Edmonton Notes for September 2, 2018 - Blog
Happy long weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Hangar 11 has been saved - for now. Council voted to maintain the facility while additional study for both use and partner funding is underway. Council has decided against turning Accidental Beach or another of five proposed locations into permanent urban beaches. At up to $1.3 million per location, the cost was just too high. Swoop announced it is adding direct service four times weekly between Edmonton and Winnipeg starting October 11. "This is a welcome addition to our western base of Edmonton," said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. Karen Wichuk, who was most recently the first Executive Lead for Health City, has been appointed CEO of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) effective November 1, 2018. A development group "comprised of Limak Investments and Urban Capital, working with Dialog Design and Lemaymichaud Architecture" is looking to build a 33-storey building (combo hotel and residential) on 104