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 Season’s last bike ride

Leisure cycling

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Last social ride for the season is behind us!
We have had a great season of riding! I hope everyone enjoyed the rides, but all good things must come to an end. Last Sunday was our last ride of the season.

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 Autumn in Parkland County

Edmonton’s Countryside

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Experience the Bounty in Parkland County.
It was the best weekend to go and stroll through the Parkland County. So I packed my bicycle in my car and drove west of the city into the Parkland County, to enjoy the weather. It’s perhaps the best time to get out and just ride for the pure pleasure of it. On this tour I will take you through the Glory Hills to Chickakoo Lake and Muir Lake…

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 Autumn Splendour in Strathcona County

Edmonton’s Countryside

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, an indoor adventurer, or just want a weekend to relax, renew and reconnect, autumn’s crisp air and vibrant colors provide the perfect backdrop in Strathcona County. Strathcona Wilderness Center provides an unparalleled outdoor opportunity for all the “leaf peepers” to escape into the autumn splendors.

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 CariWest parade

Summer in Edmonton, Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cariwest Carnival Caribbean parade on Jasper Avenue
Parade started at noon on Jasper Avenue & 108 Street and headed towards Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton. Cariwest masqueraders danced under sunny skies through downtown Edmonton Saturday afternoon in brilliantly colored costumes to the pulsating sounds of the Caribbean.

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 Alberta’s David Thompson Trail

Travel Alberta

Source: WestWorld, By: Lucas Aykroyd

A road trip through Alberta’s David Thompson Trail.
Southern Alberta’s east-west Hwy. 11 takes its nickname from legen-dary English cartographer and fur trader David Thompson (1770-1857), who surveyed nearly four million square kilometers of North America for the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company. Today’s voyageurs-by-car will discover vintage trains, trading posts and trail rides along this more laid-back alternative to the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy. 1).

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 Chief destinations

Alberta travel

Source: Westworld, By: Dianne Meili

Trails outdoor adventures
Two thousand meters above sea level in the Rocky Mountains of Yoho Pass, Alberta, Metis-trapper-turned-adventure-guide Brenda Holder bends over a pile of dried pellets on the side of the trail.

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 Moving to Edmonton

Edmonton life

By: Jay Palter

Newcomer stories
Each Alberta newcomer story is as unique as the person who tells it. Yet they all have one thing in common – people making a new home in a province full of opportunity. What will you experience when you come to Alberta?

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 There’s no place like home

Edmonton life

By: Terence Harding, Sarah O’Donnell

Why we moved to Edmonton and why we’ll stay.
Nearly 82,000 more people called Edmonton home in 2011 than in 2006, Statistics Canada says. Journal reporter Sarah O’Donnell and Metro reporter Terence Harding chatted with a few of those new arrivals about why they made the move and why they have stayed.

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 New Arrivals, Choose Your Corners

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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 Winters in Edmonton

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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 Beaumaris Lake

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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 Where the Buffalo Roam

Alberta travel

Source: Westworld, By: John Cambell

The big lone bull stepped out of the aspens near sundown.
“What do you think?” asked my friend Phil Despins, wondering aloud whether I shared his hunch that this animal might be dangerous. One thing was clear to us: we were not in a good position tactically for a sudden encounter with wild bison here on the southwest apron of isolated Prince Albert National Park, three hours north of Saskatoon.

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 Bragg Creek

Travel Alberta

Source: Westworld, by: Tracy Hyatt

The getaway – A Weekend in Bragg Creek
 When the first English settlers arrived in Bragg Creek, few put down permanent roots. A common complaint was that the frost-damaged grasses provided little nutrition for wintering livestock. “A man cannot feed his family on scenery,” remarked one settler as he bid farewell. Ironically, a century later, the picturesque forests are what draw many visitors to Bragg Creek.

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 The Shaftesbury ferry

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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 Camping at the Camp Lake

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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 Lush River Valley

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

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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 Mining in Beverly

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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 Forging a new city

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

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

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!!

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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 Cycling through the winter

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

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

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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