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  • Thanks for that.

    They also mentioned a new Woodward's store for Millwoods...

    Where are Woodward's and Eaton's now? So sad that they are gone. The old Eaton's restaurant/diner and the Woodward's food floor were favorite haunts for me.
    Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.


    • Edmonton Oilers history: Paul Coffey scores four goals in 6-5 win over host Calgary Flames, Dec. 26, 1984

      Coffey is very crisp in Calgary

      Oilers 14 points up in Battle of Alberta

      Journal Staff Writer

      Oilers 6 Flames 5

      CALGARY — Paul Coffey leaves most of the dirty work to the butlers of the sport, the bangers like Kevin Lower and Lee Fogolin. But be cleaned up on the Calgary Flames Wednesday night, scoring the first four-goal game of his National Hockey League career.

      All four of his goals were scored at Reggie Lemelin’s doorstep as he used his big wheels to get into the play as a fourth forward. Three came on Wayne Gretzky plays as he dipsied and doodled in picture efforts.

      “Give all the credit to Coffey,” said Lemelin, who was beaten for the winner with 194 seconds to play, “but it’s always Gretzky circling, then zingo! We just turn away from Wayne and circle.

      We may as well circle and go to the big red circle at centre ice.”

      Coffey, who only had one other hattrick in his five NHL years (at Minnesota, Dec. 11,1982), had just nine goals this season before outburst against Lemelin. In none of the Oilers’ previous

      33 games had he scored more than once. But he raced into the play to bang a rebound past Lemelin as the Flames tried for their fifth power-play goal in the dying stages.
      Time spent in the Rockies is never deducted from the rest of your life


      • The Edmonton Journal doesn't have this feature anymore. But I will post Edmonton history here.

        15 years ago on March 14 2003:

        March 14, 2003: Overnight fire destroys historic buildings on Whyte Avenue

        Fifteen years ago, the corner of 104th Street and Whyte Avenue went up in flames, leaving several businesses in ruin.

        The blaze broke out at around 10 p.m. on March 13 and took firefighters almost four hours to bring the fire under control.

        Uncle Albert's Pancake House, New York Bagel Cafe and a pet store, Scales and Tails, were consumed by the fire and later demolished.
        (news video in link)


        • I was at the Zepplin concern at Kinsmen Fieldhouse in 1968. Very space crowd, maybe 4 or 500 of us. Little did we know......


          • July 11, 2004

            Freak downpour and hail wreaks havoc on WEM and Edmonton neighborhoods and Whitemud underpasses.

            Global News newscast: