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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…

Edmonton’s River Lots: A Layer in Our History

Connor Thompson

In 2018, a new Edmonton park was opened and given the name “ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞,” an appellation that evokes…

From Parking Lots to Palm Trees (And Back Again): A Look Back at Heritage Mall

Matthew Dutczak

Brenda Hall was just 18 years old when she stepped off the bus in the community of Kaskitayo on a…

Big Island: A Window into the Past

Peggy Donnelly

Big Island, a 70-acre island located 16 miles upstream from the city of Edmonton, is a lesser-known piece of Edmonton’s…

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…

The Cowboys in the Sky: The Story of Edmonton’s Ironworkers

Jamie Ausmus

High above the rooftops, the iron giants balance and shimmy along beams, attaching one piece of strategically placed steel after…

The History of the Latta Bridge

Jane Gibson

As you approach the bridge from the east, on the south side you will catch a glimpse of a tall…

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…

Photo by Tim O'Grady. Do not reproduce.

A Kingdom in North Edmonton: Castle Downs, 1969-1979

Tim O'Grady

When I moved to Castle Downs nearly ten years ago, I saw a typical 1970s development: parks, schools, stores, churches,…

June 29, 1915 — Edmonton’s River Valley Floods

Sally Scott

On June 29, 1915, the North Saskatchewan River flooded Edmonton’s river valley. The river had flooded before, of course, but…

Cloverdale Bridge

Kristine Kowalchuk

The Cloverdale footbridge crosses the North Saskatchewan River in central Edmonton, connecting Henrietta Muir Edwards Park in Cloverdale and Louise…

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…