Metropolis Winter Festival

Metropolis Winter Festival

Edmonton today is now marketed as a Winter City, but it hasn’t been a smooth transition without some flops. The Metropolis Winter Festival was perhaps one with the highest controversy. Since Churchill Square isn’t put to use during the winter months, why not add several large pavilions to draw people in? Sounds like a great idea on paper, but the result was an expensive eyesore in the square for months. This was then put on…

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Maisie’s Magical Christmas House (and more)

Maisie’s Magical Christmas House (and more)

Maisie’s Magical Christmas House was everything the name suggested. The residence of a home renovation store owner, the house took months to set up on the North end of Edmonton. Sadly, complaints from neighbours made this part of Deadmonton history. In addition to Maisie’s Magical Christmas House, you’ll find in this video a Nativity scene at City Hall, a display at the General Hospital, and a lit up teepee to name a few. Of course,…

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Occupy Protests Reach Capital Region

Occupy Protests Reach Capital Region

Few people know that the entire Occupy movement started when a student artist decided to protest in the nude on Wall Street (a picture can be found in the Journal about a month before it became mainstream). Since Bloomberg owns the media, they decided to have a media black out of the event. That backfired because of the power of the internet, and the rest is history. Across the world in late 2011, Occupy protests…

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Olympic Torch Run Through Edmonton

Olympic Torch Run Through Edmonton

The longest domestic torch run in Olympic history took place for the Vancouver 2010 winter Olympic games. At every scheduled stop there were celebrations to bring the nation together for a sporting event which changed the Canadian identity for the better. We’re sorry all right, sorry that we kick ass! The torch came through Edmonton on January 13, 2010, less than one month before the February 12 opening ceremonies. After a journey along historic Jasper…

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