Posts Tagged: edmonton

Edmonton Notes for September 10, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton added 2,000 full-time jobs last month but our unemployment rate actually rose to 8.7%, according to the City’s Chief Economist John Rose. He doesn’t expect it to drop much below that mark for the rest of the year. Alberta’s unemployment rate was 8.1% in August. Here’s the… Reads more »

What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard on September 9, 2017

As you can tell by the beautiful weather we’ve been having this week, summer isn’t done quite yet! There’s still time to enjoy tasty food truck eats at our final What the Truck?! event of the season: WHAT: What the Truck?! 2017 Season Wrap-up WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12pm to 7pm WHERE: Capital… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #265

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CityNews Edmonton launched tonight at 6pm. Here is the new website. Global Edmonton’s Tim Spelliscy officially retired on Thursday last week after 38 years. Here’s a farewell interview with Nancy Carlson. He was even serenaded by Kevin Dabbs and Gord Steinke! Sportsnet’s coverage of the 2017-2018 Oilers… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 3, 2017

Happy long weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council approved a plan to transition the Edmonton EXPO Centre to the City of Edmonton from Northlands. “This will facilitate the consolidation of the EXPO Centre and Shaw Conference Centre” and is expected to occur January 1, 2018. The eastbound right turn lane from… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 27, 2017

I can’t believe August is coming to a close! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council will vote Tuesday on a pay cut for councillors and the mayor. An independent committee recommended reducing the mayor’s salary by nearly $18,000 and councillors’ salaries by about $3,300 annually. We’re a long way from Charlottesville but… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 20, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City has received a credit score of AA+ from Standard & Poor’s for the sixth consecutive year. That’s the second-highest possible rating. However, “Standard and Poor’s revised its yearly outlook from stable to negative and cautions that Edmonton could face a possible downgrade in its credit rating… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 13, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines A proposed city charter was released Thursday that contains 38 regulations intended to clarify laws and improve efficiency. “What it actually talks about is positive benefit for generations of Calgarians and Edmontonians,” Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi told a news conference. Mayor Don Iveson said: “This agreement fundamentally changes… Reads more »