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

  • Pharmacy college can ban loyalty rewards for prescriptions: appeal court September 22, 2017
    The Alberta College of Pharmacists says it has won its appeal in a legal fight over whether the college has the authority to prohibit pharmacies from offering inducements such as Air Miles and other loyalty rewards in exchange for prescription drugs. The college said Friday that the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned a 2016 decision […]
  • Some of Edmonton's hottest tickets in town are free this Sunday September 22, 2017
    It’s will be a free-for-all at some Edmonton attractions this Sunday.  Free Admission Day on Sunday means access at no cost to a number of the City of Edmonton’s recreation facilities and attractions, including: Fort Edmonton Park; Edmonton Valley Zoo; Muttart Conservatory; Several recreation centres, including Terwillegar, Mill Woods and Clareview; The YMCA […]
  • Meet the 12 mayoral candidates challenging Don Iveson September 22, 2017
    One challenger wants to build a fusion reactor outside Edmonton, another would explore year-round greenhouses and a third would start a women’s professional hockey team to save Northlands Coliseum. Those are a few of the more original ideas coming from the 12 people challenging Don Iveson in his re-election bid for mayor. Nearly all of […]
  • Second man found dead in rooming house also a homicide September 22, 2017
    The suspicious death of a man whose body was found in an Alberta Avenue rooming house has been ruled a homicide.  An autopsy revealed Blayne Joseph Burnstick, 25, died from a gunshot wound, said police Friday. Burnstick’s body was discovered Sept. 18 in a rooming house at 11119 94 St., the same residence where a […]
  • Man faces extradition on terrorism-related offences September 22, 2017
    The United States is seeking the extradition of a man arrested in Alberta earlier this month for prosecution for terrorism-related offences.
  • Edmonton parents peeved by school bus fees discrepancy September 22, 2017
    Just as Lita Bablitz's youngest son was gearing up to start junior high, the provincial announcement came: they were cutting school fees to make life easier for families.

About Edmonton