Posts Tagged: news

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 »

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 »