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Kisiskāciwani-sīpiy – Swift Flowing River

Jenna Chalifoux

Rising out of the Rocky Mountain glaciers, flowing ever eastward toward Hudson Bay, the North Saskatchewan River has meandered across…

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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,…

The North Saskatchewan River

Ester Malzahn

Before the highways and railways, there was the North Saskatchewan River. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Saskatchewan River…

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…

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…

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…