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Clicks of the Day: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Wednesday, May 23 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

Clicks of the Day is a daily round up of news posted Sunday through Thursday with quantity and quality of content differing depending on how busy Linda’s day is.

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

  • Appeal filed in McConnell case
  • “A month after Millet mother Allyson McConnell was found guilty of manslaughter in the deaths of her two sons, the Crown has filed an appeal, saying the judge made a mistake in finding her not guilty of second-degree murder.”

    Hm.

  • Police probe suspicious death on city’s north end
  • “Edmonton police are investigating what could be the city’s eighth homicide of the year after a fight reportedly turned deadly on the city’s north end.”

    Crazy how higher the homicide number was at this time last year.

  • Edmonton teen makes finals in Google competition
  • “A local science whiz has been named one of four Canadian finalists in the second annual Google Science Fair. Yuhao (Danny) Huang’s prostate cancer research project was one of 90 projects selected this week out of thousands of entries from students in more than 100 countries. “I actually didn’t find out until Google posted the results on their website, so I was surprised myself to see it,” Huang said.”

    Very impressive! :)

  • William, Kate write to Slave Lake
  • “Royal wishes were among the many received by the Town of Slave Lake as it marked the one year anniversary of a devastating wildfire. The town posted a brief letter from Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, on its website Tuesday. The duke and duchess made a two-hour stop in Slave Lake last July as part of their post-wedding tour of Canada. The prince said in his letter, dated May 15 on letterhead from St. James Palace, that the couple remembers the town with admiration. “One year on from the disastrous fire that ravaged your town, Catherine and I send you, the people of Slave Lake, our heartfelt best wishes, in the hope and knowledge that through your fortitude and unquenchable spirit the recovery of your beautiful town is progressing well,” William wrote. “We both remember with such admiration the manner in which this great challenge of nature was met by the people of Slave Lake.””

    How extremely thoughtful! :) I love it.

  • Good food goes Trucking
  • “As a far-flung northern community, Edmonton is sometimes slow to warm to new food concepts. But once we sink our teeth into a trend, we can’t get enough. Need evidence? Look no further than Truck Stop, a mini food-truck festival being held Thursday evenings throughout May in Old Strathcona, right beside the gazebo in the heart of Edmonton’s trendiest district”

    We do go hard with trends don’t we, lol. Love the “food truck movement.”

  • Taxpayers may owe $1 billion-plus in severance to bureaucrats who weren’t laid off
  • “Taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $1 billion in accumulated severance payments to federal public servants who remain in their jobs, voluntarily quit their positions or retire from government. The eye-popping payout packages are in addition to an estimated $900 million in “workforce adjustment” payments — including 22 weeks pay for one year of service — that will be granted to thousands of federal employees losing their jobs due to federal budget cuts. Combined, the two sets of payments could cost taxpayers $2 billion.”

    Of course… aren’t we always on the hook for these things?

  • Cuts to ocean monitoring program “appalling”
  • “Peter Ross is a world-class scientist and expert on how man-made toxins affect killer whales. By next April, he could also be unemployed along with 74 others across the country. “It’s a disturbing sign for a country that used to pride itself on the scientific research establishment we had” he says. Ross is one of nine people in North Saanich who will lose their jobs when the Department of Fisheries and Oceans shuts down its entire contaminants program, which he says will leave five junior biologists to monitor pollution in Canada’s three oceans. “I can’t think of another country in the world that has a coastline that doesn’t have some form of scientific capacity to look at the threat pollution represents to the health of our oceans.””

    Sad.

    World

  • ‘We want to live … like human beings’: Egyptians vote in first democratic presidential election
  • “A dying man came “for my children,” a college student said he finally felt “like a citizen of this country,” and an undecided voter was just happy to take part in “a historic” moment. Egyptians turned out in droves Wednesday to take part in the country’s first-ever democratic election of its leader. Fifteen months after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak during the Arab Spring uprising, BBC News reported lines began growing at many polling stations shortly after they opened at 8 a.m. local time (2 a.m. ET).”

    Historic.

  • Syria says sanctions have cost economy $4 billion
  • “Syria’s oil minister acknowledged the heavy toll international sanctions have taken on the country’s oil sector, saying Wednesday that they had sucked about US$4 billion from the economy. Sufian Allaw said the sanctions levied by the United States and the European Union to put pressure on President Bashar Assad were to blame for the shortages that have left Syrians across the country standing in long lines to pay inflated prices for cooking gas and other products.”

    It’s just a mess over there.

    Health

  • Scientists learn how to turn skin cells into heart muscle
  • “For the first time scientists have succeeded in taking skin cells from heart failure patients and transforming them into healthy, beating heart tissue. The research opens up the possibility of one day being able to use skin to grow the kinds of cells that could repair their own damaged organs.”

    Impressive.

  • Talking to yourself: not so crazy after all
  • “The act of giving ourselves mental messages can help us learn and perform at our best. Researchers have identified the most effective forms of self-talk, collected here — so that the next time you talk to yourself, you know exactly what you should say. Self-talk isn’t just motivational messages like “You can do it!” or “Almost there,” although this internal cheering section can give us confidence. A review of more than two dozen studies, published last year in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, found that there’s another kind of mental message that is even more useful, called “instructional self-talk.” This is the kind of running commentary we engage in when we’re carrying out a difficult task, especially one that’s unfamiliar to us.”

    I mutter often.

  • Flu shot for moms may cut risk of stillbirths, premature births: study
  • “Pregnancy is no time for women to refuse a flu shot since it may bring unexpected benefits to their unborn children, says a new study that analyzed vaccination rates during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. In addition to protecting pregnant women from the flu, the vaccine also may lower the risk of premature births, stillbirths and underweight babies, according to the study by an Ottawa research team.”

    Interesting!

  • Health benefits of POM juice overstated, judge rules
  • “POM Wonderful, perhaps the best-known purveyor of pomegranate juice, has failed to prove that its tangy thirst-quencher can prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction, a U.S. judge says… Chappell ruled the company may not say that its products treat or prevent disease unless it ‘possessed and relied upon competent and reliable scientific evidence that is sufficient in quality and quantity based on standards generally accepted in the relevant scientific fields…'”

    Gotta love false advertisements.

  • Calcium pills may up heart attack risk, study suggests
  • “After years of Canadians hearing that they need to consume more calcium, a new study suggests calcium supplements might increase their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.”

    Typical! (“This is good for you … actually nevermind…”)

    Technology/Social Media/Internet

  • Microsoft: 500 million people will use Windows 8 by next year
  • “Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said during a speech at the Seoul Digital Forum in South Korea that 500 million users are expected to have a device powered by not-yet-released Windows 8 software at the end of 2013. According to an Agence France-Press report, Ballmer believes that its highly-anticipated Windows 8 series will usher in the “rebirth” of Microsoft’s operating systems.”

    Lol. Very funny, Microsoft.

  • Deaths of cell tower workers grows with iPhone, data demands
  • “From 2003 to 2011, 50 workers died “working on cell sites” and 100 were “killed on communications towers.” The death toll among climbers is roughly 10 times higher than the rate for average construction workers in the U.S, according to a report released byProPublica. The peak of on-the-job deaths correlates with the release and popularity of the iPhone between 2006 and 2008.”

    Yikes…

  • The FBI’s new unit can spy on Skype and wireless communications
  • “Four years and $54 million later, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is finally ready to launch a surveillance unit capable of spying on Skype conversations and other Internet communications. The Domestic Communications Assistance Center (DCAC) is a collaborative effort between the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, and the Drug Enforcement Agency. All three agencies will build customized hardware to enable wiretapping on wireless and Internet conversations per court order requests.”

    Who has privacy anymore?

  • Google crafts playable Bob Moog synthesizer doodle
  • “Google has crafted another interactive homepage doodle, this one honoring the 78th birthday of Robert Moog, considered by many to be a pioneer in the electronic music space. The playable doodle features his signature Moog synthesizer, with all the accompanying bells and whistles. A quick-start guide on moogmusic.com provides details on how to play the doodle, which also allows users to record their creations and share them with friends.”

    Google doodles always impress!!

    Business/Work/Economy/Media

  • HP to lay off about 27,000
  • “Hewlett Packard Co outlined a plan on Wednesday to lay off roughly 27,000 employees or about 8 percent of its workforce to jumpstart growth. The layoffs, which will be mainly achieved through early retirement offers, will generate annual savings of $3 billion to $3.5 billion as it exits fiscal 2014, the company said.”

    That’s a lot of jobs…

  • People want jobs that make a difference, even if it means a pay cut
  • “The job market may be bleak, but college graduates of all ages still have high hopes that they will eventually land “impact jobs” that make a difference socially or environmentally.”

    True enough!

    Environment/Space/Animals/Science

  • ‘Bigfoot’ hair samples sought by European scientists
  • “European researchers are planning to use new techniques to analyze DNA that could help crack the mystery of whether Bigfoot exists. In a project announced this week, Oxford University and Lausanne Museum of Zoology scientists appealed to museums, scientists and yeti aficionados to share samples thought to be from the mythical ape-like creature.”

    Lol. Awesome project!

  • Robotic fish detect water pollution
  • “A British technology firm has created a robotic fish to test waters for pollution… The fish have chemical sensors which can immediately detect pollutants. They are also completely autonomous and do not require a human to remotely steer them.”

    Really creepy looking fish but cool function…

  • MIT engineers solve an everyday problem: A backed-up ketchup bottle
  • “We’ve all been there: Banging the back of a glass ketchup bottle, begging it to give you a dollop of the good stuff or battling with a plastic bottle coercing it into giving up the last of its contents. Maybe that will be a thing of the past. Six MIT researchers say they’ve solved that problem as part of an entrepreneurship competition. The result is a bottle coated with “LiquiGlide,” a non-toxic material so slippery that the ketchup or for that matter mayonaisse just glides out when you turn it over.”

    Lol. Time well spent.

  • Two Montreal cats die after eating recalled pet food
  • “One Quebecer got sick and two Montreal cats have died after coming into contact with pet food thought to be contaminated with salmonella, causing alarm at a local cat shelter.”

    This is extremely upsetting. Also:

  • FDA: Nearly 1,000 pets sickened by China-made dog treats
  • “According to updated records kept by the Food and Drug Administration, chicken jerky pet treats from China have sickened nearly 1,000 dogs in the U.S. in recent months. The FDA has logged 900 reports of illnesses and deaths from vets and concerned pet owners since November, when it issued warnings about health problems associated with the products known variously as chicken jerky strips, treats and nuggets.”

    Awful!! :(

    Entertainment

  • Stephen Colbert makes Maxim’s Hot 100 List of Most Beautiful Women
  • “Proving yet again that there’s apparently nothing he can’t do, Stephen Colbert has been named one of Maxim’s Hot 100, ‘the definitive list of the world’s most beautiful women.’ Coming in at an auspicious number 69, Colbert’s ranking on the list was explained by Maxim: Democracy isn’t always pretty: Sometimes it’s downright handsome. With a massive write-in vote campaign, the Colbert Nation proved they’re not only loyal but also incredibly horny.”

    Hahaha!!! I love Stephen Colbert!


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Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She’s also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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  • 🎁 DEC 10 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
When you wake up craving Mexican-inspired meat platters & churros, you obviously make today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 a $50 giftcard to @Rostizado_YEG! 😍
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Rostizado is a modern-Mexican restaurant that uses fresh, quality local ingredients prepared in traditional-Mexican rosticeria fashion: slow-cooked and hearty. Their platters are a must-try: with rotisserie chicken, beef, and Cuban-Style pork shoulder. We also love their crispy potatoes, roasted cauliflower and various queso dips. They have an awesome lunch deal and the churros are to die for. Rostizado has a great vibe, cool decor, excellent service and a meal here is always a good time! Their sister-restaurant @trescarnales is also a popular spot for tacos in the city! Learn more about Rostizado and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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  • 🎁 DEC 9 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
I’m a big brunch fan so today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is Brunch for 2 to @BundokYEG! (valued at $40).
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Bündok is a pretty cool place on 104 Street, serving up delicious and beautifully-plated food. Their brunch menu includes both bistro and brunch options. There's french toast, eggs benny, omelettes and sausages, but the bistro dishes are my favourite - like sea bream crudo and chicken liver. Yuuuum!! Although this giveaway is for brunch, you also have to try their regular lunch and dinner menu. Bündok's gnocchi is unbelievable. Bündok should most certainly be on your list for a visit!  Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
** UPDATE ** Congrats to @chercher14 for winning this giveaway!! Thanks for entering everyone!
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  • 🎁 DEC 8 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
Who LOVES seafood? 🐠 Today’s 24 Days of Christmas 🤶 is a Chef's Table Dinner for FOUR people with wine pairings 🍷to @sabor_yeg!! Delicious, sustainable seafood! This dinner/wine pairing is valued at $250. Happy Friday!!! 🎉 —————————————
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Sabor is very well-known for serving some of the very best seafood in Edmonton! Sabor serves up delicious Iberian (Portuguese/Spanish/Mediterranean) coastal cuisine, using sustainable, Ocean-wise certified seafood. This beautiful restaurant (perfect for wedding receptions and other intimate gatherings) is also home to live music on weekends! Sabor has been voted one of Canada's best restaurants and is one of my favourites. It's got a great lunch deal (appetizer + entree for $18 from a set menu) and has delicious risotto and paella too. Eating 'Family Style' at Sabor is also popular! Chef Lino will prepare a three-course meal that changes daily, based on seasonal ingredients and his daily ingredients. Sabor is a must-try! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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  • 🎁 DEC 7 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
Who doesn’t love a good croissant? Well the ones from @chocorrant are GREAT! Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is an Artisan Chocorrant Collection (Baker’s Dozen) of croissants featuring all kinds of flavours like matcha, strawberry milk, chocolate and cookies and cream! (Valued at $50).
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Chocorrant is one of Edmonton’s newest patisserie & cafes. They make their croissants in-house, fresh daily, and infuse awesome flavours into these buttery,  fluffy pastries. I had only ever really had cheese, chocolate and regular croissants before Chocorrant opened my eyes to all the wonderful flavours you can have in a croissant! They also have savoury croissant sandwiches and sell over treats too! Visit their cute little store on @shop124street. Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
** UPDATE ** Congrats Andrea K from Facebook! She wins $50 worth or croissants!! .
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  • 🎁 DEC 6 GIVEAWAY! 🎁

Have you tried @ErnestsNAIT? This #yegfood gem and one of Canada’s Best Restaurants (voted by @opentable users!) features delicious cuisine & service by @NAIT Culinary Arts & Hospitality students! I’ve always had a great meal at Ernest’s and now you can too - For today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻, I’m giving away a $50 gift card to this affordable fine dining spot. —————————————
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Ernest's is an Edmonton food gem - an affordable fine dining spot featuring delicious cuisine and excellent service by NAIT Culinary Arts and Hospitality students. This dining room has been a huge part of the Culinary Arts department for over 50 years, and is recognized as one of Edmonton's top dining experiences. The coolest part is that all the food is prepared and served by students! Ernest's offers a lunch and dinner menu, along with a lunch buffet, and is often host to a bunch of wicked culinary dinners featuring celebrity chefs and local chefs. You're always in good hands at Ernest's. They’ve also been named one of Canada's Best 100 Restaurants in past years, AND for 2017! If you've never tried, now's your chance! I used to call it a hidden gem but it shouldn't be hidden because everyone should know about Ernest's! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
* * THE WINNER IS @reneechan_yeg! * *
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  • 🎁 DEC 5 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
Happy #TacoTuesday!! 🌮🌮 Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is a $50 gift card to @ElCortezYEG!! Eat all the tacos, tequila, and try their new winter menu!
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El Cortez is a super cool Mexican kitchen + tequila bar just off Whyte Ave @oldstrathcona. The restaurant/bar specializes in traditional Latin food with a modern twist. Their tasty menu features tacos, tapas, gourmet street food, and Latin brunch. They are one of just 9 establishments in the WORLD to be certified by The Tequila Regulatory Council (so their tequila offerings are legit). They also have amazing decor and an overall wicked vibe - like when I say it's super cool I mean this place oozes cool. Check out the funky graffiti-style wall art and the crazy-lit bathrooms. El Cortez is always a good time. They just launched their new winter menu too so be sure to check it out, PLUS - on Tuesdays its half-price tacos!! 🌮 They’re also currently running a holiday gift card promotion! For every minimum $50 gift card purchased, El Cortez is donating $5 to the Humane Animal Rescue Team @hartedmonton! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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  • 🎁 DEC 4 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
Mondays can be hard. Ramen can help! 🍜 Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is a $50 gift card to @yegnoodles!! Eat all their delicious noodz. 🍜
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The Prairie Noodle Shop takes Japanese ramen and infuses it with flavours unique to Alberta. The team behind Prairie Noodle Shop tested the market with a series of ramen pop-ups before opening their 124 Street location. This prairie-inspired ramen is one of the best (and certainly one of the most unique) in the city! Try their NEW winter menu which includes beef and curry bowls, the return of their 🧀 bowl, and new small plates & beers! 🍺 Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
* * UPDATE * * The winner is Jerb2 from Twitter! Thanks for entering everyone!! .
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  • Sunday Funday at @centralsocialhall trying their delicious brunch 🥂😍 & learning about how the company has evolved over the years - stepping up their #yegfood game! Thanks for the great company @becausemimosas @argenplath @antonatienza & for the invite @jessekupina @vancebosch @chattygirlmedia! 🙏🏻
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  • 🎁 DEC 3 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
On Sundays, we brunch! 🍳🥓🤤 That’s why today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is Brunch for Four to @xix19! (valued at $120!)
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1. Make sure you’re following me and @xix19!
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XIX Nineteen offers simply great food. Head Chef Andrew Fung is one of my favourite chefs in Edmonton. Must-orders on their brunch menu: their crispy chicken & waffle (pictured), their five spice bao benny, their Moroccan meatball tagine, and their banana bread french toast. On their regular menu - XIX Nineteen’s signature Ahi Tuna Twists is a must!! XIX Nineteen has two locations - one in Terwillegar south Edmonton and one in St. Albert. Give it a try if you haven’t yet! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
* * UPDATE * * Congrats to @gingergolovely of Instagram, winner of Brunch for Four to @xix19! Thanks to everyone who entered. Watch for more giveaways! .
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  • 🎁 DEC 2 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is an All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner for Two to @EatPampaYEG! (valued at $100!)
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To enter, do two things: 
1. Make sure you’re following me and @EatPampaYEG!
2. Tag a friend in the comments to spread the word about the giveaway!
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For even MORE chances to win, enter through my Twitter @lindork and Facebook (Lindork - Linda Hoang)! I’ll pick a winner on Dec. 3 out of all entries received here, on my Facebook and Twitter. —————————————
Pampa's Brazilian churrascaria provides unlimited fire-roasted select cuts of AAA Alberta beef, pork, chicken and lamb, served table-side. I love their rump steak! They also have a huge salad bar and unbelievably delicious Brazilian cheese buns (#paodequeijo!) Pampa has two Edmonton locations (downtown + Ellerslie) and one location in Calgary! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
* * UPDATE * * Congratulations to Candice M from Facebook, winner of Dinner for 2 to @eatpampayeg!! .
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  • 🎁 DEC 1 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
I’m kicking off my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways 🎅🏻 with the @edmontonmade @YEGBOX! Enter to win an Edmonton food -themed box featuring treats from Edmonton-based  @FruitsSherbrooke  @TheVioletChocolateCompany @JACEKChocolate & @MeltConfections! (valued at $60!) —————————————
To enter, do two things: 
1. Make sure you’re following me, @yegbox & @edmontonmade! 
2. Tag a friend in the comments to spread the word about the giveaway!
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For even MORE chances to win, enter through my Twitter @lindork and Facebook (Lindork - Linda Hoang)! I’ll pick a winner on Dec. 2 out of all entries received here, on my Facebook and Twitter. 🤞🏻
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This Food #YEGBOX is one of just a few themed #EdmontonMade boxes. They also have a guy box, baby box, home box and sparkle box! Order online or pick-up at @southgatecentre. Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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* * UPDATE * * Today’s winner is @lmcfadyen from Instagram! Keep checking my feed to enter for more chances to win through to Dec. 24! Thanks everyone who entered! And be sure to go get a @yegbox yourself or as a gift for the holidays. ☺️
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  • I’m super excited for two reasons: the first is that from Dec 1-24 I’m running Edmonton food/drink-related giveaways EVERY SINGLE DAY for Christmas! 🎁 🎄 🎅🏻 🎉 Stay tuned for your first chance to win on Friday!! 🎉🎅🏻🎄🎁🎉🎅🏻🎄🎁🎉🎅🏻🎄🎁
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The second reason I’m so excited is because I made a custom beer advent calendar 📆 for @mikethyking!!! I went beer shopping 🍺 at @sherbrookeliquor with @littlmissandrea (she made a matching calendar for her fiancé too!) and we picked out all-Canadian beers to put in an advent beer box. Check my blog this weekend for photos and details and watch Mike’s Instagram for the daily beer reveal! 🍻 Spoiler: this @bigrockbrewery holiday brew is for Day 1! 🎁😊
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