Here are some Edmonton blog posts that caught my attention this week:
In 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)
- Valerie Lugonja thoroughly and beautifully documents a special dinner by River Cree chef Shane Chartrand on A Canadian Foodie.
- Mike Johnson recounts a pear rescue on Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton. Edible pears in Edmonton – who knew?
- Did you know you can help plant more food-producing trees and shrubs on July 19? Dustin Bajer has the details.
- These are busy days for the political bloggers. Here’s Dave Cournoyer on Ric McIver’s March for Jesus mistake and on the NDP’s prospects outside of Edmonton under a new leader. And here’s David Climenhaga on McIver’s gaffe and other problems for the provincial PCs.
- An audio addendum to last week’s roundup on the Blatchford redevelopment:
— Lana Cuthbertson did a radio documentary a couple of years ago comparing Blatchford and LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, which she shares on Spacing Edmonton in light of recent changes to the Blatchford plan.
— Mack Male and Graham Hicks have their usual lively discussion about Blatchford and much more on their Mack and Cheese podcast.
- Speaking of audio, Vintage Edmonton gathered up some entertaining 1970s radio clips put together by Mark Summers, from CHED, CJCA and CFRN.
- And Chris Anderson shares some scenes from a surprise engagement, with Edmonton playing a supporting role.
That’s a small sample of what has caught my eye in the past week. Find many more posts on ShareEdmonton.
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What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.