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- A Strange Way of Growing On You
We were living in Tanzania when our young son decided he wanted to do nanotechnology. I found that the University of Alberta would be starting this program. But where was this place called Edmonton?
- All-Season City
Sunny and Ishpreet Lamba weren't sold on the move to Edmonton until they realized the lifestyle advantages. For Sunny and Ishpreet, Edmonton is an all-season city.
Before my father’s illness I never understood organ donation. I went with my father for a workshop on organ donation. There were hundreds of people there who needed a transplant just like my father.
- From Scratch
So I really enjoy gardening. Even if we have been out at the bone bed working all day, I like coming home to my garden. And evenings are so nice in summer, because it’s light until late.
- In the Blink of an Eye
Life can be so quick you don’t notice how much you've grown. But I must say: I'm lucky to have lived in Edmonton.
- Monks Drive SUVs Too
Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe has rights in Canada that he didn’t have in India, where he grew up after fleeing Tibet as a child.
- My All-New Heaven On Earth
I can’t say I am a nature lover for certain because that would imply so much depth and would be a tall claim, but the reservoir truly gives me an extraordinary feeling of sensitivity.
- My Backyard
My Backyard in the City of Edmonton is a story about how we don't really have to venture far, that beauty can be found in the most unexpected places, if we just take time to find it.
- Not a Hockey Game or a Pile of Rocks
I was born in this city at Edmonton General Hospital in 1966 and after 43 years considering what was a defining moment that I felt truly an Edmontonian?
- The Bay of Canola Fields
I pulled over, turned off my car and stared out into the horizon. The endlessness, the openness, that feeling of no limits lifted my heart and waves of content swept away my doubts.
- Two-Wheeled Adventures
My bicycle has given me a new lease on life in Edmonton now that I leave the car key at home when I go out to visit my favourite haunts.
- Under the Bridge
With this story, I hope that we will be reminded that the homeless are not nameless or faceless. I wish I knew how we could help them all become self-reliant and take care of themselves, but I don't know of any magic formula.
- You Don't Know What You Got
Bill had dreams of living a wonderful life in the city of Vancouver after he received his degree in Edmonton. But living in the ultra urban city proved to be disappointing with long commutes and high costs of living. He found out that you really don’t know what you got….
- A Good Move So Far
Having just arrived in Edmonton, Kay is waiting to see what an Edmonton winter can serve up.
- Family Business
Sonia picked him up at the airport, and it was love at first sight. For Ramesh, who left his home country of India to come to Winnipeg and then moved to Edmonton, it was the right time to get married.
- From Seaweed to Stubble
I worked the streets of Edmonton for 25 of my 29 year police career and was given the opportunity to try many areas of the Service.
- Gainers Strike
As a North Edmonton resident, my fondest memories of my city emerged from events that occurred on 66 Street at the Gainers meatpacking plant.
- Taking It To The Citizens
Who would have thought that someone born in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, raised in Nairobi, Kenya, with Goan, Indian heritage would be such a diehard Edmontonian?
- The Aprikat Beer Story
The first apricot beer we tried was Pyramid Breweries’ Apricot Ale. It was a hot summer day and we were at a pub somewhere in Montana. We remember thinking, “Wow, we’ve got to try something like this ourselves.”
- My Edmonton
It is here, I can be a part of the world that lived so long before me. It is where I can bring my children to learn the history of Edmonton.