Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week:
- The City of Edmonton is co-hosting a photography competition called Lights Down Stars Up. They are looking for photographs that “capture the splendour and sensibility of naturally or artificially lit places.” Submissions need to be in no later than April 30th, and the winners will be announced on May 15th.
- Sharon posted her wish list for Edmonton’s food scene. She makes a lot of good points. Let’s hope some of them come true!
- Tickets for Pecha Kucha Night 3 went on sale starting Thursday. You can pick them up for $6 each at Tix on the Square. Better move fast though, it’ll sell out quickly. There are already 115 confirmed guests on the Facebook event page. The event is on February 5th at The Matrix Hotel.
- By 2010, Edmonton will have a new eco-friendly paper and glass recycling plant at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre. Once operational, it is expected that the facility will process 40 tonnes of wastepaper and cardboard every day.
- In a somewhat related story, City Council voted 7-6 in favor of selling the Gold Bar sewage treatment plant to Epcor, despite considerable opposition and debate.
- The 2008 Rexall Edmonton Indy might have had a great turnout, but the event lost $5.3 million according to an event summary released Wednesday by Edmonton Northlands.
- The Journal wrote about Talia Morrissey, the executive assistant and unofficial poster girl for Winter Light. Her advice on how to stay warm and be stylish is to layer, layer, layer!
- CBC Edmonton is the latest local mainstream media outlet to join Twitter. You can follow them at @cbcedmonton, but they’re just broadcasting at the moment and aren’t following anyone.