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Sikh Community’s ‘Seva Truck’ Tackles Food Insecurity & Poverty Through Heritage

Amrita Gill

Jessy Nerval, 19 at the time, sat in the family room with his Father after dinner. They were discussing business….

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…

New Life for Old Wood

Lawrence Herzog

The floor in Jesse Watson’s Calder bungalow is stamped with words like “wheat” and “barley,” clues to a fascinating past….

Jemmy Jock Bird: Interpreter with an Independent Spirit

Lauren Markewicz

James Bird Jr. (1798-1892), also known as “Jemmy Jock Bird,” “Jimmy Joke Bird”, “Jamey Jock Bird,” and many variations in…

From There to Here: Reflections and Storytelling

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Monday, July 27 was warm, as you’d expect on a summer day in Edmonton. In the open space of the…

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…

Nick Mischi: Dulcimer Master

Lawrence Herzog

Necolai “Nick” Mischi was eight years old in 1915 when he fell in love for the first time. It happened…

Reconciling Edmonton

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Too often Edmonton’s story is presented as one of pioneers, homesteaders and settlement where Indigenous Peoples are relegated to the…

Modern Times: Christmas Shopping in Edmonton 100 Years Ago

Sally Scott

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and it’s not hard to catch the spirit of the holidays in Edmonton. Trees are lit…

These Bricks are Real Clinkers

Lawrence Herzog

Kilns used to produce bricks in the early 20th century didn’t have the ability to heat evenly, and those placed…

Betty Stanhope-Cole and the mystery of the missing plaque

Brendan Thompson

Just east of the Capilano Bridge, there is a small park overlooking the Highlands Golf Club. It has a view…