There was a ton of great and/or interesting stories in the media last week, a whole pile of which saw some interesting coverage from local bloggers. It’s a bit of a mixed bag for sure, but there was definite potential for a whole cast of characters to be branded “news makers” last week — and not in the best of ways all the time.
Remember, if you know of any great things happening in the Edmonton blogo/podosphere, let me know about them using our handy submission form.
Let’s get this party started, then. Here are my must-read picks from last week:
- The Katz Group thoroughly bungled the arena deal, and city council voted to cease negotiations. Todd Babiak had a great post about why the arena deal fell through.
- Awhile back, Ms Gingee wrote a letter to the provincial health minister stating her concerns about senior care. The ministry responded to her, and she posted the letter to her blog.
- Political blogger David Climenhaga took the premier to task for cracking wise about Danielle Smith. His advice to Reford? Keep your eyes on the prize, leave the partisan quips to the pundits.
- Dave Cournoyer posted about the forthcoming rebranding of the provincial Liberals. And it doesn’t look good.
- Jason Lee Norman decided to create a project in response to the Winter City Strategy released last week. Check out his 40 Below project.
- Jen Banks marked a huge personal accomplishment last week: she ran for 30 minutes straight on her road to personal fitness.
Image of Pecha Kucha Night Edmonton #14 by Mack Male on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License.