Thursday, January 24, 2013

Two exciting developments for Edmonton

Agreement for Edmonton arena passed by council -
"It's 100 per cent. A deal is done. Council's approved it," Mandel said at a news conference afterwards. "But I'm ...absolutely confident that we will go ahead and at some point in time all of us will go to a new arena with great pride."
"It's spectacular. It'll be the nicest, most dynamic arena you've ever been to. It'll be cool."

The arena is coming amid mixed feelings. Lots of comments about not wanting tax dollars to go to this venture. Read Here

Hawrelak Park Lake to get $1.3M upgrade for triatholon bid - "The lake will get drained and all the sediment that's built up since '99 will be removed and there'll be a channel that will be 20 metres wide over the swim course that will be deepened,” Sheila O’Kelly with the Edmonton Triathlon Academy Read more

A swimable lake in the middle of Edmonton sounds like a good idea to me!

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