Category Edmonton

Downtown Arena Construction: A look into the future

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana The first media tour of the construction site for Roger’s Place was given earlier this week. To the excitement of the city, officials said the downtown arena is on schedule and budget, and will be open by 2016. Among the promised amenities […]

Don Iveson’s birthday mayhem

On this day, May 30th, our mayor Don Iveson turns 35. Don’s civic zeal and roguish good looks captured the hearts of the city as he cruised into city hall after a hard fought election last fall. He has much to celebrate, and he’s certainly earned it, but what happens when someone with that much […]

Edmonton Oil Kings riot “a huge bust” says participants

Following the Edmonton Oil Kings’ victory over the Guelph Storm on Sunday in the Memorial Cup finals, hundreds of fans filled Churchill Square on Wednesday to participate in a traditional hockey riot. The event, however, was a major disappointment. While there was a speech by the mayor, a spirited game of ball hockey, and the […]

Edmonton Journal’s annual cruel experiment yields goslings

The goslings of the Edmonton Journal’s Goosecam have hatched. The Goosecam, in its 6th year, is a live streaming feed of a Canada Goose nest west of Edmonton. It is an annual experiment by the Journal to examine the effects of round the clock anonymous surveillance on the avian brain. This year’s unlucky participant, Patience, […]

The smelliest places in Edmonton

Edmonton blossoms like a flower in the summer. Pasty faced citizens crawl from their nooks to enjoy the fleeting 9 days of summer we get every year. There’s something for everyone. Sports enthusiasts, theatre enthusiasts, beer enthusiasts, and trucks with scrotums enthusiasts all get their time in the midnight sun. An oft understated fact about […]

Bob Barker succeeds in controversial campaign to move Wayne Gretzky statue downtown

Don Iveson has confirmed that the statue of Wayne Gretzky, who made a mean beef stroganoff and is considered the greatest hockey player in history, outside Rexall Place, will be moved downtown upon completion of the new arena in 2016. The statue was built a year after Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings […]

Public art in Edmonton: Winston Churchill

South of City Hall is Churchill Square. Flanked by theatres, galleries and cafes, it is a place that blossoms like a concrete flower in the summertime. Food trucks, buskers, and even ping pong tables host businessmen and bohemians alike. The square is named after Sir Winston Churchill, the man who saw the U.K through some […]