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Principal made a monumental impression

My usual driving route to downtown from the south-side is travelling via 98 Avenue, down through the Cloverdale community in the river valley and onto the James McDonald Bridge.

Test your knowledge of September events

A certain Mr. A. Hitler send his armies into a neighbouring country, kicking off yet another world war, on Sept. 1, 1939.

'Seniorpreneurship' wave of the future: report

The dream of Freedom 55 or Freedom 65 used to conjure up images of reaching a certain age and hitting the ‘stop' button. That's a dream that has evolved over time. And Calgary Economic Development (CED) has a report to prove it.
Carter, Belcourt prove age no barrier to volunteering

Carter, Belcourt prove age no barrier to volunteering

In July, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter wielded a hammer along with thousands of Edmonton volunteers, to help construct new homes for Habitat for Humanity's Carter Work Project.
Blissful small town boyhood recalled

Blissful small town boyhood recalled

Bob Weller isn't going to describe his first writing effort as a thoughtful remembrance of things past. He's more comfortable calling it a bathroom book.
Ghost signs: fading images of a city's past

Ghost signs: fading images of a city's past

Faded by the sun, weathered by snow and worn down by time, murals of hand-painted history overlook streets, alleyways and tucked-away corners of Edmonton's downtown.
When generations meet, everyone wins

When generations meet, everyone wins

In the summer of 2015, GEF Seniors Housing opened Ottewell Terrace, welcoming more than 50 seniors to their new homes – and more than 70 children.
From Gretzky to Princess Di, 20 Questions about August

From Gretzky to Princess Di, 20 Questions about August

Here are questions based on events that occurred during the dog days of August. On Aug. 9, 1988, the Edmonton Oilers traded Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the biggest transactions in the history of sport.
You may know his work, but not his name

You may know his work, but not his name

When Gerry Nason was seven years old, his Grade 2 teacher read a story about a hedgehog with a cart, and instructed the class to draw a picture of it.

Meetings only as dull as you make them

I CONFESS: I LOVE BUSINESS MEETINGS. I love the ambience that can be achieved by 'rules of order’.
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