August in Edmonton has many delights, and I’ve been able to partake in a few, including a couple of Fringe shows (Valentine’s Train and Edgar Allan, both held over), and a good meal at the What the Truck?! food-truck festival. Speaking of which:
- What the Truck?! co-founder and food blogger extraordinaire Sharon Yeo recaps the 2015 Grand Taste Tour, a showcase of local producers.
- Sharon and I had a nice chat on the latest Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast.
Getting down to business
- Liane Faulder reports on Frickin’ Delights Donuts and its attempt to crowdfund a new kitchen.
- Brandon Schatz mourns the passing of the paper version of On Spec magazine, though it lives on digitally.
- Brittany Zerr offers tips on getting your business properly listed in Google.
- Sheri Landry cautions against getting too gleeful about the Ashley Madison leak.
- Jason Foster wonders whether canned craft beer is going to be a thing.
- Ryan Batty says ads on NHL jerseys could be a thing, unless fans refuse to buy them.
Politics and planning
- Mayor Don Iveson shares his take on what happened with the long-delayed Metro LRT Line.
- Mack Male wonders if the distraction of the arena debate played a role.
- In the latest episode of The Yards podcast, Omar Mouallem interviews acting Insp. Sid Kingma about keeping downtown safe.
- Trent Portigal outlines the limitations of the new Alex Decoteau Park.
- John Richardson suggests a better way to pursue infill than what he’s been seeing.
- Dave Cournoyer advises the provincial NDP to beware the opposition.
- David Climenhaga looks back at the Social Credit sweep of Alberta 80 years ago.
- Vintage Edmonton looks back at Winston Churchill’s 1929 visit to Edmonton. (The cat headline slays me.)
- Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail gets some great Cold War stories from an RCAF pilot.
Reflections and recommendations
- Glenn Kubish collects sentences (and writes some pretty good ones, too).
- Lori Godin is feeling that mid-August panic.
- Lindsay Angelstad’s list of things she can’t get enough of may carry you through the month.
- Devin Bruce returns with some pop culture recommendations. (Also, he sings Try with Andrea Beça, which makes me happy.)
- Bill Thompson is on a literary pilgrimage in Britain.
- Jody Bailey is finding out what he can learn from Hexoskin, the shirt that reports back to you on your body.
- Trent Wilkie misses his family, notwithstanding his temporary freedom.
- Mike Ross shares tales of rude Fringe audiences.
Remember to sign up for my newsletter, and if you already do (bless you), then remember to open it this week. I always try to put good stuff in there, but this time there’s a promo code for the Ignite Edmonton Festival, so it’s extra good. I’ll be giving a workshop, and I’m looking forward to hearing many great speakers.