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The “Grand Lady of the Métis:” Dr. Anne Anderson’s mission to preserve the Cree language

Bruce Cinnamon

mikâwê (mother)[1] When Dr. Anne Anderson was born on a river lot farm east of St. Albert in 1906, she was…

Edmonton’s Gospel Music Scene

Anmarie Bailey

Picture this: frenzied hand clapping, foot stomping, finger tapping, rhythmic call and response-type songs, passionate Amens, Hallelujahs and killer vocals all led by…

Sons of Norway

Lawrence Herzog

One hundred years ago, Edmonton’s small community of Norwegian newcomers gathered together to start the Nordpolen (North Pole) Lodge No….

Edmonton’s South Asian Community

Sam Singh

Today, Edmonton is home to more than 60,000 people of South Asian heritage.  Speaking Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Malayalam,…

The Legislature Maces

Bruce Cinnamon

In its simplest terms, the mace represents the authority of Her Majesty the Queen to create law and to rule…

The Good Old Maple Leaf Athletic Club

Moly Milosovic

To call Edmonton a hockey city is obvious. Many little ones learn to skate before preschool, and an enthusiasm for…

Purple City: An Edmonton Tradition

Rob Drinkwater

It’s the name for the nighttime game that involves staring at the floodlights at the Legislature for about a minute,…