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Supreme Court decision could stop prayer at Edmonton City Council meetings

A Supreme Court decision could put a stop to the interfaith prayers that open city council meetings.
The court ruled that the reading of a Catholic prayer at council meetings in Saguenay, Que., infringes on freedom of conscience and religion. 181 more words


Breaking down the Northlands report on the future of Rexall Place

A much-anticipated report with recommendations for the future of Rexall Place was released Wednesday that lays out what could happen to the old barn, when the new downtown arena opens. 234 more words


Churchill Square now smoke-free

EDMONTON — Edmonton’s Churchill Square is officially smoke-free.

Signs thanking visitors for not smoking were set up in the square Wednesday.

In a close vote last month, city council decided to ban smoking in the popular downtown space. 59 more words


Northlands committee to recommend scaled down Rexall Place: sources

A proposal for a scaled down but still open and operating Rexall Place will be unveiled at a press conference tomorrow, Metro has learned.

Northlands will release a report from its arena strategy committee Wednesday at 10 a.m. 229 more words


Edmonton lowers tax increase while hiring 49 beat cops

Edmonton city council found budget dollars Tuesday for 49 new police officers, while also managing to lower the city’s proposed tax increase for next year. 313 more words


Tree houses coming to Edmonton's Churchill Square

Coming next week there will be three tree houses clinging to trees along Churchill Square, but instead of being a place for telling ghost stories and keeping girls out, they aim to start a conversation on public space. 301 more words


Edmonton's photo radar program just starting to deliver on cost saving promises

It has taken six years for the city’s takeover of the photo radar program to deliver the profits that city administrators first promised back in 2007. 225 more words