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Council in Brief: May 25

Council in Brief: May 25

City council looked for ways to support local business through the COVID-19 pandemic, approved repairs to the Marina Park overpass, and pushed back on the need for a new police headquarters
Marina Park overpass repairs a go

Marina Park overpass repairs a go

Structure to be closed for much of the summer as city council approves $1.3 million in repairs, acknowledges public concerns
$50 million too much for new police HQ, says councillor

$50 million too much for new police HQ, says councillor

City councillor Trevor Giertuga is asking the police services board to consider less expensive options.
Mayor looks to boost business recovery with grants

Mayor looks to boost business recovery with grants

Proposal would consider waiving planning fees, incentivizing revitalization work.
Repairs would close Marina Park overpass for much of summer

Repairs would close Marina Park overpass for much of summer

$1.3 million project would see pedestrian overpass removed for badly-needed structural repairs.
Mayor backs call for mental health and addictions crisis centre

Mayor backs call for mental health and addictions crisis centre

Local network of mental health and addictions groups call for 40 bed crisis centre to address growing need.
Council in Brief: May 11

Council in Brief: May 11

Council rejects backyard chickens and making parkades free, but adds Neighbour Day.
Mayor sounds note of confidence on economic recovery

Mayor sounds note of confidence on economic recovery

Mayor points to reasons for optimism in virtual town hall with CEDC president Eric Zakrewski
Looking to boost spirits, city declares first Neighbour Day

Looking to boost spirits, city declares first Neighbour Day

The inaugural celebration will be held June 20, encourage connection while respecting COVID-19 restrictions.
New crossovers, transit links lead over $1.6 million in sidewalk work

New crossovers, transit links lead over $1.6 million in sidewalk work

New projects will bring total number of pedestrian crossovers in city to 10.