Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- The five design concepts for the City Centre Airport redevelopment were released this week. You can check out the concepts in person or online. There’s a video playlist on YouTube here. I was absolutely shocked to hear that Councillor Tony Caterina is not impressed with the submissions!
- Ridership topped 76 million in 2010 for ETS, an increase of 7.8 million over 2009. The number of weekday boardings on the LRT increased to 93,600 from 74,400.
- The City of Edmonton has won an award from the Consulting Engineers of Alberta for the West and Southeast LRT corridor selection studies.
- Does Edmonton need a “snow boss” to make sure snow removal happens efficiently? How about a ban on overnight residential parking? Those are some of the things being considered as a part of a new policy for handling severe winter storms.
- Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is exploring the possibility of a new office tower downtown, located mid-block on 102 Street north of Jasper Avenue.
- Grant MacEwan University has selected Dr. David Atkinson as its new president.
- City Council removed the ban on liquor ads on public transit this week. It is expected that the City will bring in an additional $1.37 million annually due to the ads.
- Of course the arena is still in the news. This time it is NHL commissioner Gary Bettman who says Edmonton needs a new arena.
- Nice article on Credo Coffee in VUE Weekly.
- Oiler rookie Taylor Hall scored his first NHL hat trick against the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday evening.
- Sutton Place Hotel general manager Richard Wong is joining Travel Alberta, and will open the corporation’s new office here in Edmonton.
- The open house was last week, but you can still have your say on the future of the Kinsmen Sports Centre. Fill out the online survey here.
- Former Capital Health CEO Sheila Weatherill was one of five new members appointed to Alberta’s health superboard this week.
- Check out The Charrette’s latest planning roundup.
- For more headlines from the past week, check out theedmontonian.com.
- Right on Cue, a networking opportunity for family businesses, is taking place on Tuesday evening.
- There’s a public meeting being held on Thursday evening to discuss a proposed neighbourhood in the Heritage Valley area.
- Amy Goodman is in town on Saturday at the TELUS Centre for the latest installment of EPL’s Freedom to Read event series.
- The Oil Kings are in action at home twice this week, on Wednesday against Calgary, and Saturday against Lethbridge.
- The Oilers also play at home twice this week, on Friday against St. Louis, and Sunday against Boston.
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