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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,…

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Homecoming: After the End of the First World War

Adriana A. Davies

The end of war on November 11, 1918, made headlines in Edmonton’s newspapers: The Morning Bulletin noted: “GERMANY ACCEPTS TERMS”;…

Armistice 1918

Adriana A. Davies

When war was declared on August 4, 1914, men from the Edmonton region rushed to join up. Edmonton had two…

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…

Edmonton’s 49th Battalion at Vimy Ridge

Adriana A. Davies

In 1964, Lieutenant-Colonel G. R. Stevens, OBE, published an account outlining the very special role of Edmonton’s 49th Battalion at…

The Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

Adriana A. Davies

French-born Raymond Brutinel immigrated to Edmonton in 1904 and made his fortune in Alberta through land and railway development. He…

The University of Alberta at War

Adriana A. Davies

When the First World War broke out on August 4, 1914, the University of Alberta had only 439 students and…

Edmonton’s Fighting Men

Adriana A. Davies

Edmonton had a strong militia tradition. In 1908, the 19th Alberta Dragoons and 101st Regiment were established. The latter, in…

Vimy Ridge: A Forge for Canadian Identity

Adriana A. Davies

Vimy Ridge is a commanding seven kilometre-long ridge situated on the western edge of the Douai Plains northeast of Arras…

Nellie Carlson and the Indian Rights for Indian Women movement

Bruce Cinnamon

Disclaimer: Due to the importance around the legal designation of Indian status, this article sometimes uses the term “Indian” to…

10024-102 Street: Rony’s / Dapple Gray Cafe / Appleby / Cheddars / Cafe Elite

Darrin Hagen

The central downtown neighbourhood south of Jasper Avenue but north of the river valley was a small but busy hub…

From Parking Lots to Palm Trees (And Back Again): A Look Back at Heritage Mall

Matthew Dutczak

Brenda Hall was just 18 years old when she stepped off the bus in the community of Kaskitayo on a…

Edmonton’s Downtown Lunch Counters

Lawrence Herzog

Long before shopping malls and suburbia, the heart of the city was Edmonton’s preferred place to pause for a meal…