Posts Tagged: news

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. ‚ÄúCompleting the Henday has made a huge difference to commuters and goods movement. But with all freeways, they… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #300

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Stephanie Coombs, former managing editor at the Edmonton Journal, is leaving her post as Director of Communications and Marketing at EEDC to return to media, taking over the CBC Edmonton newsroom as Gary Cunliffe is retiring. She starts at the end of the month. “This is absolutely… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for June 10, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Edmonton Pride Parade was very well attended yesterday even with a bit of rain! The parade was interrupted briefly by protestors demanding that police and military be prohibited from marching in future parades. Organizers agreed and have banned them from future parades “until the community feels that… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for June 3, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton is one of five finalists in the federal government’s $50 million Smart Cities Challenge. “As a finalist, Edmonton will get a $250,000 grant to complete Phase 2. This Phase will focus on building a plan to support connectedness to the community, decrease loneliness and increase a sense… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #298

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: A couple of weeks ago, Joel Gotlib announced he has “parted ways with CTV Edmonton.” He tweeted that “a new chapter has begun.” CBC did well at the RTDNA awards gala on the weekend. CBC Edmonton’s “investigative reporters Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell won the Edward R…. Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #297

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Effective Tuesday, May 29, CHQT-AM will be rebranded from “iNews 880” to “Global News Radio 880 Edmonton”. The memo announcing the news says that “880 will further integrate with the team at Global Edmonton” and that “some positions have been eliminated” as a result. Puget Sound Radio… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for May 20, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City’s Office of Traffic Safety has published Motor Vehicle Collisions 2017, “an annual account of collisions and related deaths and injuries of people who use the streets in Edmonton.” From 2016 to 2017: total collisions rose 3.3%, fatal collisions rose 23.8%, injury collisions rose 2%, pedestrian collisions… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #296

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: To help mark the 50th anniversary of NAIT’s Radio & TV program, here’s an “Across the Dial” description of Edmonton radio and TV in 1968 from the Edmonton Broadcasters Club. An anniversary reunion took place on Saturday at NAIT. Check out the #RTA50 hashtag for highlights. A… Reads more »