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Edmonton's Walterdale Bridge preservation plan deserves a fair review

City Councillor Michael Oshry and his colleagues had just returned from summer break and things were already getting exciting. He’d received a plan from renowned local architect Gene Dub—who most recently pieced together the former Alberta Hotel brick by brick after decades in storage—to save and repurpose one-third of the Walterdale Bridge as a glass-encased cafe. 507 more words

Edmonton

FADE AWAY TO GLORY: A Black Spy in the Confederate Shadows of an “Un-Civil” War

By William “Duke” Smither

“Miss Van Lew (Elizabeth “Crazy Bet” Van Lew) was my best source. She had contacts everywhere. Her colored girl Mary ( 2,450 more words

The "Missing Pages"

Sad tales

Part 3:  To the Cassiterides

Bells can be made of any sonorous metal – my friend Andrea Sella even has one made of mercury waiting in a deep freeze at the chemistry department of University College London for the cold day when it will be rung.* 39 more words

Posts

Merry! Already?

I know. It’s only August but I imagine many of you have been creating Christmas cards since… well, Christmas! I have only just started and believe me I find it hard to stamp snow in summer. 296 more words

Penny Black Stamps

Thistledown

A thistledown
is an asterisk,
a footnote
to the world.

I will write
the footnote
for this place,
this thistledown.

Walking down the street one day, I saw a thistle seed flying through the air. 56 more words

Writing

Berlin urban farmers make the best of brownfields

Editor’s Note: Columnist Omar Mouallem is travelling abroad and over the next several weeks will connect areas he’s exploring with similar scenarios in Edmonton.

It was a typical urban scene: cars, buses, bikes and baby strollers ambulated a central Berlin roundabout. 562 more words

Edmonton

No one remembers the footnotes

Recently, I attended a strategic governance meeting with a client, in which the joint teams presented the status of a critical program being reviewed by execs from both sides. 423 more words

Learnings