Archive for the 'Edmonton' Category

 Rat hole
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  Posted January 20th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton heritage

Source: C2E portal and Lawrence Herzog

Fond memories of Edmonton’s past
Edmonton has been my home base or home city for a several decades now. I moved here from Croatia with my family in 1989. So, I do remember some of the old things mentioned here. I remember when the Rat Hole was a dark and wet way to traverse 109 Street — it was unique and a hoot to drive though.

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 New Arrivals, Choose Your Corners
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  Posted January 8th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Edmonton life

By: Trent Wilkie

New Arrivals, Choose Your Corners!
A quick and dirty guide to where the cliques hangout in Edmonton, courtesy of our humor writer.

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 Information Technology Oldies
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  Posted January 4th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Technology

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Advances in Technology since I was a kid
This is all about having fun. So let’s have some fun by reminding ourselves of not very old technology devices, that are obsolete these days.

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 Growing up without a cell phone (OMG!)
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  Posted December 14th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Tales from the past

By: The Over 35 Crowd

If you are 35, or older, you might think this is hilarious!
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning…. Uphill… Barefoot… BOTH ways… yadda, yadda, yadda.

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 Edmonton – Historic buildings
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  Posted November 16th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 3 comments

Edmonton heritage

Source: C2E Forum

As promised long time ago, here’s round 3 of Edmonton’s downtown core and area.
Thanks to Sonic Death Monkey and Green Grovenor, I have been made aware of another source of historical information: Lawrence Herzog’s collection of ‘It’s Our Heritage’ columns which are available online.  

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 Winters in Edmonton
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  Posted November 8th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton life

Source: EDMONTON JOURNAL

How to survive Edmonton winters
It’s only November and I’m starting to feel the winter crazies. Winter has officially arrived in Edmonton, like it does every year. That’s one season that never fails. And when winter arrives it’s time to take out the warm gloves, hats, scarves and shovels. Edmonton endures very cold winters, with quite a long snow season.

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 Gateway to the North
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  Posted October 22nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton history

Source: Edmonton History

A Salute to Edmonton’s History
What makes Edmonton special to me is city’s history. This history lets me discover and know where we’ve been and has indeed paved the way to what we’ve become!

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 Beaumaris Lake
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  Posted October 10th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 2 comments

Edmonton life

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Best place in Edmonton to live!
Looking for the best place in Edmonton to live? Then focus your Google Earth search on north Edmonton and focus in on a man made Beaumaris Lake, a delightful and relatively unknown amenity in Castle Downs neighborhood (North Edmonton).

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 Bridges and Trails of Edmonton
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  Posted September 16th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Life in Edmonton

By: Jay Palter

The magnificent bridges and bicycle trails of Edmonton’s river valley
Edmonton’s river valley is by far its most compelling natural attraction and one of its best kept secrets – even among many of the city’s own residents.

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 Edmonton – lost in the valley
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  Posted August 6th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Edmonton heritage

By: Zdenko Kahlina
Pictures and text: from C2E forum

The North Saskatchewan River snakes its way through the city with a long green belt of parkland running along both banks. This is North America’s largest stretch of city parkland, one long recreational area strewn with cycling paths and trails.

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 The Shaftesbury ferry
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  Posted July 24th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | 3 comments

Traveling Alberta

By: Cigdem Iltan
Photography by: Bruce Edwards

A ferryman never crosses same river twice
The Shaftesbury ferry runs west of Peace River. It is one of the few remaining in this province and the only one powered by a tug boat. Shaftesbury Ferry tugboat operator Gert van Butselaar has crossed the Peace River up to 80 times a day for most of the last 16 years, but says he never gets tired of his workplace view.

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 The Powwow at Alexis
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  Posted July 12th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 2 comments

Edmonton life

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation Powwow
Several weeks ago my wife was invited to annual competition Powwow at Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation band and being a good husband I went along. The event took place on July 6, 7 and 8th at the Alexis reserve in Alberta. We also invited our quests Lidija and Nikolina (young girls from Croatia) to join us for this event as we were sure, they have never had a chance to see Powwow before.

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 Camping at the Camp Lake
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  Posted June 26th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 5 comments

Edmonton Countryside

By Zdenko Kahlina

Experience the Bounty in Beaver County.
It is camping season and you don’t have to travel far from Edmonton, if you are looking for a weekend getaway. Do you enjoy camping, the outdoors, fresh air, and nature?

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 I Remember when…
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  Posted June 14th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 5 comments

Edmonton heritage

By Zdenko Kahlina

Fond memories of Edmonton’s past
Edmonton has been my home base or home city for a several decades now. I moved here from Croatia with my family in 1989. So, I do remember some of the old things mentioned here.

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 Lush River Valley
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  Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton life

By: Marta Gold

Memories of a lush river valley
Edmonton, like most cities, is full of iconic buildings familiar to people who live here, whether for their location (the Shaw Conference Centre, built into the side of the river valley), their shape (the Flat Iron Building) or their grandeur (the Hotel Macdonald, the Magrath Mansion on Ada Boulevard).

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 Fort Edmonton park
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  Posted April 6th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 4 comments

Edmonton history

Source: Edmonton History

A Salute to Edmonton’s History – The beginning of Edmonton
Today Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, Canada, is a main destination all by itself. A long time ago, it was just a stop-over town for people on their way to a different destination.

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 CN Tower in Edmonton
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  Posted March 12th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 6 comments

Edmonton heritage

Source: C2E Portal

Rail travel in Edmonton
The CN office tower in Edmonton presides over an abandoned rail yard that’s now being converted into yet another one of the many condo developments that are cropping up around the city in its most recent boom.

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 Mining in Beverly
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  Posted February 29th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton history

Source: Edmonton archives

Mining in the Beverly Area
In the early twentieth century Alberta was one of Canada’s main producers of coal. Several coal deposits run through the Edmonton area. The largest is the Clover Bar seam in northeast Edmonton, which is located underneath the Beverly area. This seam produced 95% of the coal produced in the Edmonton area.

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 Horse Hills
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  Posted February 18th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 7 comments

Edmonton heritage

Source: Edmonton History

Coming up for Living on the Edge
Horse Hills is the land north of the Anthony Henday, west of Manning Drive and east of the North Saskatchewan River. This is the area where I ride my bicycle because I live close by at the North end of the city and there is no big volume of traffic.

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 Valentine’s Day in Canada
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  Posted February 14th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Love is in the air

Source: Timeanddate.com

Quick Facts
On Valentine’s Day, people pronounce or re-affirm their feelings of romantic love for someone, often by sending cards or giving gifts.

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 Forging a new city
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  Posted January 24th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton history

By: Trevor Robb, Edmonton Examiner

The Greater Edmonton
The early 1900′s marked a time of great optimism for the two bustling cities of Edmonton and Strathcona. Both were experiencing tremendous growth, but for two cities separated only by the North Saskatchewan river it was only a matter of time before the two became one.

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 Edmonton 2012 New Year’s Eve
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  Posted January 4th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton events

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Remember Edmonton 2012 New Year’s Eve?
Remember New year’s Eve several years ago? The odd-shaped pavilions on Churchill Square in downtownEdmonton New Year’s Eve at Churchill square Downtown attracted an audience of 30,000 and featured family-friendly attractions, activities, music and a spectacular fireworks display in Canada’s Festival City. This is what I wrote then:

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 Midnight Mass at St. Joseph’s Basilica
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  Posted December 25th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Edmonton at Christmas

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Christmas day, December 25, 2015
Christmas And Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

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 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
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  Posted December 20th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

7th Anniversary

By: Zdenko Kahlina

‘Zdenko’s Corner’… it’s been seven years already!
Almost seven years ago I created my own blog: ‘Zdenko’s Corner’. Words can’t express how that silly, simple, little thing changed my life. Thanks to everyone who has read, liked, shared and commented on my posts! Other thanks to everyone who just stopped by and took a quick peek without reading or leaving comments. You all are the best!

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 Edmonton Historic buildings
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  Posted December 18th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton heritage

From C2E forum
Edmonton is a newborn in terms of most European or Asian Cities. As you may notice from the following photos, the building material of choice in those days was plain red brick.

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