Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for June 10, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Edmonton Pride Parade was very well attended yesterday even with a bit of rain! The parade was interrupted briefly by protestors demanding that police and military be prohibited from marching in future parades. Organizers agreed and have banned them from future parades “until the community feels that… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for June 3, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton is one of five finalists in the federal government’s $50 million Smart Cities Challenge. “As a finalist, Edmonton will get a $250,000 grant to complete Phase 2. This Phase will focus on building a plan to support connectedness to the community, decrease loneliness and increase a sense… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for May 20, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City’s Office of Traffic Safety has published Motor Vehicle Collisions 2017, “an annual account of collisions and related deaths and injuries of people who use the streets in Edmonton.” From 2016 to 2017: total collisions rose 3.3%, fatal collisions rose 23.8%, injury collisions rose 2%, pedestrian collisions… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! This one is special. Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Thales Canada fired back at the City of Edmonton this week saying “a big challenge is education, fundamentally.” Thales vice-president Dave Beckley said “it’s at all levels of the organization.” They have submitted a new schedule for review, which the City… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for May 6, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Air Canada launched non-stop daily flights between Edmonton and San Francisco this week. “This new route highlights Air Canada’s confidence in the Edmonton Metro Region and our community is pleased to work with them to add more flights to more places,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 29, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council has approved the property tax rates for 2018, “which resulted in a 1.8 per cent increase for the typical single-family home and a 2.3 per cent increase for non-residential properties that realized an average market value change.” Tax notices will be mailed May 22, and the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 22, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines According to a new report, “Edmonton faces a $3.8 billion funding gap for capital projects when the province’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) runs out in 2021.” The City estimates it’ll need $18.8 billion between 2019 and 2028 for a range of infrastructure projects. The City has announced it… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #292

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: As promised, Metro Edmonton became The Star Edmonton on Tuesday, April 10. I am a little surprised at how all-in they went with the Star branding! The Edmonton Examiner has shifted its publication day from Wednesday to Thursday. As noted by Jeff Samsonow, the website hasn’t been… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 15, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines An investigation by the City Auditor has found that the City has mismanaged more than $30 million from the current planning reserve fund since 2013. “The single largest loss was more than $8.5 million on an eServices project between 2012 and 2015.” The Journal’s editorial on the matter… Reads more »