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Edmonton is the capital and second largest city in the province of Alberta. It was founded in 1795, incorporated as a town in 1892 and as a city in 1904. The city is located on the North Saskatchewan River and is the center of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Edmonton has a population of 932,546, according to the 2016 population census. This makes it not only the second largest city in Alberta but also the fifth largest municipality in Canada.

According to the census, Edmonton’s metropolitan area has a population of 1,321,426; this makes it the sixth largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. Besides Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Edmonton is the most northly city in the world.

The city of Edmonton is a major center for the oil and gas industry. The city has been a hub for Alberta petrochemical industries; this earned it the name “Oil Capital of Canada”. The city has the second largest oil, gas, and oil sand reserves in the world, after Saudi Arabia. Besides, Edmonton is also a major center for finances. It is a home to Canadian Western Bank, TD Canada Trust, Manulife Financial, ATB Financial, Servus Credit Union and so forth.

Moreover, the city is rich in culture, arts, and festivals. Some of the major theatres include Shadow Theatre, Varscona Theatre, the Walterdale Playhouse, Plane Jane Theatre, and so forth. Some major festivals in Edmonton include K-Days, Fringe Festival, Edmonton Folk Music Festival, the Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival, and so forth.

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Best Walk-in Eye Clinics in Edmonton

According to Yelp, the best walk-in eye clinics in Edmonton are:

  • Thompson Optics – 11303 104 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5K 2S1 – (780) 425-5367
  • FYi Doctors – 11986 104 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 0G6 – (780) 474-8366
  • Alberta Eye Health Clinic – 10908-107 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5H 0X5 – (780) 428-0111
  • Smith & Wight Opticians – 102 – 2731 Hewes Way Edmonton, AB T6L 6W6 – (780) 450-3808
  • Lendrum Eyecare – 5822 111 Street NW Edmonton, AB T6H 3G1 – (780) 437-1409

Best Pharmacies in Edmonton

The following is a list of the lowest dispensing fees/ or best pharmacies in Edmonton:

  • Dolar Drugs – 13211 132 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 1R9
  • The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy – 9122-82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z5
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – 8065 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E3
  • Stratica Medical – 10140 117 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1X3
  • The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy – 7915 106 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 1H7

Best Dental Clinics in Edmonton

The following is a list of the best dental clinics in Edmonton area:

  • University Dental Choice – 11111 82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 2X7
  • Urban Smiles Family Dental – 8003 -104 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E3
  • Whyte Ave Dental Choice – 10712 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6P4
  • Southgate Dental Centre – 10831 51 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5T1
  • Nathaniel Podilsky, DMD – 10345 105 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1E8

Hospitals in Edmonton

There are more than 8 hospitals in Edmonton. The following are some of the hospitals in the city:

  • Alberta Hospital Edmonton – 17480 Fort Road, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital – 10230 111 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5G 0B7, Canada
  • Grey Nuns Community Hospital & Health Centre – 1100 Youville Dr W Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6L 5X8, Canada
  • Misericordia Community Hospital – 16940 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5R 4H5, Canada
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital – 10240 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9, Canada
  • Covenant Health St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital – 10707 29 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6W1, Canada
  • Stollery Children’s Hospital (University of Alberta Hospital) – 8440 114 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P4, Canada
  • Strathcona Community Hospital – 9000 Emerald Dr, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0J3, Canada

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Edmonton Health News

Dianne and Irving Kipnes announced at the Kaye Edmonton Clinic on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, that they have made a donation of $10 million to the University Hospital Foundation so as to advance research and patient care at the Northern Alberta Urology Center. Sequel to the donation, the center was renamed in honor of the philanthropists.

For years, Irving Kipnes has been dedicated to advancing men’s health and urology care for patients in northern Alberta as a co-chair in the Campaign for Prostate Cancer. The campaign raised $30 million to build the Northern Alberta Urology Center at Kaye Edmonton Clinic by bringing together the University of Edmonton Hospital Foundation, the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.

Moreover, Dr. Dianne Kipnes is a patron at the University of Alberta Hospital and Cross Cancer Institute. She is a retired clinical psychologist who has contributed immensely in the areas of prostate health, cancer and lymphedema. The two were appointed to the Order of Canada in June owing to their philanthropy in health and arts.

The Dianne and Irving Kipnes Urology Center consists of 32 patient examination rooms, a lithotripsy area that breaks up kidney stones with shock waves, and six cystoscopy rooms for processes that visualize the interior of the bladder. The C.J. Woods Prostate Health Clinic is the most important part of the center. It is designed to provide comprehensive and quick care to men who need treatment from prostate cancer.

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