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The Lure of K-Days!

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Edmonton's biggest and oldest summer festival is back with exciting new rides, foods, and live music!

by emil tiedemann

SUMMERTIME in Edmonton just wouldn't be the same without K-Days. For 10 days and nights every July, visitors and locals alike congregate at Northlands for the sites, sounds, and tastes of what has become our longest tradition here in Edmonton (since 1879). If you're from Edmonton, you've been to K-Days!


I was in my single digits when I got my first taste of Klondike Days, way back in the '80s, and it was spectacular! The bells and alarms coming from the giant steel amusement rides, the smell of greasy goodies, and all those flashing lights glowing in the warm summer night. These are memories forever etched into my mind, memories that are conjured up this time of the year, without fail. 

And although our family has changed a lot over those years, K-Days - or at least the essence of it - has stayed pretty much the same...other than the prices, of course…

Review/ Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything

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Edmonton-based Darla Woodley inspires and touches the heart with her new children's book about unconditional love

by paula e. kirman


I FEEL strong. I am ready. I can do anything.”
This is the refrain in Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything, a storybook for children by Darla Woodley, an Edmonton-based writer and mother. Red socks is a metaphor for a mother's unconditional love giving her child the strength and confidence to meet the challenges of life from an early age through to adulthood and the mother's own decline. 

The book, which is at a mid-elementary reading level or could be read with a parent by younger children, was inspired by a family who literally wore red socks to show support to each other in times of need. After all, red socks are bright and bold and stand out no matter what they are worn with – at the same time, they do indeed go with anything.
Illustrations by Evan Munday (who lives in Toronto) are detailed but in black and white, except for – you…

#yeg Video of the Month (July '16)

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Daniela Andrade's "Digital Age - Chapter 1" (2016) Directed by Jeremy Comte (from EP Shore)

The Evolution of Edmonton

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From theatres to skyscrapers, Edmonton is evolving into a world class metro right before our eyes!

by emil tiedemann

YOU'D never know that Alberta has been in an economic downturn for some time now, especially if you live and work here in Edmonton. It's hard to keep track of everything that is happening in our city, in terms of development or redevelopment. 


In every corner of the city - although especially in the central area - you'll notice new buildings, towers, bridges, and even a funicular(!), whatever that is. Edmonton is booming with multi-million and even billion dollar projects everywhere we turn. 

And I don't just mean the obvious Ice District in the downtown core, nope! There are condo towers popping up all over the city, renos and expansions to current structures, or brand new facilities replacing old ones; not to mention the countless restaurants, shops, theatres, and cafes filling up real estate all over town. 

It's an impressive list - which I have rounde…