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.

Edmonton blog roundup: June 23, 2014

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

imageIn the midst of disaster, the Bissell Centre is doing an admirable job of keeping a community eager to help updated on what happens next after the fire that destroyed its temporary thrift shop over the weekend. (Photo courtesy of the Bissell Centre) 

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.

Edmonton blog roundup: June 16, 2014

Some Edmonton blog posts I thought deserved your attention:


Several people had something to say about the scaling back of the plans for the Blatchford development on the site of the former City Centre Airport (Photo courtesy of the City of Edmonton):

Sounds like public consultations in Edmonton could use some improvement. Matt Dance makes eloquent points on that very issue in Spacing Edmonton. 

So, that was heavy. Some lighter fare:

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.

Edmonton blog roundup: June 9, 2014

A lot of Edmonton blog posts struck me this week. Here’s a few:

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How can you not want to read Lisa A. Zieminek’s Button Soup guest post on vermicomposting after seeing this? Seriously, do it.  

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 tweet your favourites to @karenunland.

Edmonton blog roundup: June 2, 2014

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

What the Truck?! on 104 StreetSharon Yeo recaps the first What the Truck?! of the season. (Photo by Mack Male.)

Breakfast Television’s Bloggers’ Week spotlighted a bunch of good stuff (besides Mack and me):

That’s a bigger-than-usual but still 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.

Edmonton blog roundup: May 25, 2014

Here are some recent Edmonton blog posts that I was glad I read:

imageSarah Chan posted a lovely and thorough summary of Poppy Barley’s recent design event on Girls and Bicycles. (Photo by Sarah Chan.) 

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

I’ve also started a magazine of my favourites on Flipboard. You can follow it, if you like that sort of thing.

(Posting this slightly earlier than usual so it’s up by the time I’m on BT Edmonton with Mack Male on Monday around 6:45 a.m. Whoa, that’s early.)

(UPDATE: Here’s the clip of me and Mack chatting on Breakfast Television.)

Edmonton blog roundup: May 19, 2014

imageVikki Wiercinski (aka Veekee Weekee) storified the aftermath of the Royal Bison Fair, including this shot from Fridget Factory.

Here are some recent blog posts from Edmontonians that you should check out:

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

(P.S. I’ve been doing this stealthily for a couple of weeks, but I decided to come out from the shadows. So thank/blame Mack Male for getting me back into blogging.)