I am working in London, UK for the week. Nice to be here in the summer for a change! I’ll be back to Edmonton on Saturday, August 20 just in time for our next What the Truck?! event! It takes place from 4-8pm at the Edmonton Ballpark (TELUS Field) with a great lineup of trucks. Hope to see you there!
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- The two proposed applications from CK Design Associates for a bar on 104 Street and a nightclub on 109 Street have been rejected. “The development permit applications were reviewed independently and were refused on the grounds that both uses would ‘materially interfere with or affect the use, enjoyment or value of neighbouring properties’ (Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800).”
- The 2014 Economic Impact Assessment for the Late Night Entertainment Economy has been released (yes, more than halfway through 2016). It shows that “total economic output more than doubled from $686,511,073 in 2010 to $1,431,112,160 in 2014 (accounting for inflation).”
- As noted in my latest Council roundup, City Council’s new organization structure takes effect starting Monday. Elise Stolte has the details on the end of the Transportation Committee and other changes.
- Dave reports that there are now 13 candidates who have filed their intention to run in next year’s municipal election.
- The Oilers announced this week they have discontinued the Oilers Octane. “The organization is looking for a new direction related to the fan experience, both in-game and in the community, as we head to Rogers Place for our inaugural season.”
- Council will be discussing whether or not to allow voting at ages 16 and 17 (the Province needs to make the change, but Council can support it). The Journal has a look at some of the research behind the debate.
- The City is now using free-standing photo-radar equipment to catch speeders “at locations where it has been impossible to deploy enforcement vehicles safely.”
- Next year is Canada’s 150th birthday and the City is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations that want to host a special event in honour of the occasion.
- Kasie Campbell has been named artist in residence at the City of Edmonton’s Kennedale Facility.
- Here is the Summer 2016 Update from Startup Edmonton. Save the date for the next DemoCamp – September 22.
- You have until October 15 to provide input on the Heritage Interpretive Plan for the West Rossdale area. There will be a public visioning workshop on September 7.
- If you want to speak at the next Pecha Kucha Night, the deadline to apply is August 24. The event takes place on September 29.
- For more recent headlines, check out ShareEdmonton.
- The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is underway all week long!
- There is a YEGArts Mixer taking place on Monday evening at the Jasper Place Wellness Centre.
- Capital Ideas is hosting The Art of Business on Tuesday evening at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre.
- Zootopia is the next Movies on the Square film, Tuesday evening at Churchill Square.
- Feast on the Field returns on Wednesday evening to Commonwealth Stadium in support of seniors in care.
- Latitude 53’s Summer Patio Series continues on Thursday evening.
- The fourth installment of Concerts at the Conservatory takes place on Thursday at the Muttart Conservatory.
- The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival starts on Friday at Louise McKinney Riverfront Park.
- The Edmonton Blues Festival takes place at Hawrelak Park from Friday through Sunday.
- The 25th running of the Edmonton Marathon takes place Saturday and Sunday.
- Get rid of household items that can’t be left out for regular waste collection at the City’s next Big Bin Event taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre.
- Head down to La Cite Francophone on Sunday for the French Quarter Grand Market!
- Saturday and Sunday throughout the province is Alberta Open Farm Days. “Farms and ranches across the province are opening their gates. Where will your rural ramblings take you?”
- The Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday in Andrew, Alberta which is northeast of Edmonton.
- For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.
Edmonton Airshow, photo by Dale C