Posts Tagged: edmonton

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 »

Recap: Edmonton’s HealthHack Competition

Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to help judge the City of Edmonton’s HealthHack Competition. Connected to Edmonton’s Smart Cities Challenge, the competition invited citizens to propose innovative approaches to improve the four health indicators of mental health, physical health, social health, and economic health. Nearly 40 proposals were submitted, and a previous round of… 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 »

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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #290

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Goodbye Metro Edmonton, hello StarMetro Edmonton/TheStar Edmonton. Torstar has “doubled the size of our Metro Edmonton newsroom” and will be relaunching/rebranding on April 10. The newspaper will now be called StarMetro Edmonton, and the website will be TheStar Edmonton, a new local hub on thestar.com. The company… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #289

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Friday was Portia Clark’s last day behind the microphone on CBC Edmonton’s Radio Active. “The Radio Active crew went behind Clark’s back, collecting goodbye messages from columnists she has worked with over the years and roping in other columnists to share tips and advice for her new… 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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #288

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Finalists for the 69th annual National Newspaper Awards have been announced. The Edmonton Journal received 3 nominations – Paula Simons, Maclom Mayes, and Larry Wong were all nominated. Winners will be announced in Toronto on May 4. Friday was Gareth Hampshire’s last day at CBC Edmonton. He’s… Reads more »