Sunday, July 27, 2014

#YEG Rita McDade & the Fusion Blues Band CD Release Concert

Friday, August 8 (7:30 p.m.)
Festival Place
100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2

Rita McDade & the Fusion Blues Band "Train Home" CD release concert.

Special guests Dan Sinasac, Rollie LaMarche and 16 voice Fusion Music Choir.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

#YEG City boosts road construction spending by $16.3 million

Halfway through the 2014 road construction season, Mayor Don Iveson has announced that the City will invest an additional $16.3 million on 51 additional road projects in 2014.

“Back in April, City Council renewed our commitment to road infrastructure by reallocating $27.1 million from the 2014 budget for additional roadwork this year and next,” said Mayor Iveson. “This additional investment demonstrates the aggressive approach Council is taking to renewing Edmonton’s essential roadway infrastructure.”

The City is using the additional funds to pave 25 more arterial road projects ($10 million) and 26 more neighbourhood road projects ($6.3 million) that were not on the original roadwork schedule for 2014. The 51 extra projects are spread across Edmonton, bringing the total number of road projects this year to 178. The City’s total 2014 investment in arterial and collector roads, bridges and interchanges and neighbourhood infrastructure is $431.1 million.

Read the complete article for the Edmonton Journal.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

#YEG River Valley Food Forest Planting

Saturday, July 19
(10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Government House Park
9938 Groat Rd, Edmonton, AB

Let's plant a food forest in the River Valley! Bring a shovel and a friend, we're planting an edible forest in Edmonton's river valley!

But wait? Can we really do that?! Absolutely! In fact, the City of Edmonton is providing all of the plant material (more than a thousand native edible plants); saskatoons, cranberry, ... See More

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Are Your Business Meetings Going GREEN?

Today we see and hear an abundance of information about our impact on the environment. Governments and industry are striving to reduce our carbon emissions and save the planet.
Have you considered ways to go green by reducing your business travel and save money as well?
A Panasonic HD Visual Communications System (HDVC) lets you simulate and reap the benefits of face-to-face interaction without the exorbitant costs and carbon footprint associated with business travel. With HDVC you can closely inspect a CAD drawing of a newly-milled machine part by your factory, observe delicate vascular surgery from across the country or train your global sales force—just as if you were physically present. You'll experience crystal-clear HD video combined with full-duplex sound that lets you capture the nuances of facial expression, tone of voice and body language— crucial towards developing a level of trust and rapport otherwise afforded only by a meeting in person.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

#YEG Be Here Now – A Benefit For Kirby

Be Here Now – A Benefit For Kirby
June 10 & 11, 2014
Newcastle Pub - Edmonton, AB
8170 – 50 Street 780-490-1999
Doors at 6:30 Music at 7:30
Tickets are $20 at the door Silent Auction Art & Music

Featuring Tacoy Ryde, Jr. Gone Wild, Souljah Fyah, The Almighty Turtlenecks, The Superband, The Rockin' Highliners, Scotty Hills, Rusty Reed, The Dungarees, Bobby Cameron, Tim Koslo, Braden Gates, Dana Wylie, Rob Heath, Stew Kirkwood, Front Porch Roots Revue, Joint Chiefs & more.

For media and general inquiries contact Brent Oliver


Dozens of local musicians assemble to benefit Kirby in her fight against cancer
(Edmonton) – The Newcastle Pub will be the site for a two day benefit on June 10 and 11 for Be Here Now, benefitting the cancer treatments for local music promoter, manager, publicist, journalist, sound tech, consultant, loveable loudmouth, fan, and most importantly, friend to the scene, Kirby.

Kirby’s involvement in the Edmonton music scene stretches back to the 1970s when she was a sound tech for local blues outfit Tacoy Ryde. Kirby later formed Ramparts Entertainment and was instrumental in the careers of Bomba, Bobby Cameron, Mike Mcdonald, The Piemyn, Scotty Hills and many more. She has been involved with local institutions such as The Sidetrack CafĂ©, Black Dog Freehouse and Alberta Music as well as written hundreds of grants to help musicians reach the next step in their careers.

And now, it’s time for us all to give back.

Recently Kirby was diagnosed with cancer, and as someone who has spent a life working in the arts, is not in a position to pay for the alternative treatments to combat the disease. Medical bills and medicines will not be cheap, and as her community and her support network, some of the biggest local groups in Edmonton’s history will be performing to benefit her. From Tacoy Ryde to the recently reunited Jr Gone Wild, from young artists like Braden Gates and reuniting veterans The Rockin’ Highliners – everyone wants to lend a helping hand.

The organizers have not only put together a stellar line-up, but also organized a silent auction of art and music items to bring more to Kirby’s fight. Tickets are only $20 at the door each night, and all proceeds and any donations go directly to Kirby.

Much like Kirby herself, the mood of the night will be nothing but positive and something all friends and fans should be a part of. We hope everyone, and Kirby, will Be Here Now.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

#YEG Christmas With Emo LeBlanc

Remember how much fun it was to sit through the old Christmas specials with guys like Bing Crosby and Jack Benny? Remember the happy songs, playful banter, and special guest appearances? I do! If you are anything like me you miss those days and would love to be able to experience them more!

"Christmas With Emo LeBlanc" is exactly that!

- Emo LeBlanc

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#YEG Business Telecommunications Services in Edmonton and Central Alberta

Nutec Electro Tel is now part of the Ya'Gotta Network, please go to their network page.

Communication, Security and Technology Nutec Electro-Tel is East Central Alberta and Edmonton’s #1 Communication Provider. We have gained considerable recognition mainly through our superior service in the past nine years that we have been operating. Nutec Electro-Tel has had and continues to have an overwhelming response to the products and services we provide. All of our technicians have specialized skills in a certain area, but with technologies merging, cross training into other areas is essential. Customer satisfaction is the goal of all our techs.

If your central Alberta business needs:

  • Computer Networking
  • Business Telephone Systems
  • GPS & Asset Tracking
  • Photocopiers
  • Security & Surveillance Systems
  • Professional Sound & Paging Systems
  • Video Conference Systems
  • 2 Way radios (sales & rentals)

  • For any of your business's needs, in any of the products and services that Nutec Electro Tel provides, contact your central Alberta representative Bob Kenyon. Bob is available by phone (780)679-2866/800-898-3336 or E-mail