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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #329
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #329
Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup: CJSR celebrated its 35th anniversay on Jan. 7. In a tweet ma...
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Edmonton Notes for January 13, 2019
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Edmonton Notes for January 13, 2019
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Council voted on Friday to expropriate a parcel of downtown land to make way for the planned Warehouse Campus Neighbourhood Park. “The parcel is one of four that the city is buying with $28 million from the downtown community funding levy.”...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #328
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #328
Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup: CKRA-FM returned from its all-Christmas-music format on Dec....
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Edmonton Notes for January 6, 2019
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Edmonton Notes for January 6, 2019
Happy New Year! It was nice to have a break, but now I’m ready to get back down to business. Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Former Edmonton-Mill Creek MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Gene Zwozdesky has died of cancer at the age of 70. The City has mailed 2019 prope...
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Cyber Summit 2018: How to Fix the Future
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Cyber Summit 2018: How to Fix the Future
Andrew Keen was the keynote speaker on the first day of the Cyber Summit last month, an annual technology conference organized by Cybera. They were gracious enough to host me this year as a guest. The theme for 2018’s event was “Mind the Gap: Surviving (and Thriving) in the Age of Dis...
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Mayor Don Iveson looks back on 2018
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Mayor Don Iveson looks back on 2018
“I believe this was the year we made a shift to building Edmonton for the next generation,” said Mayor Don Iveson last week as he hosted the media at City Hall for a briefing and roundtable discussion on 2018. Asked for a highlight from the past year, Mayor Iveson cited the new fundin...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #327
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #327
Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup: I spoke with Marvin Polis about the state of digital journal...
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Edmonton Notes for December 16, 2018
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Edmonton Notes for December 16, 2018
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council finalized the 2019-2022 Capital, Operating, and Utilities budgets on Friday. The expected property tax increase is 2.6% per year (or about $65 for the average household). The latest Council Roundup has all the details and remarks from Coun...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #326
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #326
Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup: The latest radio ratings are out, and once again 102.3 NOW! ...
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Edmonton Notes for December 9, 2018
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Edmonton Notes for December 9, 2018
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines According to the City’s chief economist John Rose, Edmonton’s GDP per capita peaked in 2014 and won’t reach similar levels again until the 2030s. “It’s going to be a long hard grind, and for a lot of people it’s going to be a real adj...
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