Dr. Judi L Malone, Nomination Candidate Edmonton-Ellerslie Alberta NDP Riding
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Change Begins in Edmonton Ellerslie with Dr Judi L Malone

Small business is a big deal in Alberta – from jobs to economic growth! When we support Alberta entrepreneurs, we build the backbone of our province and support a real ‘Alberta advantage’ that goes beyond the GDP to provide jobs, pride, and build communities. I have operated my own private practice for over 2 decades and know the difference that knowledgeable support makes for the small business owner. Support makes a difference and that ranges from providing information and skills support to self-sustaining grants. 

CITY SHARES PLAN FOR SAFE AND EQUITABLE EDMONTON
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City shares plan for a safer and more equitable Edmonton

“Edmonton will become one of the first Canadian cities to take this kind of system-wide approach to community safety and well-being,” said City Manager Andre Corbould. “The Community Safety and Well-being Strategy was developed and led by the City, but it is truly driven by the community. We must remain aligned on this work to make Edmonton a healthy city, a neighbourly city, and one that embodies and promotes equity for everyone who calls it home.”

The Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Strategy, a comprehensive plan for building a safe and inclusive city, is guided by ConnectEdmonton and The City Plan. The City recognizes it must continue working in collaboration with partners in the community to eliminate racism, make clear progress towards Truth and Reconciliation, improve equity, and end poverty. When more people feel safe, empowered and supported as individuals, everyone in the city benefits.

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi
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Mixed reactions to Mayor Sohi’s first State of the City Speech

He had strong words for the provincial government:

“We need our provincial government to step up because tackling houselessness, mental health, addictions and trauma is their responsibility. They need to show up for our most vulnerable. People’s human dignity and our economic recovery depends on it”. 

He highlighted the inequities Edmonton has suffered under the UCP government:

“From 2007 to 2021, Edmonton has received $1.1B less compared to Calgary under the MSI and Basic Municipal Transportation funding”. 

“Edmonton is a regional hub for social services. We carry a disproportionate burden providing servicing to Alberta’s most vulnerable for which we receive no recognition or financial support”. 

“Every year, Edmonton loses $14M in tax revenue because our provincial government is not paying its fair share of property taxes on the buildings they occupy.”

“In the past 3 years, our world-renowned University of Alberta has faced the largest budget cuts of any post-secondary in the province. Now totaling $222 million, stifling innovation and hurting students”.

Leslyn Lewis is one of the six candidates at the Edmonton Convention Centre on May 11
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Leslyn Lewis in Edmonton tonight for CPC Leaders Debate

Elusive to media chats, Leslyn Lewis is the only female and BIPOC candidate in the race. According to  her website: “she believes that Canada is only strong when all Canadians have a voice, and where we can all unite in forging a Canada where we all have an equal opportunity to optimize our potential.  This is a goal that sees all Canadians as equal under the law: where race, religion, creed, orientation, and political affiliation are no longer used to divide us”.

Information and Learning Sessions with Procurement Assistance Canada
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Information and Learning Sessions with Procurement Assistance Canada

  Join representatives of Procurement Assistance Canada on a a live demo workshop on supplier registration and finding federal procurement opportunities. Scope of workshop Registering and creating a strong profile as a supplier through Procurement Canada Navigating Goods and Services Identification Number (GSIN) codes Live registrations will be completed in real time. To benefit from […]

New Mobile Washrooms for Edmonton
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New mobile washrooms for Edmonton

These mobile public washrooms are being installed this week and will be staffed with attendants from Boyle Street Ventures (Hire Good) who will oversee their use and maintenance to help ensure a positive user experience. The washrooms will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. until October 31, 2022. During special events, such as the hockey playoffs, the mobile washrooms located downtown will be open extended hours. 

Transforming parking lots into paradise
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Transforming Parking lots into paradise

The City of Edmonton is investing in downtown with plans for a new park to meet the needs of our city’s growing population. The vision for this park is an urban oasis and an inclusive open space that invites citizens and visitors to reflect and explore. 

Warehouse Park will be the size of over two football fields, covering 1.47 hectares between 106 Street and 108 Street and Jasper Avenue to 102 Avenue.

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Ben Acquaye seeks NDP nomination in Edmonton-South West

Ben appreciates other contestants stepping up and contributing to the democratic process and is friends/acquaintances with all the contestants running in Edmonton South-West. Like most in the black community, Ben appreciates Kaycee Madu’s glass-ceiling-breaking efforts. Ben isn’t interested in attacking people but rather advancing sound research-informed-policies and supporting a Rachel Notley-led NDP to deliver good jobs, good public healthcare, good schools, and a diversified jobs economy.

ASIRT investigates officer involved shooting
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Investiagation Continues into EPS officer -involved shooting causing death

On 107 Avenue near 105 Street at 7:03 p.m., a confrontation occurred between the officers and the 36-year-old man. The officers discharged their firearms, striking the 36-year-old man. Officers provided first aid to him until emergency medical services (EMS) arrived a short time later. Their efforts were unsuccessful, and the 36-year-old man was declared dead on scene. An imitation firearm was located nearby.

A 59-year-old man was located in medical distress in an apartment adjacent to the confrontation. Emergency first aid was provided for an apparent gunshot wound. EMS transported the 59-year-old man to a nearby hospital, but he was declared dead shortly after arriving.