Edmonton Notes for November 3, 2019

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Muttart Constellations
Muttart Constellations, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

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Edmonton Notes for October 27, 2019

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Linda Cochrane announces her retirement
Linda Cochrane announces her retirement

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Edmonton Notes for October 20, 2019

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  • Activist Greta Thunberg was in Edmonton on Friday and spoke at a rally at the Alberta Legislature. "We need to start treating this crisis as a crisis," she said. "Because you cannot solve an emergency without treating it as one."
  • A mural of Thunberg painted by local artist AJA Louden was defaced over the weekend. So disappointing.
  • City Council asked Administration to come up with an annual funding plan to help pay for the restorations of Brighton Block and the Strathcona Hotel. "These are the places where Edmontonians want to be," said David Ridley, executive director of the Edmonton Heritage Council. "So it really has a community and larger economic value."
  • The 18th anniversary of the provincial historic designation of the Rossdale Power Plant was celebrated on Thursday with a new lighting installation "that highlights the architecture and history of the structure." The City says there are 35 light stands in the mezzanine floor and 28 lights on the smoke stacks, and that the project cost $200,000.
  • City Council’s Executive Committee denounced Quebec’s Bill 21, signalling a willingness to back legal challenges against the bill.
  • Cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals are coming soon and the City says that "licensed cannabis retailers in Edmonton will be able to sell these products as soon as they are legally available from manufacturers and distributed by Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC)."
  • A new road and pedestrian crossing is now open just south of Stadium LRT Station. I wish they’d change the name – Muttart Crossing is confusing.
  • The proposed Nordic Spa at Fort Edmonton Park was abruptly cancelled on Friday. "Both organizations worked hard to find commercially viable common ground, but in the end we could not make it work," said Darren Dalgleish president and CEO of Fort Edmonton Management Company in a release.
  • Mayfield Toyota has announced it is moving to West Edmonton Mall with the new dealership slated to open in April 2021 primarily located in the old Sears part of the mall.
  • Campio Brewing officially opened in the former Characters space this past week. I’m looking forward to checking it out!
  • Michael Kalmanovitch was running for the Green Party in Edmonton Strathcona but on Wednesday ended his campaign and encouraged supporters to vote strategically to keep the Conservatives out of power.
  • Taste of Edmonton has announced it will return to Churchill Square next summer with more vendors and more food trucks. “We’re thrilled, we’re excited,” said Donovan Vienneau, Taste of Edmonton’s general manager.
  • In the latest episode of Speaking Municipally we got a little distracted, but still managed to talk about heritage buildings, regional waste, and pumpkin spiced lattes.
  • ICYMI: The Belvedere Transit Centre reopened on Oct. 2 with a new modern building and improved amenities and safety features.
  • Get the latest on Media, Tech, Food, Health Innovation, the Region, Music, Arts, Business, and Council with Taproot Edmonton’s latest roundups.

Edmonton Climate Strike
Edmonton Climate Strike, photo by Dave Sutherland

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Edmonton Notes for October 6, 2019

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Fall for Edmonton
Fall for Edmonton, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

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  • Edmonton Design Week is underway and runs until Friday!
  • This week is also Fire Prevention Week.
  • The Edmonton Social Planning Council is hosting a Vital Signs lunch & learn on Tuesday at the EPL Enterprise Square branch.
  • The Alberta Podcasting Network is hosting the Edmonton Podcasting Get-Together on Tuesday evening at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre.
  • Green Drinks: Climate Politics takes place on Wednesday evening at Yellowhead Brewery.
  • Alberta Blue Cross is hosting the Wellness Summit on Thursday at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel.
  • The iTech Conference takes place on Thursday at the Edmonton Convention Centre.
  • The Downtown Business Association is hosting its 2019 Fall Lunch on building innovation on Thursday at the JW Marriott Edmonton.
  • Unrealized: Edmonton’s Unbuilt Heritage runs until Oct. 25 at Edmonton City Centre with the opening reception taking place Thursday night. The exhibit "examines the projects that would have shaped Edmonton, and the reasons they did not become a reality."
  • Edmonton is hosting a regional qualifier for the Canadian Culinary Championships on Thursday night at the Edmonton Convention Centre, part of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party.
  • Robert Saik will talk about how we feed the future and "how technology convergence is reshaping the farm and the consumer" in the next Lougheed College Lectures event on Thursday evening at the TELUS Centre.
  • The 2019 RISE Awards will be celebrated on Thursday evening at the Edmonton EXPO Centre.
  • The Edmonton Fall Rock n Gem Show runs Thursday to Sunday at the Alberta Aviation Museum.
  • Luke Combs performs on Friday night at Rogers Place.
  • Shinedown performs with Papa Roach on Friday night at the Edmonton Convention Centre.
  • The Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market moves away from 104 Street on Saturday for the first market inside the GWG building on 97 Street in The Quarters.
  • The Edmonton Eskimos will host the BC Lions on Saturday evening at Commonwealth Stadium.

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Edmonton Notes for September 29, 2019

I am thrilled to share that Taproot has been selected to participate in the first Edmonton cohort of ATB X, the business accelerator from ATB Financial!

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Autumn Edmonton
Autumn Edmonton, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

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Edmonton Notes for September 22, 2019

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Mini LRT
Mini LRT, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

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Edmonton Notes for September 15, 2019

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Cyan Memories
Cyan Memories, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

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Edmonton Notes for September 8, 2019

I had a very relaxing weekend away, but being out of town means I missed both High Level Line Day and the launch of the Commonwealth Walkway. I hope you had the opportunity to experience one or both!

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Mayor Don Iveson

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Edmonton Notes for August 25, 2019

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Open Streets Edmonton
Open Streets Edmonton

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Edmonton Notes for August 18, 2019

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Bird e-scooters
e-scooters have arrived

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