Big changes ahead for Northlands Northlands to continue focusing on agriculture industry

By Jan. 1, the City of Edmonton will have taken over management of the EXPO Centre and permanently closed the Coliseum.

In a merger that combines administration and marketing between the Shaw Conference Centre and EXPO Centre, the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), an entity wholly owned by the city, will begin managing the two venues on Jan. 1.

“Originally we wanted the two conference centres to cooperate and work together. It was in the city’s best interest to have them work together rather than be in competition,” said Coun. Tony Caterina. Continue reading Big changes ahead for Northlands Northlands to continue focusing on agriculture industry

Explore different options when buying meat NAIT Retail Meat Store sells products during semesters

You don’t necessarily need to buy meat from a grocery store or directly from a farm. The Professional Meat Cutting and Merchandising program at NAIT also sells meat from September to December and from January to April.

Rob Povey, program chair and instructor, would like customers to “come and see us every week and buy fresh meat.” Continue reading Explore different options when buying meat NAIT Retail Meat Store sells products during semesters

Knowing when to report bars and restaurants Team helps businesses follow regulations and legislation

Notice a bar is serving alcohol to minors or someone is smoking in a bar or a restaurant? Or perhaps the fire exits are blocked? A multi-agency group called the Public Safety Compliance Team (PSCT) addresses these kinds of complaints. Continue reading Knowing when to report bars and restaurants Team helps businesses follow regulations and legislation

Property theft increasing throughout city Police offer tips to help create a safer community

Not too long ago, Carolina Astorga, an Alberta Avenue resident, woke up at 10 am after returning from a vacation and noticed the side door of her garage was open. She thought her husband had left it open after leaving for work that morning, but instead discovered thieves had forced their way through the locked door. Continue reading Property theft increasing throughout city Police offer tips to help create a safer community

Stories of Alberta Avenue business owners Champions of Alberta Avenue project released in the next few months

This summer, Arts on the Avenue (AOTA) worked on Champions of Alberta Avenue, which showcases stories of immigrant business owners along 118 Avenue. In October-November, the project’s photography, a short film, and written profiles will be released. The Carrot Coffeehouse will host the premier of the photography and written profiles beginning Oct. 1. Over the next several months, look here for condensed profiles of business owners (written by Shirley Serviss) featured in the project. Continue reading Stories of Alberta Avenue business owners Champions of Alberta Avenue project released in the next few months

A new Northlands can be a new opportunity Changes allow Northlands to go back to its roots

Change is in the air, and that means more than the seasonal change to fall. In the blink of an eye, Northlands seems to have been turned on its head. It all happened so fast.

Come Jan. 1, Northlands will hand the reigns of its EXPO Centre to the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), the City of Edmonton’s arm-length agency that manages the Shaw Conference Centre. Continue reading A new Northlands can be a new opportunity Changes allow Northlands to go back to its roots

Opportunity comes in strange disguises The slow fade of a job brings to light a new career

With all the changes happening at Northlands, my job is going away and with it, my future is up in the air, with no known destination.

A large part of my income will be gone as of the new year when the division of Northlands as we know it will begin. Then, at the end of the horse racing season, the rest of my income will dry up.

The slow fade of watching the paycheques becoming smaller and smaller is terrifying. Should I call it quits now before the paycheques become too small? Or do I ride it out as long as possible? Continue reading Opportunity comes in strange disguises The slow fade of a job brings to light a new career

Putting a garden to bed for the winter Follow this to-do list before the snow falls

After a summer of enjoying the fruits and vegetables of our labours, autumn is the time to prepare the garden for spring by harvesting, pulling up plants, and composting.

While some plants can endure the frost, others can’t. Harvest plants such as tomatoes, peas, peppers, and squash as they ripen. Root vegetables can stay in the ground until it freezes.

Preparing the garden for spring is the last thing to do before winter. Continue reading Putting a garden to bed for the winter Follow this to-do list before the snow falls