"On Thursday, Daryl Katz, team owner and co-developer of the Edmonton Arena District (EAD) made a rare appearance before journalists to reveal new details about a $2.5-billion mega-development that will transform four million square feet (including the arena) of downtown parking lots and one-storey building sites into what he calls the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment project in Canada."
"United Airlines is ending flights between Edmonton and its New York City hub in Newark, N.J., the airline confirmed Saturday. Billed as a direct trip to New York City, about 30 kilometres away, United added the service in May 2013. The final run will be Oct. 24."
Wondering what the future of commuting beholds, Avenue sent correspondent Omar Mouallem on an assignment — in the year 2033.
With the high number of people crowding the sidewalks late at night on Friday and Saturday nights, the City would like to try a pilot project, in which a portion of Whyte Avenue would be made “Car Free,” allowing for pedestrians to walk on the street for a few hours to help eliminate sidewalk crowding.
New city data mapped neighbourhood by neighbourhood shows a whole ring of communities that have lost thousands of residents since 1971. Twelve neighbourhoods have seen their populations drop by more than 40 per cent.
"Edmonton’s High Level Bridge opened in June 1913 after three years of construction to workmen’s cheers and citizens’ hurrahs as the first train crossed the bridge. “North and South Side Now Linked by High Level,” proclaimed an Edmonton Journal headline. The new artery joined the cities on either side, playing a key role in their amalgamation, the lifeblood between the riverbanks. But from the start, the bridge built to connect has inadvertently served as a fatal exit."
"The City of Edmonton has won an international award for a creative campaign it launched using Lego to teach Edmontonians about bike safety. The Institute of Transportation Engineers handed over the Transportation Safety Council Edmund R. Ricker Award in Seattle on Wednesday."
It could well be the most controversial personnel move made by an NHL team this off-season. And what’s remarkable is that it wasn’t the addition of a new coach, general manager or even a player. Instead, it was the Edmonton Oilers reaching into their own fan base last week and hiring Tyler Dellow, a Toronto-based lawyer turned amateur statistician who had become the organization’s biggest critic over its eight consecutive playoff-less seasons.
Marissa Loewen is hoping the city will give the green light to an idea to mix work with the river valley. Working with local designers, Loewen wants to create workstations in some city parks so people can enjoy the short summer season.
Afghanistan Memorial Vigil (by 3rd Canadian Division / 3e Division du Canada)
"Brigadier-General W. Eyre, Commander 3rd Canadian Division (3 Cdn Div) presents His Worship Don Iveson, Mayor City of Edmonton, with a Canadian Flag that was flown in Afghanistan during the Canadian mission following the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil Commemoration Ceremony held at Edmonton City Hall on August 11, 2014. "
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