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  • Edmonton’s future needs fixing; 16-year-old has suggestions

    Edmonton’s future needs fixing; 16-year-old has suggestions

    Hi my name is Logan Lehune. I’m 16-year-old student at McNally High School. I would like to give my take on the state of Edmonton and its future. I am very passionate about Edmonton and its future and I am very actively involved with the city to try to do my part to make it better. But I feel that if Edmonton does not change fast we will fall behind on the global stage. Darwin said: "It is not the strongest who survive, but the ones who most adapt to change.” And the world is changing ra...
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  • A century in the air (a very short history of aviation in edmonton)

    A century in the air (a very short history of aviation in edmonton)

    On Friday, April 28, 1911 a pilot named Hugh Robinson took off from the Exhibition Grounds in his Curtiss biplane to make the first heavier than air flight in Edmonton. Flights by hot air balloons and other lighter than air conveyances had been fairly common attractions at fairs and exhibitions in the city and other parts of Alberta for some years but this marked something quite different. The Curtiss, advertised in the Edmonton newspapers as, “the fastest in the world,” was similar to the...
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  • Alberta Election

    Alberta Election

    An Alberta General Election is expected in the next fifteen months, most probably in early 2012. Popular wisdom and the mass media say that Ed Stelmach’s Progressive Conservative government is in trouble, having fumbled the ball on various policy issues, from medicare, through the Monty Python-like oil and gas royalty review, to poor oversight of oil sands’ phasing and their environmental impact. Their story line is that the Wildrose Alliance Party (WAP) is running even with the PCs in public...
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  • New arena deal fair for city, on to next steps

    New arena deal fair for city, on to next steps

    Plans to build a new arena in downtown Edmonton have taken a significant step forward with City Council’s approval of an agreement framework between the City and the Katz Group. The framework outlines the principles both parties will use to finalize the terms of a master agreement. Council has given City administration the mandate to work with the Katz Group and other stakeholders to make the downtown arena become a reality. The framework agreement addresses the funding, design, building an...
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  • YES! For Edmonton

    YES! For Edmonton

    Stand up for Edmonton’s progress on Oct. 18 and beyond
    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Those are powerful words spoken long ago by Mahatma Gandhi. But what is the change that you wish to see? Edmonton is changing for the better thanks to the hard work of progressive leaders who have a vision for this city’s future. Yes! For Edmonton is a group that wants to advance that vision and keep changing the way Edmontonians see themselves and the way the world sees ou...
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  • Alberta's Changing Politics

    Alberta's Changing Politics

    There is an increasing sense that the 40 year-old Progressive Conservative government of Alberta is on its last legs. Rather than wondering whether a change in its leadership can save the disintegrating regime, many Albertans are now asking who will succeed it. Perhaps the Wildrose Alliance Party (WAP), which is more popular currently than the Conservatives? But many Albertans may be only temporarily lending their support to WAP, while they assess its leadership, policies and organizational skills. An...
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  • Edmonton Ward 6 Candidate > Bryan Kapitza

    Edmonton Ward 6 Candidate > Bryan Kapitza

    New Ideas

    We all know of the challenges that our city faces: urban sprawl, unresponsive government, a deteriorating downtown.
    The citizens of Edmonton expect their elected representatives to be offer innovative and visionary solutions to these problems.

    Here are a few ideas that I see as having significant benefit to our communities.

    Property Tax Reform Presently our taxes are based on the value of our land and on the improvements on that land, i.e.,...
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  • I Stand for Law and Order and Fiscal Responsibility

    I Stand for Law and Order and Fiscal Responsibility

    I was educated at New York University where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree in Business Administration majoring in Marketing and Finance. Several years later I obtained a Law Degree from the University of British Columbia. I have been a Chemical Analyst - Labor Relations Manager and contract negotiator, for both Multi National and Crown Corporations, Prosecutor and Defense Council. In my view the city administration is a nightmare and needs a turn around...
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  • Edmonton Public School Board Trustee Candidate for Ward C - Christopher Spencer

    Edmonton Public School Board Trustee Candidate for Ward C - Christopher Spencer

    Old Green Grovenor is going into politics. I’m running for public school board trustee in Ward C, which includes most of west-central Edmonton. Elections for this office typically receive little media coverage and often voters won’t complete the education part of the ballot. Those who do vote sometimes make their selection based on name recognition, not policy. For example, the candidate with the alphabetical order advantage, thus being listed first among the nominees, is about 20 per cent mo...
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  • Edmonton Design Committee – is perfection attainable?

    Edmonton Design Committee – is perfection attainable?

    The Edmonton Design Committee was formed in 2005 to provide advice to council on selected development permit applications that fall within specific geographic areas of the city. While the committee provides advice, it is council that makes all decisions – and council can choose whether or not to take account of the committee’s opinion. Committee members are a diverse group with representatives from different professions. The committee is guided by its “Principles of Urban Design” that...
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  • Edmonton’s future needs fixing; 16-year-old has suggestions
    by NoreneS
    Hi my name is Logan Lehune. I’m 16-year-old student at McNally High School. I would like to give my take on the state of Edmonton and its future. I am very passionate about Edmonton and its future and I am very actively involved with the city to try to do my part to make it better. But I feel that if Edmonton does not change fast we will fall behind on the global stage. Darwin said: "It is not the strongest who survive, but the ones who most adapt to change.” And the world is changing ra...
    30-06-2016, 02:07 AM
  • Edmonton Ward 6 Candidate > Bryan Kapitza
    by NoreneS
    New Ideas

    We all know of the challenges that our city faces: urban sprawl, unresponsive government, a deteriorating downtown.
    The citizens of Edmonton expect their elected representatives to be offer innovative and visionary solutions to these problems.

    Here are a few ideas that I see as having significant benefit to our communities.

    Property Tax Reform Presently our taxes are based on the value of our land and on the improvements on that land, i.e.,...
    30-06-2016, 01:43 AM
  • I Stand for Law and Order and Fiscal Responsibility
    by NoreneS
    I was educated at New York University where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree in Business Administration majoring in Marketing and Finance. Several years later I obtained a Law Degree from the University of British Columbia. I have been a Chemical Analyst - Labor Relations Manager and contract negotiator, for both Multi National and Crown Corporations, Prosecutor and Defense Council. In my view the city administration is a nightmare and needs a turn around...
    30-06-2016, 01:42 AM
  • Edmonton Public School Board Trustee Candidate for Ward C - Christopher Spencer
    by NoreneS
    Old Green Grovenor is going into politics. I’m running for public school board trustee in Ward C, which includes most of west-central Edmonton. Elections for this office typically receive little media coverage and often voters won’t complete the education part of the ballot. Those who do vote sometimes make their selection based on name recognition, not policy. For example, the candidate with the alphabetical order advantage, thus being listed first among the nominees, is about 20 per cent mo...
    30-06-2016, 01:28 AM
  • Edmonton is too “sexy"
    by NoreneS
    Edmonton is too "sexy" Edmonton the “Sexual Assault Capital of Canada,” is quite different from our welcome to Edmonton “City of Champions” catch phrase but this beautiful city’s dirty little shame took this title in 1975. With the highest sexual assault rate per capita, something had to happen. A year later, the sexual assault centre of Edmonton (SACE) began. Its mission statement says it all, the centre exists “to empower individuals affected by sexual abuse and assault, and to emp...
    30-06-2016, 01:24 AM
  • Edmonton is too “sexy"
    by NoreneS
    Edmonton is too "sexy" Edmonton the “Sexual Assault Capital of Canada,” is quite different from our welcome to Edmonton “City of Champions” catch phrase but this beautiful city’s dirty little shame took this title in 1975. With the highest sexual assault rate per capita, something had to happen. A year later, the sexual assault centre of Edmonton (SACE) began. Its mission statement says it all, the centre exists “to empower individuals affected by sexual abuse and assault, and to emp...
    30-06-2016, 01:20 AM
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