The catchment area of the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Canada is one third of the country's total land mass en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
The world's largest cannabis grow-op is Canada's Aurora Sky near Edmonton, Alberta. The 800,000 sq. ft. greenhouse is the size of 14 football fields and produces 8,000 kg (17,363 lbs) of marijuana (roughly 12 million joints) per month. cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont…
Following the teams first Stanley Cup victory, Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington included the name of his father, Basil, who was unaffiliated with the team, to be engraved on the cup. After the NHL learned of the move, it ordered the name removed. The name is now covered by a line of X's. nhl.com/news/stanley-cup-…
West Edmonton Mall attracts more than 30 million visitors a year, twice as many as Disneyland. The facility, which has more than 800 stores and services, employs almost 24,000 people, and is still the largest mall in North America edmontonjournal.com/news/…
When Robin Thicke was 11, he was being babysat by Wayne Gretzky while his father was on vacation. During that time, Gretzky learned he had been traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the LA Kings and abruptly had to leave, leaving Robin Thicke home alone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Norman Kwong, a Canadian football player who played for the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos, became Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Nicknamed the "China Clipper", Kwong was the first Chinese Canadian to play on a professional Canadian football team in 1948 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Between 1985 and 1998, a water ride attraction at West Edmonton Shopping Mall had more submarines than the entire Canadian Navy bestedmontonmall.com/Attr…
In 2007, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke plotted to rent a barn and fight Edmonton Oilers GM Kevin Lowe over forward Dustin Penner’s contract. League commissioner Gary Bettman put an end to the plans by threatening to suspend them both indefinitely. edmontonjournal.com/sport…
When Team Canada's Olympic gold medal-winning goalie Shannon Szabados was invited to take practice with the perennial last-place Edmonton Oilers in the spring of 2014, someone asked her if she was worried about getting hit on by the players. Her response: "Nope, they can't score anyways." o.canada.com/sports/team-…
Edmonton's CN Tower opened in 1966 and was Canada’s tallest building west of Toronto. It was an imposing landmark, the first of a series of major high rises that were to define Edmonton’s downtown skyline. This building exemplifies the modern notion of a tower sitting on a podium capitalmodernedmonton.com…
There no rats in Alberta. The province is rat-free and there is a program to keep it that way. Public education is directed toward identification of rats and rat signs. The discovery of a rat in Edmonton or Calgary receives full media coverage. www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$dep…
According to Guinness World Records, the world's largest parking lot is located at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada. It can hold 20,000 vehicles. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Today I learned of the Edmonton Grads. The most successful professional sports team with the highest winning percentage of all time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edm…
When the Edmonton Oilers traded Wayne Gretzky to the LA Kings, the Canadian Government stepped in and wanted to block the trade. articles.philly.com/1988-…
Boston Pizza was founded in Edmonton, Alberta en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
Former Detroit Red Wings and current Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland actually played goalie, totaling four games in the NHL with the Hartford Whalers and Detroit Red Wings, and spending most of his time in minor leagues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
The Edmonton Oilers have employed Joey Moss, a man with Downs Syndrome since 1986 as a member of the support staff. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
The world's largest parking lot is at the West Edmonton Mall and can hold 20,000 vehicles guinnessworldrecords.com/…
When Wayne Gretsky was traded from Edmonton to Los Angelos, It upset Canadians so much that New Democratic Party House Leader, Nelson Riis, demanded that the government block the trade and Edmonton's owner, Peter Pocklington, was burned in effigy outside the Northlands Coliseum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way…
Wayne Gretzky was babysitting Robin Thicke when he learned that he was traded from Edmonton Oilers to LA Kings. Alan Thicke didn't find out that his son was home alone until he called the next morning and found out that Gretzky had to leave because he was traded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Edmonton AB, Canada clears so much snow during the winter that they make five hills of snow each up to 200 feet high. news.nationalpost.com/201…
Boston Pizza was founded in Edmonton, Alberta by a Greek immigrant. There are 348 Boston Pizza restaurants in Canada and over 40 in the US and Mexico. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
Over 40% of Canadians live in one of six cities - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, or Edmonton en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1986, the Mindbender rollercoaster at the West Edmonton Mall had an accident, killing three people and seriously injuring one more en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
Fort Edmonton Park is the largest living history museum in Canada. It features an 1885 Street, 1905 Street, and 1920 Street en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
The first-ever indoor water park "World Waterpark" was built in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1985. It's still the world's largest indoor water park , at over 817,800 sq ft (75,980 m2) in size. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
When Wayne Gretzky got traded from the Edmonton Oiler's to the LA Kings, it upset Canadians so much that the house leader of the New Democratic party demanded the government to block the trade en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way…
The Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Montreal Alouettes 50-27 in the 1956 Grey Cup, but could have won 51-27 if a fan had not stolen the game ball on the final play (which was the only ball in the arena) therefore preventing a final conversion point play. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/44t…
In 1980, two NHL teams came close to trading their entire rosters for each other. Toronto and Edmonton nearly had a deal to swap cities. cbc.ca/sports/hockey/leaf…
The snow removed from Edmonton's streets during winter creates snow mountains 11 acres wide and 20 stories tall mw.theweathernetwork.com/…
John de Ruiter is the head of a mysterious "staring cult". Thousands of followers, mostly middle-aged women, attend three-hour sessions in Edmonton, Alberta in which de Ruiter stares at them together and one at a time. vice.com/en_ca/read/insid…
The West Edmonton Mall has a full sized water park and theme park. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…
The Wave was originally inspired by accident in 1980 when Krazy George Henderson was leading cheers at an Edmonton Oilers National Hockey League game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wav…
Today I learned of a town 200km east of Edmonton Alberta, St. Paul. It has a UFO landing pad in case of aliens visiting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St.…
Competitive e-sports players can get a U.S. visa as pro athlete. The first player to receive one was Danny "Shiphtur" Le, of Edmonton, Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Former world-record-holding sniper Rob Furlong was terminated from the Edmonton Police Service for urinating on a fellow officer ctvnews.ca/canada/firing-…
Edmonton has a CN tower that was once the tallest building in western Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CN_…
Wayne Gretzky's trade from Edmonton to the Kings was so upsetting that high ranking Canadian politicians campaigned to have the government somehow block the trade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nel…
During the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs, Edmonton Oilers fans reached noise levels of 120+ decibels, louder than standing next to a military jet taking off. youtube.com/watch?v=VFCp-…
The Edmonton Oilers were called the Alberta Oilers their first season because Calgary didn't have a hockey team. They hoped to win-over Calgary fans. Didn't work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Toronto holds the Guinness World Record for the largest underground shopping complex with 30 km (19 miles) of shopping arcades. At 371,600 square metres (4 million square feet) of retail space, PATH rivals the West Edmonton Mall in size. www1.toronto.ca/wps/porta…
Toronto's PATH retail area rivals the West Edmonton Mall in size and hosts the worlds largest sidewalk sale once a year toronto.ca/path/
In 1937, a South Edmonton man paid for a newspaper subscription with 30 pounds (nearly 14kg) of turkey ww2.glenbow.org/search/ar…
Nathan Fillion is from Edmonton. imdb.com/name/nm0277213/
There was a hockey team from Canada in 1916 called the Edmonton Swastikas birthplaceofhockey.com/ho…
Today I learned of Doggie Style Deli, a restaurant for dogs in Edmonton, Canada doggystyledeli.com/
Wayne Gretzky was babysitting an 11 year old Robin Thicke when he found out that he had been traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the LA Kings sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nh…

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