Friday, June 19, 2009

Say Hello to the edmontonian

Good news everyone!

Edmonton news, events, communities, neighbourhoods, food, music, arts, opinion and citizen information is all going to be in one place; the edmontonian.

It's an Edmonton-focused website, started by my wife and I.

Take a look around, tell us what you think, send us your events, stories, photos and ideas and let's have a conversation about Edmonton. Period.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It's going to be quite the debate

An interesting little fact came out in the latest version of an Edmonton City Centre Airport (ECCA) story. has the tidbit here.

People who come out in favour of something (or against something) can always have connections to people also involved in the debate. They may even form their opinions after hearing from others.

Looking at this story, however, it just seems to me that a guy involved in building stuff could have something to say about possible development, and jobs that could come of it. The story makes it seem like he was driving very hard on the health aspects, even when asked about possible work for his members.

The story also alludes to the building boss being "involved with" a pro-airport group. It's too bad that is part of the story because you'd like to think people coming forward to lobby councillors are doing so on their own.

And STARS can land at any hospital in Edmonton, which makes a big portion of the "life or death" argument a red herring.