27 years ago, Edmonton was struck by a F4 tornado that killed 27 people, injured over 300, and caused more than $332.27 million in damage. Inspired by the overwhelming community response to the disaster, former mayor Laurence Decore called Edmonton a “City of Champions.” Unfortunately, the slogan has lost its original meaning over time as many associated it with the local sport franchises. Few widely-known tributes exist, including a song by the Rural Alberta Advantage and a privately-grown memorial tree.”

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Duplekita - Everywhere For You

Every so often there is a song that hits me and stays with me for awhile. This is a song that once I heard it for the first time, I knew I would listen to it ad nauseam. Everywhere For You begins as a simple and calm song with a catchy beat and hazy lyrics. Right around the 2 minute mark it grows to a grand spectacle of emotion and beauty. 

Duplekita is a collective based out of Edmonton, Canada. Their new album Sound of My Name is out now! 

Illustrating oven capacity in new electric stoves, Edmonton, 1949

Illustrating oven capacity in new electric stoves, Edmonton, 1949

"EDMONTON – After two fires in the span of nine months, the Bissell Centre Thrift Shoppe had lost everything.

“It’s been hard,” said spokesperson Devin Komarniski.

“We were just recovering from the first fire and getting our operations dialed in again. We are not only selling items there to create revenues to support the programs and services here in the inner city but also, it’s our sorting centre for free clothing here in the Community Closet that goes to those who are homeless who have nothing.”

More than 100,000 articles of clothing and household goods were destroyed, but Monday, the organization launched a two-week online campaign to #RestoreBissell.”

Bring back the mandatory K-Days holiday!

1973 Klondike Days parade, Jasper Ave, Edmonton, with Disco Shoes and the Commodore in the background

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Me and my friend Ruth circa 1983 at #scona #throwbackthursday #tbt #yeg #gunnesax