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Against the Law: the 1988 Nurses’ Strike

Josephine Boxwell

“The government can make all the laws they want, but they can’t stop people from going on strike… You could…

The Ice Age in Edmonton

Lawrence Herzog

There is a fascinating series of photos in the Hubert Hollingworth Collection at the City of Edmonton Archives which shows men…

Candy Cane Lane

Bruce Cinnamon

Before Esther and Ron Matcham moved to Edmonton, the stretch of 148th Street between 92nd and 100th Avenue wasn’t much…

Our Shared Reconciliation Journey

Mayor Don Iveson

In my role is Mayor I am often asked to champion important causes and lend my voice to local community…

Fringe-tastic!

Shannon Kernaghan

If you can choose when you relocate, make your move in the warm glow of summer. And if you’re moving…

Edmonton’s Candied Past

Lawrence Herzog

Right from the beginning, Edmonton has had a sweet tooth. Newcomers from European countries brought with them a love for…

Edmonton’s “Sunday Modernism” – Modernist Churches in the Post-War Era

Tai Ziola

The institution of the church is changing. The congregation at Ebenezer United Church in West Edmonton will be merging[1] with…

The Year of the Alaska Highway: 1942

Katherine Koller

When the world went to war again in 1939, Edmonton was an agriculture, coal mining and railway center of 90,000…

The Edmonscona Plan

Bruce Cinnamon

Edmonton is a city covered in names. From Capilano to Calder, from Delton to Duggan, from Ermineskin to Elsinore, our…

Reconciling Edmonton

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Too often Edmonton’s story is presented as one of pioneers, homesteaders and settlement where Indigenous Peoples are relegated to the…

Modern Times: Christmas Shopping in Edmonton 100 Years Ago

Sally Scott

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and it’s not hard to catch the spirit of the holidays in Edmonton. Trees are lit…

“Be patient, some goods are scarce”: Edmonton’s Wartime Black Markets, 1939-1945

Robert Morrison

Today when people think of the black market, they picture the seedy underworld of society buying and selling firearms and…