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

  • CN train cars derail north of Edmonton in Sturgeon County October 23, 2017
    Patrick Potter was having a lazy Sunday afternoon nap when the sound of screeching metal and a thunderous crash jolted him from his slumber. He peeked out the window that looked over his backyard just to catch the last of at least a dozen rail cars derail in Sturgeon County at around 1:30 p.m. “I […]
  • Witnesses sought in disturbance at Kingsway McDonald's restaurant October 23, 2017
    An apparently intoxicated teen randomly started assaulting at least eight people at a Kingsway McDonald’s on Saturday afternoon and police are looking to speak to witnesses. Northwest Division patrol officers were called to the restaurant at 10520 111 Ave. around 3:30 p.m. for a report of a disturbance, a news release issued Friday evening stated. […]
  • AUPE endorses selling marijuana in publicly operated retail stores October 22, 2017
    The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) has adopted a resolution supporting the public sale of marijuana when the drug becomes legal next year.  The federal government plans to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018, but has left many of the details — including how the drug will be sold — up to the provinces.  […]
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praises 'heroic' Edmonton police officer October 22, 2017
    Police officer Const. Mike Chernyk, run down and stabbed in a September attack, represents the very best of Edmonton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday. Trudeau said he watched with disbelief footage of Chernyk being thrown into the air after being rammed by a vehicle at a traffic stop near Commonwealth Stadium, in what the […]
  • Woman dies after being hit in crosswalk earlier this month — man charged October 22, 2017
    A 70-year-old woman died in hospital on Friday after being hit in a marked crosswalk on Oct. 11 and a man is now facing charges, police said in a news release on Saturday. The woman, who police have not identified, was crossing 87 Avenue at 169 Street around 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 11 when she […]
  • Press Gallery #202: The Crossing Boundaries edition October 22, 2017
    It’s all about crossing boundaries in this week’s Alberta politics Press Gallery podcast.  Join host Emma Graney with guests Sarah O’Donnell, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson as they take a look at the sexiest report to hit politics this week — the electoral boundaries commission final report, and what it means for Alberta.  Speaking of […]

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