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A photo of a vaccine passport.
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Local mayors lament letter advocating for vaccine passport in the Edmonton region

Several mayors in the Edmonton region are speaking out about how an open letter advocating for a vaccine passport system was rolled out.

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Mayoral races in the region begin to take shape

Edmonton's municipal election is on Oct. 18, and residents of the surrounding municipalities will also vote in their respective local elections that day.

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Divisions differ on mask requirements as new school year starts

Classes are about to begin across the Edmonton region and school divisions are taking different approaches in their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including whether students and staff will be required to wear masks.

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Flair announcement at EIA
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Flair Airlines expanding operations out of Edmonton airport

Edmonton-based budget airline Flair Airlines is establishing four direct routes to the United States from Edmonton International Airport (EIA) this holiday season.

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Park and ride in Edmonton
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Transportation priorities approved for Edmonton region

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) has identified highway widening, park and ride, and consolidating the region's transit networks among its top transportation priorities in 2021.

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A photo of the North Saskatchewan river.
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Parks Canada to consider Edmonton-area river valley for national urban park network

Canada's largest urban park is in the running to gain official status as a national urban park, which proponents say would help protect local ecology and bring tourism to the region.

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Federal government launches new regional economic development agency for Prairies

Prairies Economic Development Canada, or PrairiesCan, will serve Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, replacing Western Economic Diversification Canada.

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Villeneuve Airport
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Villeneuve Airport to get new $2.2M waterline

Villeneuve Airport is set to be equipped with a new $2.2 million waterline that will bring water from the hamlet to the neighbouring airport.

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Projections of declining agricultural land base
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Task force endorses plan to preserve farmland, grow agriculture sector in the Edmonton region

An Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) task force has endorsed the final version of a plan to grow the region's agriculture sector while preserving farmland.

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