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Committed to Community: Hilwie Hamdon and The Muslim Ladies’ Association of Edmonton

Dr. Nadia Kurd

Edmontonian Hilwie Hamdon (née Taha Johma, 1905-1988) was a community leader and founding member of the historic Al Rashid Mosque, the…

Alfred Carrothers: Early Edmonton’s Crooked Confidence Man

Dr. Aidan Forth

The owner of any historic home will wonder about the generations that have lived within its walls. When I recently…

Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium: The Crown Jewel in Coronation Park

Tracey L. Anderson

Royal Beginnings Coronation Park is a 35-hectare park in west central Edmonton. It was named to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953…

The Starlite Drive-In Theatre in Jasper Place

Allie Quigley

The concept of a drive-in theatre was first experimented in 1933 in New Jersey, though it soon spread to Canada…

Walking Back in Time: A Stroll Through my 1960s Jasper Place

Greg Bounds

This past year, while staying close to home during the COVID-19 pandemic and enjoying more neighborhood walks, my thoughts have…

Architect Doris Tanner: What did she do? Work and life in fine balance

Cheryl Mahaffy

It’s 2003, early in the new millennium but regrettably late in the story I’m aiming to tell. Doris Tanner died…

The Ice Age in Edmonton

Lawrence Herzog

There is a fascinating series of photos in the Hubert Hollingworth Collection at the City of Edmonton Archives which shows men…

Forest Heights: A Hidden Pocket of History

Allie Quigley

I grew up in Forest Heights, a neighbourhood in southeast Edmonton, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. The neighbourhood is known…

A Brief History of the Edmonton Jewish Community

Debby Shoctor

Edmonton, Alberta was first incorporated as a town in 1892. At that time, there were about 700 permanent residents. Founded…

Reverend McDougall’s 1871 Mission House: Epicentre of Edmonton’s Early Jewish Business Community

Dylan Reade

The year 2021 will be the 150th anniversary of the construction of Reverend George McDougall’s 1871 Methodist Mission House.  This important…

History of West Ritchie

Cooper Csorba

At the center of West Ritchie is 81st Avenue (between 102nd and 100th Street), a commercial street that feels far removed from the…

The Last Edmonton Coal Mine: Whitemud Creek

Katherine Koller

Rambling up the steep paths of the Whitemud Creek cutbank, a view of Rainbow Valley Park appears along with the…