The Yeggies were held this weekend, and that’s where we’ll start, before veering off in various other directions.
Dave Cournoyer of Daveberta fame received a lifetime achievement award and the best in politics medal at the Yeggies (Edmonton New Media Awards) on May 9. That’s him on the right, with Yeggies co-founder and co-host Adam Rozenhart. (Photo used with permission from Dave.)
You can’t say Daveberta without thinking Alberta politics, and what a week it was, so let’s start there:
- Michael Ross (who I met at the Yeggies!) maps out voter turnout.
- Jeff Samsonow made a “hope and fear” playlist before the vote that still stands up after the election.
Dana DiTomasoThe Kick Point crew analyzes the “hashtag election.”
- Lindsey McNeill has big hopes for what the NDP victory means for the arts, and artist Sydney Lancaster feels “a blast of fresh Spring air.”
- Brad Ferguson urges those with their knickers in a knot over the election result to get over it.
- On the Edmonton Table Tennis Club blog, John Harry Kim celebrates the election of club member Thomas Dang.
- And of course Dave has plenty on the election, including a by-the-numbers breakdown and a look at what the NDP win means, including cabinet contenders.
Any non-election stuff out there? Oh yes:
- Ryan Batty imagines a better way to deal with parking when vehicles spill into residential neighbourhoods.
- Mack Male looks at the way the transformation of downtown Edmonton is being framed.
- Vintage Edmonton digs up a plea from the 1946 Edmonton Chamber of Commerce to invest in the city’s roads.
- Deb Merriam maps and Storifies the “hidden gems” that emerged from the most recent Green Drinks event.
- Laura Frey lets loose a blistering defence of the book When Everything Feels Like the Movies.
- Sharon Yeo recaps Eat Alberta, her first as a spectator after years of co-organizing.
- Lawrence Herzog remembers Mike’s News Stand.
- Emil Tiedemann visits with NOW! Radio host Mark Drelich.
- And Jenna Marynowski (another Yeggies winner) gets ready for Nextfest.
That is a ton, and yet there is much more to be found on ShareEdmonton. I collect these picks on Flipboard, and I burble on about such things on Twitter @karenunland.