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Elise Stolte

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Past articles by Elise:

Elise Stolte: Edmonton decision to fire Thales won't end well for anyone

There are no winners in war and the battle between the City of Edmonton and Thales Canada is no exception. → Read More

Elise Stolte: New street festival aims to grow into all corners of Edmonton

There’s a strange request heading to city hall Tuesday. Or at least is looks strange if all you read is a city report recommending council approve spending $58,000 to shut Jasper Avenue to vehicles for one Sunday in August. → Read More

Elise Stolte: No clear debate winner as long-shot parties fail to score points needed

Thursday night’s party leaders’ forum was a good debate but not one I see shifting the course of this election as dramatically as the 2015 debate did. Here’s my quick take: there was no clear winner. → Read More

Elise Stolte: 'Homeless ICU' could solve the revolving door in Alberta's emergency rooms

Chest pain, abdominal pain — Dr. Louis Francescutti says he often has people coming off the street fabricating complaints just because they need a warm place to rest. → Read More

Elise Stolte: Edmonton cycling tickets concentrated in low-income areas with no bike lanes

Four tickets for riding on the sidewalk in two months — that’s Shayne Stonehocker’s record. The worst was when he came off the 105 Street shared-use path and tried to use the sidewalk to avoid biking on a busy, dangerous 107 Avenue. → Read More

Elise Stolte: Five years after TRC hearings there's hope on the journey

There were almost more women in a hijab than a ribbon skirt among the teepees of Bent Arrow’s National Aboriginal Day celebrations last year. → Read More

Elise Stolte: Highway builders warn Alberta heading for a shock as pavement condition slides

If you thought potholes in Edmonton were bad, just wait till you drive some Alberta highways. Alberta now has a greater share of its highways in “very poor” condition than any other province in Canada. → Read More

Elise Stolte: Time to raise the bar and ban patronage in city councillors' offices

You can imagine eyebrows would raise if the city manager or the head of Edmonton Transit hired their son or daughter to manage the office. Yet that’s exactly what’s been happening in city hall’s council wing for years. → Read More

Elise Stolte: Local gardeners create their own seed bank to guard Edmonton's food supply

Kelly Gilliam is a licensed private investigator. But any time she’s not digging into criminal investigations or workplace fraud, Gilliam is saving the world with dirt and a shovel — one rare, heritage and open-pollinated seed at a time. → Read More

Elise Stolte: Time to look at easing laws on drinking in public places

If you fancy a glass of wine while enjoying the sunset over the North Saskatchewan River, that option might come sooner than you think. → Read More

Elise Stolte: How lowly Central McDougall is propping up the city budget

Anyone ticked at Edmonton’s rising property taxes should take a walk through Central McDougall with Michael Brown. Brown is a local resident, young father and urban planner. → Read More

Elise Stolte: New commercial kitchen scheme plays to Edmonton's traditional strength

Low-cost commercial kitchens are in such short supply, Laura Saueracker drives to Tofield from Edmonton every Wednesday to make jam. It’s a 45-minute drive, plus time to load and unload supplies. → Read More

Elise Stolte: Turning a blind eye to fare evasion doesn't create safer buses

Creating counterfeit transit passes is now as simple as making a colour photocopy on glossy card stock. → Read More

Nick Lees: Sherwood Park sculptor inspired to create bust of kidney dialysis inventor

Sculptor Ryan Kurylo brings awe, gratitude and a personal connection to his latest work, a bronze bust of the Dutch doctor who pioneered kidney dialysis. → Read More

Elise Stolte: No hashtag will solve racism but new Somali mothers' coalition might help

Racist letters left on doorsteps, hateful slurs — with these cropping up month after month it feels like Alberta is heading backward down a road of pain and I’ve heard no good solution from government. → Read More

Elise Stolte: Council can compensate business when infrastructure construction goes awry

Another Edmonton construction project is falling behind and, yet again, it’s the neighbourhood business owners who will bear the brunt. → Read More

Elise Stolte: Tampon donation drive highlights damage of menstrual taboo

The woman was begging for money, same as every day. But this time, as Scarlet Bjornson reached to find some change, she asked the woman why. The answer was both mundane and shocking: she wanted alcohol but needed tampons. → Read More

Elise Stolte: $44k for councillor MBA doesn't belong on the taxpayer dime

Jon Dziadyk flipped faster than a flapjack Thursday morning when news broke that the rookie councillor was asking taxpayers to foot two-thirds of the $67,000 bill for his executive MBA. → Read More

Elise Stolte: We can do better than a new Whyte Avenue homeless shelter

The new temporary emergency shelter off Whyte Avenue is now full to capacity, giving warmth and a mat to 40 people per night and sending them back to the dark streets by 6 a.m. As people wander the alleys, it looks like downtown. → Read More

Elise Stolte: Stuck again. Getting answers from the City of Edmonton shouldn't be this hard

Sent to the penalty box, stuck in purgatory — that’s me trying to get reports through the City of Edmonton’s freedom of information process. → Read More