Posts By: Mack Male

Edmonton Notes for January 20, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines An investment of $2.5 million from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund will support the rebuilding of the Roxy Theatre. “This funding will support the construction of a new 14,639-square-foot Roxy Theatre, which will be rebuilt in its original location on 124th Street. The new facility will include a… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #329

Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup: CJSR celebrated its 35th anniversay on Jan. 7. In a tweet marking the occasion, the station said “we’ve… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 13, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Council voted on Friday to expropriate a parcel of downtown land to make way for the planned Warehouse Campus Neighbourhood Park. “The parcel is one of four that the city is buying with $28 million from the downtown community funding levy.” Only Councillor Caterina voted against expropriation. According… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #328

Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup: CKRA-FM returned from its all-Christmas-music format on Dec. 26 with a new name: 96.3 The Breeze. The format… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 6, 2019

Happy New Year! It was nice to have a break, but now I’m ready to get back down to business. Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Former Edmonton-Mill Creek MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Gene Zwozdesky has died of cancer at the age of 70. The City has mailed 2019 property assessment… Reads more »

Cyber Summit 2018: How to Fix the Future

Andrew Keen was the keynote speaker on the first day of the Cyber Summit last month, an annual technology conference organized by Cybera. They were gracious enough to host me this year as a guest. The theme for 2018’s event was “Mind the Gap: Surviving (and Thriving) in the Age of Disruption”. That’s exactly where… Reads more »

Mayor Don Iveson looks back on 2018

“I believe this was the year we made a shift to building Edmonton for the next generation,” said Mayor Don Iveson last week as he hosted the media at City Hall for a briefing and roundtable discussion on 2018. Asked for a highlight from the past year, Mayor Iveson cited the new funding deal with… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #327

Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup: I spoke with Marvin Polis about the state of digital journalism for the newest episode of the IABC… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for December 16, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council finalized the 2019-2022 Capital, Operating, and Utilities budgets on Friday. The expected property tax increase is 2.6% per year (or about $65 for the average household). The latest Council Roundup has all the details and remarks from Councillors. Edmonton Transit is adjusting bus schedules over the… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #326

Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup: The latest radio ratings are out, and once again 102.3 NOW! Radio (CKNO) is on top. Numeris reports… Reads more »