For over three years, SkyriseEdmonton has brought its readers informative updates on the city and region's prosperous urban development and real estate industries. A constant flow of photo updates and industry knowledge courtesy of our loyal Forum members has supported fresh content on a daily basis.

Taking over as Editor for the site in November 2019 was a high point for me personally, and I have enjoyed bringing you breaking news, inside looks, and milestone updates of some of the amazing projects taking place in our wonderful city. I have appreciated the connections I've made with many in the industry, from architects to developers, from site supers to tradespeople, from city planners to city dreamers.

But the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty to a number of businesses, and I'm saddened to report that our operations have likewise been greatly impacted.

As the construction, development, and real estate industries continue to grapple with the effects of the virus, SkyriseEdmonton can no longer continue to operate as normal. It is unfortunate but necessary to announce that going forward, all front-page content will cease publication for the foreseeable future.

While we all must remain physically distant, social connections are more important now than ever. Therefore, our Forum will remain open and I encourage all readers who are interested in urban issues, planning, development, architecture, and transportation to join me and other like-minded individuals there, and contribute and keep the conversations (and photo updates!) going.

Edmonton Skyline, photo by Dave Sutherland

Edmonton is a city and region of strong, resilient, and passionate people. Though the near future is hard to predict, we never fail to come together and look after one another when times are tough, and what I have seen Edmontonians stepping up and accomplishing in the past few weeks has been nothing short of inspiring.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support. We at SkyriseEdmonton wish you all the very best. Stay safe and be kind.