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Mayor Don Iveson delivers his State of the City address in 2014 and 2021.
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'Keep on building': Iveson is confident Edmonton will continue improving after his term ends

Mayor Don Iveson delivered his final State of the City address on May 5, reflecting on his first address seven years ago when he predicted Edmonton would become "one of the best places to take a risk, to innovate, to launch ideas."

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Pandemic positives: The gifts of public art
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Pandemic positives: The gifts of public art

Along with the dozens of feel-better initiatives intended to brighten COVID-laden consciences, civic enthusiasm for public art projects is burgeoning. A far cry from the historic whinging about pricy installations like the Talus Dome, COVID's forcing of outdoor play has encouraged an appreciation for a plethora of free, accessible art.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Weekend agenda

Coming up this weekend, Brian Webb Dance Company is presenting Ballet Edmonton's digital debut of Persistence of Memory, and the Art Gallery of St. Albert presents High Energy 26.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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KOVR tests made-in-Edmonton VR platform with diabetes patients
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KOVR tests made-in-Edmonton VR platform with diabetes patients

Edmonton-based virtual reality developer KOVR has started testing its new VR platform with patients diagnosed with diabetes. The software, Stratos, aims to educate patients about the consequences of vision impairment from diabetic retinopathy.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Chart of the week: Public libraries in the COVID-19 pandemic
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Chart of the week: Public libraries in the COVID-19 pandemic

Edmonton Public Library (EPL) released its annual report for 2020 which shows that some of its services took a hit over the past year, while others flourished.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Coming up this week
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Coming up this week

Coming up this week, brunch boxes at the U of A's Botanic Gardens, plus an event with Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O'Toole.

Monday, May 3, 2021

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Coming up at council: May 3-7, 2021
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Coming up at council: May 3-7, 2021

Last week, community and public services committee recommended that a pilot project to allow public alcohol consumption in select parks run from May 28 to Oct. 11 and executive committee referred the second phase of the **Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant to council without a recommendation. Both items will be considered by city council on Monday, May 3.

Monday, May 3, 2021

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'It has to work for everyone': Edmontonians call for more inclusive city planning
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'It has to work for everyone': Edmontonians call for more inclusive city planning

Edmonton residents want the city's planning and infrastructure to accommodate everyone — regardless of income, housing status, or how they choose to get around.

Friday, April 30, 2021

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Edmonton on track for economic rebound
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Edmonton on track for economic rebound

Edmonton is on track to rebound this year from one of the steepest economic plunges among Canada’s big cities as analysts express relief that Alberta has avoided mass bankruptcies and other long-term impacts from COVID-19.

Friday, April 30, 2021

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