Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- City Council voted to close the City Centre Airport in phases.
- The City launched a new Photo Archives website this week, with 25,000 historic photos now available.
- Homeward Trust Edmonton is looking for board members. The deadline for applications is July 31st.
- The 13-year-old South Edmonton Common is the largest power centre in Canada, covering roughly 89 hectares of land with nearly 150 stores and 2.3 million square feet of retail space. Good article in today’s Journal.
- New details on the pole-mounted ashtrays that have appeared along Whyte Avenue and Jasper Avenue: there are 192 in total, and the total cost for the one-year pilot projects is $138,000.
- Food Inc. premieres in Edmonton on Wednesday evening. Leave a comment on Sharon’s post by noon tomorrow to win tickets!
- In the first 48 days after launch, Edmonton Stories received 62 new stories, over 32,000 visits including 23,939 uniques, and visitors from over 92 countries.
- Here’s your guide to Living Local in July from Original Fare & Keep Edmonton Original.
- Demolition of the Arlington Apartments is being called one of the nation’s worst heritage site losses this year by the Heritage Canada Foundation.
- Edmonton is getting a new $9 million waste-to-biofuels research centre, which should be completed in 2010.
- Council voted on Wednesday to keep the Scona pool operating until the end of 2009, but beyond that the facility has not yet secured any funding.
- Two new downtown condo towers were approved on Monday, the Raintree and the Tango. Yay for increasing density!
- The fire ban has been lifted, thanks to the recent downpour of rain.
- Nominations for Avenue Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 close on July 15th!
- Capital EX starts on Friday. The parade runs from 10am to 12:30pm downtown on Thursday, July 16.
The 2009 Edmonton Street Performers Festival wraps up tomorrow afternoon at Churchill Square. There will be a closing group show at 3pm!