Edmonton is one of the largest northern urban centers in the world. Located in Canada, Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. The city has a strong history as a trade center, and it served as the last major stop for the Klondikers during the Gold Rush. This is why we Edmontonions call our city "The Gateway to the North"

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Bye Bye Pride

Saturday night will be the closing event for pride. It is going to be held at Enterprise Square. (See the archives for pictures of the old bay building)

I want to close this series by saying although pride started out as a gay event it has changed. It's is becoming more about celebrating diversity among everyone. It's also about basic rights and freedoms. In an airport in BC they are about to test a new screening device that digitally removes your clothes. A digital strip search. We should be up in Arms. This breach of our rights and freedoms is horrifying.

Take the spirit of pride and remember it year long, and don't be afraid to march when it's needed.

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