WATCH: Look back at Global Edmonton’s past four decades as we celebrate our 40th birthday.
EDMONTON — The year was 1974 when ITV — now known as Global Edmonton — was born. Life in Edmonton looked a little different, to say the least.
Jasper Avenue and 106 Street, 1974 City of Edmonton Archives
Jasper Avenue and 106 Street, 1974
City of Edmonton Archives
Headline news: U.S. President Richard Nixon resigns
Oscar-winning film: The Godfather Part II by Francis Ford Coppolla
Top songs: The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand and Terry Jacks’ Seasons In The Sun
Edmonton’s population was 445,691, slightly more than half what it is today. Ivor Dent was finishing up a six-year term as the city’s mayor, and William Hawrelak was beginning what would be one year in office.
On the news front, the launch of ITV was about to transform the media landscape.
As we celebrate our 40th birthday, here are some of the highlights from the past four decades.
The trip down memory continues with a few of our favourite photos from years gone by.
WATCH: The extended version of our 40-year montage
A huge thank you to those of you who have been with us from the very beginning.
SEE MORE: Then & Now
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