Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

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 »

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 »

Edmonton Notes for December 9, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines According to the City’s chief economist John Rose, Edmonton’s GDP per capita peaked in 2014 and won’t reach similar levels again until the 2030s. “It’s going to be a long hard grind, and for a lot of people it’s going to be a real adjustment to get used… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for December 2, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines On Thursday, the Government of Alberta introduced the City Charters Fiscal Framework Act which if passed would “provide Edmonton and Calgary with infrastructure funding tied to provincial revenues, meaning they would share in Alberta’s future revenue growth.” The proposed $500 million would be split between Edmonton & Calgary… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for November 25, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Calgary Stampeders won the Grey Cup tonight here in Edmonton, defeating the ottawa Redblacks 27-16. Though the Eskimos weren’t in the final, Edmonton can still count a win thanks to a successful and family-friendly festival that led up to the big game. Terry Jones said in the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for November 11, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines From the Journal’s story on today’s Remembrance Day ceremonies marking a century since the end of World War I: “Nearly one-quarter of Albertans joined the war efforts, and one in eight of them would never come back.” Starting Monday, ETS is implementing rotating security guards at transit centres… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for November 4, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines This week, the Province announced $1.04 billion for the Valley Line West LRT and $131 million for the Metro Line Northwest LRT. “This funding supports our government’s commitment to invest in today’s public transportation to meet the needs of our growing population,” said Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation…. Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 28, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Finance Minister Joe Ceci and Mayor Don Iveson had a war of words this week over provincial funding for Edmonton. The Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) program expires in 2021 and no replacement has been announced yet. Mayor Iveson said he’d like to meet directly with Premier Notley to… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 21, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Recreational cannabis became legal across Canada on Wednesday and Edmonton had six retail locations open for business. Signage is still be installed, but you can see the cannabis rules in Edmonton here. Basically: “Smoking will not be allowed within 10 metres of patios, bus stops, doorways, windows and… Reads more »