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 I Remember when…
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  Posted June 14th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 6 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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 Cycling through the winter
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  Posted December 14th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton life

By: Jamie Hall, Edmonton Journal

Edmonton doctor cycles through winter for health
Darren Markland talks about the joys and the pitfalls of cycling to work every day of the year, even in the dead of winter.

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 Living in Edmonton
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  Posted December 10th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton life

By: Zdenko Kahlina

What is it like living in Edmonton
I have lived in Edmonton for over 25 years now, and I think Edmonton is slowly but surely shaping up to be the next trendy destination for many tourists. Forget the Golden Gate Bridge and other touristy destinations down south in America. Tourists should check out the High Level Bridge and North Saskatchewan River here in Edmonton!

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 Little Italy
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  Posted December 2nd, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 4 comments

Edmonton life

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Viva l’Italia
When a city has a Little Italy, it’s a clue there’s enough Italians culture in town. That holds true for Edmonton, which has a small, spread out Italian population and yet boasts a thriving Little Italy in the inner city of McCauley neighborhood.

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 We are Awesome!!
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  Posted November 28th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Family | No comments yet.

About OUR generation

By: unknown

Read and remember!
No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us, WE ARE AWESOME !!! Our lives are living proof!

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 Boom town
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  Posted November 8th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Edmonton life

Written by: Elizabeth Smith

Canadian Boom Town: Edmonton
A housing demand that outstrips supply is almost unheard of in the current U.S. market, but conditions are radically different in the Canadian province of Alberta, which is facing a housing shortage and rapid price acceleration.

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 Cash for the Stache
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  Posted November 4th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 16 comments

Prostate Cancer Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina
Movember means it’s time to grow that moustache! 
It’s that time again fellas: Movember is upon us. And you know what that means. Moustaches for everyone – even if your main squeeze, girlfriend, wife, sister or daughter says you look like a 70s porn star.

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 Alberta Hotel reborn
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  Posted October 26th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 2 comments

Edmonton heritage

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Iconic structure arose again on original site.
The other day on my way to Shaw Convention centre I passed by the newly built ‘Alberta Hotel’ on Jasper Avenue. What an incredible building. It’s been rebuild from pieces lying in storage since the historic structure was demolished 25 years ago.

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 Princess Theatre
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  Posted October 18th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 5 comments

Edmonton heritage

By: Emil Tiedemann

Edmonton’s Independent Cinema showcases alternative films seven days a week…
I know what you’re thinking, that what could the Princess Theatre possibly bring to the table that’s any different from all those multi-plex movie theatres sprawled throughout the city?

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 Roger’s Harvest ride
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  Posted September 28th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton cycling

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Perfect weekend to close the season in Edmonton!
The leaves are just beginning to turn yellow and the morning air was crisp, which means conditions were again ripe for Roger’s Harvest 100 km ride. You’ve done all the work through spring and summer to become fit and strong, the race season is winding down, and the whole world around you is transforming into a spectacle of color.

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 The Party’s on…
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  Posted September 4th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 2 comments

Edmonton life

Text: Marcus Fernando
Pictures: Zdenko Kahlina

FRINGEOPOLIS… Fringe Theatre Festival
It was a jolly holiday with the 34th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, SupercaliFRINGEilistic, in August 13-23, 2015!Take a historic neighborhood, add dozens of different venues, stir in performers from around the world, throw in a few hundred thousand audience members and let it grow over 11 days. The result: one Fringe Festival.

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 Servus Heritage Festival
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  Posted August 10th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton heritage

By: Zdenko Kahlina
I am always excited in the summer, when Heritage Days festival begins!  It’s part of Edmonton and it’s a lot of fun.

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 The wild rose loop
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  Posted July 16th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Travel Alberta

Source: Westworld

Rocky Mountains as a postcard feature
Yukon’s Dempster Highway, Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail, B.C.’s Duffey Lake Road: for Canadian motorcyclists, these are essential rides, requisite travel stickers on well-worn panniers.

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 New Fountains at Capital Plaza
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  Posted July 8th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton life

By: DAVID STAPLES
 
New legislature ‘Capital Plaza’ is halfway to succeeding
The gorgeous new fountains on the massive new ‘Capital Plaza’ before the Legislature building started flowing at 7 a.m. on Canada Day. They represent an exclamation mark on a costly beautification and redevelopment project.

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