‘It was a little bit of a leap of faith’ Developer unveils overhaul to historic Edmonton hotel

A century old hotel in Edmonton’s Quarters District is getting a new life. Built in 1911, the Pendennis Hotel was converted to apartments in 1920 following prohibition. It was later renamed the Lodge Hotel. The building has changed hands several…

Evolution of the mom blog: from ‘dear diary’ entries to big business deals

Making a living, in part, as a questioner means projects in my personal life are subject to the same intense research. Finding childcare required its own agenda book to accommodate program information, phone numbers, updates and wait lists. Planning summer…

After meeting with Trudeau, Kenney says next few weeks critical for Alberta-Ottawa relations

Both Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the federal Liberal government are describing a meeting Tuesday between Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a frank and realistic discussion. But after the meeting, Kenney said the next few weeks will be…

Edmonton’s economic development model due for a shake up: report

City council will be asked Wednesday to approve a new economic development business model that moves from two to three main organizations. Related News In a recommendation based on a nearly year-long study by Ernst and Young, Edmonton Economic Development…

Women’s shelters serving immigrants open in Calgary and Edmonton

A women’s transition home that helps meet the needs of immigrant families is now open in Calgary. It’s operated by Nisa Homes, which provides long-term shelters for immigrant, refugee and Muslim women who are homeless or at risk of becoming…

Edmonton Public School Board raising school bus fees Feb. 1 in wake of provincial budget

Some parents with kids in the Edmonton Public School District will be paying higher school bus fees starting Feb. 1. The changes include a new yellow bus fee of $260 annually for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, and of…

Report calls for Strathcona County to review emergency response plans in wake of 2018 explosions

An independent review of Strathcona County’s response to a pair of explosions at a community centre parkade in Sherwood Park last year has concluded that the municipality should review its emergency management program. The report, put together by an independent…