Posts Tagged: edmonton

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 »

Coming up at City Council: October 17-21, 2016

Busy week coming up at Council next week with some really interesting topics on the agenda! Cold City Hall, photo by Kurt Bauschardt Here’s my look at what Council will be discussing in the week ahead. Meetings this week October 17 at 9:30am – Community & Public Services Committee Meeting October 18 at 9:30am –… Reads more »

Who’s responsible for the Edmonton Metro Region?

Last week the Metro Mayors Alliance signed a Memorandum of Understanding “outlining a commitment to plan, decide, and act as one Edmonton Metro Region on regionally significant issues.” The MOU was the first recommendation of the Advisory Panel on Metro Edmonton’s Future, which delivered its report in early June. The next step is to negotiate… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #222

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Mark Iype is the new editor-in-chief of the Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun, taking over from Lorne Motley who is now vice-president of editorial for Postmedia’s western region. Mark has served as the Journal’s City Editor since February 2014 and starts in the new role on October… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 25, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Congratulations to all those recognized in Vue Weekly’s 2016 Best of Edmonton! I am thrilled to have been named Best Local Affairs Blog again this year. Thank you! City Council passed the Edmonton Suicide Prevention Strategy this week. The advisory committee behind the strategy will now work on… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #221

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: A follow-up on last week’s news: a camera was allowed inside the courtroom for the Travis Vader murder verdict, a first for an Alberta criminal trial. Paula Simons explains how livestreaming of the decision – something local media outlets fought for the right to do – caused… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 18, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines This ad has got to rank near the top of bad ideas from the City of Edmonton. Encouraging pedestrians to wear reflective tape? Really?! Why not encourage the people operating large weapons to slow down and pay attention? This ad is another example of our city’s car-oriented perspective…. Reads more »