I don’t want to say that Edmonton’s social media mavens knocked it out of the park with interesting content last week. You’ll all accuse me of hyperbole. And you’ll do so repeatedly, because “hyperbole” is really fun to say.
But trust me when I say there were more terrific posts from more terrific people that you may have missed. Here are my favourite must-read blog posts from the past week, in no particular order:
- Alex Abboud wrote a great analysis of what makes Halifax such an interesting and burgeoning city. There’s some wisdom in here for Edmonton to follow for sure!
- Many of you will be aware of the dust-up between the Drift Food Truck and Grandma Lee’s Bakery Café on 108 Street a few weeks back. Mack Male wrote a great piece that looks at why such dust-ups occur, and what could and should change to ensure the continued peaceful co-existence of food trucks like Drift and brick & mortar restaurants.
- Richard Liebrecht, a PR professional, was invited to write a guest post on Daveberta.ca last week. He took an interesting look at how media covered the provincial election, and why citizens should be worried about the quality of the coverage.
- The City Market moved back onto 104 street just over a week ago. And Sharon Yeo has a summary of the first week, detailing such things as a completely new vendor setup (which I personally prefer — makes for easier browsing and shopping).
- With huge cuts that recently came down to the CBC’s operating budget, the broadcaster needs to start thinking creatively about how it can be saved. Luckily, Dana DiTomaso shares some concrete ideas on how the CBC can work to reinvent — and save — itself.
- Finally, this short post from Trent Wilkie decides to celebrate, rather than shit on Edmonton.
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