Let’s show the good, great, bad, and ugly

Social media campaign: #ThisIsNotOK and #MoreOfThis

There is much that I love about our neighbourhoods, and much that I don’t. I’m sure it’s the same for all of you. 

Some of the things I don’t like are shameful and downright wrong. I hear many people (some who live in our hood and others who don’t) say these things would not be tolerated in other neighbourhoods. I think they are right.

At the same time, there is so much great stuff happening in our communities—the people, the social connections, the community building. The initiatives are also fantastic, and so are the mature trees, diversity of houses, history, and ethnic businesses.

Below I’m sharing both items: the good and the bad. I will also share them on social media with the hashtags #MoreOfThis for the good and #ThisIsNotOK for the bad. I encourage you to also share items with these hashtags and tag @RatCreekPress and any other appropriate parties such as @CityofEdmonton, @EdmontonPolice, @YourAlberta, and so on.


#ThisIsNotOK
Two houses sit abandoned, rotting, and derelict at 115 Avenue and Fort Road. On one of them, the dormer on the roof has collapsed. They have open or broken windows and the structures are open to the elements. The houses have been like this for years. | Karen Mykietka
The City of Edmonton is fully aware of these properties, but no effective action has been taken. The only solution at this point is demolition. The City required the properties to be fenced. As you can see in this picture, Fast Fencing does absolutely nothing to secure the properties. | Karen Mykietka

#MoreOfThis
The Kinnaird Outdoor Art Exhibit in Kinnaird Ravine is not only beautiful, it also exemplifies collaboration and community participation. From start to finish, this project was conducted by community volunteers, who organized, painted, carried the murals down to the ravine, and fastened them to the retaining wall. New paintings were just installed in September. | Kevin Cantelon
The Kinnaird Outdoor Art Exhibit in Kinnaird Ravine is not only beautiful, it also exemplifies collaboration and community participation. From start to finish, this project was conducted by community volunteers, who organized, painted, carried the murals down to the ravine, and fastened them to the retaining wall. New paintings were just installed in September. | Kevin Cantelon

Featured Image: Two houses sit abandoned, rotting, and derelict at 115 Avenue and Fort Road. On one of them, the dormer on the roof has collapsed. They have open or broken windows and the structures are open to the elements. The houses have been like this for years. | Karen Mykietka

Karen Mykietka

A busy woman of many jobs, Karen spends too much time in front of a computer. In the past 20 years, she has lived in Eastwood, Alberta Avenue, and now Parkdale, meeting awesome people everywhere she goes.
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