Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for May 14, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The PATH (Providing Accessible Transit Here) program will offer Edmonton’s most vulnerable “better access to education, employment opportunities, and various social services” by providing free transit passes. This is a big deal, as transportation can be extremely costly. ETS reallocated over 50,00 hours in the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 30, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council set Edmonton’s property tax rates for 2017 to reflect a 2.8% municipal budget increase. Taking everything into account, it works out to “a 3.3% overall increase for the typical single-family home and a reduction of about 2.6% to apartment buildings” while the “average overall increase to… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #248

Hope you had a wonderful long weekend! Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: A number of local radio stations picked up nominations for the 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards. Congrats! The winners will be announced on April 20 in Toronto. Bob Layton’s new book Welcome to Radio! My life in broadcasting,… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 9, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City of Edmonton’s Naming Committee has approved the name for one of Canada’s first outdoor curated Indigenous art parks: ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞, pronounced (EE-NU) River Lot 11. There’s a major fight brewing over lot splitting in the Greater Hardisty area. Residents are signing restrictive covenants… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 26, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Mayor Don Iveson says both the provincial and federal budgets “are encouraging for Edmonton overall.” It sounds like phase 2 of the Valley Line LRT (west to Lewis Estates) is getting closer to reality. EEDC CEO Brad Ferguson says Budget 2017 “is unusually specific about the path forward”… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 12, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City of Edmonton and the Enoch Cree First Nation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to “build upon the strengthening government-to-government relationship for the social and economic benefit of current and future generations.” The Mayor posted some photos of the ceremony on Facebook. The agreement commits the two… Reads more »