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

  • RCMP warn medical cannabis users to keep pot in prescription packaging after traffic stop leads to arrest November 16, 2017
    Despite having medical cannabis permits, a motorist faces charges after Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers found 181 grams of pot during a traffic stop earlier this week. Officers with Alberta Fish and Wildlife and the Athabasca RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit were screening motorists and hunters Monday when they pulled over a driver believed to be impaired, [… […]
  • One person injured after heavy oil leak at Shell Scotford northeast of Fort Saskatchewan November 16, 2017
    One person was injured and the Shell Scotford site was evacuated for several hours after a heavy oil mixture leak on Wednesday afternoon. The “hydrocarbon release” happened around 12:30 p.m. inside a processing unit at the Scotford Facility near Fort Saskatchewan, according to a statement sent by Tara Lemay on behalf of Shell. The all-clear was […]
  • Slain officer's parents in crowd as Constable Daniel Woodall School officially opens November 16, 2017
    An Edmonton community celebrated the official opening Wednesday of Constable Daniel Woodall School with the parents of the school’s namesake in attendance. The Edmonton police officer was shot dead June 8, 2015, while serving a warrant during a hate crimes investigation. Woodall’s parents, Denise and David Woodall, flew in from Manchester, England, for the c […]
  • Paula Simons: George Takei allegations drop EPL in moral morass November 16, 2017
    What do we do about George Takei? Takei fans all across North America are wrestling with that question in the wake of an allegation, published last week in the Hollywood Reporter, that the Star Trek star groped a much younger male model back in 1981. The consternation is real. Takei, after all, isn’t just a successful actor. He’s […]
  • Thomson: UCP don't want to refight social conservative battles November 16, 2017
    OK, now what? Now that the Alberta legislature has passed Bill 24 — An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances — over the strenuous objections of the United Conservative Party, what’s the UCP going to do about it? Well, truth be told, absolutely nothing. “This bill has passed the legislature, the decision has been made by […]
  • Education Minister David Eggen confident schools will adhere to new GSA legislation November 16, 2017
    The provincial government wants new rules around gay-straight alliances to be in place for the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, at the latest.  Bill 24 prevents Alberta schools from notifying parents if their child joins a GSA. It passed Wednesday morning in the legislature 42-23.  When Education Minister David Eggen rose to close debate […]

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