All posts by Talea Medynski

Talea is the Rat Creek Press editor. She loves sharing the stories of our diverse neighbourhoods.

The Aviary is officially open for business Venue’s opening is music to the owners’ ears

On Jan. 10, Philip and Mark Muz, owners of The Aviary, passed their liquor license inspection, the last hurdle the brothers needed to clear before officially opening.

“As soon as the AGLC inspector left, we locked the doors and screamed and hugged,” said Mark. Continue reading The Aviary is officially open for business Venue’s opening is music to the owners’ ears

Embracing the Sabrina Butterfly effect Local designer opens new store in Montrose

Sabrina O’Donnell, creator of Sabrina Butterfly Designs and a Parkdale-Cromdale resident, has been selling her clothing for 20 years. It’s a favourite of Folk Fest attendees, Premier Rachel Notley, professionals, mothers, daughters, and anyone who favours comfortable yet classic clothing. Continue reading Embracing the Sabrina Butterfly effect Local designer opens new store in Montrose

History provided playwright with inspiration The Romeo Initiative tells a tale of deceit and love

A spy agency psychologically profiles a West German secretary and delivers her perfect man to embark on a romantic relationship with her to elicit confidential information.

Sounds fictional, right? But this actually happened during the Cold War and Trina Davies, a playwright who lived for years in Edmonton, found inspiration in history. Continue reading History provided playwright with inspiration The Romeo Initiative tells a tale of deceit and love

Volunteer coordinator elected to RCP board Alita Rickards brings plenty of ideas to the position

The Rat Creek Press’ newest volunteer coordinator has a fascinating history.

Alita Rickards travelled extensively for 15 years throughout Taiwan, India, and the Czech Republic and lived for 10 years in Taiwan. She was a journalist for the Taipei Times, a voice recorder for the International Community Radio Taipei, a teacher, and a performer in a cabaret troupe. Continue reading Volunteer coordinator elected to RCP board Alita Rickards brings plenty of ideas to the position

City resources help vulnerable individuals Who to call if you see someone publicly intoxicated

Winter is a chilly time to be intoxicated in public, with the city and season bringing unique dangers.

Const. Cam Buffalo, a member of one of Edmonton Police Service’s northwest division’s beat teams, said people who are intoxicated outdoors could catch hypothermia. Continue reading City resources help vulnerable individuals Who to call if you see someone publicly intoxicated