Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for December 11, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The originally proposed 3.1% tax increase for 2017 has been trimmed by City Council to 2.85%, which includes 1.5% for neighbourhood renewal and 0.6% for the Valley Line LRT. The budget and tax increase will be finalized by City Council on Tuesday this week. One of the successfully… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for November 13, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton’s economy “took a hit in the third quarter of 2016” says the City’s latest Economic Update report. Our city’s unemployment rate is expected to be in the range of 7.5-8.0% in the coming month, but economic growth is expected to pick up next year. Thanks to Elise… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council this week approved metal detectors and bag searches for Council Chambers at City Hall, and also voted to build a half wall with a glass partition to separate themselves from the public. The Journal’s editorial put it bluntly: “Our elected officials don’t belong behind… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 23, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The new Terwillegar Park Footbridge officially opened on Friday. “Construction of the $24.5 million Terwillegar Park Footbridge began in August 2014 and construction of the $3.5 million West End Trails began in July 2015.” The new bridge is one of the longest stressed ribbon footbridges in the world… Reads more »