Recent stories about region

Three games of pickleball take place inside a gym.
region recreation

CatchCorner helps Edmonton sport centres reduce booking headache

A Toronto-based tech company called CatchCorner, which allows users to find and rent soccer fields, skating rinks, and yoga spaces, recently expanded to the Edmonton region and is already creating more overall space on offer while also making life easier for facilities by modernizing the booking process.

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Nine students dig at three excavation sites at Historic River Lots 23 and 24 in St. Albert.
history region

Field school findings reveal pieces of St. Albert's Métis history

Dozens of beads, a French medicine bottle, and an artifact that pre-dates European contact are among the items unearthed by an archeological field school exploring the often overlooked history of Métis people in St. Albert.

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A woman stands at a podium on a circular stage, surrounded by an audience. Above them, two large panels read "Walking Forward Together" and "Explore Edmonton."
business region

Indigenous Tourism Strategy focuses on understanding, economic reconciliation

A new Indigenous tourism strategy from Explore Edmonton that's aimed at international travellers could be a step towards economic reconciliation, but observers note such work can also create unhealthy expectations unless Indigenous communities are in the driver's seat.

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A reusable plastic grocery bag hanging on a doorknob
city council region

Calls for public engagement: Neighbourhood renewal, urban ag, waste reduction

Here are some opportunities to offer your input on civic initiatives, including renewal projects in Dunluce and Oliver, urban agriculture in Fort Saskatchewan, and Edmonton's single-use item reduction bylaw.

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Six people sitting on elevated chairs on a stage listen to a seventh speaking
region business

Task forces launched to support regional economic development

Those involved in the economic development of the Edmonton region are shifting their focus from celebration to action with the launch of four task forces.

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A cat standing on grass and rubbing up against a concrete slab
city council region

Calls for public engagement: Animal bylaw, Castle Downs Park, St. Albert land use

Here are some opportunities to offer your input on civic initiatives, including Edmonton's animal bylaw, concept plans for Castle Downs Park, and updates to St. Albert's land use bylaw.

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A paper ticket validator next to a modern Arc fare machine inside a shelter at an LRT station.
transit region

Arc card adoption reaches 63%

As the Edmonton Transit Service decommissions older fare machines, the adoption rate of its new smart-fare system is nearing two-thirds of Arc-eligible riders, exceeding expectations.

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Digital rendering of a traffic circle at the intersection of 36 Street and 139 Avenue, which is being navigated by a truck and an Edmonton Transit Service bus
city council region

Calls for public engagement: District planning, Hairsine, and St. Albert's budget

Here are some opportunities to offer your input on civic initiatives, including renewal projects in Meyokumin and Hairsine, district planning, and St. Albert's proposed 2024 budget.

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A close-up of a bald person holding a microphone and wearing a blue suit, light in front of a white background by pink-ish light.
region business

Edmonton International Airport eyes next step for drone operations

Drones will be an increasingly important part of delivering goods, says the Edmonton International Airport's leader in cargo, who just returned from a summit in Brussels on the technology in the industry.

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