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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Our Historic Buildings: The Birks" with a picture of the Birks Building on Jasper Avenue with its distinctive curved corner
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A moment in history: Nov. 30, 1984

On this day 38 years ago, details were coming out about how close Edmonton came to losing the iconic Birks Building.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Five Deaths Friday Due to Influenza: Three in the Morning and Two in Afternoon — Total 369 Deaths in All Reported"
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A moment in history: Nov. 23, 1918

On this day 104 years ago, Edmonton was in the grips of a deadly influenza pandemic.

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A newspaper clipping of a notice from the City of Edmonton related to snow removal warning motorists to respect No Parking signs put in place for clearing
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A moment in history: Nov. 9, 1968

On this day 54 years ago, the city was issuing a perennial warning to Edmonton drivers about parking restrictions due to snow removal.

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A newspaper clipping of a letter to the editor with the headline "We need it, so let's build it."
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A moment in history: Nov. 2, 1979

On this day 43 years ago, Edmonton was again debating whether to build a convention centre, which at least one letter writer was very much in favour of.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Smart New $450,000 Cromdale Hotel on 118 Ave. Opens For Guests: 44 Rooms Equipped With Bath, Telephone"
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A moment in history: Oct. 26, 1954

On this day 68 years ago, the Cromdale Hotel opened its doors. While the hotel would get a notorious reputation in later years, the Cromdale's opening was welcomed with great excitement.

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A newspaper clipping showing a drawing of a stone structure with classical columns under the headline "Proposed Memorial Mausoleum"
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A moment in history: Oct. 19, 1929

On this day 93 years ago, plans were underway for a mausoleum at the Edmonton Cemetery.

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A portrait of Bashir Mohamed in front of the Statue of Liberty
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Ill-conceived image fits a pattern, says historian of anti-Black racism

The Edmonton Police Service has apologized for releasing an image of a young Black man said to be derived from unidentified DNA found at a crime scene, but the incident shouldn't be forgotten, Bashir Mohamed tells Speaking Municipally.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "City may build new steel bridge: Would supplant wooden structure over Latta Ravine"
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A moment in history: Oct. 12, 1914

On this day 88 years ago, Edmonton's city council was getting creative in its attempt to build a new bridge over Latta Ravine.

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

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