Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- Edmontonians are being asked to take the five minute Jasper Avenue Nightlife Survey online. The survey runs July 2-16.
- Fewer people are driving downtown and more are taking buses and the LRT.
- The deadline for nominations for the Front Yards in Bloom program is July 8. The goal is to have at least one nomination from each neighbourhood in the city.
- It’s not quite a Civic Smart Card, but the Find Your Fun pass is still a pretty good option if you’re going to check out a number of City of Edmonton attractions this summer.
- The final reason in Jennifer Fong’s 52 Reasons to Love Edmonton? You.
- Edmonton Streetcar #33 has been restored back to its original 1912 condition and is now available for rides, thanks to the Edmonton Radial Railway Society.
- Three Edmontonians have been appointed to the Order of Canada: Georges Ares, Herbert Belcourt, and Adriana Davies.
- A garlic mustard plant was spotted in Mill Creek Ravine recently. It has the potential to cause a lot of damage apparently.
- There are some good thoughts in this article on embracing winter in Edmonton.
- About 200 people marched downtown today to protest the arrest of more than 1000 people during the recent G20 summit in Toronto.
- City Cemetery tours are back at the three heritage cemeteries this summer.
- For more headlines from the past week, check out theedmontonian.com.
- The BC Lions are in town to play the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday.
- On Tuesday the Ottawa Fury are in town to play FC Edmonton.
- The next Green Drinks Edmonton is happening on Wednesday at The Common.
- The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival kicks off on Friday, as does the new SOSFest. You can see more festival dates and times here.
There were some nice fireworks in the River Valley on Thursday for Canada Day!