- The city activated its extreme weather response on Feb. 20 in anticipation of the cold weather this week. The response, which is set to end Feb. 26, includes three overnight bus routes to bring people to shelters with capacity, day services at the Bissell Centre and Boyle Street Community Services, and wellness checks by the Encampment Response Team. The city wants residents to call 211 if they see someone in distress and 911 if it is an emergency. Scarlet Bjornson from the Bissell Centre encouraged Edmontonians to keep mitts, socks, and other warm items in their vehicle to give to people in need.
- CBC News spoke to students at the University of Alberta who have seen an increase in social disorder on campus in recent months and want the university to increase security. A non-exhaustive log kept by University of Alberta Protective Services (UAPS) said there were 225 security incidents in January, which was 11% higher than December. U of A spokesperson Michael Brown said incidents have risen in several locations, including HUB Mall and the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), adding the university has not increased security funding but has a variety of programs to keep people safe, such as a safety committee, a community assistance team, and police liaison constable.
- City council will consider this week whether to raise the fine for excessive vehicle noise to $1,000 and double that for subsequent infractions. Coun. Michael Janz, who started a petition last summer to raise the fine, believes the proposed traffic bylaw amendments have broad support on council.
- As part of the Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy, the city is hosting a drop-in session at the Strathcona Community League hall on March 2 to give the public the opportunity to view draft design ideas and share feedback. CBC News talked to Edmontonians about their impressions of plans to revitalize Whyte Avenue and land around Gateway Boulevard. Feedback received during previous public engagements on the strategy included improved connectivity, improved parks and more public gathering spaces, said project manager Marco Melfi.
- Police are investigating a fatal collision between a car and an Edmonton Transit Service bus near 108A Street and Whitemud Drive on Feb. 18. A 37-year-old woman who was a passenger of the vehicle died in hospital the next day. The other passengers and drivers of both vehicles were either unhurt or had non-life-threatening injuries. The Edmonton Police Service said neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the crash.
- Arnold Nett, an inspirational 90-year-old athlete in Edmonton, has broken several records since taking up track and field 35 years ago, including becoming the first Canadian over 90 to complete the 60-metre hurdles.
Correction: This file has been updated to reflect that the fatal collision on Whitemud Drive was at 108A Street, not 108A Avenue.