Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for September 16, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The new Royal Alberta Museum finally has an opening date: October 3, 2018. “To celebrate the grand opening and to welcome Albertans back to their provincial museum, admission is free throughout the long weekend, from Oct. 3 to Oct. 8.” After the first 21,500 tickets were snapped up… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 9, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City of Edmonton has been named 2018 Organization of the Year at the International Association for Public Participation of Canada (IAP2 Canada) Core Values Awards Gala. “This is IAP2 Canada’s top honour, recognizing organizations and projects that give people a say in decisions that affect them and… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 2, 2018

Happy long weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Hangar 11 has been saved – for now. Council voted to maintain the facility while additional study for both use and partner funding is underway. Council has decided against turning Accidental Beach or another of five proposed locations into permanent urban beaches. At up to… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 26, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council approved a new 16% target for affordable housing in all Edmonton neighbourhoods. “Council also approved in concept $1.5 million for a new five-year advocacy campaign to advertise the benefits of affordable housing in creating stronger, more complete communities.” Council also approved new regulations for secondary suites,… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 19, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City of Edmonton has submitted an application to annex 16 hectares (40 acres) of land in Sturgeon County to support the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park. Sturgeon County is supporting the application, which will be reviewed by the Municipal Review Board. If approved, it would take effect… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 12, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City has had a number of PR disasters this summer which led to some colorful language from Mayor Iveson. “But it’s Iveson and the councillors who get blamed when middle managers make “bone-headed” decisions without giving council a heads-up,” wrote Paula Simons. We covered the baffling Admin… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 5, 2018

Happy Long Weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines A group of workers from Ironworkers’ Local 720 shared some incredible photos from atop the Stantec Tower which will be western Canada’s tallest tower when it is complete. The photos are similar to the iconic shot of workers on the unfinished Rockefeller Plaza in 1932…. Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for July 29, 2018

I hope you found an enjoyable way to beat the heat this weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines A footbridge over 170 Street to West Edmonton Mall has been demolished because it was deemed too costly to repair. “The City of Edmonton granted a demolition permit on the condition the mall rebuild the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for July 22, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines “Don’t like the weather? Wait ten minutes.” That pretty much summed up the weekend. Festival organizers with Taste of Edmonton, Interstellar Rodeo, and K-Days all faced challenges keeping guests safe thanks to the sudden changes in weather. Redevelopment planning is well underway for the Northlands site but K-Days… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for July 15, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines In its final meeting before the summer break, City Council approved an undisclosed budget increase “for costs associated with an alternative signalling system plan” for the Metro Line LRT. Council had previously directed the City to pursue an alternative after issuing a notice of default to Thales on… Reads more »