Winter City Edmonton
Winter City Edmonton
yesterday at 08:32. Facebook
We were just going through our winter archives, and stumbled upon this post. It's too good not to share. Shows that winter brings out the best in people - and in dogs!

Ever been rescued in a winter storm? Tell us your story!
Nawel Matt
Michelle J Michaud
Eileen Kelly
Winter City Edmonton
Winter City Edmonton
04/28/2017 at 08:26. Facebook
While it's been a rather snowy April, with May on the horizon, gardeners are starting to get excited. Want to know how to create a yard that will look beautiful in all seasons? NAIT instructor Jennifer Jones gives some great tips on how to create a gorgeous garden that looks fantastic in winter too.
While its been a rather snowy April with May on the horizon

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Winter City Edmonton
Winter City Edmonton
04/26/2017 at 16:04. Facebook
The difference that lighting makes during our winter nights is profound. Check out this fantastic community initiative - we're proud of this project, and especially proud of the community members who aren't letting vandalism stand in their way. We wish them the very best as they continue to light the way.
The difference that lighting makes during our winter nights is profound Check

Lighting Up Arrowhead Trail | Winter City Edmonton

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Ruth Hempsey
Cheryl Uhlich
Winter City Edmonton
Winter City Edmonton
04/24/2017 at 16:28. Facebook
When winter happens in spring, this is one way to cope: with a meditation on the beauty of our natural world, and the patience this season must teach us.
When winter happens in spring this is one way to cope with

WinterSpring, A Kind of Love

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Roswitha Cesar
Carolyn Buchanan
Ellen Sitler
The early bird gets the worm...or the earliest planner gets the coolest igloo next winter? Check out this article for step-by-step instructions on how to make a stellar igloo, from former McGill architecture professor, Pieter Sijpke. He also used to make his students make ice bars, so whatever you end up building is up to you. The possibilities are endless. We can't wait to see what you come...
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The early bird gets the wormor the earliest planner gets the coolest

Want to build an igloo? Here's how.

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Kelli Holden
For us, a big part of this past winter has been wrapped up in winter design. Our Winter Design Guidelines became City policy this winter, so that means new buildings are expected to incorporate these principles to enhance our street-level winter experience.

What buildings already do a good job of winter design? Check out some of our favourites on our blog, and then tell us your favourite...
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For us a big part of this past winter has been wrapped

Winter City Design: View From The Street | Winter City Edmonton

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Greg Irvine
Carmen Clow
Peggy Zubyk
If you follow us on Twitter, you may have heard a new term this winter: sneckdown. What the heck is a sneckdown, you ask? It's a curb extension created by ice and snow that shows us how we really use our streets in the winter months. This information is extremely useful for city planners, as it helps us recognize that vehicles actually need less space than we'd think, and that more space can...
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If you follow us on Twitter you may have heard a new

What the heck is a sneckdown?

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Julius Buski
Dana McVey
Dan Belisle
Have a very Edmonton Easter!
Have a very Edmonton Easter
Maureen Jaggi LeClaire
Linda Ritchie
Lisa Rowbotham
April snow brings May flowers, right? Isn't that how the saying goes?
April snow brings May flowers right Isn't that how the saying goes
Crystal Teal
Annalisa Loh
Mitch MacLeod
If you heard a lot of noisy leaf-blowers clearing snow this past winter, you weren't alone. So what do you think of this new fad in snow clearance? Labour-saving device or the stuff of which neighbourhood feuds are made?
If you heard a lot of noisy leafblowers clearing snow this past

Fluffy snow + high standards = a noisy Edmonton winter

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Mandy McDonald
Stephanie Werkman
Stephanie Michaels
Check out this very cool website (designed by students of the Landscape Architectural Technology program at NAIT) that is jam-packed with fantastic winter landscaping tips and gorgeous imagery - inspiration for next year, perhaps? We love that students are engaging with WinterCity thinking, and that teachers are encouraging them to learn with four seasons in mind. Great job, folks!
Check out this very cool website designed by students of the Landscape

WinterCity Landscaping and Design

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Marilyn Kok
With winter on its way out and spring on its way in, the warmer weather is often a welcome change for our city's homeless population. Developed in 2009, Edmonton's Plan to End Homelessness has come a long way to help those in distress find the resources they need. But there's still a lot of work to do and we'd like your input, particularly with a winter lens in mind. Take a couple of minutes...
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With winter on its way out and spring on its way in

Edmonton’s Plan to End Homelessness

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Wynne Siobhán Taylor
Mike L'Heureux
David Dawkins
It's when the snow is gone and the weather's warm that our City departments have the chance to take a breath and evaluate various winter policies. Changes in climate and a new head of City operations may change up the way Edmonton looks at snow and ice removal. The City is hard at work discussing the issue with citizen panels and city council. An increased focus on clearing the way for...
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Its when the snow is gone and the weathers warm that our

Edmonton the dirty: City reconsidering snow and ice removal

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Shaun Allen
Chantelle Morales
Rhys Davies
Inspiration for river valley trails next year?!
Sandra Moisa
Bill Bacon
Sheena O'Connor
Did you catch that little skiff of snow we had this morning? Was it "skelf" (a large snowflake) or "sneesl" (the beginning of a snowfall)? Researchers from the University of Glasgow have identified an astounding 421 words for snow in a new Scots thesaurus - a pilot project to help launch the first Historical Thesaurus of Scots. Interested in learning a few? Check out the link below!
Did you catch that little skiff of snow we had this morning

Scots language found to have 421 words for snow

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Gail Fournier
Audrey Henitiuk
Cijay Janet Morgan
Chickens need some winter fun too! We dare you not to crack a smile at this video.
Nicole Turner
Joshua Thomas
Ashley Dawn
This is so awesome! An associate professor at the University of Alberta (Material Culture and Design Studies) has co-invented a set of garments that can be used by people in wheelchairs, trail riders and sit skis even when temperatures dip below -20. Winter adventuring should be accessible to everyone, and we love that this invention is bringing that philosophy to life!
This is so awesome An associate professor at the University of Alberta

Made-in-Edmonton accessible clothing keeps winter adventurers warm | Metro Edmonton

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Diane Soucie
Judy Adams
Kiron Massey James
We're sure that most people are pretty thrilled to see spring-like weather, and are happy to bid winter adieu for another year. For us, when the weather warms, it's the perfect chance to reflect on the season past, and consider what made it awesome, and what could make it even better next year. We're putting our winter heads towards better design, encouraging even more winter events, and...
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Were sure that most people are pretty thrilled to see springlike weather

Goodbye Winter: Until next time, a few reminders on lovable winter cities

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Len Komarnisky
Hazel Borys
Patio season isn't just summer! And to prove it, some of your favourite downtown patios are opening up to celebrate the "second patio season" - winter (or, to be specific, early spring)! This weekend, take in a yummy patio beverage at participating Rice Howard Way restaurants, or check out the commanding views of the river valley from the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald terrace, while sipping a...
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Patio season isnt just summer And to prove it some of your

Winter Patio Weekend

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Maxine Klak
Marjorie Turner
Brace yourselves, friends... Looks like spring is coming to Edmonton. As we say farewell to another winter, what are you most looking forward to as the weather warms up?
Brace yourselves friends Looks like spring is coming to Edmonton As we
Catalina Gonzalez
Brent Figgy
Yvonne Collinson