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List of Edmonton’s Gay Bars

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Read the 5-part series, The History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars Part 1: The Beginning Part 2: A Flashback to Flashback…

History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 5: Into Today

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Read Part 1: The Beginning, Part 2: A Flashback to Flashback, Part 3: The Long-Running & Part 4: The Expanding…

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…

McKernan’s Lost Lake

Katherine Koller

Although the lake is no longer visible, its “ghost” is discernable on early maps and in the form of flooding…

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…

Edmonton: A World Class Dump, Part Two – Feel the Burn: Edmonton’s Curious Love Affair with Incinerators

Dr. Russell Cobb

Perhaps the desire to burn our waste comes from a primeval desire to cover our tracks. And our smells. Incineration…

The Year of the Alaska Highway: 1942

Katherine Koller

When the world went to war again in 1939, Edmonton was an agriculture, coal mining and railway center of 90,000…

These Bricks are Real Clinkers

Lawrence Herzog

Kilns used to produce bricks in the early 20th century didn’t have the ability to heat evenly, and those placed…

Garneau: A Neighbourhood of Nations

Jenna Chalifoux

As we go about our daily lives, driving the kids to school or walking the dog, we often forget that…

Built with Logs

Lawrence Herzog

In Edmonton’s early years, milled lumber was in short supply, and so dwellings were often constructed using logs. Early European…

Friday Nights: Love & Music at the Rainbow Ballroom

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Every Friday a thousand teenagers would line up under the red neon sign to hear local bands like The Lords…