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Isn't it interesting how 7-Eleven picked Edmonton for its first experimental dine-in outing. Same with California Pizza. There's a restaurant-themed trend here. So maybe some of the closed locations will be re-opening under the new format.
 

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Cabinet task force to tackle Edmonton social issues

December 13, 2022 Media inquiries
The Edmonton Public Safety and Community Response Task Force will address social issues through a coordinated response between the province, city and local partners.

Addiction, homelessness and public safety issues have affected every community in Alberta, with Edmonton being especially hard hit. To address these issues and build on the province’s recovery-oriented system of addiction and mental health care, Alberta’s government is forming the Edmonton Public Safety and Community Response Task Force.

The task force will implement a series of initiatives in the Edmonton metropolitan region as part of a $187-million commitment to address addiction and homelessness in Alberta’s urban centres. In Edmonton, $63 million of this funding will go toward dramatically increasing access to addiction services and supports over the next two years, and $19 million has been allocated to combat homelessness.

“Addiction has become one of the most urgent social issues facing our province, and one of the most complex. This task force will bring community partners together to implement a series of recovery-oriented initiatives, enhancing public safety and improving addiction and mental health care in Edmonton.”

Nicholas Milliken, Minister of Mental Health and Addiction
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Task force members are:

Nicholas Milliken, Minister of Mental Health and Addiction

Mike Ellis, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services (chair)

Jeremy Nixon, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services

Rebecca Schulz, Minister of Municipal Affairs

Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation

Chief Isaac A. Laboucan-Avirom, Woodland Cree First Nation

Tim Cartmell, pihêsiwin Ward councillor, City of Edmonton

Sarah Hamilton, sipiwiyiniwak Ward councillor, City of Edmonton

Dale McFee, chief of police, Edmonton Police Services

Kerry Bales, senior program officer, Provincial Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services

Graeme McAlister, associate executive director, EMS Operations, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone

Susan McGee, chief executive officer, Homeward Trust

Also invited, pending City of Edmonton approval:

Andre Corbould, city manager, City of Edmonton

Joe Zatylny, fire chief, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services

 

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Cabinet task force to tackle Edmonton social issues

December 13, 2022 Media inquiries
The Edmonton Public Safety and Community Response Task Force will address social issues through a coordinated response between the province, city and local partners.

Addiction, homelessness and public safety issues have affected every community in Alberta, with Edmonton being especially hard hit. To address these issues and build on the province’s recovery-oriented system of addiction and mental health care, Alberta’s government is forming the Edmonton Public Safety and Community Response Task Force.

The task force will implement a series of initiatives in the Edmonton metropolitan region as part of a $187-million commitment to address addiction and homelessness in Alberta’s urban centres. In Edmonton, $63 million of this funding will go toward dramatically increasing access to addiction services and supports over the next two years, and $19 million has been allocated to combat homelessness.

“Addiction has become one of the most urgent social issues facing our province, and one of the most complex. This task force will bring community partners together to implement a series of recovery-oriented initiatives, enhancing public safety and improving addiction and mental health care in Edmonton.”

Nicholas Milliken, Minister of Mental Health and Addiction
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Task force members are:

Nicholas Milliken, Minister of Mental Health and Addiction

Mike Ellis, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services (chair)

Jeremy Nixon, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services

Rebecca Schulz, Minister of Municipal Affairs

Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation

Chief Isaac A. Laboucan-Avirom, Woodland Cree First Nation

Tim Cartmell, pihêsiwin Ward councillor, City of Edmonton

Sarah Hamilton, sipiwiyiniwak Ward councillor, City of Edmonton

Dale McFee, chief of police, Edmonton Police Services

Kerry Bales, senior program officer, Provincial Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services

Graeme McAlister, associate executive director, EMS Operations, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone

Susan McGee, chief executive officer, Homeward Trust

Also invited, pending City of Edmonton approval:

Andre Corbould, city manager, City of Edmonton

Joe Zatylny, fire chief, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services

Given the location of their wards I'm a bit surprised Coun. Cartmell and Hamilton were selected as city reps for this work. But given it's a UCP task force, maybe that is part of it - just pure and unsubstantiated speculation that probably has no business being made in this forum.

I expect they will do a good job.
 

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Here is a little anecdote that I can tell (too many years have gone by so the innocents are now in rest homes or planted). My brother -- let's call him GFP -- was once upon a time a cop in Edmonton. On one call he was summoned to a house in the Boyle Street area that was occupied by a noted Edmonton-based motorcycle gang -- let's call them The Coffin Cheaters; as he and his partner walked through the house various "members" were making pig-like snorts, jeering and obstructing without "crossing the line" but coming as close as possible to it. Now an important note here is that it was a brisk winter's evening in the big E with the Mercury hanging around minus-30 degrees (for those Centigrade officiants vs. those of the Fahrenheit persuasion, at this point the two scales nearly converge into agreeance). The two cops took their time wandering about the place making their presence more of a subject's annoyance than specific to any substantive search for facts. As they were leaving one of the brave gang members let a huge green loogey fly, hitting the back of my brother's uniform. GFP turned to look the projector in the face and wryly smiled (he had seen one too many Dirty Harry movies). Back at his squad car and about 30-minutes later he took a half turn around the block to the rear of the property, but concealed from view from within the house. He then removed his power sling-shot from the glove box and proceeded to take out all of the subject structure's windows. At some point someone -- a resident within -- called the cops and you might guess who was first on the scene in response. At the front door once again GFP addressed the disgruntled gang -- "You boys should be kinder to your neighbors; it seems that someone has taken a sharp disliking to you. And may I suggest that you all take a bath; I have smelled more appealing hog barns, something that you boys seem to be akin to."
 

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