Sharon and I had a wonderful weekend in Jasper at Christmas in November! We were very lucky to be able to attend on behalf of Gastropost. Lots of photos and writing to be done. Thanks Brittney for having us!
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- David Howard Turpin has been named the new president of the University of Alberta. His term will start on July 1, 2015.
- The Journal has put together a list of Edmonton’s top movers and shakers for 2014. Called the “Power 30”, there aren’t many surprises on the list.
- Some of those leaders were participants in the mayor’s first City Building Summit on Monday morning. The event was an opportunity for Edmonton leaders to put pressure on the Province. The message was that Edmonton is feeling the pressures of rapid growth, and the Province needs to pay up.
- The Legislature is back in session starting Monday – here’s a roundup to get you prepared from Dave.
- Congratulations to the Edmonton Eskimos on advancing to the Western Final! They defeated Saskatchewan today 18-10 in the Western Semi-Final.
- Despite lots of debate and discussion, City Council voted to keep the photo radar program unchanged. Can we move on to something else now?
- Here’s a good news story from the City about a retired drainage services construction supervisor who helped save millions thanks to a “simple-but-brilliant invention, conceived on a table napkin…”
- The Local Good is doing some strategic planning and they could use your help! Fill out their short survey by midnight on November 17!
- This blog post by Lindsey McNeill paints a pretty dark picture for Edmonton’s film industry.
- Here are the latest urbanism headlines from Spacing Edmonton.
- The Telus World of Science is looking to expand, and it wants the City to kick in $10-12 million to help pay for it.
- Here’s an update from IDEA on narrow lots, garage suites, and more.
- It was great to be in Jasper this weekend, but that meant we did miss the Holiday Light Up. The big tree is now lit in Churchill Square!
- For more recent headlines, check out ShareEdmonton.
Before the Big Build, by Jeff Wallace
- Check out Make Something Monday at Startup Edmonton bright and early! The theme this time is Co-Creating the City.
- There are a bunch of opportunities to give your input on the Council Initiative on Public Engagement this week, starting with a workshop on Monday evening at Leefield Community Hall.
- The next Capital Ideas Edmonton event takes place on Wednesday. Panelists will discuss the question: how do you hire well?
- Also happening on Wednesday at lunch is the next installment of the very popular Lunchalytics.
- The Oilers host the Canucks on Wednesday evening, the Devils on Friday, and the Blackhawks on Saturday.
- Dark Matters is happening on Thursday evening at the TELUS World of Science.
- The next CreativeMornings Edmonton event takes place on Friday morning!
- On Friday evening, check out The Enlightened Fall at Guru Digital Arts College in the Mercer Warehouse!
- All is Bright on 124 Street returns on Saturday from 3-8pm!
- For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.