It is Pride month, but here in Edmonton the coalition of LGBTQ+ groups is showing signs of strain. They were not able to reach consensus on key matters affecting the parade, so the parade was cancelled. As I understand it, the concerns had to do with police presence […]
Here are some things I have seen in Alberta recently. Enjoy.
Now that the wind is blowing the wildfire smoke away from Edmonton, I have at last been able to get out of the house. Here are some of the things I have seen in the last couple of days.
When I first got out of bed this morning, I opened the curtains to see that the sun was a strange colour and the sky was an orangey-grey. Then I opened the door and the smell of smoke was startling. This is what I saw at 7:15 AM: […]
A few weeks ago I mentioned the Happy Wall that is hiding some construction work in front of Edmonton’s City Hall. I had first seen it being used by a couple celebrating their engagement, and then my son and I saw an incomplete message that made us wonder […]
Two murals that I had not seen until this week both show images that are emblematic of Canada’s north; narwhals and magpies. Narwhals live year-round in the Arctic waters where gatherings of hundreds of them have been seen. Magpies live year-round in Edmonton which is now the […]
I woke up today to see snow outside my window. This late-April snow is wet and sticky. That is to say, it holds to the sides of trees, fences, bird boxes, and anywhere the wind blows it. Here are a few pictures that were taken in my front […]