Posts Tagged: news

Edmonton Notes for 4/25/2009

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Sunday’s Earth Day festivities at Hawrelak Park have been cancelled and will be rescheduled, according to the Facebook event page. In case you missed it earlier, today was the grand opening of the city’s two newest LRT stations! On Thursday, the City announced that Donate-A-Ride has donated roughly $1.1… Reads more »

You’re asking the wrong question

Last week’s issue of SEE Magazine was a “theme” issue, focusing on the future of the media industry (“print in peril”). In addition to this interesting article, there was a panel comprised of four local newspeople with lots of experience: Linda Hughes (U of A, formerly Edmonton Journal), Ron Wilson (CBC), Jeremy Lye (iNews880), and… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 4/11/2009

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: City Councillor Don Iveson has started blogging again, and he’s now on Twitter! Follow him at @doniveson. The map for Edmonton’s proposed 12-ward system was released this week. It’ll be discussed at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The Winter Light organizers are collecting feedback with this online survey. Let them… Reads more »

Edmonton Media Organizations on Twitter – Update 1

Back on March 3rd, I posted a list of local media organizations on Twitter. At that time, there were roughly a dozen organizations with official accounts. It was easier to count the number of organizations using Twitter, than those not using it. That’s no longer the case. Here are the local media organizations using Twitter… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 4/4/2009

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: According to Epcor, power consumption during Earth Hour dropped 5.2%, much more than the 1.5% last year. Sharon posted another great roundup of Edmonton events for April. The “Spring 2009” radio ratings book has been released, and measures audiences from January 5th to March 1st. As usual, 630 CHED… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 3/28/2009

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: The 2009 edition of EEDC’s magazine, Images Edmonton, is now available. You can view the entire magazine online too. Edmonton is now the second city in Canada (after Winnipeg) to have a BOMA Best certified City Hall – an environmental certification that assesses energy use, water use, waste reduction,… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 3/21/2009

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: The final Winter Light event takes place tonight from 8pm until 11pm in Churchill Square. Illuminations features fire and light projections, performances, story telling, and free hot chocolate! I’ll be there. Local municipalities finally approved a regional growth plan this week. You can learn more about the Capital Region… Reads more »

Talking Twitter with CTV Edmonton

It’s no secret that the local media have jumped aboard the Twitter train in recent weeks. They seem completely smitten with it! Almost all the media outlets in Edmonton are now on Twitter in some capacity. The two big television stations, Global and CTV, have been really great about accepting feedback and assistance as they… Reads more »