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Edmonton’s Dearly Departed Funeral Parlours

Lawrence Herzog

Funeral homes and crematoriums can be found scattered around Edmonton today, but through most of the 20th century, downtown was…

McKernan’s Lost Lake

Katherine Koller

Although the lake is no longer visible, its “ghost” is discernable on early maps and in the form of flooding…

Amiskwaciwâskahikan Ostêsimâwasinahikan Nikotwâsik

Rob Houle

Throughout Indigenous territories, histories, cultures and stories, there exist a number of locations that hold a special significance, apart from…

Little Mosque in the Park

Shaylene Flanagan and Carolee Pollock

How did a mosque come to be in Fort Edmonton Park? Where did it come from? Why does it look…

Big Island: A Window into the Past

Peggy Donnelly

Big Island, a 70-acre island located 16 miles upstream from the city of Edmonton, is a lesser-known piece of Edmonton’s…

My Royal Alberta Museum

Tim O'Grady

The first time I saw the Provincial Museum of Alberta I was twelve years old. It was 1994 and the…

Remembering the Corner Store

Lawrence Herzog

A bell jangles as the weathered door creaks open and the smells and memories flood back:  being six years old,…

The History of the Latta Bridge

Jane Gibson

As you approach the bridge from the east, on the south side you will catch a glimpse of a tall…

Kisiskāciwani-sīpiy – Swift Flowing River

Jenna Chalifoux

Rising out of the Rocky Mountain glaciers, flowing ever eastward toward Hudson Bay, the North Saskatchewan River has meandered across…

The Haven Social Club: Buy Lots, Tip Well

Jamie Ausmus

The walk up to 15120 Stony Plain Road was a gritty one. Dimly-lit advertisements for adult parlours, pawn shops and…

Heritage Meets History: Exploring a Family’s Past

Tim O'Grady

I married into a big Edmonton family. The matriarch of the clan is Elsie Henderson (née Maksymuik), my wife’s grandmother….

Subverting Edmonton

Rhonda Kronyk

When you think of Edmonton you likely don’t think of subversive acts. After all, we are conservative prairie dwellers who…