Dustin Cook, Edmonton Sun

Dustin Cook

Edmonton Sun

Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Recent:
  • Edmonton Sun
  • Edmonton Journal
Past:
  • Healthing.ca
  • Regina Leader Post
  • The GrowthOp
  • The Montreal Gazette

Recent articles by Dustin:

Homeless support camp in Old Strathcona park granted seven-day extension from the city to plan next steps

Noyes said he's hopeful a lot can be done within the next week to provide housing for as many as the camp residents as possible. → Read More

'A return to the history': Indigenous names recommended for Edmonton's 12 new wards effective 2021 election

Edmonton’s redefined wards for the 2021 municipal election will be getting new names with 12 recommended Indigenous titles being voted on by city council… → Read More

Speed limit reductions on Edmonton's residential streets delayed by COVID-19

A pending 40 km/h speed limit on Edmonton’s residential streets has hit a bump due to COVID-19. → Read More

City of Edmonton exploring options to support winter patios amid COVID-19

The City of Edmonton is exploring ways to help businesses bundle up their outdoor patios and keep them running as a COVID-19 winter looms closer. → Read More

Edmonton transit expanding payment options for Ride Transit passes in response to COVID-19 facility closures

The City of Edmonton will be going digital to offer low-income transit passes in response to the limiting of in-person sales due to COVID-19 facility closures. → Read More

Edmonton's proposed City Plan hinging on creation of 15-minute communities as city grows toward two million people

Imagine an Edmonton of two million people where you can live inside a “15-minute district,” with easy access to everything you need by any mode of… → Read More

'A bit ironic': Iveson responds to Alberta justice minister's warning against defunding police

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said it was ironic to receive a letter from Alberta’s newly-appointed justice minister warning against reducing police funding after… → Read More

Edmonton's Ice District buildings win international design award as best retail and mixed-use development

Two skyscrapers at the heart of Edmonton’s Downtown Ice District are being recognized on the world stage, winning an international design award as the best… → Read More

Edmonton's transit smart fare system delayed again due to COVID-19 pandemic

Testing of Edmonton’s long-awaited transit smart fare payment system has been delayed again as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Former Edmonton city councillor and recreation advocate Bryan Anderson dies at 78

Long-time Edmonton city councillor Bryan Anderson, who championed the growth of sports and recreation in the city, has died at 78. → Read More

Alberta's unemployment rate drops to 11.8 per cent in August as fewer residents search for work

Alberta’s unemployment rate continued to fall in August, dropping a full percentage point to 11.8 per cent as fewer people looked for work. → Read More

Edmonton Coun. Mike Nickel avoids punishment for code of conduct violations in narrow vote

Edmonton Ward 11 Coun. Mike Nickel will not be penalized for violating the code of conduct after four councillors voted against issuing a sanction. → Read More

Iveson calls on senior governments to help buy hotels, apartment buildings to house homeless residents

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson is calling on senior levels of government to urgently help the city purchase existing hotels and apartment complexes to house… → Read More

Edmonton city council will vote on creation of 16-member community task force to recommend policing reforms

A 16-member community task force will be expected to provide recommendations on the future of policing in Edmonton to city council by the spring. → Read More

Camp Pekiwewin issues updated list of six demands to the City of Edmonton to address poverty and homelessness

A homeless support camp occupying a piece of land in Rossdale is calling on the City of Edmonton to permanently convert the space into a ceremonial and… → Read More

Fluoride interruption to 280,000 homes in Edmonton region extended into late fall due to COVID-19

A fluoride interruption to about 280,000 homes in Edmonton and surrounding communities is being extended until late fall as a result of COVID-19. → Read More

International post-secondary students now eligible for city's low-income transit program after pushback

International students at Edmonton’s post-secondary schools are now eligible for the low-income transit program after the city reversed its decision from last… → Read More

City of Edmonton facing $565-million lawsuit over COVID-19 mandatory mask bylaw

An Edmonton man is suing the City of Edmonton for $565 million, citing nuisance and a public health hazard created by the temporary mandatory mask bylaw. → Read More

Alberta's new Lt.-Gov. Salma Lakhani sworn in as first Muslim-Canadian to hold the position

Edmonton community leader and volunteer Salma Lakhani is Alberta’s 19th lieutenant-governor, becoming the first Muslim-Canadian to hold the office. → Read More

Two-term Ward 10 Coun. Michael Walters will not run in 2021 election

Two-term Edmonton Coun. Michael Walters will not be running in next year’s municipal election. → Read More