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Council given starting point on the next four-year budget at 2%

A preliminary budget forecast was released Friday with a starting point of a two per cent tax increase. That’s based on three items that council has already locked in. 388 more words

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Housing group will keep pitching Edmonton Coliseum idea even if city isn't catching

For the Agora Borealis group, nothing good came out of Tuesday afternoon’s session of Edmonton City Council’s urban planning committee.

The committee voted to keep going on the overall plans for the demolition of the Coliseum, and the area redevelopment plan for the entire 160-acre Exhibition Lands. 608 more words

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Chamber is working on showing city council ways to reduce costs

As frustration grows among business owners, especially with the new group Prosperity Edmonton, behind the scenes work is gathering steam to provide city council spending alternatives when the next four-year budget cycle is put to paper later this year. 452 more words

Economy

Edmonton business owner raises concerns with property tax increases

There’s growing concern about the burden of Edmonton property taxes and this time, complaints are coming from the business community.

“I’m so strongly opposed to putting any money to work here in Edmonton because you can’t make it work,” said Philip Starkman with… 418 more words

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Edmonton councillor pushes to use less plastic

The City of Edmonton is looking at joining other municipalities in Canada to create jurisdictions where single-use plastics are not allowed. Earlier this year, Montreal became the first major city in Canada to implement a long-term ban on plastic bags. 274 more words

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Paula Simons: Toking in the streets? Edmonton poised for surprisingly liberal cannabis consumption law

Are you feeling a certain glow, Edmonton?

Well, you soon may.

On Wednesday, the community and public services committee of city council voted unanimously to support some of the most liberal bylaws in North America when it comes to the public consumption of cannabis. 767 more words

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Edmonton committee votes against moratorium on raves

There won’t be a moratorium on electronic dance music parties in Edmonton.

On Wednesday, the community and public services committee voted against banning the events. 469 more words

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