About Edmonton

In 1904, Edmonton was declared a city. The following year Edmonton was named the provincial capital of Alberta. Today, Edmonton is Canada’s 6th largest city, offering all the amenities of a major urban centre plus a family-friendly environment that is safe, stimulating and rich with opportunity.

Edmonton is one of Canada’s most ethnically diverse cities with more than 60 ethnic and cultural groups. Well known for its vibrant cultural life, diverse business community and outstanding river valley park system, Edmonton is a great place to call home. Check out the links below for more on why over one million people call Edmonton “home”.

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Edmonton News

  • Edmonton becoming a safer city in the eyes of Canadians: poll August 23, 2017
    Edmonton is climbing the ranks of Canada’s safest cities, jumping ahead in a poll that measured the public’s perception of safety for the second year in a row. “It has actually worked out very well for Edmonton,” said David Valentin, executive vice-president of Mainstreet Research, the firm that surveyed more than 2,000 Canadians across the […]
  • Jason Kenney accuses premier of attacking school choice August 23, 2017
    United Conservative Party leadership hopeful Jason Kenney has accused Premier Rachel Notley’s office of rubber-stamping a campaign against independent schools.  Speaking with supporters in a telephone town hall Tuesday night, Kenney said as leader he would “fight like heck” to defend school choice and parental authority in education. He also accused the gove […]
  • Five-month-old baby's death after arson a homicide, police say August 23, 2017
    Fire ripped through a home in a southwest Edmonton neighbourhood early Tuesday morning.
  • Edmonton doctor's designs help kids understand heart health August 23, 2017
    A cardiac surgery resident who is also pursuing a master's degree in industrial design is combining her love of both disciplines to teach children about cardiac health.
  • Digital storytelling can help dementia patients recover memories, U of A study finds August 23, 2017
    Myrna Jacques clicks through her family photos with Elly Park and shares details about each of them. Each photo triggers a memory for Jacques, who has Alzheimer’s disease. These photos are part of a larger seven-minute video created by Jacques to remember stories from her past and share them with Park, principal investigator of a […]
  • Edmonton endorses new parental leave, aims for gender-shift at council August 23, 2017
    Councillors endorsed a new 10-week paid parental leave policy for new parents Tuesday, calling it a step toward attracting a more diverse city council. New parents would also be able to take up to 26 weeks of full or part-time leave, and be compensated for the time they work. They would have to work with […]

About Edmonton