Despite major budget cuts, the University of Alberta remains committed to its vision as a top research and teaching university. That’s the message of the revised institutional plan released this week in the wake of the $43 million drop in provincial funding.
Ladies and gentlemen, friends and fellow Edmontonians, I am very pleased to announce that I am running for Mayor of Edmonton in the October 21st civic election.
I have spoken with a number of public officials in Edmonton over the last 6 years about the proposed new arena. Every time I raised the issue of cost over-runs, the response was always “we will let a contract for $450 million that explicitly states all cost over-runs beyond the contract price will be paid by the builder, not the city.” My response was always: good luck getting a general contractor to agree to those terms.
“Rookie Ward 11 councillor Kerry Diotte announced Thursday he will run for mayor in the October municipal election. Diotte became the first declared candidate for the top job.”
Many cities that develop food and urban agriculture policies also establish food councils. Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Kamloops and Calgary are good Canadian examples. Edmonton will also establish a food council this year!
The final piece of the downtown arena funding puzzle might be about to fall into place after a special city council meeting was called for Wednesday afternoon.
Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) marks the full market launch of pay meters at all of our newspaper websites and apps.
The city took a step Monday toward vastly expanding its free Wi-Fi network when council’s executive committee recommended accepting a deal with Shaw Communications.
The Edmonton location of Beer Revolution officially opens its doors today.
By the slimmest of margins, the Capital Region Board endorsed the downtown arena project Thursday, voting to support a grant application Edmonton will make for $25 million from the provincial government.
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