Edmonton Notes for 11/1/2008 - Blog
Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: Last weekend wasn't great for weather – it was windy, cold, and we had our first snow of the year! According to the latest Forbes list, the Oilers are the 20th most valuable team in the NHL at $175 million – slightly more than what Daryl Katz paid for the team. Molson Canada and developer Anthem Properties announced a plan this week to transform the old Molson brewery into a mixed-use project with housing, retail, restaurants, and office space. The University of Alberta now ranks second in the country in terms of attracting research funding. Edmonton is the last big city in North America to have wards represented by two councillors. This week, a proposal was put forward to change that. It could go into effect by the 2010 election if approved. The Expo 2017 bid looks set to go ahead, as city council agreed to spend $2.3 million on the project. We had a bunch of great tech events in the city this week: