Posts By: Mack D. Male

Edmonton Election 2017: A mandate to keep moving forward

Monday’s election resulted in very few surprises for City Council. Don Iveson easily won re-election as mayor, all but one of the incumbent councillors is returning, and while it is still early, the winners of the three open races seem like they’ll fit in just fine with the mostly progressive Council they are joining. Voter… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 15, 2017

Monday, October 16 is Election Day! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines For the latest on the election, check out Taproot Edmonton’s election microsite. Here is our latest roundup of news from Wednesday. Bookmark our results dashboard to see how it all plays out Monday night! A total of 26,198 citizens marked a ballot… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #270

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Erin Isfeld has been named co-anchor of CTV News at Six beginning Monday, October 23. She has been at CTV Edmonton since 2005. Good journalism really can make a difference in the world. Here’s Paula Simons with the latest on Serenity’s case. Grant Ainsley wrote… Reads more »

Recap: DemoCamp Edmonton 37

Edmonton’s 37th DemoCamp took place at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (CCIS) on the University of Alberta campus last Wednesday. Here is my recap of DemoCamp Edmonton 36 which took place in May. If you’re new to DemoCamp, here’s what it’s all about: “DemoCamp brings together developers, creatives, entrepreneurs and investors to share what… Reads more »

Edmonton Election 2017: Nomination Day Recap

Nomination Day took place on Monday, September 18. A total of 132 Edmontonians filed their nomination papers and paid their deposits to run in the 2017 municipal election. Michelle Draper was the only candidate acclaimed on Nomination Day, so she’ll continue serving as the public school board trustee for Ward B. Barry Koperski had filed his paperwork… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 1, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines I don’t have much to say about the events of Saturday night, now being investigated as “acts of terrorism,” that hasn’t already been said elsewhere. Here’s the Journal article and here’s the CBC article. Here is Mayor Don Iveson’s statement and here is Premier Rachel Notley’s statement. There… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #268

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Global News has announced that Jim Haskins is Global Edmonton’s new News Director and Station Manager. “Replacing Tim Spelliscy who retired last month, Jim joins the Edmonton team from Global News Halifax where he worked as a News Director and Station Manager for the last five years.”… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #267

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Athletic, a subscription-based paywalled sports site, has launched in Edmonton. Jonathan Willis will be writing frequent columns and says “Allan Mitchell, perhaps better known as Lowetide, will be a weekly columnist” and that “Sunil Agnihotri, Minnia Feng and (Black Dog) Pat McLean” will also be “featured contributors”…. Reads more »