February 8, 1989 |
On the morning of the All-Star game, Wayne Gretzky did some casual, loosening-up skating with the Campbell Conference team at the Northlands Coliseum. That's all. Just a little ice time to work out the kinks. More than 9,000 people showed up to cheer him. There were rows and rows of yellow school buses in the parking lot. The kids literally had a field day so that they could file into the Coliseum and chant, "Gret-zky, Gret-zky, Gret-zky."
October 20, 1988 |
The 17,503 fans who packed into the Northlands Coliseum Wednesday night cheered and paid homage when their old favorite, Wayne Gretzky, skated onto the ice in the black uniform of the Kings, and they cheered when their Oilers not only killed a 5-minute penalty late in the game but scored a short-handed goal in an 8-6 victory. It was as if they were saying: The Great One is gone; long live the Oilers. These fans are loyal to their legendary star, but they do like to win hockey games.
October 19, 1988 |
When Wayne Gretzky arrived at the Northlands Coliseum, home of the Edmonton Oilers and home of the Great Gretzky until last August, he was mobbed by photographers. He walked into the building with TV camera crews sprinting ahead of him and alongside him, recording his every word, every expression. That was Tuesday morning, a couple of hours before the scheduled start of the Kings' off-day practice. He got there early to talk with the reporters who had been promised an hour of his time.
November 10, 2012 |
EDMONTON, Canada - With a daughter to feed, no job and $200 in the bank, Detroit pipe fitter Scott Zarembski boarded a plane on a one-way ticket to this industrial capital city. He'd heard there was work in western Canada. Turns out he'd heard right. Within days he was wearing a hard hat at a Shell oil refinery 15 miles away in Fort Saskatchewan. Within six months he had earned almost $50,000. That was 2009. And he's still there. "If you want to work, you can work," said Zarembski, 45. "And it's just getting started.
April 11, 2013 |
At 35, Kelly Oxford is Hollywood's latest "It" girl, a Twitter superstar with a following of more than 460,000, who last year sold her first screenplay to Warner Bros. (Drew Barrymore is in talks to direct) and will soon begin work on a television pilot. Now the Canadian-born mother of three has published a book of essays, "Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar" (It Books: 318 pp., $25.99), which chronicles her misadventures growing up in Edmonton. Oxford's writing is marked by the same wry voice that's made her a social media sensation.
August 8, 1985 |
Todd Crosby has seen the world since leaving Woodland Hills two years ago, and the world has seen him. The world likes what it sees. Crosby, the starting second baseman at the University of Hawaii, is currently playing for the United States national baseball team--which was known last summer as the U.S. Olympic team. He has started 28 of the 29 games the team has played over the past six weeks in Japan, Korea and the U.S.