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Cover art for Speaking Municipally, featuring a cartoon turnip in front of Edmonton's City Hall
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City considers small-scale encampments after earlier rejection

On Episode 184 of Speaking Municipally, Troy Pavlek and Mack Male take a look at the city's possible change of heart on letting houseless people live in encampments.

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Minister Josephine Pon and Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc. celebrate the grand opening of eight new affordable housing units
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Coming up at council: June 27-July 1, 2022

This is city council's final committee week before the summer break. The community and public services committee will meet on Monday and executive committee will meet on Wednesday.

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A rainbow of flags held aloft on a street during a Pride parade
News

Retirement home for LGBTQ2S+ seniors is in the works

The Edmonton Pride Seniors Group (EPSG) is getting closer to its dream of building a queer-friendly retirement home. The group is working with the city to acquire a piece of land on which to build an affordable housing development where queer seniors can feel comfortable and safe being themselves, without worrying about whether the residents or staff will accept them.

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A bar chart comparing the light-trap counts of 10 species of mosquito in Edmonton, with Aedes vexans the most populous in mid-August, followed by Culiseta inornata
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Data shows the ebb and flow of mosquito season

You've probably never swatted a mosquito and stopped to ask yourself if it was a Culex or an Ochlerotatus, but that is one of the considerations guiding Edmonton's ever evolving pest control program.

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The view of 102 Avenue looking east from 102 Street, which currently has an under-construction LRT track, one lane of road, a bike lane, and sidewalks on each side
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Idea to turn 102 Avenue over to pedestrians has long pedigree

Making 102 Avenue a pedestrian corridor, which city council narrowly voted to do last week amid significant opposition, is not a new idea — city planners saw the potential at least as far back as 1988.

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Two police officers seen from behind as they walk down a street with a Chinatown gate in the background
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Coming up at council: June 20-24, 2022

City council will meet on Monday, with a continuation scheduled for Friday morning. The council services committee will meet Wednesday morning, with a public hearing scheduled for the afternoon. There's also a non-regular council meeting scheduled for Friday, for a private discussion about the upcoming budget.

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A map the recommended concept for the intersection of 75 Street and 101 Avenue
News

Proposed redesign of 101 Avenue creates danger, say cyclists

Some cyclists say proposed changes to the intersection of 101 Avenue and 75 Street are unsafe. The Edmonton Bike Coalition is holding a protest northeast of the intersection on June 18 to draw attention to the problems and suggest what a safe intersection for biking and walking would look like.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad, headlined "Hotel Cecil: Jasper Ave. Edmonton's Popular West End Hotel"
Brief

A moment in history: June 15, 1914

On this day 108 years ago, the newly renovated Hotel Cecil was advertising itself as an inviting spot for "Edmonton's particular people" on the city's west end.

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A table showing the cost of select problem properties and a pie chart illustrating how that cost is shared by stakeholders (76% by the neighbourhood, 22% by the city, 2% by AHS)
News

A look at the data behind decisions to deal with problem properties

Now that Edmonton's Community Property Safety Team has started to board up problem properties, it's worth taking a look at some of the data underpinning the decisions leading up to this action.

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