Everything You Need To Know About Edmonton: July 4, 2013

The Wanderer Online provides Edmontonians with a daily recap of the last day in news. Our long-form – and sometimes irreverent and witty –  recaps will keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings across the city. Enjoy and stay tuned.

Thursday morning started out positively for Calgarians, with the official state of emergency being lifted in the city. The city has been under a state of emergency for two weeks as of yesterday. This news comes as perfect timing for all stampede goers, and proves the resilient city is set on continuing with its summer and all that is planned.

In Edmonton, construction crews are gearing up to commence construction on the new Walterdale Bridge. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2015, with the old bridge being removed as soon as the new is open. The new bridge is scheduled to be in service starting in 2016.

Alberta Health Services are under scrutiny once again, with the release of their financial statements. The financial statements show a surplus in the millions within the organization, which is causing skepticism around the recent cuts.

In City politics, another name has been put in the race for Ward six with Taz Bouchier announcing her intentions to run. Bouchier is well known in the community for her involvement in the organization of the Idle No More protests. With more candidates rolling in over the summer, October is set to be an exciting time for the City.

CC photograph courtesy of Anna-Webber on Flickr


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