Posts Tagged: edmonton

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #278

This will be my final media notes entry of 2017 – see you in the new year! Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Randy Boissonnault, MP for Edmonton Centre, announced funding of nearly $700,000 “to help launch Radio Cité, a francophone community radio station for the Edmonton area.” The station, at 97.9 FM,… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for December 10, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council approved the Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment for 2018 this week, approving a property tax increase of 3.2%. “Council also approved the $1.4 billion capital budget for 2018 projects that includes new fire stations, upgrading libraries, a police division and transit garage, and other infrastructure.” Edmonton’s new… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for December 3, 2017

Just three weeks to go until Christmas! Where has the time gone? Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City released four reports for Council related to the Exhibition Lands on Friday. “These reports bring together completed work and next steps to attract the most innovative, sustainable and economic ideas for the future of… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #275

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Postmedia and Torstar agreed to swap 37 community newspapers and 4 free commuter papers, many of which were promptly shut down resulting in the loss of at least 290 jobs. While this mostly affected papers in Ontario, former Metro Edmonton reporter Ryan Tumilty was among those let… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for November 26, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines FC Edmonton has decided to shut down operations, telling CBC Edmonton, “we would need 8,000 or 9,000 people to be sustainable.” Here is the organization’s official statement. The decision to cease operations and leave the North American Soccer League (NASL) is effective immediately. The federal government’s national housing… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #274

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CKUA is celebrating 90 years on the air – it’s first air date was November 21, 1927. “After starting as a University of Alberta extension service for farmers, CKUA now has 16 FM transmitters from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge, with 250,000 weekly listeners.” The Faculty of Extension… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for November 19, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Elise Stolte has been writing all week about harassment experienced by nearly one-fifth of City employees at work. She has received lots of emails from former and current City employees expressing “how voiceless they feel.” The City is overhauling its workplace complaints process as a result. The Journal’s… Reads more »