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History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 2: A Flashback to Flashback

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Read Part 1: The Beginning In the summer of 1975, Pat F., Johnny K., Harvey J., Paul Chisholm (more popularly…

History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 1: The Beginning

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Same-sex relations have been a part of life on the expansive prairies since time immemorial. Some Indigenous Nations have long…

The History of Filipino Businesses in Edmonton

Giselle General

“Anak, siksikan nating yung bagahe mo nitong mga produktong Pinoy na ma-eenjoy ng mga kamag-anak natin. Alam kong wala ito…

“It’s in our veins,” Part 2: Edmonton Dance Schools and Latin American Identity

Miguel A. Priolo Marín & Nieva W. Srayko

Read “It’s in our veins,” Part 1 Immigration to a new community involves a dramatic change that can affect nearly…

“It’s in our veins,” Part 1: Edmonton Dance Schools and Latin American Identity

Miguel A. Priolo Marín & Nieva W. Srayko

Alejandro (Alex) Rojas, the founder of ETOWN SALSA Latin Dance Studios, moved from Chile to Edmonton with his parents in…

10024-102 Street: Rony’s / Dapple Gray Cafe / Appleby / Cheddars / Cafe Elite

Darrin Hagen

The central downtown neighbourhood south of Jasper Avenue but north of the river valley was a small but busy hub…

From Parking Lots to Palm Trees (And Back Again): A Look Back at Heritage Mall

Matthew Dutczak

Brenda Hall was just 18 years old when she stepped off the bus in the community of Kaskitayo on a…

Ah-Yin’s Chinese Persons’ Street or Amy’s Chinatown

Amy Wong

I want to share my personal history of growing up in one of Edmonton’s Chinatowns in the 1970s. The Chinatown,…

Edmonton’s Downtown Lunch Counters

Lawrence Herzog

Long before shopping malls and suburbia, the heart of the city was Edmonton’s preferred place to pause for a meal…

Beth Shalom Synagogue

Lawrence Herzog

The Beth Shalom Synagogue is an Oliver neighbourhood landmark at 11906 Jasper Avenue. When it was completed in 1951, the…

Edmonton: A World Class Dump, Part Three – Salvage Men, Coal Mines, and a Futuristic Weir

Dr. Russell Cobb

In the middle of the twentieth century, G. S. Woodward was one of a handful of Edmontonians who plied the…

The Curious Case of the 1908 Enoch Surrender

Rob Houle

At the time of Treaty No. 6, much change and settlement was taking place in the West, with displacement and…