Posts Tagged: edmonton

Edmonton Notes for July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day! It looks like the Legislature grounds had an amazing turnout today. Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council is looking to hold tax increases to the rate of economic growth. Councillor Henderson told Elise Stolte that a series of zero increase budgets in the 1990s “ended up costing taxpayers more… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #302

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Calder Bateman’s Catrin Owen is leaving for a new role at the City of Edmonton. I’ve not yet seen confirmation of this, but it is very likely she will be the new Deputy City Manager of Communications and Engagement, the position that Carolyn Campbell left late last… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for June 24, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Flair Airlines is moving its headquarters to Edmonton and will use the Edmonton International Airport as its main transfer hub. “As such, that makes us Edmonton’s hometown airline,” Flair executive chairman David Tait said at the announcement Tuesday morning in downtown Edmonton. The northeast corner of Jasper Avenue… Reads more »

#yeg turns ten

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the #yeg hashtag on Twitter. Here is the first #yeg tweet: #Edmonton Twitterers…our neighbours to the south have started using the hashtag #yyc to self organize…cool idea we should borrow? #yeg — Mack Male (@mastermaq) June 20, 2008 That’s probably the only time I have used #Edmonton! Ever since… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #301

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Newly retired, Lorraine Mansbridge has joined Twitter! Here’s a Global Edmonton feature on Lorraine. “She’s been in Edmonton media for 36 years, almost as long as the Global Edmonton station has been in existence.” Gord Steinke tweeted she’s a “class act and a lot of fun to… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for June 17, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Province announced it will spend $100 million to widen to six lanes an 18-kilometre stretch of the southwest leg of Anthony Henday Drive between Whitemud Drive and 111 Street. “Completing the Henday has made a huge difference to commuters and goods movement. But with all freeways, they… Reads more »

Recognizing child friendly businesses in Edmonton

Child Friendly Edmonton, a Council Initiative sponsored by Councillor Bev Esslinger, launched the new Child Friendly Business Recognition Program today at City Hall. The program “aims to promote businesses that are intentionally welcoming to children and their families.” Councillors Esslinger and Paquette spoke at today’s launch event “We want to share this new program with… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #300

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Stephanie Coombs, former managing editor at the Edmonton Journal, is leaving her post as Director of Communications and Marketing at EEDC to return to media, taking over the CBC Edmonton newsroom as Gary Cunliffe is retiring. She starts at the end of the month. “This is absolutely… Reads more »

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 »