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  1. Address issues to reinstate GA status!!
    1. Citations 1 through 20 revised.
  2. More relevant pictures/placement thereof
    1. Better UofA picture
  3. Expand and work on sub-articles (festivals, sport, etc)
  4. Possible politics section

Source[edit]

What's the source of this sentence: "The new fort's name was suggested by John Peter Pruden after Edmonton, London, the home town of both the HBC deputy governor Sir James Winter Lake, and Pruden."? I'd found in Pruden's article, but it writes only the author, title and the date. It would be good to mark the source in this article. Csuja (talk) 21:49, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

The Canadian Encyclopedia says “The fort was reputedly named for Edmonton, now part of London, England, the birthplace of a deputy governor of the HBC.” I agree it would be good to know the origin of said ‘reputation’; I don’t find this source very satisfactory, as the wording suggests the authors were unable to find a more definite attribution.—Odysseus1479 22:41, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

@Odysseus1479: Thanks, I asked this, because I started to translate to Hungarian. Don't you think that we need to get out this? It's very unsure. Csuja (talk) 22:52, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

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Milder winters than Winnipeg or Regina[edit]

@CambridgeBayWeather: "The city has milder winters than either Regina[45] or Winnipeg,[46] both further south of Edmonton in latitude." is an okay statement in itself however I noted that it only references climate charts from Regina and Winnipeg and does not reference an Edmonton climate chart for comparison. When looking up a climate chart for Edmonton I noted that it does not actually look like Edmonton is milder. -Vanstrat (talk) 19:24, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

If there isn't a reference then take it out. The original removal didn't mention that. It just mentioned boosterism. No problem. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 19:27, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
There is a reference out there that compares major Canadian cities across a wide range of climate categories that confirms the content. I thought I used it in this article before. Maybe I used it in a regional article or one of the two other cities. Having been on Wikipedia for eight years now, there have been numerous editors over the years that simply don't like or don't want to accept that more northerly cities can have milder climates than more southerly cities at certain times of the year, thus sporadically doing things like this here or at Winnipeg. Reverting efforts to remove encyclopedic facts like this grows tiresome. Hwy43 (talk) 19:55, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
Found the the source in my sandbox, which specifically references "Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages." Hwy43 (talk) 19:58, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
And here is the specific source to winter. Hwy43 (talk) 20:01, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
Sounds good! As long as the source is there. I agree that the reasoning behind the removal wasn't adequate, I just figured that as we were adding and removing it that I'd bring it up. - Vanstrat (talk) 21:15, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
All's good then. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 04:44, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

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