Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- This weekend, 95% of Wildrose and PC members voted to form Alberta’s newest political party, the United Conservative Party. “On Monday, members of the Wildrose and PC caucuses will meet to choose an interim leader.” A new leader will be chosen on October 28. Graham Thomson says the political facelift is “not just a nip and tuck but a full-on reconstruction.”
- Here’s a look at what Edmonton needs to do to truly embrace being a biophilic city.
- This is pretty great: “Two tricycles, each equipped to hold 140 litres of water, are being used to water plants in planter boxes along the downtown network.”
- Here is Mike Ross on the City’s latest rebranding news. “The more you look for naming nits, the more you find.”
- Here’s the latest update on municipal election candidates from Dave Cournoyer. We’ve also started a regular election update at Taproot Edmonton.
- If you search Google for Edmonton, the photo that comes up might not be what you expect.
- It sounds like the City is going to have to figure out what to do with with Northlands before the future of Northlands Coliseum is determined.
- Our city is “rife with mid-century modern buildings that are under threat of becoming history” but on the plus side Council has been more receptive recently to saving them.
- The Edmonton Eskimos are off to a great start this season with a 4-0 record!
- A herd of 170 goats is eating through the weeds at Rundle Park and will be doing so until September. “Public meet and greet events will be held in August and September; watch for more information in mid-August.”
- Here’s a recap of the World Indigenous Nations Games from EndPoverty Edmonton.
- CBC Edmonton has put together a list of “capital gems” to check out this summer.
- For more recent headlines, check out ShareEdmonton.
- Taste of Edmonton continues all week long in Churchill Square.
- K-Days and the Cirque du Soleil show Kurios are both underway at Northlands.
- Monday is opening day for the Edmonton Corn Maze.
- Newly formed Alberta Together, which “strives to shape and support a strong, positive and inclusive centrist political voice in our province that will be ready for the 2019 election,” is hosting a drop-in event on Monday evening at Central Social Hall.
- Ed Sheeran is back in Edmonton on Tuesday evening at Rogers Place.
- Mayor Don Iveson is launching his re-election campaign on Wednesday evening at La Cite Francophone.
- Also taking place Wednesday evening is Political Pub Night at Yellowhead Brewery, an opportunity to meet some of the women running in this year’s municipal election.
- IDEA is hosting Refill with Infill: Urbanized Film Screening on Wednesday at Ritchie Market.
- The ITU World Triathlon Edmonton is coming up this weekend as is the Pure Speculation Festival.
- Check out Taproot Edmonton’s 2017 guide to summer festivals and events for even more listings!
- For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.