I start my day listening to CBC Edmonton. They wake me up every morning and today was one of my favourite features of the week: the Edmonton AM business panel. It features Calgary Herald columnist Deborah Yedlin and Alberta Venture editor Paul Marck. They were discussing Alberta’s budget issues and the possibility of a sales tax in Alberta. Evidently I’ve been out of the … [Read more...] about Edmonton AM business panel: Alberta sales tax
Politics in Alberta, it seems, is a blood sport especially when one feels their turf is threatened. With the reigning Conservatives on the ropes in terms of their approval ratings, the Wildrose Alliance has seen support rise for its party. It seems like a natural thing, since they both occupy similar real estate in the political spectrum. The Conservatives are especially … [Read more...] about Thoughts on the Alberta Party & Alberta politics
Edmonton had its first major dump of snow. Winter is upon us! And, of course, many are complaining about the state of the roads. You know what? They have good reason to complain. Yes, I know, Edmonton is a big city and it’s a big job. Tell me something I didn’t know. What I do know is that I grew up in a place that got a hell of a lot more snow than Edmonton and it was dealt … [Read more...] about Edmonton snow clearing & budget rant
Should Edmonton city council close the Edmonton City Centre Airport? This is the questions facing council today, after much debate. I’ve only been in Edmonton since early 2008 and I’ve sat on the sidelines of this debate listening to both sides. I really haven’t had an opinion on it until recently because I wanted to get both sides before deciding. I’ve listened to the … [Read more...] about Should Edmonton close the Edmonton City Centre Airport?
On Saturday I attended Edmonton Transit Camp at the World Trade Centre. It was a half-day event where attendees could find out all about what the plans are for the Edmonton transit system and contribute their views on what should happen with the Edmonton transit system. There were about 50 to 60 people attending the event and I thought it was worthwhile attending. It was … [Read more...] about Edmonton Transit Camp #yegtransit