Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week:
- I posted about a couple things already: the new hockey arena concept, and the Halloween Festival.
- Today, Canwest Global relaunched about ten websites, one of which was the Edmonton Journal site. Sadly, there’s nothing unique about the new look. Every Canwest newspaper site in the country looks the same. Opportunity missed, I think.
- The latest Edmonton Radio Ratings were released recently. The Fall 2008 book is probably the most important of the year – 630 CHED and CISN Country top the list.
- The Edmonton Sun now has RSS feeds! I wrote more about social media and local news earlier this week.
- The City of Edmonton is considering a hiring freeze for next year, and warns there could be layoffs. Maybe we’re not entirely insulated from the economic situation after all!
- Homeward Trust finally released the final numbers for the 2008 Homeless Count. A total of 3079 people without a permanent place to live were counted, an 18% increase from 2006.
- I updated the Organizations page on the EdmontonTweetup wiki with some of the most recent to join Twitter, including Sonic 102.9 FM, MacEwan College, and Transcend Coffee. Welcome!
- Tomorrow is the last day for the Festival of Trees! Admission is $6 for adults, and the event takes place at the Shaw Conference Centre.