Boyle McCauley News Bites: December 2018

Vacant buildings to be transformed into arts hubs in The Quarters.

Thanks in part to a $1.5 million federal grant, two vacant buildings in The Quarters will be transformed into permanent arts hubs. One is the a 1962 two-storey building at 9604 101A Ave. which will become the home of the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, an Indigenous group which has operated since 2015 without a location. The other is a one-and-a-half-storey structure built in the mid-1950s at 9641 102A Avenue, which will be occupied by the Quarters Arts Society. Here is the full story from CBC.

Local musician records powerful song for social justice.

McCauley resident and acclaimed singer/songwriter Ann Vriend has recorded a song about social change – and got children from Sifton Elementary School involved with the recording and video. Here is the full story from CBC, including the video.

Proposed changes for the Stadium LRT station.

In late November, the City released a proposed redesign of the Stadium LRT station to improve safety and include ground level access. Some of the proposed changes include a new south platform, the elimination of the underground access, washrooms, security, escalators, and stairs. Check out the images, and more information, at Global News.

McCauley shares the title for the most nuisance property complaints in Edmonton.

McCauley and Alberta Avenue share the dubious distinction of the most nuisance property complaints in Edmonton over the past seven years, according to an analysis by Global News. Read more here.

- Compiled by Paula E. Kirman

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