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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #274
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #274
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CKUA is celebrating 90 years on the air – it’s first air date was November 21, 1927. “After starting as a University of Alberta extension service for farmers, CKUA now has 16 FM transmitters from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge, wi...
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Edmonton Notes for November 19, 2017
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Edmonton Notes for November 19, 2017
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Elise Stolte has been writing all week about harassment experienced by nearly one-fifth of City employees at work. She has received lots of emails from former and current City employees expressing “how voiceless they feel.” The City is over...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #273
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #273
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Here’s an update from Movember on John Sexsmith. “I haven’t lost my positive attitude,” he says in the video. Former Edmonton Journal sports writer Joanne Ireland has a new book on the Edmonton Oilers called 100 Things Oi...
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Edmonton Notes for November 12, 2017
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Edmonton Notes for November 12, 2017
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City’s 2018 Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment proposes an increase of 3.6% to the average property tax bill, 1.4% lower than expected. “The budget has been offset in part, thanks to more than $47 million identified in greater sav...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #272
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #272
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Jana Pruden wrote about Ruth Kelly and Venture Publishing at the Globe and Mail in a piece called The death of Wonder Woman. “Ruth’s steadfast belief that she could somehow power through it, that the business could still turn around ...
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Edmonton Notes for November 5, 2017
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Edmonton Notes for November 5, 2017
I hope you made the most of your extra hour this weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Capital Region Board is officially becoming the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board. Here’s the new website. Dr. Jodi L. Abbott is succeeding Nolan Crouse as chair of the board. “...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #271
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #271
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Edmonton Sun has launched a new website design and a new mobile app. Unfortunately, it looks like the new site has broken all existing permalinks. Er, links. For instance, I wanted to link to this story by Jonny Wakefield about a widely-used...
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Edmonton Notes for October 29, 2017
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Edmonton Notes for October 29, 2017
I took a break after the election and spent a week on Vancouver Island with Sharon, so I skipped my notes last weekend. We had a great time, despite a few fairly wet days! Back in Alberta now, ready to tackle the rest of 2017. Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines With the election... Rea...
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Edmonton Election 2017: A mandate to keep moving forward
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Monday’s election resulted in very few surprises for City Council. Don Iveson easily won re-election as mayor, all but one of the incumbent councillors is returning, and while it is still early, the winners of the three open races seem like they’ll fit in just fine with the mostly pro...
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Edmonton Notes for October 15, 2017
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is Election Day! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines For the latest on the election, check out Taproot Edmonton’s election microsite. Here is our latest roundup of news from Wednesday. Bookmark our results dashboard to see how it all plays out Monday night! A total of 26,198 citize...
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