Posts Tagged: events

Edmonton Notes for May 6, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Air Canada launched non-stop daily flights between Edmonton and San Francisco this week. “This new route highlights Air Canada’s confidence in the Edmonton Metro Region and our community is pleased to work with them to add more flights to more places,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 29, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council has approved the property tax rates for 2018, “which resulted in a 1.8 per cent increase for the typical single-family home and a 2.3 per cent increase for non-residential properties that realized an average market value change.” Tax notices will be mailed May 22, and the… Reads more »

Edmonton is a world leader in the science of artificial intelligence

Though he works in perhaps the most hyped field of science there is, Dr. Richard Sutton comes across as remarkably grounded. I heard him described at the 2018 AccelerateAB conference on Tuesday as “the Wayne Gretzky of artificial intelligence” and he’s often called a global pioneer in the field of AI. Sutton has spent 40… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 22, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines According to a new report, “Edmonton faces a $3.8 billion funding gap for capital projects when the province’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) runs out in 2021.” The City estimates it’ll need $18.8 billion between 2019 and 2028 for a range of infrastructure projects. The City has announced it… Reads more »

Recap: Edmonton’s HealthHack Competition

Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to help judge the City of Edmonton’s HealthHack Competition. Connected to Edmonton’s Smart Cities Challenge, the competition invited citizens to propose innovative approaches to improve the four health indicators of mental health, physical health, social health, and economic health. Nearly 40 proposals were submitted, and a previous round of… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 15, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines An investigation by the City Auditor has found that the City has mismanaged more than $30 million from the current planning reserve fund since 2013. “The single largest loss was more than $8.5 million on an eServices project between 2012 and 2015.” The Journal’s editorial on the matter… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for April 8, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton will receive $878 million for transit projects thanks to phase 2 of the infrastructure fund promised in the 2015 federal election. “It’s enough to get Edmonton’s west LRT built, plus contribute to other transit priorities.” The City has decided to end the Dogwood Cafe’s lease at the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 25, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The provincial budget was unveiled this week and it included $1.5 billion in LRT funding for Edmonton which means the Valley Line LRT West will go ahead as planned. “This means the Government of Alberta recognizes the importance of public transit in building a prosperous city,” said Mayor… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for March 18, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton is an official Candidate Host City for United 2026, the joint Canadian, Mexican, and American bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The other two Canadian cities included in the bid are Montreal and Toronto. The Alberta government has said it will not provide financial support…. Reads more »

Recap: DemoCamp Edmonton 40

Edmonton’s 40th DemoCamp took place at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (CCIS) on the University of Alberta campus on Wednesday, March 14. The event marked 10 years since Edmonton’s first DemoCamp which took place back on March 26, 2008. Here’s what I wrote in my recap of that event: I counted about sixty people… Reads more »