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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…

The Kinnaird Bridge: Connecting the Past to the Present

Jane Gibson

If you travel along 82nd Street approaching the west end of Kinnaird Park at 112 and 111 Avenues, you will…

The Good Old Maple Leaf Athletic Club

Moly Milosovic

To call Edmonton a hockey city is obvious. Many little ones learn to skate before preschool, and an enthusiasm for…

Garneau: A Neighbourhood of Nations

Jenna Chalifoux

As we go about our daily lives, driving the kids to school or walking the dog, we often forget that…

Edmonton: A World Class Dump, Part One – Grierson Dump

Dr. Russell Cobb

Waste may be as old as humanity, but the idea of trash is a relatively modern concept. In the first…

The Mountifield House

Lawrence Herzog

Designed by renowned local architect James Edward Wize and built in 1905, the Mountifield House was one of Oliver’s earliest…

Photo by Tim O'Grady. Do not reproduce.

A Kingdom in North Edmonton: Castle Downs, 1969-1979

Tim O'Grady

When I moved to Castle Downs nearly ten years ago, I saw a typical 1970s development: parks, schools, stores, churches,…

Dead Venues – Fall Update

Eden Munro and Mike Siek

Six two-minute talking-head style interviews viewable on the internet, along with links to associated content such as posters, images and…