Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for October 15, 2017

Monday, October 16 is Election Day! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines For the latest on the election, check out Taproot Edmonton’s election microsite. Here is our latest roundup of news from Wednesday. Bookmark our results dashboard to see how it all plays out Monday night! A total of 26,198 citizens marked a ballot… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 1, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines I don’t have much to say about the events of Saturday night, now being investigated as “acts of terrorism,” that hasn’t already been said elsewhere. Here’s the Journal article and here’s the CBC article. Here is Mayor Don Iveson’s statement and here is Premier Rachel Notley’s statement. There… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 10, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton added 2,000 full-time jobs last month but our unemployment rate actually rose to 8.7%, according to the City’s Chief Economist John Rose. He doesn’t expect it to drop much below that mark for the rest of the year. Alberta’s unemployment rate was 8.1% in August. Here’s the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 3, 2017

Happy long weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council approved a plan to transition the Edmonton EXPO Centre to the City of Edmonton from Northlands. “This will facilitate the consolidation of the EXPO Centre and Shaw Conference Centre” and is expected to occur January 1, 2018. The eastbound right turn lane from… Reads more »

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 »

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 »