Posts Tagged ‘september 9’

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?

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Edmonton Headlines for September 9

sigh

For me, it was the leaves this morning.

There’s that point, in every season, where one just accepts it’s time to accept the new season. I don’t like to let summer into my heart until I’m really, really, sure it’s actually arrived. (Which is usually the second or third week of July.)

And while it’s been chilly a few mornings, and I’ve seen my breath on walks to work, it was the burgeoning carpet of leaves (seen above) that made me realize summer is done and we’re onto fall.

If only winter could wait as long as summer to confirm its existence.

from the Edmonton Journal:

Boyd leaves mixed legacy as top cop (Boyd had a good public image, and put a better shine on the EPS, but officers never totally backed him.)

Back-to-school crowd jams Edmonton LRT (And we thought nobody liked to ride transit…)

Hands off utility franchise fees, Mandel tells province

Local building permits down 19% in month (They’re down and they’re also up year-over-year.)

Committee endorses Edmonton cattle drive for rodeo (Downtown is going to smell like horse poop.)

from the Calgary Herald: Calgary to get 132 hospital beds (Shh…don’t tell Sherwood Park.)

from the Edmonton Sun:

Election candidates warned over sign etiquette

from Metro Edmonton:

Public voices concern over city’s transit plans

from the Edmonton Examiner:

EFCL to celebrate Community League Day (It’s September 18, so find yourself a local party.)

from 630CHED/iNews880:

Stress injury clinic to benefit military, police

from CBC Edmonton:

Review of airport needed: Alta minister (Nothing government likes doing more than reporting on reports.)

Jasper Ave. bar plan takes another step

from CTV Edmonton:

Wall, Stelmach defend Canadian oil to Pelosi

from Vue Weekly:

River City sexuality (Told you we were a sexy city.)

from SEE Magazine:

Making it work (Part two of four in a look at Alberta cultural industries. This time it’s magazines.)

And SEE’s Fish Griwkowsky (though he does way more than just SEE stuff) is on Twitter.


Mid-week Morning Headlines

Yet another Back to School themed picture.

Yet another Back to School themed picture.

It’s 9-9-9, everybody. Here’s a little bit on what makes the day neat, other than the fact there are so many 9s. The movie “9” also comes out today, and it looks good.

After perusing the various news websites of the city, it’s turned into a newspaper kind of day.

from the Edmonton Journal:

City wants checks on contaminated sites (The City owns some dirty land.)

Hiring ‘brisk’ at strikebound Safeway plant

Regional mental health services chief quits (Connected to Alberta Hospital stuff.)

Second jewelry heist

Public school board elects new chair (Meet the new boss…)

from the Edmonton Sun:

Chief seeks to stop cop killer’s release

Arts cuts blasted (Provincial arts cuts, that is.)

from Metro Edmonton:

William Shatner weighs in on Edmonton elephant saga (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds…His version)

I feel like I could have missed something…you’ll have to let me know.