Recent stories about police

A picture of a façade of a business called Marbles that displays its name, services, and phone number.
podcast police

Podcast litigates crime-prevention theory used to block Boyle Street's latest application

A decades-old theory that police have influenced in practice appears to be the latest mechanism employed to refuse a permit for Boyle Street Community Services's planned Mahihkan Kamik overdose-prevention site in Ritchie, guest Jack Farrell explained on Episode 267 of Speaking Municipally.

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Row housing in Blatchford.
city council budget

On the agenda: Capital budget, Blatchford, police audit

This week, council will discuss the capital budget, a police audit, and the one councillor's proposal to consider selling land at Blatchford.

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Rice Howard Way in downtown Edmonton.
city council police

On the agenda: Police annual report, rezoning, Rice Howard Way

This week, council will consider creating a permanent clean energy retrofit program, review the Edmonton Police Service's annual report, and decide if it will establish a pedestrian-friendly entertainment district downtown.

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Councillors Sarah Hamilton, Erin Rutherford, and Ashley Salvador at a council meeting.
city council budget

On the agenda: Potential tax increases, Windsor Park rezoning, supportive housing

This week, council will make adjustments to the city's operating budget, look at a rezoning in Windsor Park, and discuss supportive housing projects at risk of losing funding.

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A transit station in New York City has a wall-to-wall barrier with turnstile entrances on one side, which are monitored by an employee in a reflective vest.
podcast city council

Council may turn to turnstiles for transit safety

This week, Coun. Tim Cartmell is set to introduce a motion at council to direct the city to pilot turnstiles at two locations on Edmonton's LRT system as a potential way to address violent crime at stations.

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Ward pihêsiwin Coun. Tim Cartmell at a council meeting in August 2023.
city council budget

On the agenda: Updates on operating and capital budget overruns

This week, councillors will hold their final meetings before the holiday break. They will discuss forecasted budget deficits, the police commission, collective bargaining, and fare gates at transit stations.

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Andre Corbould, wearing glasses and a suit, looks down at his notes in city council chambers
city council budget

Edmonton's deficit likely to cause pain, podcast posits

Tax increases or service cuts seem inevitable in light of the $73.8-million deficit the City of Edmonton is projecting by the end of this year, noted the city hall watchers at Speaking Municipally.

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A large crowd of people is gathered at Churchill Square for Cariwest Festival.
arts festivals

Summer festival safety measures evolve, but not out of fear

Security at summer festivals evolved this year, but not because of a fear of violence, despite a general narrative that the city is less safe.

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City clerks and others seated in front of a screen facing members of city council inside council chambers
city council budget

On the agenda: Operating deficits, capital spending, and another Oliver tower

A public hearing will take place on Sept. 11, and city council will meet on Sept. 12 and 13. Council services committee will meet on Sept. 15. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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