LATEST FROM WARD 6


MENTAL HEALTH & URBAN ISOLATION

Establishing the council initiative on Mental Health and Urban Isolation caused some eyebrow raising amongst my council colleagues. Mayor Don Iveson wasn’t one of them. “Great idea,” said the mayor, when we chatted in the early days of the term. Depression, anxiety disorders and addiction were a focus of my writing during my time at

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MUSIC MONDAY

Ward 6‘s Lauren Gillis, who goes by the stage name Lucette, is blessed with one of the sweetest voices … well … anywhere. I was privileged to meet the talented local singer/songwriter at the Edmonton Music Awards. Then I came across her randomly at Transcend Coffee, though her emerald-coloured hair threw me for a moment.

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HERITAGE PRESERVATION

Edmonton is an unfolding story, or stage play. Its cast of characters numbered 148 people in 1878 and nearly 400,000 in 1967. Today, the cast is nearly one million. Edmonton’s historic set pieces are still visible in some neighbourhoods and in their remaining heritage homes and buildings, mostly in this ward. Edmonton’s reputation for preserving

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