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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…

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…

When Trolleys Came to Edmonton

Lawrence Herzog

For 70 years, electric trolleybuses travelled the streets of Edmonton. Between 1939 and 2009, they provided the city with an…

The Father of Edmonton’s Traffic Circles

Lawrence Herzog

He established the practice of “neighbourhood unit” planning. And, borrowing a popular urban design feature from his native land, he…

Tracks into the Past

Lawrence Herzog

The Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) arrived in Edmonton in 1905 and laid tracks into downtown just north of 104th Avenue…

Linear Stories on the LRT

Paul Giang

While riding the LRT from Bay to University, memories often come to me. Ingrained in each station are personal stories,…

The Studhorse Man and the High Level Bridge

Jannie Edwards

In 1969, my first year of university, I was finally free of the social girdle of my small prairie town….