Posts Tagged: news

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #236

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Larry Langley, a longtime CBC broadcaster and three-term city councillor, has died at the age of 83 after a long battle with cancer. Here’s his obituary and here’s the story at CBC. There are plenty of challenges but also opportunities ahead for local media. Karen had the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 15, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines So much for being a winter city. Edmonton’s main tourist information centre has been closed since mid-December and won’t reopen until April. Edmonton Tourism plans to pilot mobile tourism kiosks though, to meet tourists in high traffic areas. Should we require new businesses to have parking? This could… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #235

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Karen was on Edmonton AM last week to talk about Taproot Edmonton! Some of Edmonton’s most well-known Twitter users shared their “social media golden rule” with Danielle at The Social Pen. Great roundup! Congratulations to Omar on the big book news to start 2017! CBC Edmonton’s Mark… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 8, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City mailed property assessment notices this week and most properties will see “a modest decrease” in value due to the slowing economy. “Overall, the City’s total taxable assessed value decreased slightly from $172.3 billion in 2016 to $170.3 billion in 2017.” A typical single-family, detatched home decreased… Reads more »

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 »