Posts Tagged: events

Edmonton Notes for November 11, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines From the Journal’s story on today’s Remembrance Day ceremonies marking a century since the end of World War I: “Nearly one-quarter of Albertans joined the war efforts, and one in eight of them would never come back.” Starting Monday, ETS is implementing rotating security guards at transit centres… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for November 4, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines This week, the Province announced $1.04 billion for the Valley Line West LRT and $131 million for the Metro Line Northwest LRT. “This funding supports our government’s commitment to invest in today’s public transportation to meet the needs of our growing population,” said Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation…. Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 28, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Finance Minister Joe Ceci and Mayor Don Iveson had a war of words this week over provincial funding for Edmonton. The Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) program expires in 2021 and no replacement has been announced yet. Mayor Iveson said he’d like to meet directly with Premier Notley to… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 21, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Recreational cannabis became legal across Canada on Wednesday and Edmonton had six retail locations open for business. Signage is still be installed, but you can see the cannabis rules in Edmonton here. Basically: “Smoking will not be allowed within 10 metres of patios, bus stops, doorways, windows and… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 14, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines All 13 communities in the Edmonton Metro Region have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Regional Transit Services Commission. The goal is for collaboration to “provide more integrated and reliable movement between nearby communities than the current mix of transit services.” The Province has provided $3.7… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for October 7, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The new Royal Alberta Museum is officially open! Sharon, Emily, and I visited on Friday afternoon and had a great time. Edmonton sent 30 snow plows down to Calgary this week to help the city dig out from a record snowfall. Here’s Mayor Iveson making the… Reads more »

Amii brings Edmonton’s AI community together with new meetups

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (better known as Amii) held its first AI Meetup at Startup Edmonton on September 10. The organization has been hosting “Tea Time Talks” and other small events at the University of Alberta for a while now, but the new AI Meetup is an attempt to reach a broader audience. Judging… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 30, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines For a look at what’s coming up at Council in the week ahead, check out the latest edition of the Council Roundup. And for a deep dive on the Terwillegar Drive issue, check out Episode 8 of Speaking Municipally. Stantec celebrated the official opening of its new 251-metre-high… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 23, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City has installed pedestrian scrambles at 104 Street & Jasper Avenue and at 105 Street & 82 Avenue as part of a year-long pilot project. “Pedestrians can cross the intersection in every direction, including diagonally, at the same time while all vehicles are stopped temporarily.” Here’s a… Reads more »

Recap: DemoCamp Edmonton 42

Edmonton’s 42nd DemoCamp took place last night at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (CCIS) on the University of Alberta campus. You can see my recap of DemoCamp Edmonton 41 here. If you’re new to DemoCamp, here’s what it’s all about: “DemoCamp brings together developers, creatives, entrepreneurs and investors to share what they’ve been working… Reads more »