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Parking Meter Fairy’s days numbered

Mike Ross

The officer stops writing and mutters, “You could.” Oh, thank you, Parking Patrol Officer. Clink, clink, clink, clink go four…

Wilfrid “Wop” May: An Old-School Hero for a New Generation

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Dime novelists and reporters from the days of the earliest flights were only too happy to feed that appetite with…

Wayne Condo at StreetFest, 1998

Shelley Switzer

The artists and volunteers at StreetFest go out of their way to bring their best to our stage—Sir Winston Churchill…

Linear Stories on the LRT

Paul Giang

While riding the LRT from Bay to University, memories often come to me. Ingrained in each station are personal stories,…

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

Photo credit: Dr. James Brander and children, Silver Heights Peony Garden. Provincial Archives of Alberta  #B6794. Photographer: Ernest Brown Prominent Edmonton physician James…

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…