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The official blog of Mack D. Male, an Edmonton blogger.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #284
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Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: “We published more than 250 items in the last year, and more than 60 newsletters.” Jeff Samsonow reflects on the first year of Edmonton Quotient. Congrats on the milestone! Marty Forbes wrote about the NAIT Radio & TV 50th annive...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #283
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Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Friday, February 9 was Rob Christie‘s last day on the air as he heads now into retirement. He has worked in Edmonton radio for many years, at 630 CHED, Power 92, Magic 99, and 96.3 Capital FM. Cam Tait shared the story of meeting Rob and s...
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Edmonton Notes for February 11, 2018
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Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines It sounds like a three-or-more bin system is an inevitability for waste management in Edmonton. “The more we create a Cadillac system that does it for people, the more it’s going to cost,” Mayor Don Iveson said. A new strategy will be...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #282
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Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: “Word out of West Edmonton Mall this morning is radio icon Rob Christie has called it quits,” reports Puget Sound Radio. “Christie’s replacement will be Sean Burke, current morning host of CFCW.” Marty Forbes wrote about ...
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Edmonton Notes for February 4, 2018
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It has been a couple of weeks since my last update, but I have a good excuse (which you can read about below). Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Talk about a punch to the gut: “The city auditor issued a scathing critique of Edmonton’s waste management centre Thursday, a facility ...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #281
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Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Former Edmonton Journal opinion editor David Evans died last week of pancreatic cancer. “Evans, 68, worked at the Journal for 15 years, arriving as an editorial writer in 1997 and rising to opinion editor before retiring in 2012. In that t...
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Edmonton Notes for January 21, 2018
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Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Given all of the change going on at Northlands, it was no surprise to learn that President & CEO Tim Reid resigned on Friday. He is going to become President & CEO of the Regina Exhibition Association. His last day at Northlands will be March 5...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #280
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #280
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Alberta Views magazine is celebrating 20 years of publication. “I had hoped that we would put it on a strong foundation and it would last the way Harper’s has lasted,” founding editor Jackie Flanagan told CBC. Jeff Samsonow not...
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Edmonton Notes for January 14, 2018
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Edmonton Notes for January 14, 2018
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines At EEDC’s annual Impact luncheon on Tuesday, outgoing CEO Brad Ferguson said Edmonton should strive for 4% annual economic growth. “Growth opportunities will be hard to find and the competition has never been as fierce,” he said. Davi...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #279
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #279
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CBC Edmonton’s Zoë Todd is now “covering the peace region from Grande Prairie”. Pretty neat looking newsroom! Jason Gregor reports that this year’s Month of Giving raised $102,625. “We helped out The Christmas Burea...
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