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Edmonton city council delays decision on 80-storey Quarters tower for 60 days

Edmonton city council has delayed for 60 days a land deal that could pave the way for what might become the tallest building in Alberta’s capital city. 514 more words

Canada

Tank: More than location matters for downtown arena

The cliché about real estate suggests that only location matters, but size and price ultimately prove important factors, too.

Last week, the brain trust behind Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre arena and entertainment facility journeyed to Edmonton to size up the competition: Rogers Place, which opened in September. 654 more words

Local News

1.76% tax increase could be coming to pay for Yellowhead project

Turning Yellowhead Trail into a free-flow freeway is going to cost Edmonton residents.

A report from the city suggests a 1.76 per cent tax increase between 2017 and 2026 to cover the City of Edmonton’s $510-million contribution to the Yellowhead Trail project. 179 more words

Money

Trains on Metro LRT Line to run full speed starting Sunday

After years of drama and delays, Edmonton’s Metro LRT Line will finally start running at full speed on February 19.

The city said Wednesday it was given “the green light” by Rail Safety Consulting to lift the speed restrictions that have been in place at intersections along the track. 589 more words

Politics

Campaign school event in Edmonton encourages women to run for office

Women interested in running for political office attended a campaign school event in Edmonton on Saturday.

The event, organized by Equal Voice, saw approximately 40 participants, including some who have filed notices of intent to run in the upcoming municipal election and those who are still on the fence. 558 more words

Politics

Edmonton city councillor pushes for transportation hub to connect stranded passengers

Should Edmonton move ahead with building a centralized transportation hub? If so, who would pay for it? These are the types of questions Edmonton administration has been asked to look into. 598 more words

Politics