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A slew of new Candied Dates

City council is a bit slow getting back up and running, but they still manage to talk about shisha bars, the new city manager, infill and trickle-down sidewalks. Plus, Troy badly disseminates election tips

Friday, January 22, 2021

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Business Roundup: January 22, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. Retailer Alcanna is spinning off its cannabis division as it targets consumers looking for cheaper weed. The Edmonton-based operator of more than 270 liquor and cannabis stores will merge its marijuana outlets with YSS Corp. in a new company called Nova Cannabis Inc. with 53 retail locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

Friday, January 22, 2021

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Council Roundup: January 22, 2020

We go through the agendas and minutes so that you don't have to! Taproot Edmonton is publishing the final edition of the Council Roundup on Jan. 22 as we transition our coverage of the discussions and decisions happening at city hall to The Pulse and our new website. This means you’ll see more coverage of municipal politics from Taproot, and on a more frequent basis.

Friday, January 22, 2021

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Spinoff targets cannabis bargain hunters

Retailer Alcanna is spinning off its cannabis division as it targets consumers looking for cheaper weed. The Edmonton-based operator of more than 270 liquor and cannabis stores will merge its marijuana outlets with YSS Corp. in a new company called Nova Cannabis Inc. with 53 retail locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

Friday, January 22, 2021

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'Innovative germ-killing biotechnology' rolling out at select Edmonton transit stations

The simple act of opening a bus station door can be anxiety-inducing during a pandemic. As a potential solution, Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) has entered a partnership with local startup Outbreaker Solutions Inc. to implement new antimicrobial push plates, made of compressed salt, on the doors of eight LRT stations and two transit centres in the city.

Friday, January 22, 2021

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The Council Roundup is moving to The Pulse

Taproot Edmonton is publishing the final edition of the Council Roundup on Jan. 22 as we transition our coverage of the discussions and decisions happening at city hall to The Pulse and our new website. This means you’ll see more coverage of municipa...

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Arts Roundup: January 21, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. Last fall Northern Light Theatre (NLT) opened its 45th anniversary season at the Arts Barns with We Had a Girl Before You, an actual in-person play, perhaps one of the last we'll see for the foreseeable future. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Farrow Sandwiches opens fourth Edmonton location

Farrow Sandwiches opened its fourth Edmonton location on Jan. 18 in the former Wishbone space downtown. The downtown location of Farrow, at 10542 Jasper Avenue, joins existing Farrow locations in Ritchie, Garneau, and on 124 Street.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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More than skin-deep: Northern Light Theatre sashays online with The Look

Northern Light Theatre (NLT) opened its 45th anniversary season at the Arts Barns last fall with We Had a Girl Before You, an actual in-person play, perhaps one of the last we'll see for the foreseeable future. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Regional Roundup: January 20, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. Sturgeon County is getting $2.2-million from the province through the Municipal Stimulus Program for improvements at Villeneuve Airport. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Health Innovation Roundup: January 20, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in health innovation in Edmonton. Alberta scientists are developing a rapid screening test that will help track the genetic code of coronavirus variants across the province.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Panel discussion to explore renaming public spaces, monuments in Edmonton

From statues and monuments to the names of sports teams, the world continues to grapple with whether controversial memorials should be removed or preserved. On Jan. 20, The Centre for Race and Culture (CFRAC) is turning the focus to Edmonton with a panel discussion about the lasting impact of the city's own problematic memorials.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Alberta researchers developing rapid test to track coronavirus variants in the province

Alberta scientists are developing a rapid screening test that will help track the genetic code of coronavirus variants across the province.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Villeneuve Airport to receive $2.2M in stimulus funding

Sturgeon County is getting $2.2-million from the province through the Municipal Stimulus Program for improvements at Villeneuve Airport. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Seven actions from Edmonton's infill roadmap completed in 2020

In 2020, seven additional actions from the Infill Roadmap 2018 were completed, leaving six to be completed by the end of 2022 and three which will need to be sustained beyond the end of the roadmap.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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