Author Archives: Ben Henderson

Councillor Ben Henderson confirms he will not be running for reelection in October

I am confirming today that I will not be running for reelection to Edmonton City Council in the fall. After fourteen years I feel it is time to step aside and make room for new energy on Council. I have … Continue reading

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Transit Fare Policy

Transit Fare Policy We have heard a lot of concern about the changes in seniors transit fares and I know it will be hard on some people.  We had to make adjustments in order to offer fully free transit for … Continue reading

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Waste Management Strategy

This month, Council approved the City’s new Waste Management Strategy, which will transform the way we manage waste over the next 25 years. The recommendations outlined in the strategy will be phased in over the next few years, and will … Continue reading

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Urban Trees

Often when we think about planning a city, we focus on elements such as roads, bridges, transit and buildings. We think about how we can shape the world around us to better suit our needs, but we cannot overlook the … Continue reading

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REACH for Safe Communities

For nearly 10 years, REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities has been working diligently to find ways to address the root causes of crime and help build safer communities. What started as a City initiative under Mayor Steven Mandel with … Continue reading

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Urban Wellness and the work of RECOVER

Urban Wellness and the work of “Recover” When it comes to having a city that we are proud to call home there are many aspects to consider. It is not just about buildings and roads; it is about people and … Continue reading

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March 2019 Benefits of Composting According to Environment Canada, biodegradable materials, such as food waste, make up around 40 per cent of all residential waste in Canada. As we continue to place an increasingly higher importance on sustainability and living … Continue reading

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Densification in mature neighbourhoods

Garden suites In recent years, you have probably heard about the desire to keep our core neighbourhoods vital, attractive, and sustainable.  Densification and residential infill in older parts of the city are steps we can take to help make sure … Continue reading

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Award for Public Engagement

Edmonton Wins International Award One of the most important elements of a productive and valuable democracy that serves the best interest of its people is an actively engaged public body. Unfortunately, for years many Edmontonians had lost faith in how … Continue reading

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Books and Budgets

Books and Budgets I am happy to share some good news with everyone.  The eagerly anticipated new Capilano Branch of Edmonton Public Library is finally open.  The Grand Opening is planned for November 23 at 10:30 am and I look … Continue reading

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