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Staples: Hearts ruled heads in train-wreck of a debate on 16-year-old voters

The debate at Edmonton city council on whether or not 16-year-olds should have the vote was a train wreck.

First off, when the Edmonton Youth Council put the matter before executive committee last week, council decided without a word of protest to endorse the youth council’s request to lobby the province to lower the voting age in municipal and school board elections. 738 more words

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Edmonton council narrowly supports backing request for province to consider lowering voting age to 16

In a close vote of 7-6, Edmonton city council passed a motion to support the youth council’s letter to the government of Alberta, asking it to consider changing the civic voting age to 16. 314 more words


Edmonton City Council supports youths' request to lower voting age to 16

A city council executive committee is backing a request from the Edmonton Youth Council to lower the voting age for municipal elections to 16.

On Tuesday, the committee passed a motion that will see city council send a letter alongside the youth council’s letter to the province in support of amending the… 639 more words


Repeated Whitemud flooding prompts calls for better notification

Drivers frustrated after flooding for a second time in four days on Whitemud Drive will have to wait for answers.

Flash flooding once again led to the closure of Whitemud Drive between 111 Street and 99 Street on Saturday night.  511 more words


Group seeks court injunction against Valley Line LRT after footbridge closure

The City of Edmonton is being taken to court by a group of residents upset about the loss of a pedestrian bridge across the North Saskatchewan River. 229 more words


Edmonton police union calls for investigation into 'toxic culture of fear'

The Edmonton Police Association, the union that represents 1,850 sworn police officers, is calling for an investigation into what it calls “the culture of fear and blame” in the Edmonton Police Service. 823 more words