Posts Tagged: edmonton

Edmonton Notes for November 13, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton’s economy “took a hit in the third quarter of 2016” says the City’s latest Economic Update report. Our city’s unemployment rate is expected to be in the range of 7.5-8.0% in the coming month, but economic growth is expected to pick up next year. Thanks to Elise… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #227

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Global Edmonton’s John Sexsmith is speaking out about his Stage 4 prostate cancer diagnosis to encourage others to get screened. John was diagnosed in August 2012 and has been battling the disease ever since. “My advice? Make regular doctor appointments and pay very close attention to your… Reads more »

Avenue Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2016

Tonight, Avenue Edmonton unveiled their latest cohort of Top 40 Under 40 honorees at the Royal Alberta Museum. This is the eighth year that the magazine has recognized amazing young Edmontonians doing great things in our city. “Really, the fact that each annual list features so many people with new perspectives, ideas and causes is… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #226

Trick or treat! Apparently the earliest reference of that term can be found in an 89-year-old newspaper clipping out of Blackie, Alberta. Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction runs from November 1-3 this week. As always, there are a large number of local media personalities that… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council this week approved metal detectors and bag searches for Council Chambers at City Hall, and also voted to build a half wall with a glass partition to separate themselves from the public. The Journal’s editorial put it bluntly: “Our elected officials don’t belong behind… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 23, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The new Terwillegar Park Footbridge officially opened on Friday. “Construction of the $24.5 million Terwillegar Park Footbridge began in August 2014 and construction of the $3.5 million West End Trails began in July 2015.” The new bridge is one of the longest stressed ribbon footbridges in the world… Reads more »

Don’t get too excited about supertall building proposals in Edmonton

There’s nothing quite like a skyline-defining tower to get people excited. Earlier this week a proposal for an 80-storey tower in The Quarters known as the The Quarters Hotel and Residences caught the eye of many. Developers Alldritt Land Corporation LLP still need to get approval for the tower from City Council, something they’ll seek… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #224

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CKUA CEO Ken Regan shared some thoughts on his upcoming retirement (and the station’s new fundraising drive) in the latest CKUA newsletter. “Our community of artists, donors, hosts, listeners and volunteers has created a home for music lovers like no other,” he wrote. Ryan Jespersen had a… Reads more »