Show Edmonton your love by voting in the WWF’s We Love Cities campaign
The City of Edmonton is one of 34 finalists participating in the 2014 Earth Hour City Challenge. The WWF chose Edmonton as a finalist from among the 163 entrants because of its impressive actions on climate change.
An expert jury will now review the actions and commitments reported by these cities and identify one sustainability leader per country for the National Earth Hour Capital Awards to be presented in Vancouver on March 27, 2014. Edmonton is among three Canadian cities in the running.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the WWF for our goal of creating a carbon neutral future,” said Mark Brostrom, Director, Office of Environment, City of Edmonton. “We were selected as a finalist based on our focus on reducing building and transport emissions, coupled with a renewable energy taskforce and an energy transition plan which is in development.”
- Post a picture on Twitter of your favourite thing about Edmonton with hashtag #weloveedmonton.
- Post a picture or video of your favourite thing about Edmonton on Instagram. Use with the hashtag #weloveedmonton.
- Vote by visiting .
Voting ends on March 20, 2014.
ETS Live® Email & Ride now provides bus schedule information for all routes via email as part of the ETS Live® customer information tools.
A few moments after sending an email to ETSLive@edmonton.ca with the stop number in the subject line, a customer will receive a return email with the next departure times for that stop.
For routes 111 and 128, equipped with Smart Bus technology, both scheduled and real-time estimated departure times will be provided. All other routes will show scheduled departure times only.
This new technology augments the ETS Live® Bus Finder web service launched in November. Both mobile and desktop versions can be found at takeETS.com/ETSLive. Customers at University and West Edmonton Mall transit centres can also get real-time schedule information from the ETS Live® Departures Boards installed on site.
Customers on Edmonton Transit System (ETS) Routes 111 and 128 are now able to track their buses in real-time using either their desktops or mobile devices at takeETS.com/ETSLive. Customers on other ETS routes will be able to look up scheduled information and maps.
This is the latest phase of ETS’s Smart Bus technology which was introduced earlier this year.
“Customers riding Routes 111 and 128 can find the actual departure times of buses enabling them to make informed decisions and adjust their travel plans accordingly,” said Lorna Stewart, ETS Director of Technology Projects. “This latest innovation demonstrates ETS’s commitment to enhancing the service we provide to our customers.”
Key features within the ETS Live® Bus Finder include:
- ETS Route Schedules – allows users to look up a route schedule and map. Or use “Select Specific Stops” to choose timing points, all stops or specific stops to build your own schedule with just the stops you want. This feature is available for both desktop and mobile websites.
- ETS Bus Stop Schedules – allows users to look up their route based on their specific stop. A stop can be search for by stop, address, intersection and landmark. When searching by address, intersection and landmark all nearby stops will be plotted on the map to make it easier to identify how close they are.
- ETS Real-Time Map – the real-time map is integrated with Google Maps. Route 111 and 128 bus icons move in real-time on the map and display real-time status of bus. This updates every 20 seconds.
The bus icons are colour coded to identify their current status. Green equals on time; red equals early, blue equals late and grey means no information is available. When a stop is selected for Route 111 or 128, it will show both the scheduled time and the estimated real-time departure from that stop.
- ETS Landmarks – allows users to locate stops in or around a landmark.
- ETS Stop Finder – allows users to locate the stops in and around a location, and get next departures for any of those stops. A location can be searched for by stop, address, intersection and landmark. This feature is available for both desktop and mobile websites.
ETS Live® Bus Finder is available on Route 111 (West Edmonton Mall - Jasper Place - Downtown) and Route 128 (University – Westmount - Castle Downs).
As Smart Bus technology is deployed on more routes, more customers will be able to track their buses in real-time through ETS Live® Bus Finder.
To learn more please visit takeETS.com/ETSLive.
Winter is coming, and with it, the first heavy snowfall. The City of Edmonton’s Snow Angels program is inviting you to don your snow-shovelling battle gear and help those in need of assistance shovelling their snow, like a senior or person with disabilities.
Snow that remains on sidewalks is hazardous for everyone, but especially for people with limited mobility who may be severely injured from a fall on ice or snow. Adopting the sidewalk or driveway of a neighbour this winter will not only help keep everyone safe but will give you the satisfaction of knowing you helped someone in need.
Do you already have a volunteer that shovels your walk? Help them get their wings by nominating them as a City of Edmonton Snow Angel. If nominated, your volunteer will receive official recognition from the Mayor, be entered to win monthly prizes and will also receive tickets to see the Oil Kings at Rexall Place thanks to the program’s continued partnership with the Edmonton Oil Kings.
For more information on the Snow Angels awareness and recognition program, visit edmonton.ca/snowangels or call 311.
National Volunteer Programme Launched for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014
Edmonton, Official Host City for both the for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, encourages volunteers to apply now.
The National Volunteer Programme for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 was launched October 8, 2013 at Parliament Hill in Ottawa as part of the Official Host City workshop taking place in Ottawa.
Hundreds of volunteers will be required in Edmonton and other host cities for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 competition taking place between August 5 and 24, 2014. The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ will need hundreds more to help ensure Canada delivers the most successful FIFA Women’s World Cup™ ever from June 5 to July 6, 2015.
“Excitement about the sport of soccer and the upcoming FIFA events is building in Edmonton, and by next August we will be ready to share the wonderful spirit of our community with the world,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel. “I am confident that Edmontonians will once again step up to show their winning spirit by volunteering to be part of this world-class event.”
“As part of the team helping to deliver these two world-class competitions, volunteers will play an important role in establishing a meaningful legacy for sport and women’s soccer in Edmonton,” said Victor Montagliani, Chairman of the National Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014. “It would be impossible to stage this event without the effort and passion of Albertans committed to volunteering.”
Volunteers are encouraged to apply to become a part of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. The FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 is a critical lead-in event to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. Those who volunteer in 2014 will help ensure a high level of excellence by developing into volunteer leaders and creating momentum for the larger event taking place the following year.
Volunteers will be needed in Edmonton, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; Montréal, Québec; and Moncton, New Brunswick for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 with additional volunteers needed in Vancouver; Edmonton; Winnipeg; Ottawa; Montreal and Moncton in 2015.
What adds to your quality of life and makes you feel good about Edmonton? Is it your friends, our parks, our festivals, or your school? The City of Edmonton wants to know what it is.
Coming Back Home (video)
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