10 Facts about Edmonton as Observed by a European

Last week I had two Irish friends come visit. They both have lived and worked in Belgium for over three years and their observations about Edmonton and it’s locals was interesting to me as a native Edmontonian and a “naturalized European” who quickly readapted to her home environment. So here are 10 things she noticed: 1. Edmonton has a lot of independent dental offices. Have a look around Edmonton core and…

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Book Review: Cadillac Couches by Sophie Watson

Cadillac Couches, an all-Canadian novel written by Edmontonian, Sophie Watson, gives readers greater insight into Edmonton’s niche of Folk Music Festival loving people. The story, set in the 1990’s follows two music-smitten twenty-something women as they search for love and purpose. Annie Jones is trying to put her big love, Sullivan, behind her and cope with her anxiety, while her best friend, Isobel, can’t break her “use ’em and lose…

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Labrador Retrievers – They’re Canadian

Welcome Canadian Thursdays, the day of the week when I talk about something or someone you may or may not have known is Canadian. It always surprises me when someone doesn’t know what a Labrador Retriever is, especially if they’re a Canadian. Labradors are most commonly referred to as labs and I happen to have a big soft spot for them. The modern Labrador’s ancestors originated from Newfoundland, now part…

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Actor Kevin Zegers – He’s Canadian

Welcome Canadian Thursdays, the day of the week when I talk about something or someone you may or may not have known is Canadian. So this is the first edition of Canadian Thursdays. Being a Canadian who lived in Belgium for 2.5 years, I’ve written a lot about my travels and I will continue to do so. But now that I’m back in Canada, I’m getting back in touch with…

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