The Oscars kind of end awards season, which is good, because I hate awards, with a couple of exceptions we’ll get to here.
Jay Runham’s inaugural The J Awards are five minutes well-spent. He even put on a tux, and his Celine Dion impression will tear you up. (That’s a screen grab because I can’t seem to get the embed to show up.)
More picks for good reading from the past week:
- Paul Giang makes some practical suggestions for making Edmonton Transit more user-friendly.
- Lawrence Herzog profiles the man who brought us traffic circles.
- Gillian Thomson chats with designer and explorer Danny Ross.
- Elise Stolte is excited about a citizen-science project to measure street-level air quality.
- Valerie Lugonja’s baby grandson has arrived, and it’s quite a story.
- Stacey K reveals such a lovely side of Edmonton through her wedding stories. Here’s one at the Muttart.
- Jerry Aulenbach and his daughter Karen tackle the Birkebeiner.
- Avry Lewis-McDougall is entertainingly dismayed by the Oilers’ poor performance.
- Wanye Gretz wonders why no Oilers stepped up to defend Edmonton when NHL agents told ESPN no one wants to play here.
- Janelle Aker previews Not Enough Fest Edmonton, a jam session with a difference.
- Sharon Yeo is recruiting helpers for this season’s What the Truck?! food-truck gatherings.
- The next edition of Green Drinks will be all about gardening, Sarah Dantzer writes on The Local Good.
On the subject of awards I can stand, remember to nominate your favourite purveyors of social media in Edmonton for Yeggies. The deadline is Feb. 28. Pitter-patter.