Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- Bus route snow windrow snow removal begins tomorrow and the list of locations is now available. Temporary ‘no parking’ signs will have been posted, so make sure you move your vehicles!
- Here are some thoughts from Brittney about how Edmonton is a big city and small town at the same time.
- Lighting up Edmonton’s bridges could cost up to $2 million. Now the question is how to pay for it. Or perhaps, who pays for it.
- The moratorium on school closures has ended, and that could mean that a number of older schools may soon be closed. However, a new school could be built in a mature neighbourhood to replace those closed schools.
- Edmonton could become the training centre for nearly all of Canada Basketball’s 10 teams if a proposed deal moves forward. The City would need to contribute $500,000 a year for four years.
- Apparently there have been increased sightings of coyotes within residential neighbourhoods, so the City has released a list of tips “to help prevent conflicts with coyotes.”
- The battle is heating up in Greenfield about the proposed cellphone tower. Residents are concerned about radiation, Rogers says it complies with Industry Canada and Health Canada requirements.
- Here are some thoughts from John Mahon on how how Edmonton is seen as a leader in embracing the arts.
- The number of homes sold in 2013 here in Edmonton is expected to inch up by just 3%. That’s slower growth that we saw last year. “John Rose, chief economist for the City of Edmonton, said a tight labour market will put Edmonton on pace for slower economic growth of about four per cent, compared to about 4.5 per cent in 2012.”
- There are still people out there fighting to save the City Centre Airport (ain’t gonna happen).
- About 1500 fans braved the cold this afternoon to check out the Oilers playing a game of shinny at Hawrelak Park.
- Meanwhile, at West Edmonton Mall, thousands packed the halls for an Idle No More protest.
- Know an Edmontonian you think should be recognized? Nominations are open for the Salute to Excellence Awards, and don’t forget about the Yeggies!
Idle No More at West Edmonton Mall by Paula Kirman
Here are some upcoming events:
- The 50th annual Quikcard Edmonton Minor Hockey Week kicked off on Friday and runs until January 20. The tournament was recognized in 2003 by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest ice hockey tournament!
- EEDC’s big Economic Impact Luncheon takes place on Tuesday at the Shaw Conference Centre.
- Startup Edmonton has a couple of information sessions taking place this week: Preflight & Flightpath on Tuesday evening, and Web Developer & Interface Design Labs on Wednesday.
- Tuesday night is the next YEGRB Meetup.
- Head over to the Haven Social Club on Thursday evening for Nerd Nite Edmonton #3.
- Also Thursday is Pecha Kucha Night St. Albert at the Enjoy Centre!
- The Oil Kings are in action on Friday against Medicine Hat and on Sunday against Prince George.
- The Oilers will open their season on Sunday in Vancouver against the Canucks. You can see the full schedule here.
- Pet lovers take note – the annual Edmonton Pet Expo takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Edmonton Expo Centre!
- For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.
Great shot of the High Level and Dudley B. Menzies bridges by Brian Truscott.