Winter Pro Tip: Attend Winter Festivals!

Winter Pro Tip: Attend Winter Festivals!

Winter doesn’t have to be terrible. The Canoë Volant is a wonderful, free winter event that provides interactive activities like bannock making, rolling up maple syrup on a popsicle stick, ski racing, and even a free dance party outside of La Cité. Events like Canoe Volant truly show that Edmonton is a year-round festival city and that our winters don’t suck.

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Friction of Distance Made Me Sleep at Lister for a Night

Friction of Distance Made Me Sleep at Lister for a Night

During the last week of January, I had one major paper and a major proposal due, and it also happened to be a really busy week for volunteering, meetings, and work. I thought this would be a great time to try out the commuter hostel.

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Sprawl or Suburbanization? What's the Difference?

Sprawl or Suburbanization? What's the Difference?

Sprawl, growth, and suburbanization are all words used to describe an expanding city, and they are also used interchangeably, as to be synonymous with one another. When these words are used to address change in Edmonton, they are often meant pejoratively to address a personal disapproval of the pattern, style, and even the pace of the introduced built-form. This discussion is dominant in the discourse of the outermost suburbs, think any development exceeding the Anthony Henday.

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Is the QE II Expansion Necessary?

Is the QE II Expansion Necessary?

I would say that I have done my fair share of traveling, which means I have also had my fair share of car rides to the Edmonton International Airport. On my way to EIA recently, I was shocked by freshly poured cement beams and an endless line of construction equipment along the Queen Elizabeth Highway 2. The massive QE II is expanding even more. 

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