Everything You Need to Know About Edmonton: June 18, 2013

Hello SUNSHINE! Or… about three hours of it. We hope you got out during your lunch break to enjoy it! The Edmonton Eskimos sure didn’t have a very sunny day, as they announced that QB Matt Nichols will be out for the season after suffering a torn ACL on Friday’s rough game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. We wish him a speedy recovery!

As we reported yesterday, Don Iveson officially announced that he will indeed run for Mayor in the fall election. So far he is up against Karen Leibovici, Kerry Diotte, and Curtis Penner. This race is certainly heating up, and we think that means good things to come for Edmonton.

We have some good news for home care patients, AHS has reversed its former decision to replace home care programs in three facilities. Residents and their families are naturally overjoyed. In a bold move, AHS CEO admits that the board needs to listen to families and patients more often.

Arguably Edmonton’s most savory festival, A Taste of Edmonton, launches a special VIP experience including classes, competitions (we aren’t talking hot dog eating), as well as a market, and themed days! One of the themes is Southern BBQ, and there is even going to be a Burger Throwdown competition! You can see a full schedule of all the events planned for the festival, which runs July 18-27, on their website.

Ten Edmontonians were inducted into the Edmonton Hall of Fame today. If you didn’t know we had an Edmonton Hall of Fame, I suggest you check out the city’s website, and then tweet a big congrats to all the inductees!

Photograph courtesy of YegNews on Flickr

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