Showing posts from February, 2021

Get to Know Who's Running: Cody Bondarchuk (Ward tastawiyiniwak (ᑕᐢᑕᐃᐧᔨᓂᐊᐧᐠ))

By Emil Tiedemann There happens to be a  Municipal Election  coming up in Edmonton on October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course).  I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of  the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates  and will post their responses  (100% as written)  here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know... Cody Bondarchuk Ward  tastawiyiniwak (ᑕᐢᑕᐃᐧᔨᓂᐊᐧᐠ) Cody Bondarchuk " Born and raised on the north side of Edmonton, Cody Bondarchuk (he/him) is an advocate, writer, and community leader. Cody is a former President of the Lorelei-Beaumaris Community League, where he led a significant overhaul of the league’s internal pol

The Edmonton Wards

Your guide to understanding Edmonton's new ward names, boundaries, and those running to represent them... By Emil Tiedemann There's a lot happening in Edmonton politics during 2021, from multiple city councillors and the Mayor himself announcing that they would not be running for reelection to the dozens of locals who are tossing their hats in the ring to be a part of City Council this October. But that's not all that's new for Edmonton in 2021. Our 12 newly amended wards will all be officially renamed, which will come into effect on Monday, October 18 , the date of the next general election.  See who's running... Instead of numbered wards, Edmonton's City Council voted to have the ward titles renamed to  honour sacred places and preserve Indigenous history. A committee made up of 17 women  representing First Nations, Inuit, and Métis  came up with the new names last summer, and the  bylaw approving the new ward boundaries and Indigenous ward names was passed by

The Ultimate Edmonton Donair Guide

The Tips, the Timeline, and the Top 15 Best Donair Shops in Edmonton By Emil Tiedemann Where is the best donair in the Edmonton region?! It's been the subject of serious (but not really) debate for many years now and there are literally hundreds of options for us spoiled Edmontonians to choose from. In fact, there are more restaurants that offer donairs in Edmonton than any other city in the country, with 212 different locations according to the Yellow Pages  (as of February 2021).  The "Edmonton-style" donair (photo by Athena Gourmet Foods) That's 83 more than Vancouver, which has the second-most amount of eateries that offer donairs (129 according to the Yellow Pages), and well-over double what Halifax, known as "the birthplace of the donair," has to offer (79). By the way, in case you were unaware, "Edmonton-style" donairs are different from those native to Halifax for various reasons, which you can find out more about here .  Donairs, which for