124 Street Renewal

Renewal work is coming to 124 Street from 109 Avenue to 118 Avenue. Work is set to start in spring 2022. The City is taking input from the public on the final design. You can review the design, provide feedback through a survey, or ask questions at: edmonton.ca/124StreetRenewal

Online survey and question form are available until April 7.
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Bus Network Redesign Launches April 25

We’re officially one month away from the launch of the redesigned bus network on April 25. I know it’s going to be an adjustment for a lot of people, but our city has outgrown the old network. The new system should create faster, more frequent, more effective connections across the whole city.

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Waste Cart Rollout

The new cart rollout begins this week. Some Ward 2 neighbourhoods will be among the first to receive their new carts. If you have questions about the new system, there are lots of ways to get answers:

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Standing Up Against Hate

This has to stop! Five attacks in three months! If you believe, like I do, that there is no place for racism and Islamophobia in the city you love, then we all have a responsibility to stand up against hate.

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Gondola Proposal

There has been a lot of confusion (and misinformation feeding into that confusion) about the proposed gondola project and what City Council was voting on today. We did not vote to build a gondola today. The vote today, which passed 8-5, was to support the working relationship framework for the urban gondola project. That means determining exactly what needs to be looked at for City Council to consider proceeding with the project.

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Deep Freeze Fest 2021

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Fete has been “radically reinvented” for 2021! Starting today, this year’s festival takes place over 10 days and 8 community locations, including Spruce Avenue and Westwood in our ward.

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Neighbourly Communities

Creating a sense of community has never been more important. If you’ve wanted to get to know your neighbours, but weren’t sure how, or if you want to help build a more connected community in these challenging times, check out these workshops presented by Abundant Community Edmonton:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creating-a-neighbourly-vibe-with-abundant-community-edmonton-ace-tickets-106436157412

There are 4 dates to choose from. The first is coming up February 10. Register today!

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Searching for Izena

100 years ago, Edmontonians elected a woman to City Council for the first time. Her name was Izena Ross. The Searching for Izena project, led by volunteers from YWCA Edmonton and Parity YEG, tells her largely untold story and celebrates the stories of other women who have served the city over the past century: https://www.ywcaofedmonton.org/izena/

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BIA Tax Levy Rebate

Some good news for members of the Crossroads and Kingsway Business Improvement Areas here in our ward (and members of other BIAs across the city): If you were closed due to the pandemic for at least two weeks in 2020, you may be eligible for a rebate on your BIA tax levy.

To confirm eligibility and apply, visit: https://www.edmonton.ca/business_economy/assessment_tax/bia-grant-program

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New Waste Carts

Roll out the carts! Waste collection in Edmonton is changing for the better—a cart-based sorting and collection system is coming starting in March-April. Every household (all single units and some multi-units) will receive one cart for garbage and one for food scraps. Blue bag recycling collection is not changing.

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