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History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 3: The Long-Running

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Read Part 1: The Beginning & Part 2: A Flashback to Flashback. The Roost Another important venue in Edmonton’s gay…

History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 2: A Flashback to Flashback

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Read Part 1: The Beginning In the summer of 1975, Pat F., Johnny K., Harvey J., Paul Chisholm (more popularly…

History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 1: The Beginning

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Same-sex relations have been a part of life on the expansive prairies since time immemorial. Some Indigenous Nations have long…

Edmonton’s Gospel Music Scene

Anmarie Bailey

Picture this: frenzied hand clapping, foot stomping, finger tapping, rhythmic call and response-type songs, passionate Amens, Hallelujahs and killer vocals all led by…

Mayor William Hawrelak: Resigned, Removed & Re-elected

Justin Bell

At the centre of Edmonton’s river valley system sits William Hawrelak Park, an “emerald oasis” that plays host to ice…

Nellie Carlson and the Indian Rights for Indian Women movement

Bruce Cinnamon

Disclaimer: Due to the importance around the legal designation of Indian status, this article sometimes uses the term “Indian” to…

Ah-Yin’s Chinese Persons’ Street or Amy’s Chinatown

Amy Wong

I want to share my personal history of growing up in one of Edmonton’s Chinatowns in the 1970s. The Chinatown,…

Edmonton’s Downtown Lunch Counters

Lawrence Herzog

Long before shopping malls and suburbia, the heart of the city was Edmonton’s preferred place to pause for a meal…

Mel Hurtig: A Legacy at the Intersection of Publishing and Politics

Tracey L. Anderson

Hurtig’s Firsts Mel Hurtig didn’t start in the book business, but once there, he fell in love. In his 1996…

Candy Cane Lane

Bruce Cinnamon

Before Esther and Ron Matcham moved to Edmonton, the stretch of 148th Street between 92nd and 100th Avenue wasn’t much…

Edmonton: A World Class Dump, Part Three – Salvage Men, Coal Mines, and a Futuristic Weir

Dr. Russell Cobb

In the middle of the twentieth century, G. S. Woodward was one of a handful of Edmontonians who plied the…

Edmonton’s South Asian Community

Sam Singh

Today, Edmonton is home to more than 60,000 people of South Asian heritage.  Speaking Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Malayalam,…