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Judi Singh: A Black & South Asian musician from 1950s-70s Edmonton

Poushali Mitra

Last year, while exploring South Asian music history in Edmonton, I randomly searched “Singh + artist + 70s Edmonton” and…

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Against the Law: the 1988 Nurses’ Strike

Josephine Boxwell

“The government can make all the laws they want, but they can’t stop people from going on strike… You could…

The Tamale & Pupusa – A Culinary Journey To Canada

Amrita Gill

I remember the first time I met Elba, mother of my close friend Yazmin (or Yaz as friends and family…

Committed to Community: Hilwie Hamdon and The Muslim Ladies’ Association of Edmonton

Dr. Nadia Kurd

Edmontonian Hilwie Hamdon (née Taha Johma, 1905-1988) was a community leader and founding member of the historic Al Rashid Mosque, the…

History of the Edmonton Branch of the Canadian Handicrafts Guild, 1911-1966

Brandi Goddard

Craftwork, as a hobby, has seen a resurgence of popularity recently. Knitting for example, has become a social act with…

Alfred Carrothers: Early Edmonton’s Crooked Confidence Man

Dr. Aidan Forth

The owner of any historic home will wonder about the generations that have lived within its walls. When I recently…

Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium: The Crown Jewel in Coronation Park

Tracey L. Anderson

Royal Beginnings Coronation Park is a 35-hectare park in west central Edmonton. It was named to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953…

The Starlite Drive-In Theatre in Jasper Place

Allie Quigley

The concept of a drive-in theatre was first experimented in 1933 in New Jersey, though it soon spread to Canada…

Walking Back in Time: A Stroll Through my 1960s Jasper Place

Greg Bounds

This past year, while staying close to home during the COVID-19 pandemic and enjoying more neighborhood walks, my thoughts have…

Woodward’s & the $1.49 Day Tradition

Lawrence Herzog

As a kid, I remember the downtown Woodward’s store as a treasure trove of sights, sounds, and smells. It was the…

Architect Doris Tanner: What did she do? Work and life in fine balance

Cheryl Mahaffy

It’s 2003, early in the new millennium but regrettably late in the story I’m aiming to tell. Doris Tanner died…

Margaret Crang: the AOC of #yegcc circa 1933

Bruce Cinnamon

When Margaret Crang won a seat as an alderman in the 1933 municipal election, she set the record as the…

The Porter: Building a Better Canada for All

Donna Coombs-Montrose

The Canadian National Railway Pullman train bustled through the Rocky Mountains on the way from Vancouver headed for a stop…