Edmonton blog roundup: Sept. 1, 2014

I gathered up some more Edmonton blog posts for your Labour Day reading needs:

imageThe Bissell Centre links to Coty Savard’s Pehonan, a video on Aboriginal homelessness in Edmonton. 

That’s a wee slice of what you could find in the blogs feed on ShareEdmonton.

If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.

What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.

Edmonton blog roundup: Aug. 25, 2014

A couple of themes emerged again in my blog reading this week, along with the good old Miscellaneous:

imageI’m illustrating with one of my own photos this week, because I found a lot of parenting posts worth highlighting, and I have somehow raised this girl to think leather and crinolines are good gardening gear (win?). 

More from the parenting files:

Infill, another topic near to my heart, turned up a lot:

  • Mayor Don Iveson outlines where he stands on upcoming infill-related decisions, and acknowledges some of the challenges. 
  • Mack Male argues for the end of the kind of zoning that allows for single-family-home-only neighbourhoods. 
  • John Richardson argues against such a blanket approach, though he supports infill. (There’s a useful exchange in his comments, including thoughts from Coun. Michael Walters.) 
  • Elise Stolte crowdsources examples of and opinions on garage suites

And more miscellaneously:

  • At Gig City, Mike Ross examines what happens when Fringe artists review their reviewers.
  • Gillian Thomson looks back at her first few visits with noteworthy Edmontonians
  • At Oilers Nation, Jason Strudwick tells a good story about his brush with Gino Odjick
  • And the aforementioned Mack Male is marrying Sharon Yeo soon — Bruce Clarke shares some beautiful engagement photos

That’s not even everything I liked, but I’ve gone on long enough. You can find much more on ShareEdmonton.

If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.

What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.

Edmonton blog roundup: Aug. 18, 2014

There were so many great posts to choose from this week, so I clumped them together as best I could:

imagePhil Wilson has been hopping around Edmonton’s patios on Baconhound. Here’s his visit to Beer Revolution

And more on food and drink:

Musically speaking:

Some takes on giving:

And in the miscellaneous category:

That’s more than I usually round up, and yet it’s a small fraction of what has been published in the past week. You can find much more on ShareEdmonton.

If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.

What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.

Edmonton blog roundup: Aug. 11, 2014

You can find lots of worthy summer reading on Edmonton blogs. Here are a few posts of note:

image
These rocks figure in Donloree Hoffman’s tale about saying the wrong thing at the airport. Read on to find out how — your reward will be laughter (and cringing). (Photo by Donloree, used with permission.)

  • Jenna Marynowski is previewing as many Fringe plays as she can. 
  • Miss Sable sees the future of opera in the ways indie companies are harnessing social media. 
  • Linda Hoang chats with Shayne Woodsmith, the photographer behind Faces of Edmonton. 
  • News that the Oilers hired advanced stats blogger Tyler Dellow (aka mc79hockey) caused quite a stir in the Oilogosphere. Some posts:
    — Lowetide is looking forward to great things
    — On OilersNation, Jonathan Willis hails the hire as a smart move,  while Robin Brownlee and Jason Strudwick are more skeptical. 
    — On Copper & Blue, Ryan Batty sees the hire as a sign that coach Dallas Eakins is working hard to improve. (Willis agrees.)
    — Sunil Agnihotri mourns the loss of the active community that had assembled in the comments on Dellow’s now-defunct blog. 
  • OK, enough hockey. In other news, bad-film enthusiast Gregg Beever explains why Sharknado is the wrong kind of bad
  • Do you have too much zucchini? If you planted any, you probably do. Karlynn Johnson has recipes
  • And Jay Runham talks to basketball star Andrew G. Parker and sportswriter Chris O’Leary about the Pride of the Northside tournament. 

That’s a small fraction of what has been published in the past week. You can find much more on ShareEdmonton.

If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.

What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.

Edmonton blog roundup: Aug. 3, 2014

I’m still away, but I’ve been keeping in touch with Edmonton via blogs (and a little bit of Twitter). Some finds:

imageVickie Laliotis shares a recipe from her mom that even I could make (probably). Photo of the delicacy above, used with permission. 

  • Also on the theme of mothers and dessert, Valerie Lugonja goes Saskatoon berry-picking with her mom. 
  • Chris Tse tests his physical and mental strength as an Edmonton Police Service recruit-for-a-day
  • Lowetide riffs on Joni Mitchell to ruminate on what the Oilers have in Nail Yakupov
  • Two vastly different but equally interesting posts from one of my favourite couples:
    — Jeff Samsonow finds out how many birthday freebies he can claim. 
    — Sally Poulsen explores what it takes to write a three-dimensional character
  • The Edmonton Arts Council introduces Juan Lopezdabdoub, the new artist-in-residence at the Mennonite Centre for Newcomers. 
  • John Harry Kim remembers Norman Main, a longtime member of the Edmonton Table Tennis Club. 
  • Elise Stolte is starting an urban affairs book club as part of her approach to the beat. 
  • David Climenhaga is making some changes to Alberta Diary, soon to be known as Alberta Politics. 
  • And Vintage Edmonton shares a dramatic rescue on the High Level Bridge, among other 1917 gems. 

That’s just a teeny-tiny bit of the #yeg blogosphere, selected for my tastes. Find much more at ShareEdmonton.

If you like Flipboard, I’ve made a magazine of my picks.

Shoot suggestions my way at @karenunland.

Edmonton blog roundup: July 28, 2014

I am on vacation, but reading Edmonton blog posts is one of my favourite things to do, so the roundup continues:

imageVintage Edmonton takes a harrowing look at a 1913 accident on the North Saskatchewan River that killed six. I strongly suggest you read Vintage Edmonton regularly — there are new treasures every day.

There are many, many more posts to choose from at ShareEdmonton.

If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.

What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.

Edmonton blog roundup: July 21, 2014

It may be summer, but vacation season hasn’t stopped Edmonton bloggers from writing up a storm. Here are a few for your reading pleasure:

imageimageSalma Kaida is justifiably excited about the green onion cake donair she discovered at the East Meets West festival. 

  • Natasha Chiam will probably make you cry, especially if you’re a parent. What a story.
  • BGCBigs has a heartwarmer about two young men brought together by the program. 
  • I saw an arthropod theme emerging:
    — Sarah McPike takes a hardcore look at apple maggots
    — Dustin Bajer demonstrates how to catch a swarm of bees. (Urban beekeeping is allowed now, as Mack Male reports.) 
    — Karlynn Johnson gets a scorpion leg caught in her teeth at K-Days (and enjoys other midway delights with Adam Rozenhart).
  • Speaking of Adam, he has learned some more YouTube lessons.
  • New Music Michael mourns the impending sale of Wunderbar
  • Sue Heuman salutes Entrepreneur Barbie
  • Quite a few bloggers have been shining spotlights on fellow Edmontonians:
    — On The Noteworthy, Gillian Thomson chats with Wade Kelly of Nerd Nite, Story Slam, Camp fYrefly and other cool things. 
    — #YEGBIKE highlights bicycle commuters of note. Here’s one on my friend Eric Jenkins.  More here
    — On Transforming Edmonton, Alex MacDonald checks in with Melissa Emery, fleet safety officer with the City of Edmonton. 
    — The Northern Nerd Network interviews artist Sylvia Moon.   
    — The Edmonton Arts Council celebrates poet laureate Mary Pinkoski's busy first year. 

So many things! You can find even more on ShareEdmonton.

If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.

What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.

Edmonton blog roundup: July 14, 2014

Here are some Edmonton blog posts that caught my fancy this week:

imageAndy Grabia explores what has been lost and what remains in Edmonton’s playgrounds. (Photo courtesy of Andy Grabia — full set here.)

That’s a small sample of what’s been written around here lately. Find many more posts on ShareEdmonton.

If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.

What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.

Edmonton blog roundup: July 7, 2014

Quite the mix of Edmonton blogs I’m glad I read this week. Hope you enjoy, too:

imageJohn Harry Kim has been blogging up a storm on the Edmonton Table Tennis Club site, including video highlights of local play.

That’s a small sample from the past week of bloggery. Find many more posts on ShareEdmonton.

If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.

What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.

Edmonton blog roundup: June 30, 2014

Behold some Edmonton blog posts I enjoyed this week:

imageThe Edmonton Arts Council blog had a few posts this week on new public art in our city: Willow by Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY in Borden Park (pictured above), as well as France Dubois’s The Ballroom and Konstantin Dimpoulos’s Wheatfield with Crows, both at the Meadows Community Recreation Centre.

  • For the data nerds among us (guilty and proud of it):
    — Transforming Edmonton’s Alex Macdonald chats with David Rauch, a City of Edmonton business analyst who is passionate about using information “to connect planners with the people they serve.” 
    — On Spacing Edmonton, Matt Dance explains the role open data plays in engaging citizens “so that we can use the same tools and information as policy makers to confirm or challenge their conclusions.” 
    — And Mack Male writes about the new Edmonton Insight Community, an effort to collect opinions from Edmontonians on a wide variety of civic matters.
  • Glenn Kubish reflects on how he and fellow round-the-calendar cyclists found each other. And Donloree Hoffman learns a lesson from a hard slog up a hill on her bike. 
  • Jill Scheyk argues on the Kick Point blog that Canada’s new anti-spam law is actually a blessing in disguise. 
  • Robyn tries her hand at green onion cakes, the quintessential Edmonton dish. 
  • Sharon Yeo takes a look at the new Mother’s Market
  • Jay Runham ruminates on the effort he has to make to avoid spoilers
  • And Chad Huculak’s End of the Earth comic turns its gaze to Purple City.  

That’s a small sample of what has caught my eye in the past week. Find many more posts on ShareEdmonton.

If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.

What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.