Posts Tagged: events

Edmonton Notes for August 12, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City has had a number of PR disasters this summer which led to some colorful language from Mayor Iveson. “But it’s Iveson and the councillors who get blamed when middle managers make “bone-headed” decisions without giving council a heads-up,” wrote Paula Simons. We covered the baffling Admin… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for August 5, 2018

Happy Long Weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines A group of workers from Ironworkers’ Local 720 shared some incredible photos from atop the Stantec Tower which will be western Canada’s tallest tower when it is complete. The photos are similar to the iconic shot of workers on the unfinished Rockefeller Plaza in 1932…. Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for July 29, 2018

I hope you found an enjoyable way to beat the heat this weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines A footbridge over 170 Street to West Edmonton Mall has been demolished because it was deemed too costly to repair. “The City of Edmonton granted a demolition permit on the condition the mall rebuild the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for July 22, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines “Don’t like the weather? Wait ten minutes.” That pretty much summed up the weekend. Festival organizers with Taste of Edmonton, Interstellar Rodeo, and K-Days all faced challenges keeping guests safe thanks to the sudden changes in weather. Redevelopment planning is well underway for the Northlands site but K-Days… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for July 15, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines In its final meeting before the summer break, City Council approved an undisclosed budget increase “for costs associated with an alternative signalling system plan” for the Metro Line LRT. Council had previously directed the City to pursue an alternative after issuing a notice of default to Thales on… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for July 8, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Construction along both Jasper Avenue and Stony Plain Road at the same time could result in a traffic nightmare for commuters. “Surely it makes more sense to push through with the west LRT first and start work on Jasper Avenue once the trains are running,” wrote Paula Simons…. Reads more »

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 »

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 »

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 »