Happy Easter! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- A new study by Statistics Canada shows that betwen 1971 and 2011, more land was developed in the Edmonton region than in any other major Canadian urban centre.
- The City is trying to encourage infill as one way to combat sprawl but it hasn’t been easy, especially with homeowners organizing to oppose infill plans.
- The new eplGO location in McConachie is now open at 16607 50 Street NW and it includes a mini Makerspace!
- Paula Simons wrote about the death of Sylvancroft tonight as the historic building was knocked down this weekend. Meanwhile, residents are trying to figure out how to save the 50 year old El Mirador on 108 Street downtown.
- The Province has launched a formal review of Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board. “The last comprehensive review was conducted more than 15 years ago.”
- Forge Hydrocarbons, a spinoff of the U of A, has received a $4.2 million federal grant to build a new facility here for converting animal fat and grease into fuel.
- MEC has announced it is opening a second store in Edmonton at South Edmonton Common, expected to open by next spring.
- André Costopoulos has been appointed the new vice-provost and dean of students at the University of Alberta.
- Will the derelict Blue Chicago building finally be redeveloped into something useful?
- The University of Alberta’s Nursing Program has been ranked 4th best in the world by QS World University Rankings.
- Raising Edmonton has a guide to geocaching in Edmonton with kids. Fun!
- The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s 2016/2017 season will feature “the mercurial 24-year-old British star Alexander Prior.”
- Don’t miss the latest Edmonton blog roundup from Seen and Heard in Edmonton.
- OilersNation asks, “Who other than Connor McDavid plausibly deserves the Calder Trophy?” They also took a look at the Oilers and their neutral zone data.
- There are just a few hours left to support the Cats of Edmonton photo book!
- For more recent headlines, check out ShareEdmonton.
- Western Canada Fashion Week continues for a few more days at the ATB Financial Arts Barns.
- Just three more home games left for the Oilers this season. They host the Ducks on Monday night, the Flames on Saturday, and the Canucks on April 6.
- Metric & Death Cab for Cutie are in town at Rexall Place on Tuesday evening.
- Edmonton Opera is hosting Opera 101 for Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda on Wednesday.
- The Edmonton Job Fair takes place on Thursday at the Westin.
- Edmonton’s International Beerfest returns to the Shaw Conference Centre on Friday and Saturday.
- The Fire and Ice Farewell to Winter Patio Party takes place on Saturday at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
- Head over the Edmonton Humane Society on Saturday for more Cat Yoga!
- For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.