Posts Tagged: edmonton

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #232

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Edmonton Sun’s court reporter Tony Blais is the latest confirmed Postmedia depature here in Edmonton – he’s taking this opportunity to retire. “Thanks to all who helped me,” he tweeted. The Edmonton Justices of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta called him “a true professional”… 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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #231

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons wrote a plea on Facebook to support Postmedia. “Cancelling your subscription to spite Postmedia won’t help you to get better local reporting,” she wrote. While I agree that there are still some fantastic journalists at Postmedia, including Paula herself, I don’t see… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #230

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The changes resulting from the latest round of buyouts and layoffs at Postmedia are starting to trickle out. Long-time theatre critic Liz Nicholls is leaving the Journal. Her last day is December 2 and she is reportedly starting her own theatre review website called 12thnight.ca in the… Reads more »

Your Guide to Winter 2016/2017 Festivals & Events in Edmonton

Here’s my listing of winter festivals & events for 2016/2017, powered by ShareEdmonton. Below you’ll find dozens of events with a website, dates, and links to social media and ShareEdmonton for each. I hope you find this listing as useful as I do. Christmas Lights Amidst City Lights, photo by Dave Sutherland Festivals & Events… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #228

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: We’re starting to see the impact of the looming additional layoffs at Postmedia. First up: the Saturday books page will be produced nationally and the Journal is going to stop publishing the Edmonton weekly bestsellers list. Michael Hingston, who was the Journal’s books columnist until earlier this… Reads more »