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Alberta Blogger: Angie Pitre | Echoes of Laughter

Angie PitreAngie began blogging in 2005 when she moved with her family from Nova Scotia to Edmonton, Alberta, as a way of keeping in touch with her family back in NS. Along the way, she discovered she had a passion for sharing ideas and inspiration for decorating, organizing ,crafting, cooking & parenting on her blog, Echoes of Laughter, and accidentally fell into a new career. She loves helping busy moms and families discover ways to make their home a wonderful place to be with simple, manageable projects & ideas.

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Alberta blog > calgaryisawesome.com: “dedicated to the celebration, promotion and preservation of the Calgary spirit, with a positive spin”

Calgary is Awesome blogcalgaryisawesome.com community-based, multi-author blog “dedicated to the celebration, promotion and preservation of the Calgary spirit, with a positive spin”. Since 2008, Calgary Is Awesome, and the editors and contributors are “dedicated to everything that makes it that way”. If you want to read ugly, bad news about Calgary they caution that “you’re going to have to look to traditional media and other blogs; C.I.A. promotes everything that makes our city awesome, from old to new and everything in between. We’re like the human interest piece on the news… only different.” Runner up for best local blog by FFWD Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and member of the Canada is Awesome network of websites with sister publications in Vancouver (where the network was founded and is managed), Whistler and Toronto.

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Alberta Blog > Nearof.com by Iain Ilich, Multimedia Editor at the Calgary Herald

Nearof.com Alberta food blogNearof.com (which stands for the Not Entirely Arbitrary Review of Food), is a food blog published by Iain Illich, mediamedia editor at the Calgary Herald. The blog is focused on “the stuff you actually eat, the grub you grab between epic five-course meals” with updates promised every Monday. The first post appeared on November 2010, while he was the restaurant critic for Edmonton’s Vue Weekly. Not your normal highfalutin food blog, categories include: Arbitrary, Food (e.g. Candy, Chewing Gum, Junk Food), Gear, How Tos and Recipes. His latest posting of June 18, 2012, is a review of Cadbury BiscBits: Honeycomb Crunch, purchased at the  British Pantry, a UK Import Shop, obviously one of his favourite haunts in Calgary.

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Alberta Blog > CalgaryFashion.ca Combines Traditional Journalistic Practices with New Media Principles

CalgaryFashion.caCalgary Fashion Media is the independent publishing house for the on-line fashion and lifestyle site CalgaryFashion.ca. Combining traditional journalistic practices with new media principles and concepts, CalgaryFashion.ca promises to deliver the best in fashion and lifestyle news to Calgary, Alberta. Voted TOP 15 Fashion Blogs in Canada by Sympatico/MSN, CalgaryFashion.ca is Calgary’s leading fashion and lifestyle website. CalgaryFashion.ca consists of credible fashion, music and lifestyle-focused properties that speaks to a combined audience of influential young adults and reportedly generates over  200 000 Page Views per week.  Through in-depth articles teamed with high definition fashion photography and video, CalgaryFashion.ca provides local and national event coverage, boutique reviews and much more.

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Featured Alberta Blogger: Buzz Bishop, Media Disruptor and XL 103 Radio Host

cyberbuzz, Alberta blogAccording to the bio on his blog, www.cyberbuzz.com, Calgary’s Buzz Bishop is so cutting edge, he bleeds pop culture. He has 7 email addresses, 3 websites and 11 blogs. He Facebooks, Twitters, Flickrs, G+s, Paths, Klouts, and he even Plurked – for a day. When he’s not being all Mr Technology, he’s Mr Dad to Zacharie and Charlie, Mr Husband to Jen, Mr Marathon for Team Diabetes and Mr Personality on the radio. Not content to be stuck in an old media model, Buzz has long been a trend seeker to help radio grow in a new media world. Buzz’s radio experience started in 1990 in Vernon, BC and since then he has held down every position on the radio clock and consistently brings in top ratings for his time slots. Currently he’s the midday host on XL 103 after moving to Calgary to be morning host at 90.3 AMP Radio, a top 40 station that saw it’s market share double in the 18 months Buzz was on air.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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