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The Tamale & Pupusa – A Culinary Journey To Canada

Amrita Gill

I remember the first time I met Elba, mother of my close friend Yazmin (or Yaz as friends and family…

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…

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…

Woodward’s & the $1.49 Day Tradition

Lawrence Herzog

As a kid, I remember the downtown Woodward’s store as a treasure trove of sights, sounds, and smells. It was the…

Pashtuns in Edmonton: A Brief History

Riaz Mehmood

Pashtun people represent a small, yet vibrant segment of the Canadian cultural mosaic. Prior to 1978, there were approximately 1,000…

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…

Ah-Yin’s Chinese Persons’ Street or Amy’s Chinatown

Amy Wong

I want to share my personal history of growing up in one of Edmonton’s Chinatowns in the 1970s. The Chinatown,…

The Journal of F. R. Hasse

Adriana A. Davies

Frank Reginald Hasse was the son of the Reverend Lewis St. Aubin Hassé, a Moravian minister who was born in…

There Were No Safety Nets, Part 2: Edmonton’s Italian Community, 1921 to 1945

Adriana A. Davies

With the ending of the First World War, the Government of Canada amended the 1910 Immigration Act.[1] The 1919 amendment…

Fringe-tastic!

Shannon Kernaghan

If you can choose when you relocate, make your move in the warm glow of summer. And if you’re moving…

My Royal Alberta Museum

Tim O'Grady

The first time I saw the Provincial Museum of Alberta I was twelve years old. It was 1994 and the…

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….