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Meeting Challenges of Economic Development and Community Safety requires sensible choices around Northlands Coliseum

October 13, 2017

Edmonton faces a number of challenges related to community safety and economic development. Recent hard economic times have not only negatively impacted our prosperity but also community safety and crime. […]

Why a plan for the Northlands site is critical for Ward 7

October 2, 2017

Last month I wrote about the decision to permanently close Northlands Coliseum at the end of this year. I expressed my concern for what may happen after the site goes […]

Ward 7 deserves a plan before Northlands “goes dark”

September 13, 2017

I announced my intention to run for City Council  well over a year ago, and in the time since then I’ve knocked on thousands of doors in Ward 7. Many […]

Problem properties and the Sunshine Approach

September 11, 2017

Cities throughout North America have embraced transparency and open government as a tool in the fight against problem properties. The idea is simple — by shining a light on the […]

Ukrainian-Canadian Heritage Day in Ward 7

September 6, 2017

As I began to deliberate on running for Councillor of Ward 7, I thought of all the reasons why my passion lies here, in this area. Among the multitude of […]

Violence is not a bad habit

September 4, 2017

On Sunday evening, a section of the website belonging to another Ward 7 candidate was brought to my attention. I was disappointed and saddened to read their thoughts on domestic […]

So, you can work for the City and run for City Council?

July 17, 2017

In short, yes… and no. The LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTION ACT is really helpful in this regard as it clearly lays out the rules: “A person is not eligible to be […]

Condo associations and City Council

July 17, 2017

Katherine and I purchased our first home in 2005. It was a very modest condo, but it was special to us. It was special because it was home. It certainly […]

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