Posts Tagged: news

Edmonton Notes for May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! This one is special. Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Thales Canada fired back at the City of Edmonton this week saying “a big challenge is education, fundamentally.” Thales vice-president Dave Beckley said “it’s at all levels of the organization.” They have submitted a new schedule for review, which the City… Reads more »

JW Marriott Edmonton tops off in ICE District

A topping off ceremony was held today for the new JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District, located on the corner of 102 Street and 104 Avenue downtown. The building is currently the tallest tower in Edmonton, though it will relinquish that title within the next month or so when the new Stantec Tower, currently under construction… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #295

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Adrienne Pan is the new host of CBC Edmonton’s afternoon drive show, Radio Active, starting Tuesday, July 3. Congrats! She has been anchoring the local TV newscasts for the last seven years. Tyler Dawson is moving to Edmonton from Ottawa to serve as the National Post’s Alberta… Reads more »

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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #294

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Corus Entertainment’s four Edmonton radio stations — 630 CHED, CISN Country 103.9, 92.5 Fresh Radio, and iNews880 — have been named the official radio partners of the 2018 Grey Cup Festival. CKUA has announced its spring fundraiser surpassed the goal, with a total of $679,218 raised. “Your… 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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #293

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Bob Layton has been appointed to the Western Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. On its website, WAB describes the Hall of Fame award as the “most prestigious award given to a Canadian broadcaster.” Catherine Griwkowsky has left Postmedia after 10 years and will be starting with… 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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #292

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: As promised, Metro Edmonton became The Star Edmonton on Tuesday, April 10. I am a little surprised at how all-in they went with the Star branding! The Edmonton Examiner has shifted its publication day from Wednesday to Thursday. As noted by Jeff Samsonow, the website hasn’t been… 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 »