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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…

Queers on Campus

Bruce Cinnamon

Before the decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969, the University of Alberta’s queer community was similar to those everywhere else in Canada:…

Edmonton Folk Fest: How Did We Get Here?

Bryan Birtles

In 1980, with the province celebrating its 75th anniversary, an idea was hatched by Don Whalen and Mitch Podolak to…

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…