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Purple City: An Edmonton Tradition

Rob Drinkwater

It’s the name for the nighttime game that involves staring at the floodlights at the Legislature for about a minute,…

The Pits of Mill Woods

Christina Hardie

I grew up in South East Mill Woods. My back gate opened into a sprawling wheat field, scattered with dense…

The Strange Disappearance of Felicia Graham

Kathryn MacLean

The School Board, citing her persistence for fair compensation as being indicative of depression, suggested that she had jumped from…

100 Years of Calder

Lawrence Herzog

Calder’s story began in the early years of the 20th century when GTPR decided to locate its roundhouse, repair shop…

MC Hammer at West Edmonton Mall, 1991

Bryan Birtles

In 1991 there was no one bigger than MC Hammer. His 1990 album, Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em would eventually go…

Silver Heights Peony Garden

Dawn Saunders-Dahl

Prominent Edmonton physician James Frederick Brander (1879 – 1963) came to Edmonton from Nova Scotia in 1921 and, along with…

The Studhorse Man and the High Level Bridge

Jannie Edwards

In 1969, my first year of university, I was finally free of the social girdle of my small prairie town….

Adventures of the Lost Alpine Huts

PearlAnn Reichwein

Edmonton’s first alpine hut—The Eyrie—opened February 26, 1928. High on Quesnell Heights it looked out on a mighty river. Friends…

The High Level Bridge at 100

Lawrence Herzog

It wasn’t fancy, but it was strong and structural, with 17.2 million pounds of steel held together with 1.4 million…

Urban Dream

Wendy Gervais

I know… in my mind I know they were thinking of moving. In my mind I remember hearing, “This house…

Curiosities Bus Tour

ECAMP Event

The second Curiosities Bus Tour visited the Prince of Wales Armouries, The City Centre Airport on the day it ceased…