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
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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
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