Welcome to the 2014-15 Edmonton Journal Readers’ Choice voting website. We want to know which businesses and personalities our readers like the best. Your opinions will be used to determine the annual Edmonton Journal Readers’ Choice Awards.
We are all in Metro Edmonton, whether we reside in Edmonton proper, Strathcona County, Thorsby or Spruce Grove. Despite antiquated, artificial and arbitrary municipal boundaries, the population of Metro Edmonton moves within one single great matrix or ecosystem.
From promoting the Edmonton Eskimos, to fighting for HIV/AIDS awareness, Joyce LaBriola is putting her city first
Prentice needs a strong, savvy Edmonton lieutenant, someone personally committed to him and his new agenda. And Mandel clearly needs a new challenge. Appointing one of the Redford government’s fiercest critics to cabinet would certainly signal profound change. But after a lifetime of running his own show, Mandel may not enjoy being anyone’s second banana.
That smaller city to the north — you know, the one with the legislature and that megamall — is now growing at a faster clip than booming Calgary.
We agree on the importance of increased taxation and annexation. Calgary and Edmonton should commit to making these kinds of changes if they’re serious about redefining what constitutes “quality city service.”We need to come up with a new deal for Calgary and Edmonton, one that properly encompasses population growth and emphasizes the needs for greater investment and more authority. Only then we can really augment our abilities to develop a prosperous, inclusive urban culture.
"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.
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