The Evolution of ETS

Good public transit and access to a variety of transportation options are essential for Edmonton. When the City’s Transit Strategy was launched in 2014, it was framed to encourage wide consultation and open possibility thinking. Planners asked the question, “What would our city’s public transit system look like in an ideal world?” Unfortunately, we do […]

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The Skinny on Sub-Dividing

Last week, a Councillor Inquiry was made to explore whether properties with restrictive covenants could be taxed differently. While I support exploring tools that can remove barriers to new grocery stores opening in neighbourhoods, I was surprised to learn this motion also targeted individual homeowners who have restrictive covenants on their properties. Lot splitting is […]

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Giving Time and Passion

Volunteering has always been an important part of my life. Giving my time and energy to causes that I am passionate about has given me hope when I needed it most, friendships and connections across the country, and a sense of belonging to something bigger than myself. For example, I have been volunteering with the […]

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Honouring Women

On March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day and throughout the month of March, we recognize and honour women’s contributions to our society. For me, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the ways women make our city better and contribute to the communities of Ward 5. It is also a day to […]

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Snow & The City

Some of the City’s most important but most under appreciated work is in infrastructure construction and maintenance – roads, sidewalks, bridges, and sewer lines. This everyday work of maintaining roads and sidewalks for us to move around the city becomes especially important in the wintertime. We live in a Winter City, and, love it or hate it, […]

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