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Jones: New downtown Edmonton arena back on track?

Katz Group senior exxecutive John Karvelas spoke to Edmonton media following his appearance at city...

Katz Group senior exxecutive John Karvelas spoke to Edmonton media following his appearance at city council. (David Bloom, Edmonton Sun)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:18 AM ET

Aside from Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz being a common denominator — and he’s been nowhere to be seen on either front — the NHL lockout and Edmonton’s downtown arena deal have a great deal in common.

Unlike the NHL lockout, which got no closer to getting done Wednesday, progress was made on the iconic arena project.

Indeed, if it wasn’t for the massive issue of trust and that a twice-done deal twice coming undone, you’d be temped to report that the Edmonton Downtown Arena deal is actually back on track.


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