Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for January 8, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City mailed property assessment notices this week and most properties will see “a modest decrease” in value due to the slowing economy. “Overall, the City’s total taxable assessed value decreased slightly from $172.3 billion in 2016 to $170.3 billion in 2017.” A typical single-family, detatched home decreased… Reads more »

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 »