Edmonton blog roundup: Feb. 16, 2016

My own making has been taking shape lately (you’re soaking in it), which may be why I’m drawn to other manifestations of the creative spirit this week. So let’s begin there:

Justina Smith, across the prairies II
Justina Smith was moved to make this piece, across the prairies II, after a drive through central Alberta. (From justlittleart.com, used with permission.)

The season

Family ties



  • Mack Male updates the crowded byelection in Ward 12.
  • You can find even more coverage of Ward 12 on Troy Pavlek’s YEGVOTES.
  • Dave Cournoyer takes issue with the idea that municipal politics should be (or has been) free of partisanship.
  • Ryan Batty makes the case for the Oilers to trade Jordan Eberle to get a top defenceman.
  • Phil Wilson pits a couple of Oliver restaurants against each other in his brunch odyssey.
  • YEG People asks a couple of local chefs where they like to eat on their day off.


  • Maria K. salutes the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 Under 30 (including her own daughter).
  • The Edmonton Arts Council’s blog pays tribute to Douglas Haynes, whose large, striking paintings grace City Hall.
  • Scott Tougas joins the chorus of praise for Connor McDavid.
  • Lowetide wishes the Oilers could love Nail Yakupov as much as he does.
  • Little Miss Andrea gives Love Pizza a thorough taste test.
  • Life Preloved reviews Plato’s Closet, a clothing resale boutique for teens and twentysomethings.

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

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3 thoughts on “Edmonton blog roundup: Feb. 16, 2016

  1. That is a great roundup of what is going on in YEG right now. Haven’t tried the surfing at WEM yet but will be something I should see if the wife is interested in doing…

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