Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- Congratulations to the 2010 inductees into the City of Edmonton Hall of Fame!
- The new Capital City Downtown Plan is nearing completion! You can see the final draft online here. It will be considered at a public hearing scheduled for June 21.
- Stony Plain Road will not be widened to make way for the LRT. In other LRT news, ETS expects about 100,000 people to ride the LRT every day this fall.
- A new $16.7 million Arctic habitat is now under construction at the Valley Zoo. It is expected to open in fall 2011.
- Over at Fort Edmonton Park, the historic Capitol Theatre is being recreated. It is expected to open in spring 2011.
- City Council voted on Wednesday to make it illegal for a motorcycle to be louder than 92 decibels while idling and 96 decibels while in motion. Oddly, Councillor Batty also wants to silence emergency vehicles.
- City Council also approved a plan to allow for a new eco-industrial park in northeast Edmonton, called the Horsehill Energy and Technology Park.
- Edmonton Stories is running a contest to promote the Honda Indy Edmonton. You have until June 28 to submit a story, which you can do here.
- An Edmonton man tweeted what was judged as “the most beautiful tweet in the world” by Stephen Fry.
- Don’t miss Vue Weekly’s Hot Summer Guide.
- For more headlines from the past week, check out theedmontonian.com.
- The Edmonton Eskimos are playing host to the Calgary Stampeders tomorrow evening (on ShareEdmonton).
- FC Edmonton is playing its first exhibition game on Wednesday, against the Montreal Impact (on ShareEdmonton).
- Improvaganza kicks off on Wednesday evening (on ShareEdmonton).
- It’s World Cup time! You can keep up on all the matches on Twitter. Roughly 20 bars in Edmonton have been granted permission to open early to show the games live.
It was a beautiful, busy day at the City Market today! Al Fresco continues through the evening, with the movie starting at 10pm.