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New city council members support downtown vibrancy strategy

Edmonton's new city council members are on record supporting the downtown vibrancy strategy, increasing resources for homegrown economic diversification initiatives, and maintaining current spending levels on pandemic aid for businesses.

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Podcast pick: Hidden Track

Mamma Mia! Everyone's favourite Swedish disco band is back, and so is CKUA's music podcast Hidden Track.

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How Edmonton's next city council answered Taproot's survey question on the arts.
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How Edmonton's next council will support arts and culture

Elections often have the local arts community crossing their fingers, but the municipal election results in Edmonton should have artists (mostly) breathing a sigh of relief.

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A moment in history: Oct. 21, 1912

On this day in 1912, real estate firms were throwing their support behind a rail line connecting Edmonton to St. Albert.

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Weekend agenda: Oct. 21-24, 2021

Coming up this weekend in Edmonton, immerse yourself in the world of classical music with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and take in a supervillain-themed drag show.

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Five new mayors bring fresh leadership to Edmonton-area municipalities

Five communities in the Edmonton region will be welcoming new mayors — including some political newcomers and plenty of new ideas — following the Oct. 18 municipal election.

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Virtual conference for Alberta's cancer researchers aims to inspire collaboration

For the first time in eight years, cancer researchers from throughout Alberta will gather at a conference to share their ideas, challenges, and achievements. The Alberta Cancer Research Conference, kicking off Monday , is a free virtual event to offer 600 registered attendees, including researchers from Edmonton and Calgary, a space to learn and network.

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Downtown restaurants had front row seat for filming

Several streets were closed downtown over the last two weeks to accommodate filming for HBO's The Last of Us. Edmonton is standing in for Boston, twenty years after the apocalypse.

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Ten Edmonton companies to pitch products, solutions at Launch Party 12

Edmonton Startup Week's annual Launch Party is back for its 12th year, with 10 up-and-coming startups set to share their plans with the local innovation community.

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The Pulse

A weekday news briefing that informs you about what's going on in Edmonton.

The Pulse

Friday, Oct. 22

In this edition: Edmonton's new city council supports the downtown vibrancy strategy, the EPS said more than 95% of its employees will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 30, and our latest podcast pick.

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Thursday, Oct. 21

In this edition: a look at how Edmonton's next council will support arts and culture, a request for a recount in Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi has been denied, and Alberta is getting another area code.

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Wednesday, Oct. 20

In this edition: five new mayors bring fresh leadership to Edmonton-area municipalities, and cancer researchers from throughout Alberta will gather at a conference to share their ideas, challenges, and achievements.


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

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Business Roundup: Oct. 22, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. Edmonton’s new city council members are on record supporting the downtown vibrancy strategy, increasing resources for homegrown economic diversification initiatives, and maintaining current spending levels on pandemic aid for businesses.

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Arts Roundup: Oct. 21, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. Elections often have the local arts community crossing their fingers and baiting their breath, but the municipal election results in Edmonton should have artists (mostly) breathing a sigh of relief.

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Regional Roundup: Oct. 20, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. Five communities in the Edmonton region will be welcoming new mayors — including some political newcomers and plenty of fresh idea — following the Oct. 18 municipal election.

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Health Innovation Roundup: Oct. 20, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in health innovation in Edmonton. New conference for Alberta's cancer researchers aims to foster more collaboration and new discoveries, says an organizer.

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Food Roundup: Oct. 19, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton food. Several streets were closed downtown over the last two weeks to accommodate filming for HBO's The Last of Us. Edmonton is standing in for Boston, twenty years after the apocalypse.

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Tech Roundup: Oct. 19, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. Edmonton Startup Week's annual Launch Party is back for its 12th year, with 10 up-and-coming startups set to share their plans with the local innovation community.

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

A cascade of interest greets Taproot’s election matching engine
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A cascade of interest greets Taproot’s election matching engine

We are buoyed and blown away by the response to the Taproot Survey, our matching engine to help Edmonton voters discover how well they align with the candidates running for mayor and city council.

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The People’s Agenda project enters its next phase
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The People’s Agenda project enters its next phase

We're getting ready to ask candidates where they stand on issues that matter to the hundreds of people we heard from.

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Here’s something city council can do right now to support local journalism
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Here’s something city council can do right now to support local journalism

City council voiced its support for federal action to support local journalism this week, but it has the power to do something about the problem at the municipal level.

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