Monthly Archives: February 2015

Wedgewood Surplus School Site: “What We Heard” Report

The City of Edmonton has released its report detailing the feedback it has received through the public engagement process in Wedgewood Heights. The December 2014 open house invited feedback from residents and the community league regarding the proposals for a Seniors’ Housing Complex to be constructed on the vacant school site in the neighbourhood. The report summarizes key themes that arose from the discussion, a summary of the surplus school sites process, as well as relevant maps, tables, and figures.

The full report can be accessed here:

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On Postponing Edmonton’s Bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games #yegcc

 

On February 10th, City Council voted not to proceed with Edmonton’s intended bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The City has decided, after substantial and thoughtful discussion and consultation with the provincial government, that in this economic climate pursuing the bid at this time would not be a fiscally responsible decision. The timing for Alberta – and for Edmonton – makes this decision unfortunate but understandable. Despite this setback, the city will instead shift its focus to the 2026 Games.

The City first submitted its intention to bid for the Games in February 2014, with the encouragement …

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