Posts Tagged: events

Edmonton Notes for May 12, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Mayor Iveson directed his State of the City address at the provincial government, saying that “Edmonton’s success is integral to Alberta’s success.” Here’s the full text and the video recording. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Edmonton on Friday and he promised that “we’re going… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for May 5, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Council approved the municipal tax rate for 2019, resulting in a 2.6% increase. The numbers include security for the Exhibition Lands, enforcement of the Animal Protection Act, a small increase for Startup Edmonton to retain student talent, and an investment in the downtown district energy system. Council approved… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 28, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines With endorsement from Council, the City is moving forward with a “two transit villages” redevelopment plan for the Exhibition Lands. The old Northlands Coliseum will be demolished and a new LRT stop will be added south of the Edmonton EXPO Centre. Executive Committee approved an 18-year extension to… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 14, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Tuesday is Election Day in Alberta! I have updated my #abvote results dashboard for 2019 – bookmark it for election night! Elections Alberta says nearly 700,000 people voted in advance polls, almost triple the number from 2015. The City has officially terminated its contract with Thales for the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 31, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City announced TLC for LRT this week, a series of “major maintenance projects to help keep our LRT system running safely and smoothly.” Central Station will be shutdown for most of April, and NAIT Station will be inaccessible from April 28 to August 30. Carbon Busters, Encore… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 17, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Government of Canada has committed $948 million for the Valley Line West LRT which means the entire line is now fully funded. The federal government is also contributing $131 million for the first phase of the Metro Line Northwest LRT. Taproot broke the story this week that… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 10, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City is facing a $2.4 million deficit for 2018 that Administration says is “largely due to external factors beyond the City’s control.” Read more in the latest Council Roundup. The Province announced $90 million in funding for Edmonton through the Alberta Community Transit fund. The money will… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 3, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines February was the 29th coldest month in Edmonton since 1880. “The last time that we had had a month this cold was January 1982, with an average temperature of -21.8°C.” According to ATB Financial, 79% of new homes were sitting vacant and unsold across Edmonton in January. “ATB… Reads more »