Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for 1/10/2009

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: Thursday was the official start of Winter Light 2009, Edmonton’s new winter festival. I wrote about it here, and Todd Babiak wrote a good article in The Journal today. Numbers released by Statistics Canada on Friday show that Edmonton has the lowest unemployment rate in… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 1/3/2009

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: First of all, happy new year! Don’t miss my Edmonton in 2008 recap post. Also – I posted a few photos and video of the downtown celebration (you can see the countdown below). It was freaking cold! Anna Angela Samu was Edmonton’s first baby of… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 12/20/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: The City was awarded a silver medal for leadership from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada for its program to assess and manage $33 billion worth of roads, sewers, bridges, LRT lines, and other infrastructure. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was in town this week,… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 12/13/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: I’ll have to write more about this later, but there is finally a website for the Winter Light festival. ETS is running its popular Christmas Lights Tours starting Monday. Tickets are $3 and tours run until Sunday, December 21st. Kind of a funny story this… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 12/6/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: I guess winter has finally arrived 🙁 Though it was raining tonight, very odd! Here are a couple things I already wrote about: Edmonton’s new Future Shop, and more funding for the Winter Lights festival. There were a number of political rallies in Edmonton this… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/29/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: I posted about a couple things already: the new hockey arena concept, and the Halloween Festival. Today, Canwest Global relaunched about ten websites, one of which was the Edmonton Journal site. Sadly, there’s nothing unique about the new look. Every Canwest newspaper site in the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/22/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: The big news this week was the meteor (video is embedded below too). Everyone was talking about it, and Edmonton was mentioned on newscasts throughout North America. Very cool. You can read more about it here. Local tech firm Nirix announced a new marketing competition… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/15/2008 – Holiday Light Up! Edition

Earlier this evening, Sharon and I went to check out the Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up! event. Mayor Mandel and Santa were on hand to help light up the largest Christmas tree we’ve ever had in Edmonton – 83 feet tall, with over 8000 energy efficient lights on it! BrightNights was also launched,… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/8/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: The Edmonton Real Estate Blog has a weekly update on the local real estate market. Sara MacLennan, co-author of the blog, has joined Twitter too! Bad news for Edmonton drivers – our city has the worst collision rate in the country at 1,109 per 100,000…. Reads more »