I noticed a kind of do-it-yourself vibe in among this week’s posts, so we begin with a couple of solo adventures before swerving into homemade things, and then on to all sorts of wonders:
- Trent Wilkie sees a lot and feels a lot on a canoe trip from Drayton Valley to Fort Saskatchewan.
- Kelsey of Lovely Littlest Life is having an adventure in Greece.
- Katryna Rae sews another summer dress before the end of the season, and shows it off in front of a gorgeous backdrop.
- Oh, this rose petal and seaweed salt soak from Maegan Lukian sounds divine.
- If you want to know how the sausage gets made, Allan Suddaby has you covered, with a recipe and a class.
- Karlynn Johnston continues her salute to bees and beekeeping, complete with odes from her children.
- Margaret Bose-Johnson’s mason jar salads look like a great solution for kids’ lunches, and I’m thinking about it for me, too.
- Lillian Tse experiments her way to the ideal salted caramel macaron recipe.
- Elyse Chatterton likes a real pumpkin and knows just what to do with it.
Hockey all the time
- Kyla Lane reflects on everything hockey has given to her, now that injuries might mean she has to give up playing.
- Sunil Agnihotri makes his peace with the fact that Shawn Horcoff is never going to play for the Oilers again.
- Jeanshorts makes his predictions for the coming Oilers season.
- Lowetide finds some good news about the Oilers and a good book about hockey stats.
- In his inimitable way, Wanye Gretz tells the story of how and why the Nation Network acquired General Fanager, a stats site for player contract info.
Taking care of business
- Do you have a project-based business? Dryrun’s Blaine Bertsch has some resources for you, including a free course taught by him.
- For more on project management, check out the formula Ashley Janssen learned from mentor Ray Muzyka to balance needs.
- Chris Davies has published a book about buying and selling apartment buildings.
- Sarah at Smile and Conquer lays out what it takes to save up for a down payment on a house.
- Beverley Theresa tests out her very own Snapchat on-demand geofilter.
- “Crosswalks are where might and right intersect,” writes Glenn Kubish, as he documents yet another car failing to yield to a pedestrian.
- Troy Pavlek excoriates a proposed public education campaign that seemed to put the onus on pedestrians to prevent fatal collisions.
- John Richardson runs up against policies and procedures in his attempt to forge a common-sense solution to his roots-in-the-sewer-system problem.
- Lincoln Ho has a map of the new public murals that emerged from Rust Magic 2016.
- Mike Jenkinson gives the iPhone 7 a spin.
- David Climenhaga comments on political strategist Stephen Carter’s intention to help Sandra Jansen win the leadership of the Alberta PC party.
- High school student and musician Olivia Rose Leaf swoons over 70-year-old Dolly Parton‘s recent performance.
- The menus are up for the final What the Truck?! food-truck festival of the season.
- Phil Wilson notes the end of the S’wich food truck and the beginning of a new opportunity for chef Alexei Boldireff.
- Jason Foster chats with Greg Zeschuk about his groundbreaking new brewpub, Blind Enthusiasm, which is about to open in Ritchie. Also, for a roundup of other brew happenings, check out Jason’s Random Acts of Beerness.
- Rachel Jones lists some fun things to do with a baby this fall.
- Now that she’s recovered from the Fringe, Jenna Marynowski has all the news on the fall theatre scene.
She’s got the look
- Nicole Rowan shares my positive sentiments about dresses with pockets.
- Megan McKenna is back to blogging with some very cute pants.
- Adina J’s outfit-planning process is a wonder to behold. Art and science, indeed.
The passage of time
- Normally I would chastise Justina Smith for rushing the seasons — it’s not even officially fall, and she’s thinking winter! — but these cards of hers are lovely.
- Outhouses could still be found in the city in 1962, and attracted the attention of a newspaper reporter, Vintage Edmonton uncovers.
- Marty Forbes pays tribute to Dr. John Callaghan, who performed Canada’s first successful open-heart surgery in Edmonton 60 years ago (and operated on my grandpa many decades ago).
- Valerie Lugonja celebrates her husband’s 50th birthday with an epic pig roast.
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