TOPIC: THE HENDAY PROJECT

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For me, throttle therapy is a chance to contemplate life — from behind the handlebars

To some people, Anthony Henday Drive is an asphalt shortcut, a concrete means to an end. To Grant Bawolin, it's a living, breathing connection to where we are going and where we've been.
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Moving targets: Every change of address is a sign of my changing goals

For Giselle General, changing financial priorities have meant changing addresses. She’s hoping her most recent move to a west Edmonton suburb will be her last.
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If not Rome, then home: How the end of travel helped me love where I live

With her camera in hand and love in her eyes, photographer Shawna Lemay found beauty in the gas stations, fast-food restaurants and other scenes from Edmonton suburbia.
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How a suburban path taught me to accommodate catnaps and appreciate change

Behind Rhonda Skinner's new home was a gravel path that led her to wondrous places in a suburban ravine. Over the years, the path changed. And so did she.
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Family circles: A girl, her many parents and the ring road that binds them

This is a story of two same-sex couples, one beloved daughter and the Alberta highway that has smoothed the bumps on their parenting journey.
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A community rich in spirit turned my starter home into my forever one

That sense of community and connectivity with her neighbourhood gives Cheryl Whiskeyjack a sense of being and belonging.

Have a story from Edmonton's suburbs? We want to help you tell it

CBC Edmonton is taking another trip around the ring road, searching for interesting stories to tell — and people to tell them
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This social worker is helping neighbours in need

The Fulton Meadows Community League has created a unique social worker position to connect people experiencing difficulties with resources that can help.
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Q&A with Edmonton's mayor: Don Iveson looks back at an era of rapid growth

CBC spoke with Don Iveson about the city's successes and failures in managing growth during his time on council.
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Farming the freeway: An Alberta farmer saw opportunity in fields of thistle and trash

Ken Wegner’s farm isn't what you'd expect. He's making hay around Edmonton's ring road using surplus land that was once just weeds.
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How do you calm traffic in car-oriented communities?

From infrastructure to speed control, Edmonton is looking at new ways to tackle traffic concerns.
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Greener growth: Proactive planning preserves natural lands while developing new subdivisions

Edmonton is using a different approach to planning when it comes to future communities in the city’s southeast.
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How this rural school came back from the brink of closure

Horse Hill School was close to being shuttered in 2008, but a new program is helping bring in new students.
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These parents are using Edmonton's 80-kilometre ring road to help their babies get to sleep

You may never have thought of Anthony Henday Drive as a soother, but some have found the freeway can be a helpful tool when it comes to pandemic parenting. 
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Street food from the heart: Hot, home-cooked meals delivered to vulnerable citizens

Families in the city's southeast are coming together to help feed the homeless by cooking up hot meals which are then delivered to those on the street.
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Thousands fed as Edmonton restaurant nears a year of free meals

For an hour a day, seven days a week, a Mill Woods restaurant serves up free meals to anyone in need. What started as a way to help people at the beginning of the pandemic, is still going nearly a year later. 
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Cracked up: Concrete section of Anthony Henday ring road undergoing 2nd major rehab

The southwest leg of Anthony Henday Drive was a bit of an experiment. Paved with concrete, the 14-kilometre stretch of freeway was supposed to last longer and need less maintenance, but that’s not what happened.
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South-side growth leads to pinch point at Parsons Road

Parsons Road connects one of Canada’s largest outdoor retail centres to Edmonton’s growing southern neighbourhoods. Six years after a plan to twin the road was completed, residents are calling on the city to start the work.
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Neighbourhood watch: Homeowner associations ensure appearances aren't slipping in the suburbs

Homeowner associations are now commonplace among Edmonton's new neighbourhoods. But what they offer and what they restrict varies greatly.
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For the dogs: Edmonton neighbourhoods see big demand for animal infrastructure

As Edmonton continues to grow in new directions, so do demands for amenities for pets. Some neighbourhoods cater to our canine companions, and pet owners in other parts of the city are taking notice.
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Roadside trash and covert garbage drops: Battling the mounting mess of illegal dumpers

As people wage a war against illegal dumping by cleaning up the mess left behind, the city looks at raising the $250 fine to act as a deterrent.
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How the Henday expansion gobbled up a country greenhouse in Edmonton's northeast

The Root Seller Greenhouse was once in open country northeast of Edmonton, but now it's a farm in the city surrounded by homes on nearly all sides.
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Beaumaris Lake revamp great news for wildlife

Biologists say $9.1-million upgrade to Beaumaris Lake is welcome news for wildlife.

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