Posts Tagged: edmonton

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 »

Edmonton Notes for September 11, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Rogers Place officially opened this week with a ceremony on Thursday evening and a public open house on Saturday. You can see the full video of the ribbon cutting here and here’s a collection of photos from the official opening. Here’s a statement from PCL Construction and here… Reads more »

Coming up at City Council: September 12-16, 2016

Expect to hear a lot next week about suicide prevention and the High Level Bridge. Here’s my look at what Council will be discussing in the week ahead. Meetings this week September 12 at 9:30am – Community & Public Services Committee Meeting September 13 at 9:30am – Executive Committee Meeting September 14 at 9:30am –… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #219

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Avenue Edmonton is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the September 2016 issue. “Publisher Orville Chubb and associate publisher Trudy Callaghan remember how one conversation led to bringing this magazine to print in 2006.” The Edmonton Broadcasters Club fall luncheon takes place on October 12 and will feature… Reads more »

Edmonton’s population rises to 899,447

The results of Edmonton’s first ever paperless municipal census were released at City Hall today, revealing that Edmonton’s population has grown by 2.5% since 2014 from 877,926 to 899,447. That is much more modest growth than we saw in the period between 2012 and 2014 when our city’s population grew by 7.4%. From today’s news… Reads more »