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Stories tagged: 1980s

The Pisces Bathhouse Raid

Victoria Holota

Forty members of the Edmonton Police service, six RCMP officers, and two crown attorneys stormed the Pisces Health Spa, a…

Long live the Pits!

Christina Hardie

You won’t find the Pits marked on any map, and many people who live nearby simply refer to the area…

Brewmonton – A YEG Brew History Primer

Ryan Stephens

Whether or not you’re one to personally enjoy the sudsy beverages, Edmonton has been shaped by a brewing and distilling industry that has…

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish

Andres Lalama

The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish does not fit the conventional standards of history or historical places by…

Dead Venues – The Indie, Rock, Alt Music Scene (1980s-2000s)

Eden Munro and Mike Siek

What makes up a music community? How does one venue turn into a place where a community can grow while…

Me and Lee

Dr. Gregory Ramshaw

I had convinced myself that the captain of the Edmonton Oilers, the hard-nosed defensive defenseman, Number Two, Lee Fogolin and…

Tracks into the Past

Lawrence Herzog

The Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) arrived in Edmonton in 1905 and laid tracks into downtown just north of 104th Avenue…

Laser Light Shows at the Edmonton Space Sciences Centre (Telus World of Science)

Frank Florian

On July 1, 1984, with the doors open to the newly built Edmonton Space Sciences Centre (ESSC), the facility ushered in…

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…