Recent stories about region

Many snow geese, who are nearly all-white aside from black wingtips, are seen in flight during the 2023 Snow Goose Festival
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Revived lake makes Snow Goose Festival possible again

Birders in the Edmonton area can watch the snow geese return to Beaverhill Lake instead of chasing around to catch a glimpse, now that the once-dry site of the Snow Goose Festival is wet again.

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Planes from Air Canada and United in front of the air traffic control tower at the Edmonton International Airport
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Airport projects 90% passenger recovery by end of 2023

The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) expects its passenger numbers to reach nearly 90% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2023, a recovery pace much faster than it originally projected.

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A map showing the boundaries of the proposed Area Structure Plan for the Villeneuve Airport Area, which surrounds the Villeneuve Airport and excludes the hamlet of Villeneuve
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Sturgeon County continues push for development of Villeneuve Airport Area

Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw says she's going to keep pushing for a plan to develop the Villeneuve Airport Area, with or without the support of the regional governance board that voted it down in April.

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A crowd of people on stage at the Canadian Hydrogen Convention as Alanna Hnatiw of the Edmonton Region Hydrogen Hub makes and announcement
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Two hydrogen-refuelling stations on the horizon for Edmonton

Both the City of Edmonton and Air Products announced plans for hydrogen-refuelling stations during the second annual Canadian Hydrogen Convention, increasing the infrastructure necessary to make the use of the fuel practical.

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Six men in suits stand smiling around an architectural rendering of a new drug manufacturing facility
health region

Drug-manufacturing facility seen as catalyst for pharma development

The $80.5 million in federal money going into the Edmonton-based Canadian Critical Drug Initiative will do more than secure a domestic supply of crucial medications and support the commercialization of new drug discoveries, says the head of Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API).

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Gail Powley speaks before a crowded room inside the Advanced Technology Centre, a building made of glass, grey concrete and red steel.
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Edmonton Research Park businesses encouraged by city moves

Leaders of some of the organizations based at Edmonton Research Park are cautiously optimistic about the city's plans for the facility after extensive consultations and a proposal to seek ongoing input.

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A bar chart showing how capital funding to municipalities under the Local Government Fiscal Framework is less than the 12-year average of previous funding regimes
region infrastructure

Budget falls short on infrastructure deficit, municipalities say

While Alberta's 2023 budget upped spending significantly, it leaves municipalities with a lingering infrastructure deficit that won't be erased by the incoming fiscal framework, says Alberta Municipalities.

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A man wearing a mask holds up a large piece of square material made of recycled plastic
business waste

[Re] Waste gets traction solving plastic problems for companies

A plastic-recycling startup created in its founder's garage during the pandemic has gained enough traction to contemplate expansion across Canada by 2024.

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A map of the proposed boundaries for ridings surrounding Edmonton
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Regional concerns heeded in redrawing of electoral boundaries

The commission in charge of redistributing federal electoral districts in Alberta has changed its mind about the way it groups municipalities in the region around Edmonton.

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