In the new year, expect fewer door-to-door salespeople to come knocking at your door.
The Alberta government has banned door-to-door sales of furnaces, water heaters, windows, energy contracts, air conditioners, and energy audits as of Jan. 1, 2017. Energy companies who continue with door-to-door sales could face a fine or possible charges under the Fair Trading Act.
Continue reading Alberta bans door-to-door energy sales Numerous complaints and sales tactics led to decision
Long before the Alberta Avenue Revitalization Initiative was launched, area residents have been the driving force behind efforts to improve 118 Avenue and surrounding communities.
Continue reading The transformation of Alberta Avenue Area residents have always sought to improve the area
What can a library offer that most people don’t have already with smartphones and tablets?
Mayor Don Iveson and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi addressed a paying crowd of over 800 on Dec. 7 to defend the library’s continued relevance and explain why they believe it is worth the millions each city is putting into redeveloping its downtown libraries.
Continue reading Building communities in urban centres Mayors’ Forum addresses libraries and community
It’s Canada’s largest apprenticeship trainer. It’s in our neighbourhood, and it just got bigger.
In September, NAIT opened its newest facility on the corner of 118 Ave and 106 Street. The five-storey Centre for Applied Technologies is NAIT’s largest building—roughly the same size as Kingsway Mall. It increases enrollment capacity by 1,700 students in four programs.
Continue reading NAIT’s new building draws students The college’s presence has a positive impact on nearby businesses and housing
Winter brings cold weather along with snow and ice-covered roads and sidewalks.
With an approximate $60-million annual budget for winter roadway maintenance, the city is responsible for sanding and plowing the streets and takes different approaches to each.
According to the City of Edmonton, sanding is done when needed. However, residents can report icy streets or intersections and request more sand by calling 311 and reporting the location.
Continue reading Clearing roads and sidewalks during winter Why it’s important to know roles and responsibilities
Residents will not find the green boxes with free sand at their local community centre this winter. If you want access to free sand, you will have to travel to the nearest roadway maintenance yard to fill your bucket. By putting the boxes in front of the yards, the resources to fill them will be minimal and will save the City of Edmonton approximately $300,000 a year.
Find free sand near the entrance of the following maintenance yards:
Central: 10517 95 St
Northeast: 13003 56 St
Northwest: 14320 114 Ave
Southeast: 5409 59 Ave
Southwest: 14710 Ellerslie Road
Header image: Local community centres will no longer carry free sand.| Supplied
A coalition of community groups trying to improve inner city safety at the grassroots level has announced the next step of its plan.
On Oct. 20, the Safety Summit Committee met at Alberta Avenue Community League to report its progress since June’s meeting. Among the developments was the introduction of four subcommittees: business, child and youth safety, social issues, and research.
Continue reading Coalition seeks to improve inner city safety Four new subcommittees formed to address concerns
This holiday season, enjoy festive events close to home. Throughout December, these events give you an opportunity to connect with friends, family, and neighbours. Need ideas for gifts? Jonesing to sing Christmas carols? Want to create precious holiday memories? Start here for some ideas.
Continue reading Celebrate the holiday season locally Six community events to get you in the holiday spirit
Horse racing will continue at Northlands until 2018. In November, Northlands and Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) reached an agreement to continue racing at the park until July 2018, when Century Mile, the new track outside the city, is ready.
Mat Monaco, executive director of The Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association of Alberta (HBPA), said it’s a positive commitment.
Continue reading Northlands is home to horse racing until 2018 Victory and heartbreak mark last day of thoroughbred season
Big ideas for change has taken root on Norwood Boulevard.
Ahmed Abdulkadir, executive director of the Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta (OSCAR), operates a community centre on 111 Avenue. He’s also one of the partners of the Safety Summit, an alliance of aboriginal, Somali, and community groups who have partnered with Edmonton Police Services and the City of Edmonton.
Continue reading Ahmed Abdulkadir breaks down barriers Community advocate strives to create strong communities