Posts Tagged: news

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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #305

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Taproot Edmonton has launched the Music Roundup, a weekly compilation of the latest headlines, concert announcements, and other updates to help you stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Edmonton’s music community. The Music Roundup is being curated and written by Sandra Sperounes, who was the music writer… 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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #304

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: “We love working in Edmonton, and the work we do costs money,” tweeted StarMetro Edmonton’s bureau chief Alex Boyd in reference to the new paywall. Four new podcasts have joined the Alberta Podcast Network! Here is the latest podcast roundup. The Edmonton Journal’s Dave Breakenridge had to… 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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #303

A small announcement to start this week’s edition: Media Monday Edmonton will soon become a roundup at Taproot Edmonton! I am still working out the details, but I will continue to post something media-related here each Monday night while directing you to Taproot for the full roundup. Thank you for reading! Here’s my latest update… 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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #302

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Calder Bateman’s Catrin Owen is leaving for a new role at the City of Edmonton. I’ve not yet seen confirmation of this, but it is very likely she will be the new Deputy City Manager of Communications and Engagement, the position that Carolyn Campbell left late last… 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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #301

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Newly retired, Lorraine Mansbridge has joined Twitter! Here’s a Global Edmonton feature on Lorraine. “She’s been in Edmonton media for 36 years, almost as long as the Global Edmonton station has been in existence.” Gord Steinke tweeted she’s a “class act and a lot of fun to… Reads more »