I didn’t touch a computer all weekend while I was in Calgary, so I missed posting these on Saturday. Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting for the week ending 3/14/2009:
- Edmonton’s International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety started today at the Sutton Place Hotel and runs until Wednesday.
- Gap opened it’s first factory outlets in Western Canada on Friday. I visited both the Banana Republic and Gap outlet stores in South Edmonton Common that evening. They’re the first two stores in a new complex just south of the Cineplex Odeon theatre.
- Mayor Mandel said on Friday that the city should take advantage of cheaper prices created by the recession and move ahead with infrastructure projects.
- The Home & Garden show runs from March 19th until the 22nd. If you take ETS to the event, your return trip is free! Also related to transit – I came across this map of transit centres in the city.
- A total of 20 Edmonton Sun staffers received pink slips this week, including political columnist Neil Waugh.
- Edmonton’s deficit for 2008 was $23 million, the city’s first since 2002.
- We’ve tentatively scheduled EdmontonTweetup4 for April 7th. Add your name and location suggestions to the wiki!
- The 22nd Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts takes place on Monday, April 6th. The 2009 nominees were announced this week (pdf).