Posts Tagged: events

Edmonton Notes for May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines What started out as a fairly normal week quickly became anything but when the Fort McMurray wildfire swept through the city on Tuesday, destroying more than 1,600 buildings and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. The fire grew quickly throughout the week… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for May 1, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines This year’s property tax increase has been set: “The average single-family home in Edmonton will see a 4.1% increase in property taxes this year, and non-residential properties will see a 2.1% increase.” For a typical house valued at $408,000 the City says that property taxes will be about… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 24, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines A groundbreaking ceremony for the Valley Line LRT was held this week. Construction-related disruptions began April 18. You can read more in this Bechtel news release or check out the TransEd partners website. According to CBC Edmonton, former City Manager Simon Farbrother made 52 trips during his last… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 17, 2016

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Government of Alberta unveiled Budget 2016 this week, saying it “moves Alberta forward by supporting families and businesses through a tough economy, promoting job creation and economic diversification, and carefully controlling government spending.” Mayor Don Iveson wrote a reaction to the budget here. “Budget 2016 reminds us… Reads more »

City for Life: Gil Penalosa in Edmonton

Gil Penalosa was in Edmonton tonight to share his thoughts on building successful cities, healthy communities, and happier people. Gil is the founder of Toronto-based 8 80 Cities, chair of the board of World Urban Parks, consultant with Danish firm Gehl Architects, and former Commissioner of Parks & Recreation in Bogota where he led a… Reads more »

The Edmonton Oilers bid farewell to Rexall Place

Tonight the Edmonton Oilers played their final game in the building they have called home since 1974. Though its future remains uncertain, Rexall Place has been an important part of Edmonton for more than 40 years. The subject of its own, drawn out arena debate, Rexall Place was eventually built in the early 1970s. It… Reads more »