In a province with so many immediate infrastructure needs, from LRT to highways to hospitals, in a province has can scarcely balance its budget, even in a year of record revenues, it seems a daft way to plan. Mad money has rarely been so aptly named.
"Poppy Barley Inc., an Edmonton startup founded by sisters Justine and Kendall Barber in 2012, offers made-to-measure women’s footwear for order online. The company eschews traditional single-measurement “shoe size,” letting customers input up to five different measurements on its website to design perfectly fitted, comfortable footwear to be sent to their door."
Source: The Globe and Mail
"This morning, I was proud to shake Edmonton Mayor Dan Iveson’s hand and congratulate the City of Edmonton on being named Canada’s Earth Hour City Capital for 2014."
"Edmonton is bringing in two electric buses this spring to become the second Canadian city to test the new technology, Edmonton Transit manager Charlie Stolte says. Earlier batteries needed to be recharged too frequently to be practical, but new versions can run for about 200 kilometres, he said Wednesday."
Planners should consider removing service lanes and boulevards when they look at widening congested 75th Street to six lanes, Coun. Bryan Anderson says.
On Tuesday March 4 2014, we are featuring some of Edmonton’s most impressive young professionals – those who have graduated and gone on to interesting and fulfilling careers across a range of industries, from public relations to strategy and operations consulting.
Economic growth in Edmonton is set to moderate from 4.6 per cent in 2013 to a still-solid 3.4 per cent this year. Energy activity will continue to drive gains in the city’s primary and manufacturing sectors. Even though employment growth is expected to slow, domestic demand will remain strong.
Thank you, Edmonton. You have raised $2.5 million to buy and install the LED lights needed to illuminate the High Level Bridge.
(For those good folks who always intended to buy a bulb, you still can. Until March 14. The extra money will help with extra costs, like replacement bulbs.)
Redford’s government has had to borrow to spend on infrastructure, but a key highway to Fort McMurray is being twinned, major ring roads in Edmonton and Calgary are to be completed and now it appears like the LRT will proceed, a huge win for big city residents.
We love this city, but we built our art gallery in the wrong part of town. Edmonton’s Art District is the worst place on this planet to open an art gallery. For the sake of our own safety and sanity, we are considering moving. Please tell us of any other locations in this city that are friendly to art, we need a new home.
But while Iceland’s tourism industry has scored a major PR coup here, it’s hard to see exactly what Edmonton or Alberta are doing to reciprocate.
"New numbers from a Léger poll for the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal show the Alberta Progressive Conservatives suffering a significant drop in support since the fall. But that is nothing compared to the fall in approval ratings experienced by Premier Alison Redford."
"This year, our judges politely argued over what they thought was the city’s top dining spot; and, once their votes were cast, they still had to rank restaurants in 20 more categories. From best new restaurant to best to-go spot — from best pizza to best burgers, this is our most extensive survey of the Edmonton restaurant scene yet."
The City of Edmonton is building support for the new Valley Line LRT, which will run from Mill Woods to City Centre. This is an exciting phase of the ongoing LRT build and we want to hear from you. Send us your thoughts—or just say YES to support LRT and get updates.