Posts By: Mack D. Male

Edmonton Notes for August 27, 2017

I can’t believe August is coming to a close! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council will vote Tuesday on a pay cut for councillors and the mayor. An independent committee recommended reducing the mayor’s salary by nearly $18,000 and councillors’ salaries by about $3,300 annually. We’re a long way from Charlottesville but… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #263

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: “Due to the tragic passing of our CEO, Ruth Kelly, we are closing the business,” says a recording on the office phone of Venture Publishing. The organization’s office equipment is being auctioned off. Marty Forbes looks back at A-Channel as City TV prepares to re-launch in Edmonton… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 20, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City has received a credit score of AA+ from Standard & Poor’s for the sixth consecutive year. That’s the second-highest possible rating. However, “Standard and Poor’s revised its yearly outlook from stable to negative and cautions that Edmonton could face a possible downgrade in its credit rating… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 13, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines A proposed city charter was released Thursday that contains 38 regulations intended to clarify laws and improve efficiency. “What it actually talks about is positive benefit for generations of Calgarians and Edmontonians,” Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi told a news conference. Mayor Don Iveson said: “This agreement fundamentally changes… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #261

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Charles Adler interviewed 630 CHED’s Bob Layton. “Layton the Legend”, he tweeted. Jason Roberts, formerly of up! 99.3 FM, has announced he is joining 100.3 The Bear FM. His first day on-air will be August 14. We’re writing an election roundup at Taproot Edmonton regularly from now… Reads more »