Edmonton Minute: 2020 Finished, Containers Proposed, and Bright Spots To Close The Year
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This Week In Edmonton:
This week is finally the last week of 2020! There were times we didn't think we'd ever see the end of this year but, here we are. We hope you had an excellent Christmas this year, and want to thank you for participating in Common Sense Edmonton's launch these last few months. The next municipal election is coming up in the fall so we have a lot of work to do in 2021!
- There are, of course, no Committee or Council meetings scheduled for this week or in fact, until January 7th when there will be an Emergency Advisory Committee meeting.
- The World Juniors, hosted in Edmonton, continue. The efficacy of the tournament bubble seems to have improved, with no new positive tests recorded at the tournament in the last week.
Last Week In Edmonton:
- A rather quirky shipping container development has been proposed for the south-east corner of Whyte Avenue and Gateway Boulevard, next to the former railway station. The City hasn't received a development permit application yet and is awaiting a report on open spaces in the area before selling the land, but the proposal certainly looks interesting. What do you think?
- Shoppers continued the Boxing Day tradition of snagging discounts and deals despite the pandemic, with long lines reported at West Edmonton Mall, Kingsway Mall, and others throughout the area. Local businesses also reported strong sales, a bright spot for them in what will surely go down as a dim year.
- Finally, on another brighter note - a number of Edmonton residents found "Secret Santa" envelopes on their doorsteps on Christmas Eve. The envelopes contained a poem championing hope through dark times and a $250 gift card. Just what many needed at the end of a difficult year. If any of you would like to play Santa for us here at Common Sense Edmonton, please feel free to make a donation to support our efforts here.
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