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A student working in a classroom.
region covid-19

Divisions differ on mask requirements as new school year starts

Classes are about to begin across the Edmonton region and school divisions are taking different approaches in their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including whether students and staff will be required to wear masks.

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Flair announcement at EIA
region transportation

Flair Airlines expanding operations out of Edmonton airport

Edmonton-based budget airline Flair Airlines is establishing four direct routes to the United States from Edmonton International Airport (EIA) this holiday season.

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Park and ride in Edmonton
region transportation

Transportation priorities approved for Edmonton region

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) has identified highway widening, park and ride, and consolidating the region's transit networks among its top transportation priorities in 2021.

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A photo of the North Saskatchewan river.
region river valley

Parks Canada to consider Edmonton-area river valley for national urban park network

Canada's largest urban park is in the running to gain official status as a national urban park, which proponents say would help protect local ecology and bring tourism to the region.

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Chart of the week: Striving to plant two million trees
city council chart of the week

Chart of the week: Striving to plant two million trees

This chart shows Edmonton's inventory of publicly owned trees since 1990, the earliest year available in the City of Edmonton's data, as well as two projections showing how many trees the city will have in 2050 if current planting trends continue, and how many it will need to plant to reach its goal.

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C5 North East Community Hub
people's agenda community hubs

This social-services experiment is working — could there be more?

The C5 North East Hub is unique in Edmonton, as a collaborative and comprehensive source of social services in an area that needs them. So far, it appears to be a success, but continued funding is not guaranteed, nor is it certain that there is an appetite for funding similar hubs elsewhere. That will be for future city councils to decide, which is a reason to take a closer look at the C5 experiment ahead of the municipal election on Oct. 18.

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Projections of declining agricultural land base
region agriculture

Task force endorses plan to preserve farmland, grow agriculture sector in the Edmonton region

An Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) task force has endorsed the final version of a plan to grow the region's agriculture sector while preserving farmland.

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A bar graph showing the percentage change in seated diners in Edmonton in 2021 compared with 2019, with huge deficits through most of the year until June and July, where several days are now above 2021 levels
chart food

Chart of the week: Restaurants bounce back

Edmonton's restaurants have consistently seen more business this month than before the COVID-19 pandemic — see the data for yourself in our chart of the week.

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A collage of slides from the Canadian Institute of Planners awards ceremony video on July 15, 2021
city council region

Edmonton wins planning awards for open option parking and City Plan

A national association of planners has recognized Edmonton for its shift away from mandatory minimum parking and for its new City Plan's commitment to compact growth.

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