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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…

The Weather Woman of the West: Eda Owen and the Highlands Dominion Meteorological Station

Bruce Cinnamon

Edmonton’s history is full of remarkable women. From Beatrice Carmichael to Thelma Chalifoux, from Betty Stanhope-Cole to Felicia Graham, from…

Shapeshifting: The Men’s Faculty Club, the Faculty Women’s Club, and Gender at the University of Alberta

Sally Scott

As the century continued, Edmonton entered a heyday of its own, including the opening of the University of Alberta in…

“Be patient, some goods are scarce”: Edmonton’s Wartime Black Markets, 1939-1945

Robert Morrison

Today when people think of the black market, they picture the seedy underworld of society buying and selling firearms and…

Owen Cornish: Flying through Edmonton’s Cold War History

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

This past May, many of us celebrated the 70th anniversary of VE Day – or Victory Europe Day – the…

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…

Edmonton’s World War II Heroines

Laurie Callsen

During the five years of the Second World War, Edmonton came into its own as a city, where anything is…