It’s nice to be back in the roundup saddle. I needed the break to catch up on some things, but I miss eavesdropping on my city in this way. We begin with a goodbye, then good advice, good eats, good words, good adventures and good news.
- Mack Male covers the rally marking the end of Oilers hockey at the Coliseum, aka Rexall Place.
- Watching the Oilers in Rexall Place hasn’t always been good, but it has been fun, writes Ryan Batty.
- Relive the Oilers’ last game there with baggedmilk of Oilers Nation. There are tears.
- Sunil Agnihotri shares his conflicted feelings about the Coliseum now that the Oilers have played their last game there.
- Matt Henderson bids farewell to five Oilers who might be leaving now that the season is over.
- Rob Truscott has set a pretty big goal for himself this year, but he’s got a plan for achieving it, and he could use your encouragement.
- Jessica Holt has a pep talk for you if you feel like you’re failing as a parent.
- Lori Godin asks for advice on dealing with a child’s nightmares, which leads to a lot of helpful comments.
- Trent Wilkie talks fatherhood with creative powerhouse Chris Craddock.
- On Faces of Edmonton, Shayne Woodsmith shares the story of a woman who was diagnosed with HIV 25 years ago (Part 1 and Part 2).
- If you’re wondering if you’re ever going to arrive, the answer is no, says Donloree Hoffman, and that’s OK.
- Natasha Chiam gets the words out of her head and onto the screen, inspired in part by Margaret Atwood’s recent visit.
- I just came across Jennifer Quist’s post about meeting Atwood, and I had to add it. Great story.
- Speaking of Atwood, Lindsay of Edible Woman whips up a honey and butter cake in honour of her heroine.
- Elyse Chatterton shares her recipe for tea loaf, along with a delightful helping of Lancashire lingo and lore. She’ll also teach you how to spatchcock a chicken.
- Abisaac Saraga has a recipe for gluten-free green onion cakes.
- How about gluten-free sausage rolls? Margaret Bose-Johnson can help you out with that.
- Cindy Nguyen recaps what sounds like a delicious popup by The Buddha Boys at the Prairie Noodle Shop.
- Diane swoons over the brunch popup at Get Cooking on What Would Argenplath Pay?
- Little Miss Andrea tries out brunch at El Cortez, while Cheryl of Wine + Dine tries dim sum for dinner.
- Dixie Lee Chicken gives Cathy Walsh an opportunity to take us through the process from craving to review.
- Are you looking for a house near a donair shop? Jerry Aulenbach has the goods.
- Hear Mayor Don Iveson and poet laureate Pierrette Requier read her poetry to kids in honour of National Poetry Month.
- Anna Marie Sewell and Dave Von Bieker are both marking April with poetic posts.
- Riva Symko kicks off her writing residency at Latitude 53 with an introduction and an invitation.
- Sable Chan prepares to sing in a quartet accompanying the Good Women Dance Collective.
- Peggy Donnelly pays tribute to Beatrice Carmichael, the grande dame of opera in Edmonton.
- Karlynn Johnston puts on a spectacular yet simple Minecraft birthday party for her girl.
- Adina J takes in the Sherlock Holmes exhibit at the Telus World of Science, and takes a chance on an outfit. (Both are successes.)
- Robyn of Musings of the Edmonton Tourist takes an invigorating trek through Goldstick Park.
- Christine Bruckmann previews the upcoming season of the What the Truck?! food truck festival.
- Linda Hoang takes a segway tour of the river valley.
- Andrea Beça showcases videos she shot at two unique businesses: Salgado Fenwick and VampireNomad Palette.
- James Neufeld announces that the Associated Press has invested in SAM, his social newsgathering and storytelling platform.
- Rev Recluse got his hands on a replica of the very first edition of the Edmonton Bulletin, published in 1880.
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