes made last summer to regulate speed outside playgrounds. 355 more words

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Code of conduct to be in place for Edmonton city council by mid-summer

Edmonton city councillors are crafting a code of conduct for how the political side of city hall business is run.

It’ll include rules that restrict how councillors lobby for land deals. 422 more words

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