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Linda Hoang is a 22-year-old, enthusiastic, goal-oriented, multi-platform, multimedia journalist and producer.

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10 of Alexa’s Best Skills (+ Enter to Win an Amazon Echo!)
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There’s some really cool things happening with technology these days, things like augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning (did you know Edmonton is a leader in that field?) Our smart phones are so smart. And our homes are getting smarter.  ...
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Review: Chocorrant Patisserie & Cafe Edmonton
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has been experiencing a bakery boom like never before. For the longest time, Duchess Bake Shop was the bakery to try, and one that brought a lot of great attention to our city. It’s still a ridiculously great bakery and a must-visit, but in the last year (2017) there have also been a bunch ...
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Giveaway: Escape Europa Colony 4836 at GTFO
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Whenever anyone asks me what Edmonton escape room they should try, the two companies I’m always recommending are Escape City and GTFO. Their rooms have quality storylines, set production, and puzzle variety (and complexity). You can’t go wrong at either, which is why I’m always excited when ...
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Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Saskatoon
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Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Saskatoon for the very first time (I had been joking that I was popping my Saskatoon Berry lol) as part of a Tourism Saskatchewan-hosted trip. The primary purpose of the visit was to explore Saskatoon’s culinary scene (which is totally great,...
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Everything You Need To Know About Devour! The Canadian Rockies Food Film Fest (Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge)
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Something I look forward to each year are getaways to the mountains—particularly, to Jasper, Alberta! Mike and I do weekend visits to Jasper 2-3 times a year, and one of those visits is typically for a wonderful annual event called Christmas in November at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (see my p...
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Tips for Throwing an Oscars Viewing Party
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Watching The Oscars is so much more fun if you turn it into a Viewing Party! This weekend, Mike and I did just that—throwing a small Oscars Viewing Party with some friends, complete with “red carpet”, popcorn and paparazzi! ;) We watched the 4-hour show on TELUS Optik TV (I’m a new me...
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In Photos: Ice Castles Edmonton (2018)
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No winter in Edmonton (at least in the last few years) is complete without a visit to the Ice Castles!  This icy, winter wonderland is a sight to behold—and the ultimate, Instagrammable spot during the winter season. Available in only 6 cities in the world, the Ice Castles, which are ab...
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Review: Saviour’s Cafe and Bistro (St. Albert)
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One of my favourite food vendors from the Sturgeon County Bounty Culinary Cookout festival last summer was Saviour’s Cafe & Bistro. They were in a super unassuming tent serving up a real delicious beef and vegetable stew. I remember it being packed with a ton of flavour, and just feelin...
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Spotlight: Edmonton High School Culinary Challenge
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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of checking out the High School Culinary Challenge at NAIT!  The High School Culinary Challenge (HSCC), presented by Edmonton Chefs, is an annual competition that attracts young, budding chefs to the culinary arts. It gives students opportunities to lear...
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What Are You Saving For?
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I’ve always been saving for something. In junior high school, I would save my weekly allowance to buy DVDs to grow my home movie collection. In high school, my parents wouldn’t get me a phone, so I saved up for my own, and saved up each month to pay for the bill. One year, I saved to ...
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