Politics in Edmonton just got more interesting

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While Edmonton’s municipal election is just over four months away, and the nomination deadlines for candidates is equally distant (think Sept 20 for the nom deadline, and Oct 20 18 for the election itself), that hasn’t stopped a group of young upstarts from creating the alternative media homebase of Edmonton’s 2010 Municipal Election.

EdmontonPolitics.com was originally a domain name purchased by local entrepreneur and blogger Chris LaBossiere. But Chris is a busy guy, and when he realized he didn’t have the time to turn it into something, he offered it (and the sister site CalgaryPolitics.com) to any social media type who wanted to use it. The only requirement was that Chris would entrust the URL to that individual and he would contribute to whatever form the sites took. So, two websites about politics were born.

Jeff Samsonow and Dave Cournoyer took ownership of Edmonton’s URL. And the site just launched today. Here’s what Jeff has to say about the new media site in its inaugural post:

EdmontonPolitics.com is a collaboration of Edmonton bloggers, podcasters, writers, developers, and anyone else who wants in. We want to cover the 2010 municipal and school board elections like it’s never been done.

We’ll be online with words, photos, and videos. There will be straightforward reporting on wards, candidates and issues. But we also want to have fun and offer satirical and sarcastic takes on the same. There will likely be plenty of opinion thrown around, but lots of facts too.

The vision is to make it your best source for factual, opinionated and interesting (if irreverent) Edmonton election news. AND EdmontonPolitics.com wants YOU to contribute. So get yourself over there and find out what they’re all about!

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5 Responses to “Politics in Edmonton just got more interesting”

  1. Jeff
    May 25, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    Mostly I want people to help us out because I don’t know anything about Mill Woods.
    And I’m lazy sometimes.

    • Adam Rozenhart
      May 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

      That’s a rather ambitious undertaking — combating your laziness, I mean.

    • Shane Bergdahl
      May 26, 2010 at 7:33 am #

      Interesting website you have here. Mill Woods isn’t all that scarey. Have a question, ask away and I’ll try to fill in the blanks.



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