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A chart showing the number of control tactic reports and occurrences from 2018 to 2022 and a table showing the percentage change from year to year
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Edmonton police stats show increase in use of force

Members of the Edmonton Police Service used force in the first half of this year 7% more often than they did during the same period last year, continuing an upward trend that dates back to at least 2018.

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Coming up at council: Sept. 26-30, 2022

This week, community and public services committee will meet on Monday, with a continuation scheduled for Tuesday morning. Urban planning committee will meet on Tuesday afternoon, executive committee will meet on Wednesday, and the code of conduct subcommittee will meet on Thursday afternoon.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Hawrelak Shunned"
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A moment in history: Sept. 21, 1967

On this day 55 years ago, federal Liberals in the Jasper-Edson riding made it clear they didn't want former Edmonton mayor William Hawrelak as their candidate. But the irascible politician's career was not over.

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Gantt chart for the 2023-2026 budget timeline
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Hard decisions ahead as Edmonton's 2023-2026 budget process approaches

City council is just six weeks from the start of the 2023-2026 budget process. Agreeing on the next four-year budgets could be quite a challenge, given rising costs, the need to incorporate a carbon budget and accounting framework, and this council's composition, with several new members, a wide range of priorities, and time-management difficulties.

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Cover art for Speaking Municipally, featuring a cartoon turnip in front of Edmonton's City Hall
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Speaking Municipally urges council to step up on housing

Episode 190 of Speaking Municipally challenges city council to spend the money needed to open supportive housing units, even though it's not the city's responsibility.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Possible Omniplex aid under study"
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A moment in history: Sept. 14, 1971

On this day 51 years ago, a committee was pursuing a last-ditch effort to find funding to build the proposed Omniplex.

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A map showing the phase one plan for the regional transit service proposed by EMTSC
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Regional transit takes another step forward with Edmonton's continued support

Edmonton city council voted 10-3 this week to support the Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Service Commission phase one service plan that will see 11 routes across the region launch in the spring.

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A drawing of the seven-storey towers near McKernan/Belgravia LRT Station with a blue LRT car travelling past in front.
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Coming up at council: Sept. 12-16, 2022

City council meets on Monday this week, with a public hearing on Tuesday. There's a non-regular city council meeting on Wednesday for a private discussion about the operating budget.

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A brightly coloured playground structure behind the splash of a spray park
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New funding scheme aims to make park development more equitable

Proposed changes to the way Edmonton funds community parks are intended to distribute amenities more equitably, but some worry the changes will remove valuable community-building opportunities and put further pressure on the budget.

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