Category: Current Issues

Keep the LRT going North

Keep the LRT going North

June 6th’s Executive Committee left me dumbfounded. I have been pushing to get the LRT extended north, and a few months ago it seemed like we were ready to begin planning this exciting next phase. The plan for the LRT ha ...

Safe Injection Sites

Safe Injection Sites

  On May 2nd, City Council voted in support of the safe injection sites in Edmonton. The first step is to send a letter to the Federal Government in order to get an exemption for the sites to exist. Currently, ...

EPCOR Drainage Transfer

EPCOR Drainage Transfer

On Wednesday, April 12, City Council voted 7-6 in favour of transferring drainage services to EPCOR. Drainage services are set to be transferred to EPCOR within six months. EPCOR has assured the city that the transfer ...

Make It Awkward

Make It Awkward

If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. –Maya Angelou These thoughts seem to me to echo those spoken over 50 years ago. My website is not intended as a commentary on specific events ...

Preparing for Canada's Legalization of Cannabis

Preparing for Canada’s Legalization of Cannabis

The federal government is planning on tabling legislation in the spring to legalize marijuana in Canada. It can take a long time for the bill to be studied and to be passed into law, but Edmonton is already planning for ...

Stay Safe this Holiday Season

Stay Safe this Holiday Season

The holiday season is now upon us. Amid all the hustle and bustle, friends, family, and festivities, please remember to be safe. Please do not drink and drive. Plan ahead, designate a driver, leave your car overnight, or ...

National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day

On June 21, Canada recognizes the Indigenous Peoples of Canada through celebrating National Aboriginal Day. June 21, the summer solstice, was chosen as National Aboriginal Day because many Indigenous Peoples and commu ...

Fort McMurray Relief

Fort McMurray Relief

The coverage in the news may be down from when the fires first started, but there is still a huge need for volunteers and supplies. As the wildfire in Fort McMurray continues to cause devastating damage to the area ma ...

LRT Prioritization

LRT Prioritization

At the April 27, 2016 Transportation Committee preference for the LRT to reach Castle Downs was placed fifth on the list of top priorities for future LRT funding. As the Councillor for Ward 3, bringing the LRT to North E ...

Northlands Update

Northlands Update

Options for Northlands are being explored, and will be decided in August. At the moment, everything is on the table ...

Uber Update

Uber Update

When the ride sharing bylaw was passed by Council on January 27, one of the requirements was that drivers would need to comply with a valid insurance scheme set out by the province. The provincial government has announce ...

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