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The Wanderer Online is Edmonton's premier daily online magazine, bringing readers bilingual thought-provoking material, seven days per week. Launched on July 5 2012, the magazine has quickly become a hub of insightful writing and crisp photography for Edmontonians, whether it is the latest on up-and-coming local restaurants or profiles on leaders making a difference in the city.

Recent Blog Posts

Buried Treasure: Block 1912’s Napkin Notes
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by Katherine Abbass The first time I set foot in Edmonton’s Block 1912, I was playing hooky. My cousin, on leave from the University of Toronto and desperate to fill her days, picked me up from the HUB bus loop and drove us to the café. We nestled into the mismatched armchairs and talked about fe...
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Edmonton’s Chinook Series: An Exploration of Community, Collaboration, and Warmth
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By Erica Osko   When I first heard of the Chinook Series Kickoff, I didn’t really know what I was getting into. The event is advertised as a curated international art series that is an exciting and innovative collaboration between five Edmonton production companies: Azimuth Theatre, Fringe T...
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Like a Moth to a Flame; How an Edmonton Family’s Vegan Cafe is Lighting up Their Community
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By Enessa Habib   With its arched doorway and bright pattern and textile clad appearance; Edmonton’s newest vegan eatery The Moth Cafe is turning heads, not unlike a Moth drawn to a flame. Although situated in a high traffic area where nothing typically stands out, The Moth has curious Edmon...
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The New Freedom – An Interview with Troy Dezwart of Freedom Cannabis
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by Rita Maria Neyer It’s only a few months until the legalization of cannabis will hit Canada in July. The Wanderer recently got together with Troy Dezwart from Freedom Cannabis to get some first-hand information. With over 25 years of experience in planning and marketing, Troy and his team aim t...
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Kenney’s Alternative Facts: When Party Leaders use Populist Tactics to Mobilize Voters
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by Victoria de Jong On December 29, Jason Kenney, newly-minted leader of the United Conservative Party, composed a tweet that captured the attention of supporters, opponents, and #ableg spectators alike. In the tweet, he claimed that Alberta’s population is on the decline and that 10,000 business...
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The Woman With The Moon on a Leash: Maria Schneider Wows Edmonton with Witchy Energy
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by Monika Viktorova On a day that started under the soft illumination of a super blue-blood moon suspended in crisp, clear and death-rattle cold, Maria Schneider’s expansive, warm jazz was the perfect Druid for our frostbitten ears. Schneider stepped out onto the densely packed stage to a palpabl...
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Colouring Outside the Lines: A Life Lesson by a 4-Year-Old Boy
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By Neha Vashist   It took a 4-year-old boy and a box of crayons to make me realize an important truth. I was volunteering with a children’s camp the summer when I met him. Black hair framed his chubby cheeks and brought out the hazel tinges along the rims of his eyes.  Alex. He forgot ...
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For Enthusiasts and Newcomers Alike: Edmonton Opera’s HMS Pinafore
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By Gabrielle Johnson   Edmonton Opera’s presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore is, overall, a thoroughly entertaining way to spend an evening. The costuming, with full credit to Deanna Finnman, is stunning. The flapper dresses, with their bright solid colours, and the classic sa...
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Still in Edmonton
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by Rita Neyer When I moved to Edmonton a few years ago for school, one thing I noticed very soon was the comparatively few Edmonton-Edmontonians – those who were born and raised here. At first, I thought it was the composition of my social circle, but the more people I met – random people, co-wor...
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Returning to the Nest
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by Elisabeth Hill Sydney Lancaster’s 21st Century Nesting Practices is an ongoing body of work initiated during the artist’s 2012 residency at the Harcourt House Artist-Run Centre, which itself concluded with a solo show entitled NEST. The exhibition currently on view at the McMullen Gallery in t...
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