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The future Valley LRT line is a dream and a vision, represented today by lines on a city map. Once built, it will run from Mill Woods in the southeast, through downtown, to Lewis Estates in the far west end. That it has been controversial is no great surprise. Pushing LRT infrastructure through existing neighbourhoods is certain to negatively affect some or even many people. The Valley Line alignment was approved in 2009. Yet last...

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Save the Footbridge are a group of engaged citizens who formed around the Southeast LRT line and its social and environmental impacts. Specifically, the group is opposed to the selected route and in particular the dismantling and reconstruction of the river valley footbridge linking Downtown and Cloverdale. The issues these folks raise are worthy of serious consideration. Edmonton’s river valley and river are jewels; the footbridge is not only a commuter route for pedestrians and...

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How do I feel? I’ve been asked that question dozens of times since the election results were confirmed. I feel ... well, discombobulated. It is all a bit surreal for this former City Hall journalist to be whisked down the rabbit hole to public office. It will take some time to sink in. And some good nights of sleep. I am so grateful for all the support from Ward 6 voters. I am fiercely proud...

So this is it. Our campaign comes to a close today, after months of visiting doorsteps, forums and events in Ward 6. Team McKeen’s volunteers came from community leagues, from non-profit agencies, from government and private sector jobs; from friendships and family ties; from all over the political map, the multicultural mosaic and the LGBTQ spectrum. All of us on Team McKeen have a simple plea: If you support our vision of prosperous, safe and...

Humbly, I’m asking you to vote for me, Scott McKeen. This is not a demand. Not a challenge. It is more of an offer than a request. On offer is my 12 years of observing, researching and writing about city council for The Edmonton Journal. On offer is my 24 years in total of working for the hometown newspaper, researching and writing about topics as diverse as land-use planning and urban isolation. Those years added...

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