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A chart showing the growth of weekly on-demand transit boardings from April 26 to Nov. 22, 2021
Brief

On-demand transit seems to be catching on

An interim review of the bus network redesign shows growing use of on-demand transit since it was introduced last April to mitigate a decrease in regular service to parts of the city.

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A bus in downtown Edmonton
Brief

Coming up at council: Jan. 17-21, 2022

City council is back this week after its break. Before the holidays, it finalized the city's 2022 budget. Here are some of the items that are scheduled to be considered this week:

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Karen Principe takes the oath of office
News

Meet the councillors: Karen Principe aims to be a good steward of tax dollars

Karen Principe, the incumbent-beating councillor for Ward tastawiyiniwak, is keen to ensure her community remains "safe and viable and thriving" so her kids will want to stay.

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Snow-clearing equipment on an Edmonton street
News

Snow-removal budget needs a permanent upgrade, says Knack

It's time for Edmonton to invest in the equipment and staff needed to clear snow more quickly, Coun. Andrew Knack said on Episode 162 of Speaking Municipally, which he guest-hosted with an assist from Coun. Keren Tang.

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Heather Ratsoy speaks at a news conference
Feature

Downtown daycares in danger of succumbing to pandemic

As Edmontonians weather a fifth wave of the pandemic, the prolonged closure of many downtown offices has left daycares in the heart of the city struggling to stay open.

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A bar chart comparing public washroom visits in 2020 and 2021
News

More than 90K visits to Edmonton public washrooms recorded in 2021

Public washroom visits were up by 140% in 2021 compared to the previous year, according to an update from the City of Edmonton that will be going to committee next week.

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Amarjeet Sohi takes the oath of office at the swearing-in ceremony at City Hall
News

Sohi sees economic growth, sustainability, social issues as key regional issues

As Amarjeet Sohi begins his first full year as mayor, he plans to turn some of his attention to continuing the work of developing a robust and efficient Edmonton region.

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Speaking Municipally cover art -- a smiling turnip in front of City Hall
Brief

Catch up with Speaking Municipally

In case you missed it over the holiday break, our municipal affairs podcast dropped two episodes to inform and delight you heading into 2022.

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City Council on Oct. 26
News

Edmonton Police Service budget increase for 2022 cut to $1M, capital budget finalized

The Edmonton Police Service will receive a $1-million increase to its budget next year, after city council decided to divert more funds to address houselessness, social services prevention-and-response programs, and other initiatives to be determined.

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