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Stories tagged: 1980s

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…

10024-102 Street: Rony’s / Dapple Gray Cafe / Appleby / Cheddars / Cafe Elite

Darrin Hagen

The central downtown neighbourhood south of Jasper Avenue but north of the river valley was a small but busy hub…

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’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,…

There Were No Safety Nets, Part 3: Edmonton’s Italian Community, 1949 to the Present

Adriana A. Davies

The end of the Second World War in 1945 signalled an economic boom for Canada with primary and secondary industries…

Edmonton and Its Pedway: A Love-Hate Relationship for the Ages

Sally Scott

The early twentieth century was a period of rapid urbanisation, with folks flooding into urban centres, including Edmonton, from the…

Edmonton: A World Class Dump, Part Two – Feel the Burn: Edmonton’s Curious Love Affair with Incinerators

Dr. Russell Cobb

Perhaps the desire to burn our waste comes from a primeval desire to cover our tracks. And our smells. Incineration…

Heritage Meets History: Exploring a Family’s Past

Tim O'Grady

I married into a big Edmonton family. The matriarch of the clan is Elsie Henderson (née Maksymuik), my wife’s grandmother….

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…

Dead Venues – Fall Update

Eden Munro and Mike Siek

Six two-minute talking-head style interviews viewable on the internet, along with links to associated content such as posters, images and…

Edmonton Folk Fest: How Did We Get Here?

Bryan Birtles

In 1980, with the province celebrating its 75th anniversary, an idea was hatched by Don Whalen and Mitch Podolak to…