2013 has been a year full of important lessons for Alberta. From the resilience show during the floods, to a reminder to never stop having fun, the past year has no doubt left a mark on the province....
CALGARY - Alcohol and excessive speed are being investigated as possible factors in a Calgary head-on collision that killed three people.The Wednesday night crash involved a Dodge Neon and a Jeep on t...
Edmonton's Municipal Election has come and gone, with now a new Mayor, six new councillors (although one of whom is Mike Nickel who is a past Councillor from 2004-2007), and six returning councillors. Although it is important to the provincial parties who has been elected, it is almost as important to note 'who' didn't get elected.
Most of the votes weren't even in yet. But the lead posted by Edmonton mayoral candidate Don Iveson was so vast that it only took a few minutes after the polls closed at 8 p.m. for him to be declared...
A forward-thinking buzz is in the conservative Alberta air. A social media frenzy was fueled when two progressives were elected to the Edmonton and Calgary mayoral chairs Monday night. The young Don I...
Fewer Calgarians headed to the polls on Monday, compared to the huge turnout the city saw in 2010. Only 38.43 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot, according to preliminary voter turnout numbers...
It wasn't a very close race and at the end of Monday night's municipal elections in Edmonton, Don Iveson was the clear winner to the mayor's chair. At last count Monday night, Iveson had garnered more...
Albertans are headed to the polls today. We'll be bringing you the latest updates, photos, results and analysis from Alberta'
It was a coronation in Calgary on Monday as wildly popular Mayor Naheed Nenshi handily won re-election. There was also a blowout in Edmonton, where former city councillor Don Iveson took over the top...
My family ran away from the Soviet Union 23 years ago. We spent about a year-and-a-half trying to find a country that would accept us. We received permission to land in Canada. We started our life here with two little children (2 and 6 years old respectfully), 20 kg of personal possession per head (that was all that Soviet Government allowed us to take along) and $10, 000 debt to a charity that helped us to move away from Soviet Union and arrive in Canada. The first years were tough on us because we had no English, no friends and no family to rely on.
Council should ensure that city policies strike a fair balance between various interests and stakeholders.
"Good government" should be good for everyone, not just those who have the time and resources to gain greater access to government.
Council should strive to provide facilities, services, and policies, that the majority of Edmontonians want and can afford.
At the same time, Council needs to keep in mind that a strong economy is what makes municipal facilities, infrastructure, and service possible, and it should do everything it can to create a good environment for prosperous businesses and a diverse economy in the city.
In my first term, I argued strongly that the city needed a long term vision. Six years later, I am proud to say we have a 40-year vision for the City. We have ten-year plans in municipal development, transportation, environmental sustainability, economic diversity, and quality of life, and we have implemented a new city financing master plan.
I am proud of the work that Council has accomplished in the last six years to create a long term vision for this City. However, much of the real work still needs to be done to make that vision a reality. This is why I chose to run for re-election.
In particular, I believe we need to focus on
Full disclosure: I like Andrew Knack. He's an intelligent young man who has a passion for civic politics. At 29-years of age, he enters his third race for Edmonton City Council; he has spent the last seven years trying for a seat. In the run-up to this election, Andrew was very transparent about his goal, accepting funds from a real estate developer in order to beat the incumbent. On August 16, 2013, however, Councillor Sloan announced her retirement from politics.
In this next election, I'm asking for your vote so I can continue to provide the leadership and representation for Ward 3 that I have over this past term. I want to continue the work we started three years ago on city council and I want to continue building our ward together!