Region

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A crowd of people on stage at a convention.
business region

Explainer: Edmonton's complex regional cooperation landscape

Several of the five municipalities that have voted to leave Edmonton Global say they remain committed to regional economic development — but will do so through other organizations.

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A photo of black and green compost bins.
region technology

How Leduc uses AI to keep plastic out of organics carts

A Leduc pilot program that uses artificial intelligence to help residents keep plastic out of organics bins has been extended to the end of 2024 after the city saw a significant reduction in contamination.

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A bird's-eye view of a large park, including a body of water, meandering paths, and an event centre
city council region

Calls for public engagement: Elections, parks, urban farming

Here are opportunities to help inform city planning about elections, the Northeast River Valley Park, and urban farming.

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A newspaper clipping that shows a bi-plane upside down for unexplained reasons. The clipping reads, "To Peace River in 3 hours To Calgary in 2 hours."
history region

A moment in history: Feb. 21, 1920

On this day in 1920, a short-lived Edmonton airline run by a transportation magnate was preparing to take to the sky.

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Lime e-scooters in downtown Edmonton in 2020.
region business

E-scooter operators remain bullish on Edmonton region

Despite bankruptcies in other countries and bans in other cities, micromobility operators say shared e-scooters and e-bikes aren't rolling out of the Edmonton region any time soon.

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A person wearing a suit and glasses stands inside a campus building.
business technology

NAIT set to grow from four schools to seven

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is shaking up its academic structure to respond to industry needs as it looks towards 2050, a senior leader said.

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View from the middle of a quiet Edmonton bike lane, with the street lined with mid-sized apartments and trees entering fall colours
city council region

Calls for public engagement: 76 Ave. renewal, active transportation

Here are opportunities to help inform city planning, including the active transportation network, transit and recreation centre services, and the renewal of an important collector street in Ritchie and King Edward Park.

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A person stands behind a podium on stage surrounded by greenery. The podium includes a crest and text that includes, "St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce" and "City of St. Albert."
region business

Edmonton Global hopes to listen its way to harmony

Edmonton Global is hiring two consultants as it embarks on a roughly six-month "listening tour" to gather concerns from its 14 member municipalities and consider how it might convince those who want to leave to change their minds.

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Five men stand beside an Edmonton Transit Service bus.
city council region

On the agenda: Wîhkwêntôwin, esports, airport link

Council is back to meeting but will do so virtually. This shift follows a week when the city cancelled all public meetings in the wake of the Jan. 23 attack on city hall. The building will be closed to the public indefinitely.

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