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Posted on August 26

Weekly Update and Look-Ahead

SIDEWALKS In my recent “Beautiful Edmonton” blog, I outlined some of my concerns regarding kemptness in Edmonton, critical to maintaining an efficient and beautiful City is how we handle our roadways and sidewalks. In recent years, the City has taken up the practice of temporarily filling in concrete sidewalk cracks with asphalt instead of concrete. This leads to unappealing sidewalks, and a host of other issues stemming from asphalt (like unevenness and environmental concerns).Temporary asphalt...

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Posted on August 19

Week In Review August 15th-19th

Council swung back into action on Monday. There was no shortage of excitement this week, a few of the highlights are listed below: THE NEXT SOCCER CENTRE At Community and Public Services Committee a motion was passed to start looking into the development of two new soccer centres in the southwest, City staff will return with a business case on prices and locations for a new soccer centre. Edmonton Indoor Soccer Centres are currently strained...

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Posted on August 16

Engaging Our Youth With A Lower Voting Age

My name is Sam Goertz, I’m the President of Greenfield Community League, I work as a Summer Research Assistant for Councillor Michael Walters, I advise Junior Achievement High School groups as well as teach some Junior High classes, I have written for the Alberta Street News, Green Business Canada, and the Green Medium, I have spent the last year working full-time while living with a roommate in our own house, and I am 19 years...

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Posted on August 04

Planning To Adapt To Climate Change Updated

Our weather is changing. The effect that climate change is having on the frequency of extreme weather events is being felt not just by people, but in the balance sheets of our public and private sector institutions. The Parliamentary Budget Office just produced a report detailing the financial risk and likely cost for to the federal government for disaster relief in the coming years. Basically, the feds are planning for 1-2 Calgary-esque floods per year in Canada.

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Posted on July 19

A Beautiful Edmonton

I think we can all agree that beauty is an essential feature of a strong and vibrant city. In our own homes, most of us hang paintings, lay out furniture purposefully, and generally keep an aura of cleanliness and beauty. We like to keep our front lawns neat and tidy for the most part, and for the green-thumbs among us, we even plant flowers, vegetables, and trees in an effort to beautify our spaces. So...

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