As a Calgarian I can tell not to listen to anything a Calgarian has to say about Edmonton. It's this sibling competitive thing ... they can't say anything nice about each other, but when it's Alberta against Ottawa they are very together.
I don't visit Edmonton very often, but it is a very nice city with lots of advantages. And then there's the joy of living in a low-tax province - no sales tax, etc.. I expect blue will agree with me on that one.