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July 28, 2017

Edmonton Headlines: Friday, July 28, 2017

Wrapping up the week

Written by Jeff Samsonow

 

It’s a nice, quiet Friday in the Edmonton news world. So, after you do a quick run through the few stories below, I recommend just leaving work early and starting the weekend. Your boss will understand.

We’ve got a couple of Edmonton election related stories to wind up the week. A sold-out pub night celebrated the women running for office (so far). We appear well on our way to increasing the number of women running in the fall municipal elections (city council, school boards), which likely increases our chances of seeing more than one elected to our city council. I mean, we have to elect at least two this time, right?

Don Iveson launched his re-election campaign this week. He’s focusing on Edmonton’s economic diversification, transportation and affordable housing. Without any strong competition, Iveson will likely be the mayor to try and answer the question of where Edmonton goes next.

Edmonton’s big and busy summer continues this weekend as the (free!) Pure Speculation festival returns with all things speculative and science fiction and fantasy. It joins the continuing K-Days, Taste of Edmonton and Rust Magic festivals. Oh, and the ITU World Triathlon is back in Edmonton this weekend too.

And Edmonton’s best neighbourhood is…

(you’ll have to click through to find out who topped Avenue Edmonton’s annual poll)

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