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Mel Priestley

Writer


Recent work by Mel

The new business of farmers’ markets in Edmonton
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The new business of farmers’ markets in Edmonton

Shoppers may rejoice as multiday indoor markets open, but can vendors thrive?

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Where did Edmonton get its name?
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Where did Edmonton get its name?

The origin of Edmonton’s name isn’t glamorous, but it dates back almost a millennium.

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City Market to leave 104th Street
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City Market to leave 104th Street

Vacant department store on 97th Street to provide year-round home

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Ban bags or get better at garbage?
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Ban bags or get better at garbage?

How Edmonton could deal with plastic waste

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Fluffy snow + high standards = a noisy Edmonton winter
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Fluffy snow + high standards = a noisy Edmonton winter

You weren't imagining things — leaf blowers were in full force

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104th Street: Marquee area, mismatched market
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104th Street: Marquee area, mismatched market

Great expectations make business tricky despite development

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South Edmonton’s surprising deer paradise
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South Edmonton’s surprising deer paradise

Mel Priestley explores how a herd of whitetails came to live on a patch of land surrounded by city

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Should we feed the deer?
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Should we feed the deer?

Food conditioning is an inevitable outcome when humans share space with wild animals. Bird feeders, flowerbeds, vegetable gardens and lawns are enticing to deer. And when the animals are seen as cute and innocuous the temptation to offer even more food on top of that grows. Supplementary food is likely a key factor in why …

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