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A newspaper clipping of a photograph of three Golden Bears hockey players, one hitting an effigy representing the opposing team's manager.
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A moment in history: Dec. 13, 1961

On this day in 1961, the University of Alberta's Golden Bears hockey team was getting pumped for its game against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

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A newspaper clipping of a photo montage of three scenes from a football game under the headline "Jackie Parker Leads Eskimos To Thrilling Win"
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A moment in history: Oct. 25, 1954

On this day 69 years ago, Edmonton's professional football team had notched another win on its way to its first Grey Cup victory.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad for a baseball game between the House of David and Webb King's Royals, beside a story headlined "Big Spruce Grove Pitcher May Work in Game Saturday Against House of David"
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A moment in history: June 14, 1934

On this day 89 years ago, the Edmonton Senior Amateur Baseball League was set to host the famous House of David team.

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A close-up shot of two hands attaching bright-gold netting to a basketball rim with chipped red paint
sports recreation

Stingers shoot for 500 new nets on Edmonton basketball courts

An Edmonton Stingers program is aiming to install 500 new basketball nets on community courts this year, thanks to a partnership with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.

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A newspaper clipping with a headline reading "Grandstand Addition Project Begins At Northlands Park"
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A moment in history: March 1, 1965

On this day 58 years ago, construction was starting on a major expansion to the Northlands Park horse track.

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Two workers install a sign at an Edmonton park picnic site
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On the agenda: Affordable housing, alcohol in parks, and the Edmonton Elks

This week, community and public services committee meets on Feb. 27, urban planning committee meets on Feb. 28 (though there was nothing on the agenda as of Feb. 26), and executive committee meets on March 1. There are also two meetings scheduled for March 3: a council services committee meeting in the morning, and a code of conduct subcommittee meeting in the afternoon.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Possible Omniplex aid under study"
history infrastructure

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.

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Two happy men stand in the Edmonton Stingers merchandise store in front of a pop-up banner that reads "Ordr: Skip the Lines: Download the app for mobile pick-up
technology business

Missed fight inspires app to help fans skip lines

Episode 27 of Bloom talks to Jade Chiles, CEO of Ordr, an app that allows fans to order food, drinks, or merch from the stands, turning every seat into a point of sale.

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A group of cyclists at the start line of a race under City of Edmonton arches amid Melcor banners
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Weekend agenda: June 24-26, 2022

This weekend offers the opportunity to engage with Indigenous creators, cheer on some cyclists, celebrate the opening of a new community, have a real wild night, or kick off the start of JazzFest.

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