Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week:
- The Edmonton Real Estate Blog has a weekly update on the local real estate market. Sara MacLennan, co-author of the blog, has joined Twitter too!
- Bad news for Edmonton drivers – our city has the worst collision rate in the country at 1,109 per 100,000. This news comes just a couple days after our transportation boss called Edmonton “the car capital of Canada, perhaps North America.”
- A marketing/tourism piece from the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation popped up on the news wire this week. It states that there are “more than 3,500 restaurants, bistros and pubs” in Edmonton. Seems rather high to me, I’m going to do some digging.
- Apparently city councillors “forgot” they were paying $169,000 to a Toronto PR firm to promote Edmonton. I wonder how that deal was ever approved in the first place!
- NAIT announced the novaNAIT Technology Commercialization Challenge recently. Seems like an interesting competition, with up to $10,000 in prizes. The competition closes November 21st. I’ll be writing more about it this week at Techvibes.
- The Global Visions Film Festival started on Thursday evening and runs through tomorrow. The festival “celebrates the work of passionate, accomplished documentarians from Canada and around the world.”
- If you were wondering why everyone was walking around in cowboy hats this week, it’s because of Canadian Finals Rodeo! This year is the 35th anniversary of CFR. The event finishes tomorrow. In a related story, Alberta Liberal Party leader Kevin Taft wants to make rodeo Alberta’s official sport. Um, no.
- For more local events taking place this month, check out the list on Sharon’s blog.