Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for 11/29/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: I posted about a couple things already: the new hockey arena concept, and the Halloween Festival. Today, Canwest Global relaunched about ten websites, one of which was the Edmonton Journal site. Sadly, there’s nothing unique about the new look. Every Canwest newspaper site in the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/22/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: The big news this week was the meteor (video is embedded below too). Everyone was talking about it, and Edmonton was mentioned on newscasts throughout North America. Very cool. You can read more about it here. Local tech firm Nirix announced a new marketing competition… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/15/2008 – Holiday Light Up! Edition

Earlier this evening, Sharon and I went to check out the Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up! event. Mayor Mandel and Santa were on hand to help light up the largest Christmas tree we’ve ever had in Edmonton – 83 feet tall, with over 8000 energy efficient lights on it! BrightNights was also launched,… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 10/18/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: Former Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer finally conceded this week to brand new NDP MP Linda Duncan in Edmonton – Strathcona. She’s the sole non-Conservative MP in Alberta. You can find some video and other news here, via britl. Edmonton businesses that don’t clean up the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 10/11/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: More than 1500 people attended Homeless Connect Edmonton last Sunday. The positive response means the event will be happening again in the future, hopefully with even more services. The city budget was released Monday, and calls for a 10.7% tax increase. Mayor Mandel said he’ll… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 10/4/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: Tomorrow is Homeless Connect Edmonton, an event put on by Homeward Trust to “offer our homeless neighbours kindness, hospitality and resources to assist in their progression to a safe, secure home.” Sort of related is the 2008 Homeless Count, taking place on October 21st. I’ve… Reads more »