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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…

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…