• The city has launched a $1.5 million-dollar grant program to convert "problem properties" into affordable housing. Under the new program, "organizations will be eligible for up to 40% of construction costs for the redevelopment of up to five residences," wrote the Edmonton Journal.
  • "More than 640 cannabis plants and $790,000 in equipment were seized in west Edmonton in February in what local police are calling the largest illegal operation they've seen since legalization," reported CTV News.
  • A new report from American-based commercial real estate and investment firm CBRE found that "continued growth in Edmonton’s industrial and tech markets is anticipated to bring more optimism to the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic," reported the Edmonton Journal.
  • University of Alberta psychiatry professor Dr. Peter Silverstone said he aims to treat mental illness with psychedelics through his new startup company PsiloTec Health Solutions.
  • In her latest column, Elise Stolte explored the question of when visitors may be able to re-enter care homes, given plummeting rates of infection among vulnerable Albertans who have received the vaccine.
  • Edmonton Fringe Theatre executive director Adam Mitchell will step down in March. Megan Dart will work as interim executive director until the position is permanently filled.