Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

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 »

Edmonton Notes for October 14, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines All 13 communities in the Edmonton Metro Region have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Regional Transit Services Commission. The goal is for collaboration to “provide more integrated and reliable movement between nearby communities than the current mix of transit services.” The Province has provided $3.7… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 7, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The new Royal Alberta Museum is officially open! Sharon, Emily, and I visited on Friday afternoon and had a great time. Edmonton sent 30 snow plows down to Calgary this week to help the city dig out from a record snowfall. Here’s Mayor Iveson making the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 30, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines For a look at what’s coming up at Council in the week ahead, check out the latest edition of the Council Roundup. And for a deep dive on the Terwillegar Drive issue, check out Episode 8 of Speaking Municipally. Stantec celebrated the official opening of its new 251-metre-high… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 23, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City has installed pedestrian scrambles at 104 Street & Jasper Avenue and at 105 Street & 82 Avenue as part of a year-long pilot project. “Pedestrians can cross the intersection in every direction, including diagonally, at the same time while all vehicles are stopped temporarily.” Here’s a… Reads more »

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‚Äôs 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 »