The port in Prince Rupert, B.C.
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B.C. flooding highlights Edmonton's advantage as shipping hub

Disastrous flooding in British Columbia that has blocked rail and road shipments has also highlighted Edmonton's potential as a transportation and distribution hub, with its 1,100-kilometre rail link to Canada's fastest-growing port in Prince Rupert, B.C.

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Podcast pick: Rhizome Podcast

This week's recommended listen comes from Roots4Change, the youth initiative arising from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights.

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Royal Bison returns in person, just in time for the holidays

A mainstay in Edmonton's craft fair scene is back for the holiday season, and it's happening in person for the first time since before the pandemic began. Royal Bison kicked off its online sale last week and will return to the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre on Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12.

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Brief

A moment in history: Dec. 2, 1946

On this day 75 years ago, a convoy of trucks from Seattle passed through Edmonton on their way to the Alaska Highway, a road whose development forever changed our city.

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Brief

Weekend agenda: Dec. 2-5, 2021

A look at what's coming up this weekend in Edmonton, including Christmas classic The Nutcracker, and Zoominescence at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

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AltaML and PROTXX make headway on concussion diagnostics

A partnership between precision health-care technology company PROTXX and Edmonton-based AltaML has resulted in a new benchmark in concussion diagnostics, the results of which were recently published in the journal Sensors.

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Winter CSA offers local vegetables, bolsters sustainability of Prairie Gardens

While many producers have harvested the majority of their crops and are preparing to look ahead to the next growing season, Bon Accord's Prairie Gardens will soon be boxing up fresh and stored vegetables as part of its winter CSA program.

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Chef Doreen Prei's wild mushroom dish
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Restaurant May opens at the Art Gallery of Alberta

May is the newest restaurant to open at the Art Gallery of Alberta, occupying the space that formerly housed Zinc, which closed permanently last fall.

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Llearner is a new educational app
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New startup Llearner aims to bridge social sharing and learning

Llearner, a new app created by entrepreneur Gregg Oldring, combines the ease of social sharing with the thrill of broadening your horizons.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Friday, Dec. 3

In this edition: B.C. flooding highlights Edmonton's advantage as a shipping hub; the Valley Line Southeast LRT has been delayed for a third time, to summer 2022; and our latest podcast pick.

The Pulse

Thursday, Dec. 2

In this edition: Royal Bison returns in person, just in time for the holidays; the provincial government has announced changes to photo radar enforcement; and our look at the weekend ahead.

The Pulse

Wednesday, Dec. 1

In this edition: a winter CSA offers local vegetables and bolsters the sustainability of Prairie Gardens; AltaML and PROTXX are making headway on concussion diagnostics; Hawrelak Park could be fully closed for three years.


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Business Roundup: Dec. 3, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. Disastrous flooding in British Columbia that has blocked rail and road shipments has also highlighted Edmonton's potential as a transportation and distribution hub, with its 1,100-kilometre rail link to Canada's fastest-growing port in Prince Rupert, B.C.

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Roundup

Arts Roundup: Dec. 2, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. A mainstay in Edmonton's craft fair scene is back for the holiday season, and it's happening in person for the first time since before the pandemic began. Royal Bison kicked off its online sale last week and will return to the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre on Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12.

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Roundup

Regional Roundup: Dec. 1, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. While many producers have harvested the majority of their crops and are preparing to look ahead to the next growing season, Bon Accord's Prairie Gardens will soon be boxing up fresh and stored vegetables as part of its winter CSA program.

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: Dec. 1, 2021

A partnership between precision health-care technology company PROTXX and Edmonton-based AltaML has resulted in a new benchmark in concussion diagnostics, the results of which were recently published in the journal Sensors.

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Roundup

Food Roundup: Nov. 30, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton food. May is the newest restaurant to open at the Art Gallery of Alberta, occupying the space that formerly housed Zinc, which closed permanently last fall. May's soft opening comes about five months after the AGA announced that Prairie Catering would exclusively operate its food service, events, and facility bookings.

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: Nov. 30, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. Llearner, a new app created by entrepreneur Gregg Oldring, combines the ease of social sharing with the thrill of broadening your horizons.

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

That’s a wrap on our People’s Agenda project
Blog

That’s a wrap on our People’s Agenda project

The votes are counted, the new city council is about to get to work, and we're putting a bow on our People's Agenda project.

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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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