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city council transit

On the agenda: Transit safety, community revitalization levies, and the Edmonton Research Park

This week, community and public services committee will meet on March 20, urban planning committee meets on March 21, and executive committee will meet on March 22. Recruitment for various boards and committees continues with a non-regular meeting of community and public services committee on March 24.

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events

Coming up this week: March 20-24, 2023

Spring arrives this week, along with opportunities to meet women entrepreneurs, enjoy a laugh and a brew, connect with a councillor, learn about neurodiversity in the workplace, provide input into cycling in the city, and hear from some cleantech innovators.

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city council trees

City targets 2030 for two million new trees

The City of Edmonton says it will plant two million new trees by 2030, at a cost of about $114 million.

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Members of the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus clad in black robes in performance at a church
events

Weekend agenda: March 17-19, 2023

This weekend offers dance with live video projections, an Alberta take on a pirate tale, a music festival inspired by the Grateful Dead, virtual reality art, the sounds of Ukraine, and poetry-infused choral music.

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Gail Powley speaks before a crowded room inside the Advanced Technology Centre, a building made of glass, grey concrete and red steel.
business region

Edmonton Research Park businesses encouraged by city moves

Leaders of some of the organizations based at Edmonton Research Park are cautiously optimistic about the city's plans for the facility after extensive consultations and a proposal to seek ongoing input.

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A view inside a Ribeye Butcher Shop, with a smash-burger menu up front, a drawing on the far wall showing where the cuts of meat come from, and a display of meat and deli items
food business

Butcher shops multiply to meet consumer demand

Edmonton is seeing a bit of a boom in butcher shops, capturing a growing desire among consumers for local, high-quality meat, say both a newcomer to the local scene and a veteran.

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Newspaper clippings of a story headlined "Cheery Chums Hold Colorful Banquet in Honor of St. Patrick" and ads for a masquerade dance, shamrocks, and green carnations
history holidays

A moment in history: March 15, 1929

On this day 94 years ago, Edmontonians were all set to cheerfully celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

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technology business

EDGI maps Edmonton's innovation ecosystem

Edmonton Unlimited has created a visual database of the Edmonton region's innovation ecosystem to help expand the understanding of what innovation is and inform future decisions.

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Signs encouraging drivers to slow down and communicating the 40 km/h speed limit
city council parking

Podcast provides parking context

Episode 212 of Speaking Municipally looks at the context surrounding neighbourhood renewal work in Ottewell and its impact on parking.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Monday, March 20

In this edition: On the agenda: Transit safety, community revitalization levies, and the Edmonton Research Park; deaths of Edmonton officers ruled homicides following autopsies; Coming up this week: March 20-24, 2023

The Pulse

Friday, March 17

In this edition: City targets 2030 for two million new trees; two Edmonton police officers killed while responding to call; things to do around the city this weekend

The Pulse

Thursday, March 16

In this edition: Edmonton Research Park businesses encouraged by city moves; city pursuing affordable housing projects through federal funding program; police data shows increase in calls to transit stations


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Business Roundup: March 17, 2023

The latest on business in Edmonton. AWE award nominations open; Jack59, 7 Summits Snacks & Ruth get recognition; Flair saga continues

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Roundup

Arts Roundup: March 16, 2023

The latest on arts in Edmonton. Arch Madness remembers lost buildings; Junos take city by storm; autism documentary premieres

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Roundup

Regional Roundup: March 15, 2023

The latest on the region in Edmonton. Region preps for provincial election; hemp plant preserves Ukrainian seed; Strathcona County nixes catalytic converter bylaw

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: March 15, 2023

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. COVID-19 pandemic turns three; KemNet looks to expand offering; API takes over biotech centre

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Roundup

Food Roundup: March 14, 2023

The latest on food in Edmonton. Union Bank Inn up for sale again; Crumbl Cookies coming to Edmonton; Bonjour Bakery's new space open on Whyte Avenue; Juno starts visit local spots

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: March 14, 2023

The latest on tech in Edmonton. Tech world keen to #EmbraceEquity; Areto Labs raises $30K; Edmonton wins open-data award

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new reporter
Blog

Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new reporter

We're thrilled to introduce you to Colin Gallant, the latest addition to Taproot Edmonton's growing editorial team.

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Declaring our roundup experiment a success
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Declaring our roundup experiment a success

We're declaring the experiment we started last month a success. Now when you open a roundup, you'll find a message from a member of our team pulling some threads together in the Taproot way — with curiosity and desire to understand our community bett...

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Kicking off 2023 with an experiment
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Kicking off 2023 with an experiment

We're trying something new at the top of some of our roundups, as part of our continuing quest to build a sustainable, tech-enabled media business that helps our community understand itself better.

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