Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for April 8, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton will receive $878 million for transit projects thanks to phase 2 of the infrastructure fund promised in the 2015 federal election. “It’s enough to get Edmonton’s west LRT built, plus contribute to other transit priorities.” The City has decided to end the Dogwood Cafe’s lease at the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 25, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The provincial budget was unveiled this week and it included $1.5 billion in LRT funding for Edmonton which means the Valley Line LRT West will go ahead as planned. “This means the Government of Alberta recognizes the importance of public transit in building a prosperous city,” said Mayor… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 18, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton is an official Candidate Host City for United 2026, the joint Canadian, Mexican, and American bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The other two Canadian cities included in the bid are Montreal and Toronto. The Alberta government has said it will not provide financial support…. Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 11, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines In looking back at the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference that was held in Edmonton this past week, Mayor Don Iveson says “cities are where invention happens.” Scott Croxall finished fourth in the Red Bull Crashed Ice event here in Edmonton this weekend, but that was enough… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 4, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The new YEG Culture Map website launched this week, “to celebrate our past and build our 10-year community plan for Edmonton’s Arts and Heritage.” On the website there’s a map where you can place a lobstick. “Rooted in Indigenous tradition, lobsticks were used to mark significant locations.” At… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for February 25, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Initial community engagement sessions for the successor to The Art of Living, Edmonton’s arts & heritage plan, are starting this week and run through March. “The new 10-year Arts & Heritage Plan will be unique to Edmonton, and will provide strong recommendations that will infuse the arts into… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for February 11, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines It sounds like a three-or-more bin system is an inevitability for waste management in Edmonton. “The more we create a Cadillac system that does it for people, the more it’s going to cost,” Mayor Don Iveson said. A new strategy will be brought to the Utility Committee later… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #282

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: “Word out of West Edmonton Mall this morning is radio icon Rob Christie has called it quits,” reports Puget Sound Radio. “Christie’s replacement will be Sean Burke, current morning host of CFCW.” Marty Forbes wrote about Tommy Banks and his connection to local radio. A memorial will… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for February 4, 2018

It has been a couple of weeks since my last update, but I have a good excuse (which you can read about below). Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Talk about a punch to the gut: “The city auditor issued a scathing critique of Edmonton’s waste management centre Thursday, a facility that’s been touted… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 21, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Given all of the change going on at Northlands, it was no surprise to learn that President & CEO Tim Reid resigned on Friday. He is going to become President & CEO of the Regina Exhibition Association. His last day at Northlands will be March 5. Graham Hicks… Reads more »