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Major new park pitched for Old Strathcona by community advocates

Community advocates are hoping to bring a new park to Old Strathcona stretching from Whyte Avenue all the way to the River Valley.

The Old Strathcona Business Association and the Old Strathcona Foundation have drafted concept plans for a new park bordered by Gateway Boulevard and 102 Street. 289 more words


Edmonton Rush owner offside says Mayor Don Iveson

Mayor Don Iveson called foul Wednesday over chatter that he hasn’t supported the Edmonton Rush Lacrosse Club — and said the team’s problems are its own to solve. 250 more words


Alberta politicians call for permanent affordable housing in wake of Metro story

Provincial and municipal politicians are calling for permanent affordable housing to be built, after a Metro story detailing the plight of people on social assistance forced to live in often-unsanitary discount hotel rooms in Edmonton. 322 more words


Edmonton councillors hoping new provincial government will rekindle Galleria project

Some city councillors hope Alberta’s government change could shift fortunes for the beleaguered downtown Galleria project.

The project, which proposes to create four new theatres downtown along with office space and a new home for the University of Alberta’s fine arts faculty, hinges on moving the university’s arts department to the location — and that needs provincial government backing to happen. 186 more words


Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says asking for arena cash a 'waste' of political capital

Some Edmonton city councillors appear ready to back down from asking the province to help bridge a funding gap with the downtown arena

At issue is the project, which though well underway is technically still short $32 million in funding — money the city was expecting from the provincial government. 285 more words


Edmonton councillors approve gender-neutral washroom signs in city facilities

Edmontonians will now get to choose from male, female and gender-neutral washrooms when they hit any city facility after councillors OK’d changes to city’s bathroom signs. 135 more words


Alberta election: Where do the parties stand on cash for transit?

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The recently unveiled federal budget includes $1 billion a year for transit projects by 2019. While a significant investment, the funding requires the provincial and municipal government to commit money for cities to build actual transit. 420 more words