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Edmonton Humane Society Feature Pet Showcase: Meet Angus!


We’re huge animal lovers here at Todayville Edmonton and we always want to do what we can to help the fantastic organizations in our city that are working to ensure the animals who need it receive compassionate care and humane treatment.

So we’ve teamed up with the Edmonton Humane Society and we’ll be regularly showcasing some of their adoptable animals who have yet to find their forever homes!

Every animal had unique needs, so be sure to read the details about the pet carefully. If they seem like they would be a good addition to your home, first read up on the adoption process, then get in touch with the great folks at the Edmonton Humane Society at 780-491-3500.

And with that, meet Angus!


This is Angus, the Grade ‘A’ Chief Beef! Angus is large and ready to roll! He’s neutered, 5 years and 6 months old and is hoping for a fun home where he can freely roam and graze on plenty of food. Angus would love to attend Basic Obedience with his new family.

Important note:
Household age restriction. No cats, small animals or small dogs.

Angus was surrendered to the Humane Society by his owner, who reported him to:

-Have prey drive towards cats and small animals
-Growl at strangers visiting home
-Growl at some dogs
-Growl when removed from sofa and for grooming
-Growl at children
-Be very playful
-Know sit and stay commands

Since Angus has been at the shelter, behaviours observed by staff include:

-Defensive barking at strangers
-Being initially fearful in novel scenarios
-Being interested in other dogs, but intolerant of bouncy highly excitable interactions
-being social with familiar handlers
-Resource guarding treats from volunteers*

Definition– Resource guarding refers to a dog displaying behavior (growling, snapping, etc.) intended to convince other dogs or humans to stay away from a particular treasure or “resource.” The resource can be food, treats, toys, a place (a bed or favorite chair), or occasionally a person. Resource guarding can be discouraged by trading resources for higher value items in order to create a positive association with approaching valued resources.

Continued socialization is recommended to help Angus generalize and positive reinforcement training to counter-condition fear-based behaviours; it would be best to reward him for confident behaviours when introduced to strangers and other novel stimuli. We also recommend “The Cautious Canine” by Patricia McConnell for further information on living with a fearful dog and Edmonton Humane Society classes such as Creating Courageous Canines to build confidence.
It would be best to ensure that Angus has a quiet, calm space to be when loud noises such as thunderstorms or fireworks occur. Relaxation aids such as ThunderShirts, darkening blinds, calming music would help with this.

Owners should learn to interrupt and redirect/counter-condition unwanted behaviours such as prey drive and barrier reactivity. The Edmonton Humane Society class Basic Obedience would be ideal for establishing a bond and teaching Angus basic cues. Angus needs ample exercise as well as mental stimulation such as clicker training and puzzle feeders to provide challenges and help him cope with boredom. Edmonton Humane Society classes such as Brain Busters and further training such as dog sports or nose work  would be great for Angus’s mental exercise. Good to know: Adopters can receive a 10% discount on group training classes offered through the Edmonton Humane Society within three months of their dog’s adoption date!

Click here to learn more about the adoption process at the Edmonton Humane Society.


From April 16th to 30th, all adult (over 6 months) cat and dog adoption fees will be $100* off the regular price, and senior (7+ years) cat and dog adoption fees will be $50* off the regular price.

There’s no better treat these adorable adoptables could find than a forever family! Come on by the Edmonton Humane Society and meet your next furry friend today.

Click here to see adoption hours.


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Share your thoughts on three transformational projects at Engage Edmonton 2019



October 10, 2019

Three City of Edmonton projects—The City Plan, the Bike Plan and the Energy Transition Strategy Update—feature at this year’s Engage Edmonton events. Edmontonians are invited to drop by, check out the displays and talk to team members about the plans.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2 – 5 p.m., Londonderry Mall Eastcourt, 1 Londonderry Mall NW

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 4 – 7 p.m., The Meadows Recreation Centre, 2704 17 Street NW

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 5 – 8 p.m. Southgate Centre Court, 5015 111 Street NW

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2 – 5 p.m. West Edmonton Mall, Centre Stage, Level 1 Stage 1, 8882 170 Street NW

Date: Friday, October 25, Noon – 3 p.m., Edmonton Tower lobby, 10111-104 Street

All are welcome and activities for children will be available at these events.

Have your say on the choices we need to make to ensure a healthy, urban and climate-resilient city of two million people, including the future bike network and climate shifts to protect our environment.

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Strathcona’s Richards Block designated a “historic resource”




October 8, 2019

City Council formally designated the Richards Block, a three-storey red brick commercial building in the Old Strathcona area, as a historic resource.

Richards Block, located at 104 Street and 82 Avenue, was built between 1909 and 1910 by A.H. Richards Co, one of the oldest commercial firms in the neighbourhood of Strathcona on 82 (Whyte) Avenue.

Strathcona is one of Edmonton’s oldest neighbourhoods and was a separate Town until its amalgamation with Edmonton in 1912. Richards Block is significant for the important role it played in the early economic, social and cultural development of Strathcona. It was one of a number of brick commercial buildings built on Whyte Avenue during the economic boom prior to the First World War.

“Richards Block is special because it’s a rather grand looking building for the early 1900s, and it was an important player in the growth of the former City of Strathcona,” said Scott Ashe, Heritage Planner. “Building more substantial Edwardian commercial blocks like this was a sign that business people believed in the future of the area.”

Richards Block was a commercial and social centre. The main floor was Richards general store and other businesses, while the upper floors accommodated a dance hall and meeting space for fraternal organizations such as the Freemasons and Odd Fellows.

The building scale, design and materials represented a shift away from the modest wood-frame Boomtown Style buildings typical in the west prior to this time.  The heritage value of Richards Block is also expressed in the building’s architectural features, including its red brick facade with corbelled parapet and central pediment, cornices above the storefront and at the roofline and hand-painted advertising signs (ghost signs) on the sides and rear of the building.

The owners will receive $367,955 from the City’s Heritage Resources Reserve Fund to help with rehabilitation of the building.

The City’s Historic Resource Management Plan outlines the City’s mission to identify, protect and promote the preservation and use of historic resources. The Plan contains 24 policies and 88 action items that direct how Edmonton’s heritage should be preserved and celebrated. Since the plan was initiated in 1985, 157 properties have been designated, with more designations planned in the future.


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