Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- One of the major news stories this week was the public hearings on the future of the City Centre Airport. Or rather, it should have been. Roughly 80 citizens spoke at the hearings. Council should make a decision on July 8th. Read more at The Sun, and don’t miss Scott McKeen’s article on the issue.
- Just announced today – the Royal Alexandra helipad is among eight that will be closed, at least temporarily.
- ENTS held their first Wing Night this week – sounds like it went great!
- Interesting event taking place on July 18th: Worldwide Photo Walk. The free walking tour will start and end at the recently re-opened Muttart Conservatory.
- Here’s a new blog to check out: Better Edmonton. Also, on Twitter.
- For the first time in Edmonton’s history, two citizens have been appointed to a City Council committee.
- Great event on July 8th that you don’t want to miss: Make Your Community Vision a Reality. Hosted by Edmonton Next Gen and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.
- Looking for something to do on Canada Day? Here’s a great list of events from the City of Edmonton.
- Edmonton Foodie Meetup 2 was fun last night, despite the cooler weather. Recap here.
- There’s a partial fire ban in effect due to the dry and windy conditions we’ve had lately in the capital region.
- Looking for something to do this evening? The Bikeology Ride-In Outdoor Movie starts at 9:30pm at Victoria Park Cricket Pitch, 12130 River Valley Road. They’re showing one of my all-time favorites: ET, the Extra Terrestrial.
These ashtrays have been on Whyte Avenue for a while, but they just started appearing downtown this week: