Edmonton blog roundup: Jan. 19, 2016

Autumn Libal’s boys help make cookies (Photo from autumnrandom.blogspot.ca)

Such a rich buffet of choices in the Edmonton blogosphere this week. Let’s dig in:

Things to do

  • Jenna Marynowski reviews Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, which I am so looking forward to seeing this week.
  • And I love this remembrance of slowly falling for Leonard Cohen from Ephemeral Pleasures.
  • Lindy Pratch said the magic words — “Ogden Nash” — so I’ll be looking for Beastly Verse, a children’s book of poetry she reviews.
  • The Northern Sessions trains its camera on roots singer Lucas Chaisson.
  • YEG Music Magazine shares a really neat video from I Am Machi. Good song, too.
  • On Tech Geek Gamers, Tara makes a compelling case for Undertale.
  • Sydney Lancaster previews SubArctic Improv, an experimental dance show that she’s participating in on Jan. 21.
  • Chris Tse gets over his initial hatred of snowshoeing and offers tips for how you can get started at it.
  • The next Green Drinks is about embracing winter. The Local Good has the details.
  • Linda Hoang does yoga with cats, because of course she does (and it’s for a good cause).
  • Want to go beyond dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day? YEG Date Night has 10 better ideas.
  • Don’t feel guilty about taking your kids out of school to travel, writes Lori Godin, because they’ll learn so much on the trip.
  • Jay Runham is back with Sexy Film News, including some good news about the Edmonton International Film Festival.


  • Pregnancy has left Marie a la Mode with a list of what not to say when someone is expecting.
  • Speaking of which, Kassey Koumarelas is about to have a baby, too. Exciting!
  • Avry Lewis-McDougall is not happy that fan favourite John Scott has been shoved out of the NHL all-star game.
  • Wanye Gretz goes all “How do you do, fellow kids” on Connor McDavid on the occasion of his 19th birthday. (He also launches a fundraiser for the Edmonton Ski Club.)
  • Donloree Hoffman finds an apt metaphor in one of those little warning lights in her car.
  • Lindsey McNeill is gearing up for a year of harnessing energy and intentions, and offers up some tools to help you do the same.
  • Devin R. Bruce mourns David Bowie and contemplates Blackstar.

Current affairs

  • Catholic school board trustee Patricia Grell apologizes to parents for a letter from Bishop Henry condemning efforts to recognize transgender rights.
  • Public school board trustee Nathan Ip is disappointed that the Alberta School Boards Association rejected his motion to create a policy supporting LGBTQ kids.
  • Edmonton Economic Development CEO Brad Ferguson praises the “talk-to-the-customer” approach that Edmonton MPs took at their recent roundtables on the economy.
  • Mack Male recaps Ferguson’s speech at the Impact luncheon, and puts together a comprehensive lookahead for Edmonton’s city council.
  • Matt Dance is looking for some technical help to structure the data in Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie.
  • If you’re selling your house in a buyer’s market, there’s more you can do than just drop your price, says Sheldon Johnston.

Even more posts can be found at ShareEdmonton. You can find these picks and previous ones on my Flipboard magazine.

Seen and Heard in Edmonton is on Facebook now to spread the word and make connections. We’re on Twitter, too, at @seenandheardyeg. And you can come see us in real life at the next podcasting meetup on Jan. 24.

This week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by CKUA, which is in the middle of another great season of the TransCanada Music West podcast.

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