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Making a Difference with Family Camps: Desmond’s Story
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Camping is one of the most popular summer pastimes in Canada. This year, it’s more popular than ever before, with a record number of Albertans planning to enjoy the great outdoors while spending some quality time with loved ones. But for many families in our community, camping is a luxury they ca...
Published at Bissell Centre
When “International” Isn’t Really International
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When “International” Isn’t Really International
I have the greatest respect for the hardworking staff at the CBC. Due to my beer column on RadioActive in Northern Alberta, I get to interact with many of them on a regular basis. I know they are good journalists and good people. Why am I saying this? Because earlier this week, they got a [...]
Published at On Beer
Celebrating the 2017 University of Alberta Awards for Teaching Excellence
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In just a few weeks’ time, our community will be commemorating the achievements of our graduating class as they accept their degrees and move on to the next chapter in their lives. And as we prepare to celebrate this achievement, I would like to honour some of those who have made this chapter pos...
Published at The QUAD
Try this with your kids this summer. The Exploding Baggie Experiment
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This exploding baggie experiment is a fun way to engage kids of all ages this summer. Using simple ingredients in your home this will make for a fun afternoon watching the colours bubble and react together.  Exploding Baggie Ingredients Baggies  Kleenex or toilet paper (it’s thinner and dis...
Published at Just another Edmonton mommy
McLellan Talks Nugent-Hopkins
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Yesterday, Todd McLellan joined Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now to speak about a few different things ranging from the playoffs to the anger that’s surrounding Jordan Eberle to the progression of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. We’ve gotten to the point between the season ending and the NHL draft whe...
Published at OilersNation
You’ll Want to Eat (or even just sit) Here
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You’ll Want to Eat (or even just sit) Here
Now that it’s warm outside – real warm, not “winter warm” – we can finally head outdoors. From lunch breaks to fresh air meetings, there are plenty of opportunities to leave your office, and just as many places to go…. But which spot should be your spot? This short guide will help you find the pe...
Published at The QUAD
SHOOT THE MOON
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SHOOT THE MOON
There is a certain sadness that comes with change, something that brings the melancholy in real time. When my kids were small, Mrs. Lowetide and I would pick them up from school on the last day (report cards, goodbyes) and take them to lunch. For the first few years it was so much fun (little [&#...
Published at Lowetide
Nation Network Prospect Profile: #59 Alexander Chmelevski
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Checking in as our 59th ranked prospect for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is Alexander ‘Sasha’ Chmelevski. The 6’0″ and 187 lbs centre was expected to have a standout season after a sensational Ivan Hlinka tournament in the summer, but he just couldn’t quite get there. Po...
Published at OilersNation
What to do in Edmonton This Weekend (With Kids) | May 26-28
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It’s going to be over 20 degrees this weekend, and that means it’s Spray Park weather. If you’re like us, and always searching for new playgrounds to explore with the kids, it’s the perfect time to check out our Youtube Channel and see our Edmonton playground video tours. ...
Published at Raising Edmonton
Best Chili Recipe EVER!!
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Best Chili Recipe EVER!!
Okay. You’re probably asking yourself “What the *insert expletive* is Joelle doing? Is she actually going to share a chili recipe on her fashion/beauty blog?!?!” Well in short, the answer is “Yes.” Yes I am going to share the BEST chili recipe on my blog. I’m f...
Published at Clothes But Not Quite
Throwback Thursday: This Week in Hockey History
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The playoff history is still alive and well in this week’s glance back at hockey history. Here’s what happened the week of May 18-24: CanucksArmy May 24, 1994: Despite trailing 3-0 going into the second period, the Canucks come back to beat the Leafs 4-3 in double OT to advance to the...
Published at OilersNation
Modern Metal Railings + A Sleek Staircase Design
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One thing both Ryan and I immediately noticed when we first toured the Ravine House was the staircase. Smack dab in the middle of the house, the stairs are seen from every angle and look especially gorgeous from the main living room. That is, we knew they COULD look gorgeous! When we first moved ...
Published at Inspired By Lynne
Mayday Dogs – Edmonton’s New Best Friend
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Mayday Dogs – Edmonton’s New Best Friend
by Monika Viktorova Hot dogs are the newest ‘lowbrow’ street food to get a gourmet makeover. And if hot dogs are a foodie’s Cinderella, then Justin Benson is the Edmonton food scene’s edgy, tattooed Fairy Godmother. And he’s here to deliver gourmet but accessible dogs to Edmonton’s downtown core ...
Published at The Wanderer
Mark Little joins the SAM Board of Directors
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Today I’m extremely pleased to announce that Mark Little has joined the SAM board of directors. Mark’s name has become synonymous with social newsgathering and I couldn’t think of anyone so uniquely suited to help advise SAM through this exciting growth phase and beyond. Mark will be joining our ...
Published at SAM Blog
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