Edmonton blog roundup: June 14, 2016

Walterdale Bridge, Mack Male
The new Walterdale Bridge, spanning the North Saskatchewan River, the heart of our city. Photo courtesy of Mack Male

The roundup meanders through memories, place-making, motherhood, food, reading, data and advice. And, you might notice, some rivers run through it.

  • Jenna Chalifoux looks at how the people who have lived along the river have heeded and not heeded its ebbs and flows.
  • An invitation and a reminder inspire Anna Marie Sewell’s poem about the Tawatinâ Bridge.
  • Thomas Wharton remembers the Rat Hole in a contribution to Jeremy Bibaud’s new project, yegstoryhood.
  • Andy Grabia recounts the surprising baseball career, not to mention golf prowess, of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe.
  • Glenn Kubish ruminates on The Tragically Hip’s Wheat Kings.

Where we live

Mom life

Food, glorious food



  • Sunil Agnihotri finds hope for the Oilers in their stats for puck possession and expected goals.
  • Trent Wilkie learns a little more about himself from a DNA test.
  • Devon Waldon explains how Paper Leaf came up with a better (i.e. 55-hour-saving) way to transfer stuff into WordPress.
  • Katie Kelly shares how she and her fiance share their finances.


  • Beverley Theresa comments on the social media firestorm that Bank of America recently had to deal with.
  • Kristina Lynne learns some lessons the hard way with her current renovation project.
  • Christine Bruckmann lists places around Alberta where you and the kids can float or tube.
  • Raising Edmonton has some additional tips for tubing the Pembina River with kids.

That’s what I could get to, and of course I missed lots of good stuff the previous week. That’s going to happen now that the roundup comes out every two weeks. But you can always find more at ShareEdmonton.

You can also find these picks and previous ones on my Flipboard magazine and in past roundups.

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