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Three people gathered in a bar hold up a Sport Edmonton t-shirt and an Edmonton Oilers jersey for a player called Skinner.
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Reed Clarke charts new course for rebranded Sport Edmonton

Sport Edmonton, the rebranded version of the city-funded Edmonton Sports Council, is working to create community legacies from major sporting events that come to town, and to empower grassroots play.

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An LRT rolls eastbound into The Quarters, past several surface parking lots.
city council business

Land sales signal change could be coming to The Quarters

Several city-owned lots in The Quarters are in the process of being sold to developers, giving at least one city councillor a glimmer of hope that there is legitimate progress to revitalize the 106-acre neighbourhood.

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Garbage at an entrance to Central LRT station in downtown Edmonton.
city council business

On the agenda: Night mayor, lights for bikes, cleaning the core

This week, councillors are set to discuss a nighttime economy strategy, upgrades for lights on active transportation routes, and enhanced cleaning services in the core.

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A photo of a surface parking lot just north of downtown Edmonton, with Rogers Place in the background
city council podcast

Podcasters ponder parking decision precedent

Edmonton city council's decision to extend the Katz Group's agreement for a temporary gravel parking space could create both positive and negative ripples, the hosts of Episode 258 of Speaking Municipally said.

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A sign at Fort Edmonton Park.
city council budget

On the agenda: Brentwood redevelopment, 2SLGBTQIA+ plan, Fort Edmonton

This week, city council meets at city hall (recently re-opened to the public) to discuss the redevelopment of a large housing complex in Woodcroft, the process to create a 2SLGBTQIA+ action plan, and a loan for the Fort Edmonton Management Company.

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Former city manager Andre Corbould dressed in army fatigues in the desert sands of Afghanistan
city council podcast

City manager's departure doesn't erase underlying challenges, podcasters assert

While city manager Andre Corbould's sudden departure is something of a Shakespearean melodrama — did he jump or was he pushed? — the issues at the heart of his resignation will continue to vex city hall.

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A portion of 83 Avenue in Old Strathcona.
city council old strathcona

City recommends removing cars on 83 Avenue near farmers' market

The city is recommending making one block of 83 Avenue between Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulevard car free.

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A building with windows and a sign that reads "Bellevue" is pictured next to a tree and a vehicle.
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Spiking insurance costs and requirements dampen community leagues

The Bellevue Community League is surmounting insurance challenges to open a toy library, but many other leagues across the city are struggling with insurance costs that have spiked by as much as 25%.

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Alexander Circle, a park in Glenora.
city council history

City halts project to protect Glenora's character and starts city-wide strategy

The city has decided to stop work on a project that could have added even stricter development criteria in Glenora that, according to the city, would help "conserve the unique character" of the downtown-adjacent neighbourhood through "sensitive development."

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