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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #301
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Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Newly retired, Lorraine Mansbridge has joined Twitter! Here’s a Global Edmonton feature on Lorraine. “She’s been in Edmonton media for 36 years, almost as long as the Global Edmonton station has been in existence.” Gord Steinke...
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Edmonton Notes for June 17, 2018
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Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Province announced it will spend $100 million to widen to six lanes an 18-kilometre stretch of the southwest leg of Anthony Henday Drive between Whitemud Drive and 111 Street. “Completing the Henday has made a huge difference to commuters and goods...
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Recognizing child friendly businesses in Edmonton
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Child Friendly Edmonton, a Council Initiative sponsored by Councillor Bev Esslinger, launched the new Child Friendly Business Recognition Program today at City Hall. The program “aims to promote businesses that are intentionally welcoming to children and their families.” Councillors E...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #300
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Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Stephanie Coombs, former managing editor at the Edmonton Journal, is leaving her post as Director of Communications and Marketing at EEDC to return to media, taking over the CBC Edmonton newsroom as Gary Cunliffe is retiring. She starts at the e...
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Edmonton Notes for June 10, 2018
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Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Edmonton Pride Parade was very well attended yesterday even with a bit of rain! The parade was interrupted briefly by protestors demanding that police and military be prohibited from marching in future parades. Organizers agreed and have banned the...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #299
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #299
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: At 3pm on Tuesday, Corus Radio flipped the switch and iNews880 became Global News Radio 880 Edmonton. “Global News Hour at 6 will now be heard on the radio as well as Gord Steinke, Carole Anne Devaney and Jesse Beyer deliver a full hour of...
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Edmonton Notes for June 3, 2018
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Edmonton Notes for June 3, 2018
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton is one of five finalists in the federal government’s $50 million Smart Cities Challenge. “As a finalist, Edmonton will get a $250,000 grant to complete Phase 2. This Phase will focus on building a plan to support connectedness to t...
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Roundhouse coworking space is now open inside MacEwan University’s Allard Hall
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Roundhouse coworking space is now open inside MacEwan University’s Allard Hall
MacEwan University’s new coworking space Roundhouse held its grand opening celebration this afternoon inside Allard Hall. In addition to facilitating collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the space is open to the broader community of local entrepreneurs, volunteers, and ...
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The way to get a recession in Edmonton
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The way to get a recession in Edmonton
John Rose, Chief Economist at the City of Edmonton, started his presentation at the Edmonton Real Estate Forum earlier this month with a bit of humor. “There are two kinds of forecasts,” he told the packed room. “Lucky and wrong!” He finished it on a much more serious note...
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #298
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #298
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: A couple of weeks ago, Joel Gotlib announced he has “parted ways with CTV Edmonton.” He tweeted that “a new chapter has begun.” CBC did well at the RTDNA awards gala on the weekend. CBC Edmonton’s “investigati...
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Edmonton Notes for May 27, 2018
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Edmonton Notes for May 27, 2018
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Edmonton Transit is making transit free for children 12 and under. “Effective June 1, children can ride any ETS bus or LRT free of charge if they are accompanied by a fare-paying adult. A family of four with two children will save $13 when they t...
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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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