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Last Edmonton Headlines

Good morning, Edmonton. This is indeed the last time you and I will discuss the news of the day here in Headlines at the edmontonian. Let’s hope there’s some juicy news to dig into.

It’s almost always funny, in a sad kind of way, that when governments announce they are going to tackle a problem or get tough on something, it’s a problem that’s had previous attempts to do just that. Edmonton’s recent worries over violent crime is just one of those issues. So, hopefully this is the time everyone follows through on plans and recommendations.

Meanwhile…Edmonton Police are teaming up with other agencies for a new kind of patrol…an action team!

On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, an Edmonton firefighter who went to New York with the Red Cross is trying to remember the triumph of the human spirit he saw in the days after the Word Trade Centre towers fell.

The City of Edmonton is trying to entice filmmakers to shoot here. Though, not with a grant or tax break, or deals if they are locals or use local crews. I don’t think it’s a great idea to move $5-million from the financial stabilization fund when you’re running a deficit.

“Are people supposed to park on the next block? It’s insanity.” Really? Parking one block away is the end of the world?


May 12 Edmonton Headlines

There’s a lot to get to today, so let’s get to it, Edmonton.

Building a better city, one without “crap” architecture, takes time, but Edmonton is making moves to be that city.

Building a better city will also mean taking bold steps, including those of the environmental persuasion.

The City of Edmonton is trying to figure out what to do about the many electronic billboards (essentially giant video screens) popping up. Do they distract drivers? Do they cause crashes? Should they be regulated?

Daycare operations at the Edmonton Public School Board won’t be handed over to a large private company.

It’s dry. It’s windy. It’s time for fire bans.

EPCOR is looking at getting into the oilsands.

The City is looking for its next Poet Laureate (they will be replacing our current PL, Cadence Weapon).

The Edmonton Police Service is thanking apartment and multi-residential development managers who try to keep things safe for tenants.

An Edmonton river valley park is open again, after Project KARE investigated a tip on a missing person for most of this week. (Project KARE investigates the disappearance, and homicides, of dozens of “high-risk” individuals in the Edmonton area.)

A St. Alberta man is behind a new kind of bulletproof vest.

This news train is just getting rolling! (more…)

artsScene goes Jekyll and Hyde

While Mack D. Male has your best rundown on the party (of the summer?) last night, I do have to mention a few things about the artsScene Edmonton “Jekyll and Hyde Summer Party.”

Otherwise, Sally will think I’m just going to parties for no good reason. (more…)