Scott Johnston has been 630 CHED’s senior reporter for almost three decades.
He continues to break stories at city hall and all around Edmonton.
Scott first came to Edmonton in 1982 as the original sports director of CJAX FM, which is now part of the Corus family as FRESH FM. He spent close to a decade with the CHQT sports department before switching to news with the defunct CJCA and now 630 CHED.
He still keeps his hand in the sports department on the post game shows of Oilers and Eskimos broadcasts, covering the visitors’ dressing room.
There’s growing frustration at City Hall, as council is being asked to approve multi million dollar big ticket projects. The complaint is, they are projects all of Metro Edmonton uses, but only Edmonton taxpayers pay the bill. Continue reading →
Edmonton City Council has given tentative approval to the $292-million Lewis Farms rec centre, however, they want to wait a whole year to nail down specific costs through a value-engineering exercise that could reduce the price. Continue reading →
Edmonton is going to get another police helicopter but how it will be funded is still up in the air. Continue reading →
Council voted to give the Edmonton Police Service $75 million more over four years. That means the force could add 101 more positions, 58 fewer than interim chief Kevin Brezinski asked for. Continue reading →
Budget talk at City Hall is that Edmonton is trying to land the Junos. The aim is to host the event in 2022 at Rogers Place, once the Ice District is pretty well complete. Continue reading →
Three different ways to reduce the proposed 3.3 per cent property tax increase for 2019 emerged on Monday as Edmonton City Council began debate on its first-ever four-year operating and capital budgets. Continue reading →
Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi told a business audience Friday that he’s instructed the National Energy Board to do a review of the pipeline capacity that’s in place. Continue reading →
Now that the EEDC has the Expo Centre back in the black, the president and CEO says they’re looking at how to increase use of the arena in Hall D. Continue reading →
Councillor Scott McKeen made a motion at Tuesday’s city council meeting to find out the reasons why so many more people are living in the river valley. Unfortunately winter will be almost over before he gets an answer. Continue reading →
Following the UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls International Conference, Coun. Bev Esslinger introduced a motion Tuesday to improve the safety of women and girls in Edmonton. Continue reading →
Councillors want administration to look at the issue of redrawing the boundary lines to make wards as equal as possible. They’re not interested in increasing the number of councillors. Continue reading →
Edmonton Transit Service management recommends running a pilot project as a way to test supplemental service delivery models and figure out which works best. Continue reading →
More competition than expected has meant the city isn’t collecting as much parking revenue for events at Rogers Place as first hoped. City council will vote on a new plan to make up the missing $6 million. Continue reading →
Members of Edmonton City Council had to rush to city hall Friday morning for an unscheduled meeting to solidify funding priorities and what it wants from the Alberta government. Continue reading →
The Chinatown and Area Business Association now has its day in court set as it battles to force the closure of the supervised consumption sites in Edmonton’s inner city. Continue reading →