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A clipping from June 17, 1928 depicting how Whyte Avenue was undergoing a boom in business.
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A moment in history: June 17, 1948

On this day in 1948, Whyte Avenue was undergoing a business boom.

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A newspaper clipping about Big Island.
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A moment in history: June 10, 1967

On this day in 1967, the City of Edmonton was mulling over the purchase of Big Island.

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A moment in history: June 3, 1969
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A moment in history: June 3, 1969

On this day in 1969, an Edmonton pharmacologist was calling on the province to change how it dealt with drug users.

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The Edmonton Indian Residential School closed in 1967, and the property later became the home of Poundmaker's Lodge. (Courtesy of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre)
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Edmonton region leaders and residents mourn residential school deaths

The discovery of unmarked graves with the remains of 215 children on the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School has rippled across the country since the Tk'emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops released a statement about the findings on May 27.

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Several pairs of children's shoes set at the feet of a monument on the Alberta legislature grounds
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Edmonton joins movement to mourn residential school deaths

A rundown of what was said in Edmonton over the weekend in response to the discovery of the remains of 215 children in an unmarked grave outside of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.

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Rundown: Edmontonians can now drink alcohol in some public parks
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Rundown: Edmontonians can now drink alcohol in some public parks

Beginning today, May 28, Edmontonians can consume alcohol in select public parks as part of a City of Edmonton pilot project.

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A newspaper clipping from 1926 headlined "Zoo meeting tonight" with a short story describing an upcoming meeting.
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A moment in history: May 27, 1926

On this day 95 years ago, plans were in the works to build a zoo at Borden Park. Learn more in this riff on a clipping found in Vintage Edmonton.

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A newspaper clipping from 1912, with the headline, "Malcolm Groat laid away by sad friends"
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A moment in history: May 20, 1912

The man who gave his name to Groat Road and Groat Estates was laid to rest on this day in 1912. Learn more in this piece inspired by a clipping from Vintage Edmonton.

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A newspaper clipping from 1924 with the headline "First 'wet' day brings a rush: Steady Stream of Permit-Seekers Flows Through Vendor's Store"
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A moment in history: May 13, 1924

As Edmonton prepares to allow drinking in selected parks, we look back at the day Prohibition ended in Alberta, inspired by a clipping found on Vintage Edmonton.

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