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Food for thought: Mercer Tavern

In January of 2021, Mercer’s Tavern decided to revamp its menu and focus on its new food program. Due to the second shutdown, they have aimed to focus on comfort foods and food that travels well with delivery services such

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Downtown

Food for thought: Arcadia Brewing

Darren McGeown first knew he wanted to open a brewery when he was sitting in a pub with his parents in Northern Ireland at the age of six. The atmosphere, camaraderie, and community are what inspired him to take his

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Campus

For locals, by locals

A new landmark popped up over the summer of 2020, leaving many people curious about the story behind the “little Europe” on the corner of 120 Street and 107 Avenue. This structure currently functions as a photo op destination for

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Culture

To be or not to be

Last April, Edmontonians could only watch in horror as all of the city’s famous summer festivals were cancelled one by one. It started with NextFest and the Freewill Shakespeare Festival on April 8, followed by what felt like another cancellation

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Downtown

Rolling to a greener Edmonton

The City of Edmonton will provide all single-unit and some multi-unit homes with carts for garbage and food waste as part of the City’s 25-year waste strategy to divert 90 per cent of waste from landfills. Homes will be provided

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Downtown

Handle with care

Since April, almost every one of James Ball’s work days has ended later than he’s used to. On its own, this wouldn’t be a major problem for him, except for the fact that his customers are not used to it

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Campus

Food for thought: Northern Chicken

Northern Chicken has been a jewel in the downtown area for four years now. It is a queer-owned business serving up southern-style comfort food that has been satisfying appetites and warming hearts. When owners and chefs Matt Phillips and Andrew

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Downtown

A spectre is haunting Edmonton

On the cold, snowy evening of Nov. 11, Sarah Spisak made the understandable decision not to brave the weather and the pandemic to get groceries for supper. “I was feeling lazy and decided to order something from SkipTheDishes,” Spisak says.

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Downtown

Final thoughts: can we “fix” Jasper Ave?

The car has always won on Jasper Avenue. Especially since its historic victory in 1951 when the streetcar system was dismantled, the car has enjoyed seven lanes (for most of its length) worth of right of way, limited pedestrian crossings,

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Downtown

Out of the cold

Roughly 2,000 Edmontonians are currently homeless, according to an online media release from Mayor Don Iveson on Oct. 10. In the same media release, City Council said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this number has been growing in Edmonton.

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