Keith Gerein: How a lot do you bear in mind forgetting from one other 12 months? Strive our Edmonton Information Quiz.

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Keith Gerein Amarjeet Sohi will celebrate with his wife Sarbjeet at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton following his election as Mayor of Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021. Amarjeet Sohi will celebrate with his wife Sarbjeet at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton following his election as Mayor of Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021. Photo by Larry Wong /Mail media

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The pandemic was unfortunately the star of the show again last year when it came to the news in Edmonton. But there were also many other exciting developments in local politics, economy and city life. How much do you remember from an eventful 12 months? Take our 2021 Retrospective Quiz to see if you’re a newbie to the news or a current affairs expert.

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1. In February the federal government proposed a new law to give municipalities additional powers, but some mayors, including Mayor Don Iveson, refused to do so. What was it?

a) The authority to ban handguns in their community

b) The power to introduce its own CO2 taxes

c) The right to cancel public holidays in their regions

d) The power to determine their own immigration policy

2. Mayoral candidate Mike Nickel paid for a billboard this summer targeting two candidates he was not running – councilors Andrew Knack and Aaron Paquette. What was his beef with them?

a) Nickel sought revenge after they voted to sanction him for violating the Code of Conduct

b) He didn’t like their voices in order to continue the city’s mask mandate

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c) He felt himself to be an opponent of him in the council if he were elected mayor

d) He wanted more women to be elected to the council

3. The historic Magrath Mansion on Ada Boulevard had been in the market for over a year when it was finally sold in August. Who bought it

a) Leon Draisaitl

b) Concordia University of Edmonton

c) Edmonton Historical Society

d) Singer Mark McGrath

4. In April, Mayor Don Iveson got into an argument with councilors Tim Cartmell and Sarah Hamilton. What was the argument about?

a) Access to the best places in the town hall car park

b) Iveson’s decision to support council candidates in the general election

c) The decision of the city council to accept an invitation from the police to take a tour of the Tipinawâw animal shelter

d) Control of the thermostat in the council rooms

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5. What was Amarjeet Sohi’s slogan for his mayoral campaign?

a) An Edmonton for all of us

b) It’s time for a Mill Woods Mayor

c) Nice guys sometimes finish first

d) Everyone has forgotten my liberal past, and so should you.

6. Which of the following has not made it onto the shortlist as a potential name for Edmonton’s CFL team?

a) Evergolds

b) Solar eclipse

c) elements

d) envy

7. The Edmonton heat wave in late June and early July resulted in an increase in what?

a) Ice cream sale

b) Electricity and water bills

c) insects

d. all of the above

8. If Mike Nickel had a penny for every time he lost a mayoral election, how much money would he have?

a) Five cents

b) 10 cents

c) 15 cents

d) Almost nothing because of the high taxes

9. Which of the following was one of the options in Edmonton’s Reimagine effort to seek ways to improve city finances?

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a) Introduction of parking fees in some city parks

b) Repair potholes every two years

c) Instruct the fire brigade to only fight the really big fires

d) Sale of city golf courses to property developers

10. What is the Commonwealth Stadium’s nickname for the Canadian men’s soccer team’s game against Mexico on November 16 at -10 ° C?

a) Red, white and frostbite

b) Iceteca Stadium

c) Chilly Bowl

d) The Popsicle box

Answer:

1. a. Iveson felt that handgun guidelines, which varied from town to town, didn’t make much sense. “Usually mayors like to delegate additional authority to us, but in this case a network approach is clearly required,” he said.

2 B. Any of the answers could be true, but this particular billboard highlighted the voices of Paquette and Knack to keep the city’s masking policy in effect beyond July 1, despite the province ending its.

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3. b. The final sale price for the mansion was $ 3.175 million, with Concordia paying $ 1.75 million and the remainder being donated as a gift from the previous owners, the Braaksma family.

4. c. Iveson was irritated by what he called “surprise inspections” by police and politicians who he believed had undermined the safety and privacy of the shelter. The two councilors replied that Iveson had misrepresented their intentions and asked him to apologize.

5. a. “Working together” and “working together” were other common words from Sohi, who received 44 percent of the vote and a comfortable victory on October 18.

6. d. Given the team’s poor performance in 2021, Envy would have been a fitting descriptor of how the club felt about the rivals that made it to the playoffs. Excuses, embarrassment, and exclusion would have worked too.

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7. d. The first two answers are pretty obvious, but for anyone who’s been outside at the time, you’ve likely noticed an increase in beetles as well, including a bumper crop of yellow vest wasps. “They thrive in hot, dry conditions, and their life cycles are all accelerating, so they can actually double the size of the colony in that week,” said Mike Jenkins, pest expert for the city of Edmonton.

8: c. Nickel’s defeat that fall was actually his third unsuccessful candidacy for mayor. The first two were in 1998 and 2001.

9. a. The council decided to further examine a number of Reimagine options, including outsourcing golf course management and reducing recreational programs. However, the proposal to charge parking in parks met with enough public opposition that the council rejected it.

10. b. The nickname plays with the name of Mexico’s national stadium, Estadio Azteca.

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