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It's Finally Friday Roundup! (#2)

What's happened and happening in Edmonton...

- Could Edmonton's abandoned Rossdale Power Plant be retrofitted to resemble Seattle's iconic Pike Place Market? Imagine a farmers' market atmosphere with cafes, public art, an Indigenous museum, performers, local vendors & artisans, river taxis, and so much more! 

- Edmonton-born Earls restaurants have moved to drop all Alberta beef for their 65 locations across Canada because they do not meet their new "humane-certified" standards. I personally applaud Earls for this move, because it just may ignite a major change in how we do beef in Canada! 

- Sadly, 13-year-old Connor McGrath lost his battle with leukemia earlier this week. The Edmonton boy made headlines when the Make-A-Wish Foundation gave him the opportunity to meet actor Ryan Reynolds, who wrote a heartfelt letter following McGrath's death.

- Mayor Don Iveson wants to turn Edmonton into "Canada's health city," where ideas for medical inno…

Reimagining Rossdale

Could Edmonton's Rossdale Power Plant become our own version of Seattle's Pike Place Market?!

by emil tiedemann

IT was my sister's 30th birthday, soI wanted to do something special to celebrate. I knew she had never been to the States before, and so although we had initially looked into checking out Portland, we decided that we'd take a trip to Seattle instead. 

My sister, our two good friends, and myself spent just one weekend in Seattle, but we all fell in love with the experience, namely one aspect that really stood out to us and most likely to most other visitors to the Washington city. Pike Place Market

Located just off the Puget Sound, Pike Place is a bustling and charming gathering place for locals and visitors to come to for fresh fish and deli meats, artisan crafts and trinkets, quality wines and oils, ethnic specialties, second hand books, locally-brewed coffees and teas, or even just for the atmosphere of the place.

I can imagine that there are plenty of Seatt…