Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

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 »

Edmonton Notes for February 26, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines We increasingly hear about amazing and scary advances in artificial intelligence, but did you know Edmonton “is now viewed as a world leader in the field”? There is some truly incredible work happening at the University of Alberta. Slowly but surely, Edmonton businesses are embracing winter. “It’s part… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for February 19, 2017

Have a fantastic Family Day tomorrow! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines We have seen plenty of crowds along our street and throughout the downtown this weekend as Garth Brooks kicked off his nine-shows-in-ten-days stretch here in Edmonton. It remains to be seen if the Brooks Bump really will help local businesses, though. Here’s… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 15, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines So much for being a winter city. Edmonton’s main tourist information centre has been closed since mid-December and won’t reopen until April. Edmonton Tourism plans to pilot mobile tourism kiosks though, to meet tourists in high traffic areas. Should we require new businesses to have parking? This could… Reads more »

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 »