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Members of the task force standing against a wall while a man speaks at a podium in front of them
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Homeward Trust CEO hopeful about new community response task force

When the province announced the new Edmonton Public Safety and Community Response Task Force on Dec. 13, some criticized the creation of yet another committee to address the city's ongoing crisis of addictions and homelessness. But Susan McGee of Homeward Trust is optimistic it will have an impact.

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Council approves private repayment strategy for Edmonton Police Service deficit

City council has approved a repayment strategy that would see the Edmonton Police Service pay down its outstanding budget deficit within three years, but the details of how that will be achieved are being kept private for now.

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A portrait of Bashir Mohamed in front of the Statue of Liberty
Brief

Ill-conceived image fits a pattern, says historian of anti-Black racism

The Edmonton Police Service has apologized for releasing an image of a young Black man said to be derived from unidentified DNA found at a crime scene, but the incident shouldn't be forgotten, Bashir Mohamed tells Speaking Municipally.

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Chief Dale McFee speaks at a podium with a backdrop of Alberta and Canada flags
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Police funding increases could be locked in before budget talks

City council may end up locking in a funding formula for the Edmonton Police Service budget before the 2023-2026 budget deliberations begin, despite a stated desire to consider the police budget in the context of all the city's expenses.

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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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A chart outlining the health effects of noise exposure, leading to cardiovascular disease
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More than an annoyance, traffic noise is a matter of public health

As city councillors consider a report on excess vehicle noise this week, it's worth noting that noise pollution is more than an annoyance; decades of research suggest it is a major public health problem.

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The Sedona Apartments project proposed for 10209 100 Avenue NW
Brief

Coming up at council: July 4-8, 2022

This is city council's final week of meetings before the summer break. There's a city council meeting on July 4, with a continuation scheduled for July 6. A public hearing is scheduled for July 5.

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A Bike Index registration sticker on the seat tube of a green bike
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Stolen bike recovery climbing thanks to online registry

Bike Index, the non-profit bike registry that makes it easier to reunite cyclists with their stolen bikes, appears to be more popular in Edmonton than anywhere else in Canada.

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A transit peace officer with the words "Community Outreach" on his back, beside a worker from Bent Arrow with an Edmonton Transit bus in the background
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Bylaw amendment latest in flurry of actions to address transit safety

An amendment giving bylaw and peace officers more authority to remove people from the transit system for loitering or using drugs is the latest action in a series of efforts aimed at curtailing crime and perceived threats to safety downtown through law enforcement.

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