Collaborative Spaces: Co-working for makers in Edmonton

This is a city where creativity and community go hand in hand. In this series, I’m exploring the local businesses and spaces whose collaborative natures make them more than the sum of their parts. After exploring the world of co-work office spaces in my last post, I decided to turn my […] Read more »

Sexy Men of YEG Calendar: Catching the Drift

This is part of a series profiling the businesses involved in the Sexy Men of YEG Food calendars, which feature photos of local coffee roasters, and food truck and restaurant owners. The proceeds from the calendar, now in its second year, benefit the Edmonton Food Bank. It’s a beautiful, sunny […] Read more »

Sunshine Organic Farm found year-round at farmers’ market

Like many Canadian farming families, the Horvaths’ story in Alberta begins many decades ago. At the age of 16, Steve Horvath and his father came to Canada from Hungary, with little money and big dreams. Working their way across the prairies, the Horvath men arrived in Alberta and began clearing […] Read more »

Connect and unplug at Hexagon Board Game Cafe

Hexagon Board Game Cafe

The Hexagon Board Game Cafe is where beer hall meets game convention.  Owners Kellie Ho and Randy Wong combine the fun, social atmosphere of a lively bar with the welcoming inclusion of gaming, to create a unique and alternative outing for Edmontonians. Hidden within the double hex logo lies the gateway […] Read more »

Storify: A holiday Cash Mob on 124 Street

Mayor Don Iveson and organizer Tommy Kalita speak with reporters at the thirteenth Cash Mob Edmonton event. (Photo: Deborah Merriam)

We came, we saw, we Mobbed! The Local Good and Cash Mob Edmonton, with generous promotional and transportation help from the City of Edmonton, put on the biggest Cash Mob this city has ever seen! Mayor Don Iveson and councillors Scott McKeen and Dave Loken were all on hand to show […] Read more »

Gift guide for the master procrastinator

If you are like me and you love to procrastinate, December can be a very dangerous month. Around the beginning of the month you look at the calendar and think “Hey! I have 24 days to get all of this done, no problem! I will plan better this year and […] Read more »

Shop Local Selfies and a #YEGSanta Cash Mob

Did you know that by shopping locally, you help to sustain our walkable neighborhoods, keep three times the money (and jobs!) in Edmonton’s economy, and help to make our city more resilient and more unique? For the third winter, we at The Local Good are encouraging Edmontonians to do part […] Read more »

Old Strathcona Antique Mall is the merchant of memories

Edmonton has many options when it comes to shopping. After all, we still lay claim to the largest mall in North America, and the city is peppered with others throughout its neighbourhoods. What doesn’t always come to mind is the Old Strathcona Antique Mall (OSAM), a great alternative when seeking […] Read more »

What you didn’t know you could find at High Street’s Carbon

Walking into the locally owned Carbon Environmental Boutique is a breath of fresh air — literally. Located on High Street (one of Edmonton’s shopping gems), Carbon’s 100 per cent wind-powered store is filled with thousands of sustainable, ethical and non-toxic products. For seven years, Allison MacLean, Carbon’s owner and operator, […] Read more »