Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- Alberta will go to the polls on April 16. Here’s a look at the first week of the election, from Daveberta, plus a podcast to break it all down!
- City Council has asked for a draft bylaw that would reduce residential speed limits to 40 km/h. It is expected back by April 24. We tackle the issue in Episode 30 of Speaking Municipally.
- The Edmonton Oil Kings will enter the 2019 WHL playoffs as champions of the Central Division.
- Edmonton startup Scope AR has closed a $9.7 million Series A funding round to help grow adoption of enterprise augmented reality.
- Rehabilitation work for Hawrelak Park could lead to a closure that is years long, impacting festivals and general access to the park.
- Twelve individuals will be inducted into Edmonton’s Hall of Fame on June 10 at the Winspear Centre.
- The Edmonton Police Service has unveiled a new Indigenous relations strategy to try to move “from us and them to we.” Police chief Dale McFee said it would be a priority of his office.
- Melissa-Jo (MJ) Belcourt has been named the City’s new Indigenous Artist in Residence. “I’m looking forward to sharing my art, its stories and our traditions with all Edmontonians,” she said.
- High Level Line has been recognized with an Award of Excellence from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. “High Level Line’s bold vision for a linear park connecting Edmonton is the only Alberta-based project to earn national recognition.”
- The Edmonton Valley Zoo’s new urban farm, part of the $25 million Nature’s Wild Backyard project, is now open.
- Monday was Transit Operator Appreciation Day and ETS has released a new video highlighting the job.
- The Long John Index is going on indefinite hiatus. Congrats on the expanding family, Colin!
- Edmonton’s NextGen is accepting presentation applications for Pecha Kucha Night 34, which will take place in early June. The deadline to apply is April 16.
- Get the latest on Media, Tech, Food, Health Innovation, Music, and Council with Taproot Edmonton’s latest roundups.
Cloud City, photo by Kurt Bauschardt
- Learn about B Corps and help grow the local community on Tuesday afternoon at Roundhouse.
- The Oilers host the Kings on Tuesday, the Stars on Thursday, and the Ducks on Saturday at Rogers Place.
- Marlena Wyman, Edmonton’s Historian Laureate, is speaking at Queen Alexandra School on Tuesday evening about what she has discovered during her year in the role.
- The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Federal Budget Luncheon featuring Bill Morneau on Wednesday.
- Together Alberta, an interactive roundtable discussion about the Sustainable Development Goals hosted by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, takes place Wednesday evening at Roundhouse.
- The Edmonton EXPO Centre is hosting the Winery Spotlight Dinner Series on Wednesday evening.
- Kim Armstrong, Deputy City Manager of the Employee Services Department at the City of Edmonton, is speaking about the value of public service at the Edmonton Tower on Thursday at lunch.
- Homestead Coworking is hosting a Networking Night on Thursday evening.
- The Economics Society of Northern Alberta is hosting a talk on Friday at lunch at the Chateau Lacombe about sports facilities and urban development.
- ATB Financial is hosting the ATB Datathon from Friday to Sunday at the Robbins Health Learning Centre at MacEwan to “solve problems impacting the lives of everyday Albertans.”
- In This Together: An Honest Chat About Reconciliation Since TRC takes place on Saturday at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert.
- The Edmonton Pop Culture Fair takes place Sunday at the Alberta Aviation Museum.
- interVivos presents A Provincial Affair on April 2 at Evolution Wonderlounge.
CN Tower Hat, photo by Dave Sutherland
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