Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for February 24, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Oilers captain Connor McDavid was suspended two games for an illegal check to the head during Thursday’s game against the New York Islanders. McDavid scored the winning goal that night in overtime. “Obviously it was not a great check, not what I was trying to do. I was… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for February 17, 2019

Happy Family Day long weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Construction on the Valley Line Southeast LRT is behind schedule but it’s unclear by how much. “It’s trending late,” said Adam Laughlin, the city’s deputy manager of integrated infrastructure services. Edmonton-based Amii (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) is receiving $27 million from the Government… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for February 10, 2019

If you can believe it, the temperature could be -6 C on Wednesday. That would be a welcome change! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines NAIT and the City of Edmonton announced this week that NAIT has acquired 13.27 hectares on the Blatchford development site as well as the City’s former Westwood Transit Garage,… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 27, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines According to the latest employee engagement survey, 24% of City of Edmonton employees report being harassed at work and about 26% say they’ve witnessed harassment or descrimination taking place. That’s an increase from 2016. “I’m not happy with the results,” said city manager Linda Cochrane. This is How… Reads more »

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 »

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 »

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 »