Edmonton Notes for October 29, 2017 - Blog
I took a break after the election and spent a week on Vancouver Island with Sharon, so I skipped my notes last weekend. We had a great time, despite a few fairly wet days! Back in Alberta now, ready to tackle the rest of 2017. Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines With the election results official as of October 20, the new City Council was officially sworn in at a ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday. You can read Mayor Don Iveson's full speech here. Also new at City Hall? Increased security measures including metal detectors to enter Council chambers. Paula Simons has the scoop on the former Bank of Montreal building, now vacant as BMO is about to launch its new branch inside Enbridge Centre right next door. According to a new report from the Real Estate Investment Network, Edmonton has "more of a diversified economy than Calgary" and that makes it the top spot in Alberta to invest in housing. Michael Ross has looked at the stats from the 2017 municipal election. "Iveson's