Edmonton Minute: LRT Signalling, Shelter Funding, and a Reverse Land Annexation

Edmonton Minute: LRT Signalling, Shelter Funding, and a Reverse Land Annexation


Edmonton Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Edmonton politics


This Week In Edmonton:

  • City Hall is quiet this week, with only an Agenda Review Committee meeting scheduled for 9:00 am on Tuesday. There are no other Council or Committee meetings scheduled this week, although something could always come up.

  • Today is the last day to give public input on the "Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Program" - specifically the part between St. Albert Trail and 97th St. The conversion will affect Sherbrooke, Prince Charles and Hagmann Estate Industrial in particular, so if you live or work in those areas, make sure to go and fill out the City's survey today before it closes.

  • John Deere will be closing a remanufacturing facility in the Nisku Industrial Park which will, unfortunately, result in the loss of all 180 jobs. John Deere said it was a purely economic decision, with all their remanufacturing now being consolidated in Missouri.


Last Week In Edmonton:

  • After seven long and arduous years, Edmonton has finally fixed the LRT signalling system! No more unreliable LRT trains, and no more getting stuck for 12 to 15 minutes at traffic light signals while the LRT trains cross at approximately 3 km/h. We're not really convinced that this should have taken the better part of an entire decade to fix, but it's done!

  • City Council approved an additional $2.2 million in funding for the Tipinawaw homeless shelter at the Edmonton Convention Centre. This extends its operations until April 30th, as previously it had been slated to close on February 28th.

  • The City of St. Albert announced that it will be annexing about 46 hectares of land from Edmonton. Yes, you read that right, and it's the opposite of what you might usually expect - a surrounding community annexing land from the major City. This is an unusual one though, as the land is left-over from the construction of the Henday. The Henday cut off the land from the rest of Edmonton, and both cities are in agreement that the switch makes sense given the new geography.




Common Sense Edmonton doesn't accept any government funding and never will. We think you should be free to choose, for yourself, which organizations to support. If you're in a position to contribute financially, you can make a donation here.



If you're not in a position to donate, we understand, but if you appreciate our work, you can help by spreading our message. Please email this post to your friends, share it on Facebook or Twitter, and help make sure every Edmontonian knows what's really going on at City Hall.

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Secured Via NationBuilder