Day two of Knowsy Fest took place at the Churchill LRT station and featured lots of ways to interact with the stories we collected from Edmontonians who talked to us over the past couple of months about their experiences with transit and connections to well-being.
#yeg #yegdt #KnowsyFest #yegevents #InWithForward #yegfestivals #transit #wellbeing #stories #storytelling #edmonton
November 29, 1934 and it's City News In Brief at Vintage Edmonton:
#yeg #yeghistory #yegheritage #Edmonton
November 28, 1987 and it's A New Canadian Game at Vintage Edmonton:
#yeg #yeghistory #yegheritage
If you could live in any ideal solarpunk living arrangement, what would it be?
In this episode, @arielkroon talks to Hermina Joldersma, professor emerita at University of Calgary, about alternative housing arrangements, focusing on co-housing. They discuss not only Hermina’s experiences living in different types of housing, but the mindset necessary to co-housing and communal life, and the way that community often has to be intentionally created. Tune in now!
#CoHousing #CoHousingCommunity #Community #AlternativeHousing #Housing #HousingCrisis #CommunalLife #IntentionalLiving #IntentionalCommunity #Alberta #Edmonton #Calgary #Yellowknife #CommunalHousing #solarpunk #UofC #UniversityOfCalgary #SolarpunkPresentsPodcast #SolarpunkPresents#solarpunk #SolarpunkPresentsPodcast #SolarpunkPresents
YORK FACTORY EXPRESS, BLOGPOST:
In 1826, David Thompson's clerk, Finan McDonald, left the Columbia in the outgoing Fall Express, and spent his winter at #Edmonton House. For one or two years afterward, the outgoing express men searched for a boat or canoe he had abandoned somewhere along the Athabasca River. They found it eventually, and for twenty years after the place was known as McDonald's Cache. #ABHistory #HistoricJourney #Blogpost http://nancymargueriteanderson.com/finan-mcdonald-2/
YORK FACTORY EXPRESS JOURNAL, 1849:
"Before reaching Sturgeon River we were met by the #Edmonton Horse Guard, who brought us word that Mr. John Rowand was anxiously waiting for us. We arrived at Edmonton House about 5 o'clock. Almost all the boats of the #Saskatchewan Brigade have already left,and Mr. Rowand does not intend to leave his establishment until the arrival of Mr. George McDougall from #LesserSlaveLake with his returns and who is now momentarily expected. #ABHistory #HistoricJourney
November 26, 1900 and F. Mayerhofer Will Dye For You at Vintage Edmonton:
November 26, 1900 and there's a Fire In Strathcona at Vintage Edmonton:
#yeg #yeghistory #yegheritage
YORK FACTORY EXPRESS JOURNAL, 1849:
"Arrived at the lodge about 7 am and got some dried meat and a few tongues from one of the Freemen, named Baptiste, who embarked in our boat for #Edmonton House. Made about eight miles today. Clear weather in the forenoon, but somewhat cloudy towards evening with appearance of rain.
"Friday. The river having risen considerably last night, we were enabled to travel all day without encountering ice of any consequence. Saw two moose deer,.. #ABHistory #Alberta
Remains of missing Edmonton man located; charges laid - #Alberta #Edmonton
November 24, 1967 and it's the Hank The Hobo Show at Vintage Edmonton:
super silly question. what sort of lockers do City rec centres have? I'm assuming I have to bring my own lock? or is it the type of lock that needs a loonie?
so far I've only been able to find out that they have lockers, but not what I need to bring to be able to use them.
YORK FACTORY EXPRESS JOURNAL, 1849:
"Left our encampment at broad daylight and put ashore at the next point, that being the utmost extent of our progress today. After breakfast we were visited by a couple of freemen from a lodge a few miles below us. Fine day. Weather tolerably warm. The ice drifting down slowly.
"Thursday. Arrived at the lodge about 7 am and got some dried meat and a few tongues from one of the freemen, named Baptiste, who embarked in our boat for #Edmonton. #ABHistory #Books
When you read this you have to think, wow, if only our provincial government provided proper housing and healthcare we'd be living pretty darn good. Congrats to this city council for getting a lot done without much of a spotlight on their successes. #yegcc #Edmonton #yegTransit
Join us this Friday for another Coffee Outside at Constable Ezio Faraone Park! Whether you prefer coffee or tea, come and hang out with us from 7-9am. It doesn't matter if you walk, bike, or roll, everyone is welcome! See you there, #yegDT! ☕️🚶♀️🚴♂️
..... why on earth would a municipal Senior Data Analyst role require a valid drivers license?? there's nothing in the roles & responsibilities that would make this a necessity!?
(that said, this posting is bloated generally -- what they're looking for according to the Qualifications section is a DA + Project Manager + Data Engineer.....)
Good news! The Funicular is up and running for your daily walking or biking commute, just as @Daveography mentioned. It's a convenient way to get around and enjoy the scenery. Give it a try and make your commute a little more exciting! :funicular: 🚶♂️🚴♀️
Hey everyone! Great news for those wanting to add some fun to their daily commute! According to @Daveography, the Funicular is up and running, perfect for walking or biking to work. Enjoy the ride and start your day off with a little adventure! :funicular: 🏃♀️🚴♂️
A human rights group is expressing concern that its #CourtApplication to pause the City of #Edmonton’s dismantling of #homeless #encampments won’t be heard until the new year, well after #winter weather has settled in.
“We are disappointed that the injunction hearing was scheduled for mid-January and another holiday season will pass while the city continues to regularly #displace #unsheltered people,” said Sam Mason, president of #Coalition for #Justice & #HumanRights.
Less than 30 yrs ago, estimates put the amount of #PurposeBuilt #RentalBuildings that #RealEstate operating companies (#REOCs) & #RealEstateInvestmentTrusts (#REITs) owned in #Edmonton at just 1.6%. That proportion reached 47% by 2022, indicates a recent study by the #AffordableHousingSolutionsLab; #partnership between #CityOfEdmonton & #UniversityOfAlberta. That’s one of the highest percentages in #Canada.
Thank you so much to everyone who took part in #yegquest - whether you played along online, in person or just re-boosted. Here are a few photos from one of our doughty questers, Linda Hut, who set out wearing one of the original #yegquest T-shirts from 2013! (I still have mine, too.) #Edmonton #yeg #ValleyLine #LRT
Thanks to Ryan Jespersen for having me on today to talk about the fall of X, the future of Mastodon, the fate of Bill C-18, the problems with an Alberta Pension Plan, the troubling rise of antisemitism and Islamophobia sparked by the tragedies in Israel and Gaza, AND the #yegquest Henday chicken hunt. https://www.youtube.com/live/ysQ1k2gseCg?si=RbtcaLph6ckmh_3f #Mastodon #C18 #CPP #AlbertaPensionPlan #yeg #Edmonton #Alberta #SenateofCanada #cdnpoli #abpoli #ableg #LRT
Great news for walkers and bikers! According to @Daveography, the Funicular is up and running for your daily commutes. Get ready to enjoy a scenic ride while getting some exercise. Who needs a car when you have this awesome option available? #Funicular #HealthyCommute
Hey folks! Good news! The Funicular is up and running for your daily walk or bike commute, as reported by @Daveography. Time to ditch the car and enjoy a fun and scenic way to get around town. Let's embrace the outdoors and stay active! 🚶♀️🚴♂️
Hey folks! Great news from @Daveography - the Funicular is up and running for your daily walk or bike commute! :funicular: 🚶♀️🚴♂️ Enjoy the scenic ride and add some adventure to your day. Time to hop on and start exploring! 💪😁 #Funicular #DailyCommuteAlternative
You find all six clues right here in my feed. Solve one, solve a few, solve them all? Post your photos here with the #yegquest hashtag - and tag me, just to be sure I don't miss you. So far, the only person on Mastodon to tackle the challenge has been @jfmezei - all the way from Montreal! Surely one of you lovely #yeg residents is up to the task? On this lovely holiday Monday, I throw down the gauntlet! #Edmonton #yeg #Mastodon
Congratulations to Jennie Lambert, the first person to solve all the #yegquest clues - via Instagram. Jennie and her little bear have participated in all the last 3 quests! Here are some photos from their adventures to inspire you! Come on, Mastodon! Time to catch up with the folks on Instagram! Solve the six clues & post your pics! #yeg #Edmonton #EdmontonTransit #ValleyLine #Diwali
Robyn Takes The Train
hi I am @email@example.com, but needed more characters for this one 😁
finally took the new train (the #ValleyLine in #Edmonton) from end to end.
Here are my observations (the good ones first):
+ we didn't have to wait long for a train. operation seemed very efficient, no incidents or delays.
+ the ride itself feels good. very smooth.
+ I like the interior of the trains. bright and colourful. felt almost like a regional train / Strassenbahn in Germany.
+ tapping on and off with the ARC card worked well.
+ I love that you can see your card balance and transaction history at the ARC machines
Here's what could have gone better:
- the electronic sign boards / arrival boards / whatever those are called were broken at every single stop. seriously. every last one. this thing has been in service for a week, how is this already not working...? and I swear I've seen those on before??
- THE DOOR BEEPS ARE WAY TOO LOUD oh my god. like many others have pointed out, these NEED to be dialled down!! I didn't have my noise cancelling earbuds with me and immediately regretted that. (or wait is that one of those hostile things so people don't sleep on the train? what if I want to take a nap 🥲)
- would love it if the ARC terminals showed you your balance when you tap o or off (but can see privacy concerns etc with that, so not sure if this has legs). my main concern is, will it notify me if I am running low?
- like others have said, it feels odd to have to wait a couple seconds to tap your card after the next person - it felt like it had to clear the screen first...?
- uhm why is there literally no signage on track level at Churchill for where to go for the new train? or that the Valley Line even exists? we did spot signage on the concourse level, but... seems like a no-brainer to put this at track level as well, especially for tourists, newcomers, etc!?
- [nothing to do with the new train] OF COURSE the escalators were down at Churchill. some things legit just never change
anyways I love that we have this option now, years ago when I was looking for a new apartment I almost moved to Bonnie Doon, but didn't since it was too far out of the way in terms of my workplace and social life. now this would be no problem with the swanky new train right there!!
A #yegquest update. Big big props to @jfmezei - who despite not living in Edmonton at all, was the first person to post his #yegquest answers! Since I can't quote-toot (one feature, I confess, that I do miss) I will shortly reboost an assortment of his quest answers. I hope that will inspire you those of you who ARE in Edmonton on this glorious weekend to get out there in person and post photos of your own! #yeg #Edmonton #valleyLine
Headed out to #yegquest? Bragging rights to the first person who posts all six correct answers with matching photos. But don't despair. You have until Friday at midnight to finish posting your answers! But mostly, I hope this will be an inspiration to people to get out to explore their city and to enjoy the new Valley Line. (All clues are easy walking distance from Valley Line stations. But not inside the stations, so if you'd rather bike or walk or drive, that works too. #yeg #Edmonton
A chicken, you know, isn’t built for flight.
But in this spot, even Henday finds height.
Up in the air, where her wings won’t reach.
And back in time, with lessons to teach.
Once, this city was linked by rail.
Now we’re back to the future. So let’s not fail.
#yegquest #yeg #Edmonton #ValleyLine #yegheritage #yeghistory #EdmontonTransit
Good morning, Edmonton! In honour of Diwali, the opening of the Valley Line South, and my own 1st anniversary on Mastodon, I invite you to join me on a #yegquest! Henday the free range #yegchick has left a half dozen clues along the length of Valley Line, connecting the #yegdt with Mill Woods. Figure out where Henday has been, take a photo in the same place, and post it here with the #yegquest hashtag. #yeg #Edmonton #Mastoversary #ValleyLine
It's YEGQUEST DAY! At noon MST, I'll drop a half-dozen clues for you to solve. Figure out where Henday was, take a photo in the same spot, tag it #yegquest and have a marvelous time, exploring our new Valley Line South LRT route. (All the clues are easy walking distance from Valley Line stops - but you don't need a ticket, if you'd rather travel by bike, car, or foot.) Join me in celebrating the Valley Line opening, Diwali, and my one year Mastoversary! #yeg #yegquest #Edmonton #EdmontonTransit
Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from #Inuvik #yellowknife #rankin and #Iqaluit to #edmonton #vancouver Helena, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Bay City, #toronto #montreal Montpelier, and #charlottetown and #newfoundland.
It will be visible low on the horizon from Salem, Boise, Cheyenne, Lincoln, Indianapolis and Annapolis.
Neat article about the history of a little corner store near me. Had no idea!
:oldets: :ets: :oldets: Valley Line LRT set to open on November 4! :oldets: :ets: :oldets:
October 24, 1939 and it's Situations Wanted at Vintage Edmonton:
#yeg #yeghistory #yegheritage
We're very excited that we'll be doing a live show at the 2024 Winter Cycling Congress in Edmonton, Alberta in February. We can't wait to meet officials, planners and advocates from all over the world.
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Hey all, just a reminder that we have a YouTube channel, and that we're uploading our season one episodes biweekly so they can be found at our very own Acast feed.
This week, we uploaded Season One episode Four, which features @arielkroon 's conversation with Gabrielle Gelderman (aka @GabTheChaplain) about climate grief chaplaincy, what that is, and how it's relevant to movement work.
Amazing talent on display, and a great opportunity for the artists to not just showcase but also sell their art.
My budget is pretty modest but there's a couple of smaller pieces I have my eye on.
Here's a curious fellow poking its head in and posing for a Kodak moment. Taken in August 2021 at Fort Edmonton Park.
📷 Canon AE-1
🎞️ Kodak Tri-X 400 B&W
The good news? Today, Albertans can start registering for the new COVID 19 vaccine, the one designed to fight the latest variant. Vaccines are available Oct. 16. The perplexing news? So far as I can tell from the website, only 10 pharmacies in all #Edmonton that are providing the vaccine. Surely I'm misreading this? (I tried calling 811 for clarity, but their lines were overwhelmed this morning.) I'll see if I can find more answers. https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine #COVID #COVID19AB #yeg #AHS
In my latest story for @thetyee i take a closer look at the tensions between those who support Edmonton’s new zoning bylaw, and those who’d rather see it delayed.
While each camp accuses each other of portraying self-interest as public good, reality is much more complex.
Just boarded my completely full WestJet direct flight from #yeg to #yow. It was also completely full last week. And the week before. Yet WestJet is cancelling its direct Edmonton/Ottawa flight at the end of the month. When I asked them about this last week they said, “Just because a flight is full doesn’t mean it’s profitable.” I’m still mulling this zen koan. #WestJet #Edmonton #Ottawa #Alberta #Canada
October 1, 1896 and it's The Local at Vintage Edmonton:
#yeg #yeghistory #yegheritage #edmonton
Very honoured to be at the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society to mark this Truth and Reconciliation Day with dance and music, stories and difficult memories. #TruthandReconciliationDay #TruthAndReconciliation #NationalDayForTruthandReconciliation #OrangeShirtDay #Edmonton #yeg #Alberta #Canada #SenateofCanada #cdnpoli #Abpoli
Heyyy #runners of Mastodon. quick (silly?) question. #BoostOK
I've got this #Garmin #Forerunner 35 that I use for my runs. As you can see, one of our cats got ahold of the strap and chomped down on it. Like, a lot. It looks like this in several places, such that it's very nearly coming apart.
So I purchased a new strap -- and it turns out the screwdriver included in the set doesn't fit, so I can't get the screws out to replace the strap. We don't have a screwdriver this small with that star-shaped head at home.
What's my best course of action here?
Buy a set of precision screwdrivers?
Go to a jeweller, since they may have the tools available - Screwdriver-as-a-Service kind of thing?
I've already tried a running store that sells Garmin products, they weren't able to help. 😢 I don't want to replace the watch yet - it's not the fanciest, but still working great.
#yegRun #yeg #Edmonton #running
Here is my 2016 story for the Edmonton Journal about Dyde House - to explain a bit more of its history and magic. https://edmontonjournal.com/business/real-estate/paula-simons-dyde-house-is-an-architectural-gem-with-a-fascinating-past-and-uncertain-future #Edmonton #yeg #UniversityofAlberta #DydeHouse #architecture #modernism #ParklandCounty #EdmontonJournal #yegheritage #yeghistory
Dyde House is a remarkable early work by Canadian modernist architect Arthur Erickson, hidden deep in the woods of the University of Alberta Botanic Gardens. I've been fascinated by it for years. Now I'm excited for the release of a new documentary about the building - in which I get to play a small part. Here's the trailer - to whet your appetite. https://vimeo.com/826372536 #architecture #ArthurErickson #UniversityofAlberta #Edmonton #ParklandCounty #yeg #DydeHouse #yegheritage #yeghistory