...

Scott Lilwall

Writer, The Pulse


Recent work by Scott

A newspaper clipping featuring a series of short items under the headline Edmonton in Brief
Brief

A moment in history: Oct. 5, 1914

On this day 108 years ago, the City of Edmonton was under a court order to clean up its act when it came to dumping sewage into the North Saskatchewan River.

Continue reading
A newspaper clipping with the headline "Community Chest Drive Will Aid O'Connell Institute, Home for 120 Children" above a photo of a mansion with little girls in a playground in front
Brief

A moment in history: Sept. 28, 1949

On this day 73 years ago, funds were being raised to support Edmonton's O'Connell Institute, in a campaign that painted it in much more positive terms than many of its inhabitants experienced.

Continue reading
A newspaper clipping with the headline "Hawrelak Shunned"
Brief

A moment in history: Sept. 21, 1967

On this day 55 years ago, federal Liberals in the Jasper-Edson riding made it clear they didn't want former Edmonton mayor William Hawrelak as their candidate. But the irascible politician's career was not over.

Continue reading
A newspaper clipping with the headline "Possible Omniplex aid under study"
Brief

A moment in history: Sept. 14, 1971

On this day 51 years ago, a committee was pursuing a last-ditch effort to find funding to build the proposed Omniplex.

Continue reading
Two images from the Alberta Golden Jubilee souvenir program, one with the title "1905-1955 Fifty Years of Progress" between line drawings of settlers on horseback and airplanes soaring over skyscrapers and oil derricks; the other showing a picture of Inauguration Day on Sept. 1, 1905
Brief

A moment in history: Sept. 7, 1955

On this day 67 years ago, Edmonton was the centre of Alberta's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Continue reading
A clipping of a newspaper ad announcing the annual general meeting of the Edmonton Symphony Society in 1979]
Brief

A moment in history: Aug. 17, 1979

On this day 43 years ago, the Edmonton Symphony Society was preparing for an annual general meeting in its 27th year, continuing a history of orchestral music in Edmonton that dates back much farther.

Continue reading
A newspaper clipping of an ad that reads "If You Ever Thought About Learning To Fly, Now's the Time! Come Fly With Us: $5 Introductory Flight Lesson"
Brief

A moment in history: Aug. 10, 1968

On this day 54 years ago, the Edmonton Flying Club sold flying lessons for five dollars. That's worth about $41 in today's dollars — still a pretty good deal for a flight lesson, which was offered to mark the club's revival after a disaster that almost spelled its end.

Continue reading
A newspaper clipping headlined "Rationing of Tea and Coffee Goes Into Effect: Ounce of Tea or 4 of Coffee Allowed Each Person Weekly
Brief

A moment in history: Aug. 3, 1942

On this day 80 years ago, Edmontonians were waking up to rations of coffee and tea.

Continue reading
A newspaper clipping of a story with the headline "City hunts for artifacts"
Brief

A moment in history: July 27, 1968

On this day 54 years ago, the hunt was on for artifacts from early Edmonton for the opening of Fort Edmonton Park.

Continue reading