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Victims of genocide remembered at memorial service Special

Edmonton - A memorial service on July 20 remembered victims of genocide in recent history throughout the world, through speakers, songs, and prayers.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

First Church Street Fair celebrates history and community Special

Edmonton - The first Church Street Fair on July 12 celebrated the history and community of a very unique part of Edmonton's inner city.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Art Walk turns Whyte Avenue into an outdoor gallery Special

Edmonton - The 2014 Whyte Avenue Art Walk taking place this weekend turns the Old Strathcona neighbourhood into an outdoor art gallery.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

Rally protests collective punishment against Gaza Special

Edmonton - An emergency rally held in Edmonton on July 8 called for an end to what protesters called collective punishment against the people of Gaza.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 21 comments

Edmonton: Blues On Whyte takes it to the street for a third time Special

Edmonton - Popular Edmonton blues venue Blues On Whyte hosted its third annual Takin' it to the Streets block party event on July 6.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

The Works explores Aboriginal themes Special

Edmonton - The Works Art and Design Festival, an annual event in Edmonton, explores some Aboriginal themes in this year's festival.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

Rachel Notley announces run for the leadership of Alberta's NDP Special

Edmonton - In a move that did not surprise many, Rachel Notley announced on June 16 that she is running for the leadership of Alberta's NDP.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Third annual Refugee Health Care National Day of Action Special

Edmonton - The third annual National Day of Action for Refugee Health Care was observed in Edmonton with a small but passionate group.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Heart of the City Festival showcases emerging artists Special

Edmonton - The Heart of the City Music and Arts Festival in Edmonton took place on June 7 and 8, showcasing emerging inner city musicians and artists.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Edmonton Pride Parade Expands Special

Edmonton - Edmonton showed its pride in a big way on June 7. The annual Pride Parade featured more floats and entries than ever before.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Edmonton Slut Walk seeks to end victim blaming Special

Edmonton - Consent was the word of the day at the fourth annual Edmonton Slut Walk on May 31, where around 200 people rallied and marched.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

March Against Monsanto draws hundreds in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - May 24 was the second annual global March Against Monsanto. Marches and rallies protesting genetically modified food took place all around the globe.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 4 comments

Homeless memorial honours lives lost in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - An estimated forty men and women died in Edmonton in 2013 as a direct or indirect result of not having adequate shelter.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Climate day of action results in a cancelled wedding Special

Edmonton - May 10 was a National Day of Action on climate change across Canada. The theme of Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities was first visited in the fall with a similar Day of Action.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Beltaine Faire celebrates spring Special

Edmonton - Edmonton's Earth-based spiritual communities came together on May 3 for the 2014 Beltaine Faire at the Ritchie Community League.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Free Comic Book Day fills local comic shop Special

Edmonton - May 3 was Free Comic Book Day, and comic books shops everywhere were filled with comic fans getting a hold of a number of free titles being offered.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 3 comments

May Day highlights labour issues in Alberta Special

Edmonton - The annual May Day march in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada addressed some specific issues of concern to workers' rights in the province.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Renaissance Tower opens in Boyle Street Special

Edmonton - A new affordable housing project aimed at low-income seniors and people with disabilities opened on April 29 in the Boyle Street neighbourhood of Edmonton.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

Earth Day celebrates the environment in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - This year, Earth Day in Edmonton was not limited to just one day. For the first time Earth Week was celebrated in the city.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Animal rights rally calls for changes to laws Special

Edmonton - Hundreds of animal lovers gathered at the Alberta Legislature on April 27 to call for changes to Canada's anti-cruelty laws.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Music and more in Old Strathcona Special

Edmonton - The Whyte Avenue area was bustling as always on Saturday, April 26. This day featured social justice, live music, a grand opening, and more.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 3 comments

Canada: Edmonton worst city for women

Ottawa - Edmonton women have it worse than men in any other major Canadian city, according to a study released Wednesday. Quebec City dominated the ranks at number one.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

Ukrainian spring exhibit celebrates humanitarian poet Special

Edmonton - The annual spring exhibit of Ukrainian art in Edmonton features the life and work of Taras Shevchenko, a noted poet, artist, and humanitarian.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Rally against Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program Special

Edmonton - Trades workers and union members rallied against the Temporary Foreign Worker Program on March 29 at Canada Place in Edmonton.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

Final Truth and Reconciliation Commission Canadian event Special

Edmonton - The national Truth and Reconciliation events came to a finish in Edmonton, with the final one held March 27-30 at the Shaw Conference Centre.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 4 comments

Edmonton Witches' Market Special

Edmonton - Need a magic wand? A quartz crystal? A book about casting spells? If you lived in Edmonton, you would have been in luck this past weekend.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Global march against the canned hunting of lions Special

Edmonton - March 15 was designated a global day of action against the canned hunting of lions in South Africa. Marches took place in several cities around the world.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Legendary composer honoured at festival Special

Edmonton - R. Murray Schafer, the composer who coined the word "soundscape" will be on the receiving end of a tribute put together by New Music Edmonton.
Digital Journal Report by Gene Kosowan - 2 comments

Edmonton: Raising banners for peace Special

Edmonton - March 12, 2014 was the date of the return home for the final 100 Canadian troops from their military mission in Afghanistan.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Marching for Women and for All — IWD in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - March 8 was International Women's Day, which was marked with marches and events all over the world. In Edmonton, one of the IWD events was a march.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments
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Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Interfaith discussion panel.
Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Interfaith discussion panel.
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Memorial vigil for Kyle Young. Young s sister Amanda Grift.
Memorial vigil for Kyle Young. Young's sister Amanda Grift.
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Edmonton Pride Parade 2014
Edmonton Pride Parade 2014
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Car rally in solidarity with protests in Ukraine.
Car rally in solidarity with protests in Ukraine.
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Some of the people and dogs at Charlee s Angels for the Animals rally on April 27  2014. Shania  an ...
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee's Angels for the Animals rally on April 27, 2014. Shania, an abused dog who was rescued.
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Heart of the City Festival - Gary Garrison  Suzanne Gross  and Jonathan Hooten
Heart of the City Festival - Gary Garrison, Suzanne Gross, and Jonathan Hooten
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Save Canada Post Forum organized by CUPW in Edmonton on January 25  2014. Linda Duncan  MP Edmonton-...
Save Canada Post Forum organized by CUPW in Edmonton on January 25, 2014. Linda Duncan, MP Edmonton-Strathcona.
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Lunar New Year exhibit at the Muttart Conservatory  showcasing the Year of the Horse.
Lunar New Year exhibit at the Muttart Conservatory, showcasing the Year of the Horse.
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Falun Gong practitioners in Edmonton marking the 15th anniversary of their peaceful appeal.
Falun Gong practitioners in Edmonton marking the 15th anniversary of their peaceful appeal.
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Luna New Year celebrations in Edmonton s Chinatown.
Luna New Year celebrations in Edmonton's Chinatown.
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Save Canada Post Forum organized by CUPW in Edmonton on January 25  2014.
Save Canada Post Forum organized by CUPW in Edmonton on January 25, 2014.
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EPl Makerspace
EPl Makerspace
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Visual art from Palestinian artists Tarzan and Arab.
Visual art from Palestinian artists Tarzan and Arab.
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Edmonton Pride Parade 2014
Edmonton Pride Parade 2014
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Some of the people and dogs at Charlee s Angels for the Animals rally on April 27  2014.
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee's Angels for the Animals rally on April 27, 2014.
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Old Strathcona Farmers Market
Old Strathcona Farmers Market
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Ice On Whyte Festival in Edmonton s Old Strathcona.
Ice On Whyte Festival in Edmonton's Old Strathcona.
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Protesters in Edmonton  Alberta
Protesters in Edmonton, Alberta
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Edmonton Pride Parade 2014
Edmonton Pride Parade 2014
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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