Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week:
- I’ll have to write more about this later, but there is finally a website for the Winter Light festival.
- ETS is running its popular Christmas Lights Tours starting Monday. Tickets are $3 and tours run until Sunday, December 21st.
- Kind of a funny story this week – a cell tower in Calgary was configured incorrectly and thought it was in Edmonton! Can you blame the tower? Haha, just kidding friends to the south. The sad part is that Bell is not automatically refunding long distance charges, customers need to call and request it.
- Sounds like the Photography Tweetup might go ahead! Keep an eye on the wiki (and @TonyRatcliffe) for changes, but currently the group is planning to meet at 6pm on December 18th.
- City Council voted on the 2009 budget this week, approving a 7.3 percent increase in property taxes. They also agreed to spend $2 million to prepare for a bid to host Expo 2017, and $2.5 million to operate more buses during peak hours.
- Three Edmontonians were awarded the Order of Canada on Friday. Deborah Grey, Kenneth Poyser, and Dr. Ray Rajotte all received Canada’s highest civilian honour.
- Found this via gscratch on Twitter (his blog is here) – Edmonton Traffic Cameras!
- There are a bunch of new Edmonton Oilers related accounts on Twitter. Check out @OilFans (details), @OilersNation (details), and @Oilers. And of course there’s the one I manage, @EdmontonOilers.