Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for May 1, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines This year’s property tax increase has been set: “The average single-family home in Edmonton will see a 4.1% increase in property taxes this year, and non-residential properties will see a 2.1% increase.” For a typical house valued at $408,000 the City says that property taxes will be about… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 24, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines A groundbreaking ceremony for the Valley Line LRT was held this week. Construction-related disruptions began April 18. You can read more in this Bechtel news release or check out the TransEd partners website. According to CBC Edmonton, former City Manager Simon Farbrother made 52 trips during his last… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 17, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Government of Alberta unveiled Budget 2016 this week, saying it “moves Alberta forward by supporting families and businesses through a tough economy, promoting job creation and economic diversification, and carefully controlling government spending.” Mayor Don Iveson wrote a reaction to the budget here. “Budget 2016 reminds us… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 20, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines ICYMI: Linda Cochrane is Edmonton’s new City Manager. Edmonton’s energy use decreased by 2.5% during Earth Hour yesterday. I’m not sure what that is compared to, but last year our energy use decreased 6.3% over the week prior. The Greyhound station is moving to 123 Avenue and 121… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 3/6/2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Construction of the Mechanized River Valley Access project, better known as the funicular, begins Monday. That means the stairs beside Hotel Macdonald will be closed and there will be temporary traffic disruptions on Grierson Hill and McDougall Hill Road. Construction is slated to be complete in the fall… Reads more »