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technology business

SketchDeck.ai wins at Startup TNT summit by showing traction

SketchDeck.ai secured at least $150,000 at Startup TNT's ninth investment summit on June 13 as founder and CEO Daniel Kamau used his company's growth to land his third pitch since 2021.

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arts history

New doc recreates Edmonton's norm-busting Flashback nightclub

A new documentary about Flashback, the long-closed Edmonton queer nightclub that's often referred to as the "Studio 54 of the Prairies," uses novel techniques to keep the story and club alive.

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engagement health

Calls for public engagement: Park renewals and restorations

Here are opportunities to help shape municipal planning about playground renewal, park restoration, and several other matters.

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business arts

Sustainable fashion house hosts runway experience to build city's scene

Fresh off an appearance at Vancouver Fashion Week in April, the founder of an Edmonton-based sustainable fashion brand is set to hold a multimedia art and fashion event of her own.

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history indigenous

A moment in history: June 12, 1971

On this day in 1971, officials at the Charles Camsell Hospital were denying news reports that the institution was struggling to recruit new medical staff.

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podcast police

Podcast litigates crime-prevention theory used to block Boyle Street's latest application

A decades-old theory that police have influenced in practice appears to be the latest mechanism employed to refuse a permit for Boyle Street Community Services's planned Mahihkan Kamik overdose-prevention site in Ritchie, guest Jack Farrell explained on Episode 267 of Speaking Municipally.

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city council budget

On the agenda: Capital budget, Blatchford, police audit

This week, council will discuss the capital budget, a police audit, and the one councillor's proposal to consider selling land at Blatchford.

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food business

Padmanadi and Seoul Fried Chicken tackle Calgary expansions differently

Beloved Edmonton restaurants Padmanadi and Seoul Fried Chicken expanded to Calgary last year. But while both continue to chase success in Alberta's largest city, each has done so using a different recipe.

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city council engagement

Calls for public engagement: Knife sales, Wagner Road, St. Albert mobility

Here are opportunities to help shape municipal decision-making about public safety, street safety, mobility, and more. Please only complete surveys if you are part of the target audience or a resident of the affected municipality.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Friday, June 14

In this edition: SketchDeck.ai wins at Startup TNT summit by showing traction; Edmonton Police Commission skips council meeting, requests mediator in dispute over audit details; and more headlines and happenings

The Pulse

Thursday, June 13

In this edition: New doc recreates Edmonton's norm-busting Flashback nightclub; calls for public engagement: Park renewals and restorations; and more headlines and happenings

The Pulse

Wednesday, June 12

In this edition: Sustainable fashion house hosts runway experience to build city's scene; a moment in history: June 12, 1971; and more headlines and happenings


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Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Business Roundup: June 14, 2024

The latest on business in Edmonton. Canadian Western Bank agrees to be acquired by National Bank; SketchDeck.ai wins Startup TNT summit; Varme Energy to build waste-to-energy facility

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Regional Roundup: June 12, 2024

The latest on the region in Edmonton. Varme Energy partners to build carbon capture facility in Industrial Heartland; Irish company eyes AI in Spruce Grove; St. Albert OKs virtual meetings

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Arts Roundup: June 13, 2024

The latest on arts in Edmonton. Sterlings jury announces nominations; Cadence Weapon releases "Connor McDavid" sequel; documentary set for Metro Cinema recreates Flashback nightclub

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Health Innovation Roundup: June 12, 2024

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. BioAlberta-led contingent to San Diego made waves; Entos COVID-19 booster vaccine gets trial approval; Future Fields links with Unicorn

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Food Roundup: June 11, 2024

The latest on food in Edmonton. Oilers playoff frenzy good for restaurants; six local restaurants make OpenTable's brunch list; Tee Pee Treats raising funds for food truck

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Tech Roundup: June 11, 2024

The latest on tech in Edmonton. AltaML and province release GovLab impact report; Alberta Innovates CEO inducted into Austin's Tech Hall of Fame; Future Fields finds a unicorn

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

Introducing Taproot Edmonton’s Business Membership
Blog

Introducing Taproot Edmonton’s Business Membership

The Edmonton region is facing a significant challenge: a lack of coverage of the people and organizations shaping our community's future. With fewer resources dedicated to telling these important stories, everyone is missing out on vital information.

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The Taproot Edmonton Calendar will transform how Edmontonians discover local events
Blog

The Taproot Edmonton Calendar will transform how Edmontonians discover local events

We created the Taproot Edmonton Calendar to tackle a significant challenge within our community: the fragmentation and inaccessibility of local event information.

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Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new managing editor
Blog

Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new managing editor

We're happy beyond measure to introduce you to Taproot Edmonton's new managing editor, Tim Querengesser.

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