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Edmonton's 10 Best Neighbourhoods: The Future is Now
The second annual list of the city's top 10 communities featured in Avenue Magazine
This year Edmontonions were asked what they thought about the future of the city.
Edmonton had 45 new neighbourhoods since 2005-2013
The currently second ranked neighbourhood for 2013
was ranked first to be the best place to live in 15-20 years.
Banister Research & Consulting Inc. asked Edmontonioins
what are the in-the-works projects which you are most excited to see.
You cannot wait for the LRT to grow and serve more of the city.
A new Royal Alberta Museum excites you.
A new downtown arena? Not so much.
In fact, more people (47 per cent) did not care or did not want the arena …
The Work life balance experts would have you believe
that we can divvy up the various pieces of our lives
our responsibilities our obligations our wants our needs on an imaginary scale
shuffle them from one side to the other until the scale gets nicely balanced.
What a nice pipe dream
THE REALITY Throw out the scale.
The MAGIC is to be found in RHYTHM
Rhythm is all around us we just have to tap into it.
From the Micro
MORNING and EVENING
Hormonal & digestive cycles
Going in and out of Dream Sleep ( REM)
WINTER and SPRING
Sowing and Harvesting
To the Macro
WAXING AND WANING OF THE MOON,
THE MOTION OF THE STARS.
Music to the ears of parents
MORE PLEASE........ when you serve your kids healthy foods.
The following 10 recipes are healthy and appealing to kids.
Most are super fast and easy to make.
1) MUFFIN IN A MUG
This one is not only a “Healthy More Please “
but it has 3 extra bonuses built in
1- can be make ahead and kept in freezer
2- total of 7 minutes for healthy breakfast
3- is portable for those who eat and run
WHEAT FREE BAKING MIX
This is the make ahead part, make it in bulk and keep in the freezer.
4 cups Almond meal/flour
1 cup Golden Flaxseeds, ground
¼ cup Coconut Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
THE MUFFIN - makes one…
1/2 cup WHEAT FREE BAKING MIX
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Sweetener of choice equivalent to 1 tbs. sugar
Edmonton is already one of the only cities
with an extensive network of established community leagues
EDMONTON ON THE MAP
Then along comes Howard Lawrence with his brilliant idea
of starting something called Abundant Communities
and put Edmonton on the map
According to CTV News segment “ On Your Street”11 March/14
a University in the US will be coming up here
to do a documentary on this new fangled way to make “ communities into villages “
In January 2013, The Highlands Community League, with support
from The City of Edmonton and The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues,
began piloting The Abundant Community Initiative.
Since it's inception, the pilot project has built momentum …
HIGHLANDS THE COMMUNITY
Highands is considered an Historic community
bounded by Ada Blvd on the South, 118 Ave on the North
67 St on the East and 50 St on the West.
It is a quaint area, in a good way where you can enjoy a lazy afternoon in the sun
or get away for a weekend of enjoyment and relaxation
HIghlands in an inviting place with an antique store,
boutiques, and vintage clothing stores, bed and Breakfast and fine eateries.
LARGE APPOINTED HOUSES
Large, well appointed houses are to be found along or near Ada Boulevard,
where residents enjoy a spectacular view of the North Saskatchewan River Valley
Highlands has remained an area of low density residential development.
The Highlands neighbourhood also contains many…
When is the winter going to end.
Enough already .
Every year no matter how long or how short,
we hear ourselves bemoaning winter.
Constantly watching for a sign that spring has arrived,
constantly being disappointed can sap anyone’s optimism
and set you up for the Winter Blues
If your winter blues are more than the seasonal kind
and you are suffering from a depression which has nothing to do with weather
then seek professional help.
For the rest of us who are just plain grumpy , fed up and not working at our peak
because we are feeling crushed by the weather.
Help is here.
The best antidote to the Winter Weather Blues is action.
1- FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE
Get some fresh air and take a walk outside.
Going from the house to the car, car to the office, office to the car,
Canada is set to take over the tech world
First, though, citizens, government
and the tech community need to help fill in a few pieces of the puzzle.
Second we have to step away from our obsessional modesty
a modesty which drives to the back pages news about our successes
Third we have to stop the habit of allowing ourselves to be overshadowed
and holding ourselves to such a higher standard
that our performances are never good enough
and performances by anyone else is to be lauded.
“We, as Canadians, can build great companies here,” said Harley Finkelstein,
chief platform officer at Shopify, an Ottawa-based company recently valued at $1 billion
Really $1 billion, who knew.
This is Canada’s first Internet start-up …
to reach that milestone
FOUNDED IN 2009
Startup Edmonton is an entrepreneurial campus and startup community hub
which kickstarts and activates local startups.
They create collisions - between developers, designers, makers, founders,
investors and mentors - transforming ideas into companies.
From the Globe and Mail
Being an entrepreneur in booming Alberta
isn’t always the embarrassment of riches you might assume.
Oil dominates. For everyone else, venture capital is tough to come by,
talent is snapped up and costs are higher.
The effect, some fear, is a black-hole industry sucking up and stagnating everything.
And that’s where Ken Bautista hopes to switch things up.
Mr. Bautista is the chief executive officer and…
The EPL Makerspace is a creative and collaborative environment
where ideas are shared. and is officially open at the Stanley A. Milner Library.
The space is open during regular branch hours
and offers incredible technology and equipment for the public to create on.
WHAT YOU CAN DO at the EPL MAKERSPACE
You can come in and print your own book,
using the Espresso Book Machine,
Design a website,
using creative workstations (PC’s & Mac’s),
Convert old VHS tapes to DVD’s,
using Digital conversion hardware,
Play some XBOX.
using the gaming consoles
Make 3D objects
using the Machina the X16 and X24 Pro models