Posts Tagged: events

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 »

Edmonton Notes for September 16, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The new Royal Alberta Museum finally has an opening date: October 3, 2018. “To celebrate the grand opening and to welcome Albertans back to their provincial museum, admission is free throughout the long weekend, from Oct. 3 to Oct. 8.” After the first 21,500 tickets were snapped up… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 9, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City of Edmonton has been named 2018 Organization of the Year at the International Association for Public Participation of Canada (IAP2 Canada) Core Values Awards Gala. “This is IAP2 Canada’s top honour, recognizing organizations and projects that give people a say in decisions that affect them and… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for September 2, 2018

Happy long weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Hangar 11 has been saved – for now. Council voted to maintain the facility while additional study for both use and partner funding is underway. Council has decided against turning Accidental Beach or another of five proposed locations into permanent urban beaches. At up to… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 26, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council approved a new 16% target for affordable housing in all Edmonton neighbourhoods. “Council also approved in concept $1.5 million for a new five-year advocacy campaign to advertise the benefits of affordable housing in creating stronger, more complete communities.” Council also approved new regulations for secondary suites,… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 19, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City of Edmonton has submitted an application to annex 16 hectares (40 acres) of land in Sturgeon County to support the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park. Sturgeon County is supporting the application, which will be reviewed by the Municipal Review Board. If approved, it would take effect… Reads more »