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Interactive maps help Edmonton trick-or-treaters find neighbourhood candy

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A number of community leagues in Edmonton have designed virtual maps that show which houses are handing out candy this year. Knottwood Community League created a version that lets residents drop a pin and plug in exactly what’s happening at their house for Halloween. Read more: Coronavirus: Alberta Health issues guidelines for a safe and ‘scary for the right reasons’ Halloween “It’s a step-by-step process on the map to say if you’re handing out candy, how you’re handing out candy safely or if you are just having a display up for people to come to and visit,” said Thomas […]

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Edmonton selects companies to run on-demand transit for 2021 pilot project

Edmonton selects companies to run on-demand transit for 2021 pilot project

The city announced Wednesday that it has found two providers for an on-demand bus service set to launch in Edmonton in 2021. Edmonton Transit Service selected shuttle company Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) and Via, a company that designs ride-based apps and systems, to run a shuttle bus program that will connect residents in some neighbourhoods to transit hubs. Council voted to test the service, which will run initially as a two-year pilot project, in February. Read more: Edmonton to test on-demand transit service A total of 57 PWT shuttle buses will be part of the on-demand network during the […]

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Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation offering 50/50 refunds after issues with Friday’s draw

Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation offering 50/50 refunds after issues with Friday’s draw

After server delays and geofence problems caused major issues with the Edmonton Oilers‘ 50/50 on Friday, the charity that runs the draw will be offering refunds to anyone who wants one. “We do really, really thank everybody for purchasing tickets and their interest in this online raffle program,” Natalie Minckler, executive director of the foundation, said in an interview Monday. “To say it’s unprecedented is a complete understatement. “We definitely apologize and are truly sorry for what people have experienced. But at the end of the day, we will award a winner.” Anyone who made multiple purchases due to […]

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Edmonton lost $1.6M to invoicing scheme where city didn’t see the signs: audit

Edmonton lost $1.6M to invoicing scheme where city didn’t see the signs: audit

The City of Edmonton is trying to recover in court $1.6 million from what the city auditor said was a fraudulent invoice scheme involving a pair of city employees, a private sign supplier and the city’s neighborhood renewal program. Invoices were sent and cheques were cut over a four-year period between 2015 and 2019. Then, a tipster informed the city managers office and in March, police got involved. Read more: City auditor to look at size of Edmonton bureaucracy and middle management “On September 18, 2019, the city manager’s office received an email alleging that a City employee had […]

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City of Edmonton launches mobile-friendly website – Edmonton

The City of Edmonton has redesigned its website to have a responsive design, which will resize to fit any size screen. This is what it looks like on a smartphone.

A new week brings a new look to the City of Edmonton’s website, which received a big update on Monday. “Today, 60 per cent of our visits to the website are from smartphones or tablets. Therefore, it only made sense for our website to be mobile friendly,” an explanation of the change said. The City of Edmonton has redesigned its website to have a responsive design, which will resize to fit any size screen. This is what it looks like on a smartphone. For the redesign the city partnered with Yellow Pencil Inc., a local web design, development and hosting firm. The […]

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City of Edmonton launches mobile-friendly website

The City of Edmonton has redesigned its website to have a responsive design, which will resize to fit any size screen. This is what it looks like on a smartphone.

A new week brings a new look to the City of Edmonton’s website, which received a big update on Monday. “Today, 60 per cent of our visits to the website are from smartphones or tablets. Therefore, it only made sense for our website to be mobile friendly,” an explanation of the change said. The City of Edmonton has redesigned its website to have a responsive design, which will resize to fit any size screen. This is what it looks like on a smartphone. For the redesign the city partnered with Yellow Pencil Inc., a local web design, development and hosting […]

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