Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- Well, it’s that time of year again. Potholes. Here’s the latest from Mayor Iveson on the matter. I’ll have to update my research from last year one of these days.
- Saturday night was the final Oilers game of the season, and it was also Ryan Smyth’s last game as he has decided to retire. There were a lot of great tributes to #94 and he certainly let his emotion show. I really liked this Captain Canada poster! And you know, the mullet is forever. Lots more tribute coverage here.
- It was great to see Taylor Hall finish the season so strongly: he was named the NHL’s first star of the week on Monday.
- The North LRT to NAIT is not going to be completed on time, but it appears to be coming in under budget! The extra $90 million could be applied to the Southeast LRT extension to Mill Woods.
- The Galleria project will be looking for additional money from City Council this week. A new report says taxpayers could be on the hook if the project experiences financial problems.
- It was bound to happen sooner or later: the Edmonton Rush suffered their first loss of the season in Colorado on Friday night.
- Michael Ross wrote a great post about the Canadian cities most and least likely to survive the zombie apocalypse. Edmonton came in at #3 according to his analysis, only slightly less likely to survive than St. John’s and Regina.
- The City has made campaign disclosure statements from last year’s election available online. I’ll have some analysis up soon.
- Launched last April, the Edmonton Police Services’ online crime reporting tool has been well received, with 2,831 people filing reports in the first year.
- It has been neat to see all the construction photos of the downtown arena shared on Twitter. This could be the most documented construction project Edmonton’s ever had!
- Edmonton Next Gen has put out the call for presenters for Pecha Kucha Night 19!
- We’re in the middle of nighttime ramp closures as work continues on the Northeast Anthony Henday project. Be prepared before you head out!
- I love this post from Elizabeth Walker, the City’s digital archivist, on the impact of Woodward’s on Edmonton.
- Looks like Edmonton will be getting another footbridge across the North Saskatchewan River.
- Sad news for Canada last week as Jim Flaherty passed away. Here’s a statement from Premier Hancock and Minister Horner. Here’s a statement from University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera.
- Here are the latest urbanism headlines from Spacing Edmonton.
- In case you missed it: Finding your way around downtown Edmonton is about to get easier.
- Have you checked out Edmonton Tourism’s new website?
Strathcona Community Hospital, slated to open on May 21
- Edmonton is hosting Zero 2014 this week, a conference “for leaders and innovators focused on driving the transition to a low-carbon future.”
- Want to learn more about Nuit Blanche Edmonton? There’s another community consultation taking place at DECL on Tuesday.
- There are many more opportunities this week to complete the census online with help from outreach workers.
- On Thursday evening, Guru Digital Arts College and the Culture Collective present The SPRING at the Jubilee. Sounds like a fun event!
- The Edmonton Rush play their next home game on Saturday against the Calgary Roughnecks.
- The Edmonton Poetry Festival gets underway on Sunday!
- This coming weekend is also Easter, so enjoy Good Friday and/or Easter Monday if you get them off!
- For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.
Edmonton Motor Show by iqremix
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