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Mayor Don Iveson calls on Edmonton investors to get in the game
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Mayor Don Iveson calls on Edmonton investors to get in the game
In his State of the City address (available here in PDF) yesterday at the Shaw Conference Centre, Mayor Don Iveson said there are four crucial “pipelines” that must be established in order to actively shape Edmonton’s economic future. The “export” pipeline, the “investment” pipe...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #297
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Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Effective Tuesday, May 29, CHQT-AM will be rebranded from “iNews 880” to “Global News Radio 880 Edmonton”. The memo announcing the news says that “880 will further integrate with the team at Global Edmonton” a...
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Edmonton Notes for May 20, 2018
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Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City’s Office of Traffic Safety has published Motor Vehicle Collisions 2017, “an annual account of collisions and related deaths and injuries of people who use the streets in Edmonton.” From 2016 to 2017: total collisions rose 3.3...
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Recap: PodSummit 2018
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I was really glad to have had the opportunity to attend PodSummit 2018 on Saturday, May 5 at CKUA in downtown Edmonton. About 100 “podcasters and the podcast-curious” attended the event to learn about starting a podcast, making it sound amazing, growing an audience, and creating conte...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #296
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Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: To help mark the 50th anniversary of NAIT’s Radio & TV program, here’s an “Across the Dial” description of Edmonton radio and TV in 1968 from the Edmonton Broadcasters Club. An anniversary reunion took place on Saturd...
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Edmonton Notes for May 13, 2018
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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 organiz...
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Recap: AccelerateAB 2018
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AccelerateAB 2018 took place in Edmonton on April 24. The sold-out conference explored the theme of artificial intelligence and machine learning. As A100 Executive Director Cynthia van Sundert said in her message to attendees: “Our province is home to some of the world’s leading think...
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Recap: DemoCamp Edmonton 41
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Edmonton’s 41st DemoCamp took place last night at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (CCIS) on the University of Alberta campus. You can see my recap of DemoCamp Edmonton 41 here. If you’re new to DemoCamp, here’s what it’s all about: “DemoCamp brings together developers, ...
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JW Marriott Edmonton tops off in ICE District
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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, c...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #295
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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 t...
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