I’m not sure what this squirrel was looking for when he flitted past my backyard office, but I know what I was on the hunt for — interesting local blog posts to draw your attention to. Let’s see what I found:
YEG Date Night offers a tutorial on tubing down the Pembina; Phil Wilson of Baconhound takes in a sumptuous Chartier feast in the country; and With Justine recommends bags to take to the market.
On Zoom Family, Kelly-Dawn Aulenbach suggests audiobooks for family trips or just long summer nights; on Out of the Nest Travel, Dani shows how to pack a whole lot of clothes into a super-small space; and Jerome Martin pays a visit to his beloved Cypress Hills.
Nicole Rowan of The Spirited Thrifter leaves Alberta for Texas; Steph Medford dives into the creative life with Andrea Beça on Everyday Artistry; and Beverley Theresa gives it to you straight on the folly of shortcuts in social media marketing.
Kari Skelton mixes up some family-friendly drinks; Lyndsay of Edible Woman makes her own bran flakes, and they sound delicious; and Sharon Yeo catches you up on a whole bunch more tasty news on Only Here for the Food.
Chris of Edmonton Weather Nerdery looks back on how nice June was and what we generally see, meteorologically speaking, in July; and Lowetide interviews the hardcore stats geeks behind the new Puck IQ site.
Edmonton Quotient gathers up and contextualizes the coverage of revelations that police card Indigenous and Black Edmontonians disproportionately; Mastermaq rounds up a bunch of media news, including the conversation Edmonton Quotient’s Jeff Samsonow and I gave last week; and it’s always interesting to see the news of the past on Vintage Edmonton, in this case from 1967.
Two ruminations on Canada 150: On Metis Archaeologist, Kisha Supernant urges settlers to “learn about the past so we can change the future; and on Nest City, Beth Sanders shifts from being “Canada’s biggest fan” to an advocate for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action.
On 12th Night, Liz Nicholls revels in the disco-laden glory of the Freewill Players’ version of The Merry Wives of Windsor; on Reading in Bed, Laura Frey gets ready for her War & Peace read-along by noting the women who helped Tolstoy publish his masterpiece; and if you’re doing a Fringe play, get your press release to Jenna Marynowski of After the House Lights so she can preview you.
Sarah of Smile and Conquer examines the pros and cons of non-9-to-5 work; on Edmomton, Rachel Jones explains what she values in her daycare; and Paper Leaf‘s latest desktop wallpaper will have you looking forward to your next adventure, even if you have to work for now.
This week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by YESS Quest, a 24-hour gaming marathon to be held at Northlands Expo Centre on Aug. 19-20 in support of Youth Empowerment & Support Services.
If you want to play games all night to raise money for a good cause, or you want to pledge your support for other gamers, visit yessquest.com.