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Ghosts of Camsell – Update

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

When Ghosts of Camsell went live in late March, I had no idea what to expect. I was definitely nervous…

June 29, 1915 — Edmonton’s River Valley Floods

Sally Scott

On June 29, 1915, the North Saskatchewan River flooded Edmonton’s river valley. The river had flooded before, of course, but…

The Pisces Bathhouse Raid

Victoria Holota

Forty members of the Edmonton Police service, six RCMP officers, and two crown attorneys stormed the Pisces Health Spa, a…

Brewmonton – A YEG Brew History Primer

Ryan Stephens

Whether or not you’re one to personally enjoy the sudsy beverages, Edmonton has been shaped by a brewing and distilling industry that has…

Crafting a Brew for the Ages

The ECAMP Team

The love child of ECAMP, Beer Geeks Anonymous and beer aficionado Jason Foster, our BrewCurious tour has been fermenting for nearly a year….

Chocolate Bar Strike

Neil Cramer

How frequently is it that we hear our peers or elders talk about how children are lazy and don’t have…

Me and Lee

Dr. Gregory Ramshaw

I had convinced myself that the captain of the Edmonton Oilers, the hard-nosed defensive defenseman, Number Two, Lee Fogolin and…

“HUN SUBMITS!”: WHEN NEWS OF THE ARMISTICE CAME HOME

Laurie Callsen

That morning’s Bulletin’s front section was full of the latest war news, from details of the armistice to coverage of…

Edmonton: The Great Escape

Mary Pinkoski

On August 1, 1926 there is a story that the barking of a small dog startled an elephant named Mary…

Purple City: An Edmonton Tradition

Rob Drinkwater

It’s the name for the nighttime game that involves staring at the floodlights at the Legislature for about a minute,…

The Studhorse Man and the High Level Bridge

Jannie Edwards

In 1969, my first year of university, I was finally free of the social girdle of my small prairie town….

Curiosities Bus Tour

ECAMP Event

The second Curiosities Bus Tour visited the Prince of Wales Armouries, The City Centre Airport on the day it ceased…