Great piece, and argument for preserving old newspaper shacks:
Edmonton once had dozens of paperboy shacks where boys gathered daily to collect their stacks of Edmonton Journals for evening delivery, but now only a handful of the distinctive, squat sheds remain – and there are no plans to preserve any of them.
“Unfortunately in Edmonton they tear everything down,” said John Tiemessen, who owns a property at 10265 95 Street where one of the city’s last remaining shacks sits forgotten between two shuttered businesses (right). He’d hoped Fort Edmonton Park might preserve the shack, but the park has concluded it isn’t old enough. “I think it’s an absolute shame,” he said.