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Jackson Spring

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Recent work by Jackson

Chart of the week: Striving to plant two million trees
Brief

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
Feature

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
News

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
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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
News

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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Drone delivery service set to take off at Edmonton airport
News

Drone delivery service set to take off at Edmonton airport

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) announced agreements with Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and two courier companies on July 8 to deploy delivery drones out of the airport.

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Chart of the week: Edmonton's future population growth
Brief

Chart of the week: Edmonton's future population growth

The provincial government is projecting the Edmonton area will be one of the fastest-growing regions in the province between now and 2046.

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Montreal-based plastics company breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Edmonton
News

Montreal-based plastics company breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Edmonton

A Montreal-based manufacturer of plastic packaging products officially began construction on a $40-million expansion in south Edmonton on July 8.

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Regional organizations raise $14.9M to help EIA attract flights
News

Regional organizations raise $14.9M to help EIA attract flights

A group of regional organizations is moving forward with a plan to attract direct international flights to Edmonton International Airport (EIA) using funds from the region's municipalities — despite coming just shy of the initial $15-million goal.

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