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News

Non-profit aims to create Indigenous end-of-life care centre

Jackie DeCoteau-Gill is heading to the final round of the Pow Wow Pitch competition on Oct. 19, where she'll have a chance to win $25,000 to help build an Indigenous end-of-life care centre in Edmonton.

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Brief

Weekend agenda: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022

This weekend offers experimental dance and standup comedy, hand-carved pumpkins and a spooktacular market, dreams of sunny destinations and the warm sounds of woodwinds, plus a whole lot of coffee. This follows events marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.

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Brief

How the Edmonton region is marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a reminder to honour the children who did not return home from residential schools, as well as an invitation to reflect on the ongoing impact of attempts at cultural genocide on Indigenous people in Canada. Here's a look at some events planned for Sept. 30 in the Edmonton region.

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News

Strong presence for local talent at Edmonton International Film Fest

The 36th Edmonton International Film Festival features 152 films from around the world, including a strong body of work from Edmontonians.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
Brief

Warm introduction helps ultra-low cooling business grow

Episode 31 of Bloom features an interview with two leaders from Zero Point Cryogenics, an Edmonton-based company that is the only Canadian manufacturer of dilution refrigerators, a key piece of equipment for quantum research.

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News

Symposium to explore advancements in medical cannabis and psychedelics

Alberta Innovates will be hosting its first virtual symposium on medical cannabis and psychedelic research on Oct. 26, showcasing ongoing research projects and creating an opportunity to look ahead to the future of the field.

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News

Shared recreation centre marks 20th anniversary

The TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary on Oct. 1 with high hopes of continuing to recover from the pandemic, helped in part by an increase in funding from the three municipalities that support it.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Community Chest Drive Will Aid O'Connell Institute, Home for 120 Children" above a photo of a mansion with little girls in a playground in front
Brief

A moment in history: Sept. 28, 1949

On this day 73 years ago, funds were being raised to support Edmonton's O'Connell Institute, in a campaign that painted it in much more positive terms than many of its inhabitants experienced.

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Nu Terra Labs aims to support vertical farming with automation and AI

Nafaa Haddou, co-founder and CEO of Nu Terra Labs, sees great opportunity for vertical farming to contribute to a more sustainable food system.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Friday, Sept. 30

In this edition: Non-profit aims to create Indigenous end-of-life care centre; How the Edmonton region is marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; the Downtown Recovery Coalition is calling for enhanced safety and security downtown; and our weekend agenda.

The Pulse

Thursday, Sept. 29

In this edition: Strong presence for local talent at Edmonton International Film Fest; warm introduction helps ultra-low cooling business grow; urban planning committee endorses $170M plan to build 100 km of bike lanes.

The Pulse

Wednesday, Sept. 28

In this edition: Symposium to explore advancements in medical cannabis and psychedelics; shared recreation centre marks 20th anniversary; council heard from more than a dozen speakers calling for their experiences to be included in the updated affordable housing strategy.


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Business Roundup: September 30, 2022

The latest on business in Edmonton. Jackie DeCoteau-Gill is heading to the final round of the Pow Wow Pitch competition on Oct. 19, where she'll have a chance to win $25,000 to help build an Indigenous end-of-life care centre in Edmonton.

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Arts Roundup: September 29, 2022

The latest on arts in Edmonton. The 36th Edmonton International Film Festival features 152 films from around the world, including a strong body of work from Edmontonians.

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Roundup

Regional Roundup: September 28, 2022

The latest on the region in Edmonton. The TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary on Oct. 1 with high hopes of continuing to recover from the pandemic, helped in part by an increase in funding from the three municipalities that support it.

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: September 28, 2022

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. Alberta Innovates will be hosting its first virtual symposium on medical cannabis and psychedelic research on Oct. 26, showcasing ongoing research projects and creating an opportunity to look ahead to the future of the field.

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Roundup

Food Roundup: September 27, 2022

The latest on food in Edmonton. Nafaa Haddou, co-founder and CEO of Nu Terra Labs, sees great opportunity for vertical farming to contribute to a more sustainable food system.

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: September 27, 2022

The latest on tech in Edmonton. An annual list of Canada's top growing companies includes 11 Edmonton-area companies, led by two working in artificial intelligence.

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

We’re on a break — see you Sept. 6
Blog

We’re on a break — see you Sept. 6

As was the case last summer, Taproot Edmonton is taking a publishing break. This time, we'll be off for two weeks, from Aug. 22 to Sept. 5.

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Speaking Municipally shortlisted for Canadian Podcast Award
Blog

Speaking Municipally shortlisted for Canadian Podcast Award

We're proud to see Speaking Municipally once again nominated for a Canadian Podcast Award.

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Canada’s Online News Act must be transparent, fair, and include news innovators
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Canada’s Online News Act must be transparent, fair, and include news innovators

Taproot has joined a coalition of innovative news organizations calling for amendments to a bill aimed at mandating compensation from large web platforms.

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