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Shoppers visit the 124 Grand Market in 2023.
food business

Busy summer ahead for Grand Markets Edmonton

Grand Markets Edmonton has launched its 2024 season, and there are some changes afoot for those looking for locally made food, beverages, and art.

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Mikayla Balfour models her outerwear apparel in a snowbank.
business fashion

Nexarina founder carves a path for women in snow sports

Mikayla Balfour, the NAIT grad named Student Entrepreneur of the Year at the YEG Community Startup Awards, is about to start accepting pre-orders for her size-inclusive women's outerwear.

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A grassy field in a residential area, viewed from the street, with three small trees in the foreground
city council engagement

Calls for public engagement: Dunluce rezoning, St. Albert comms, shopping local

Here are opportunities to offer feedback on a proposed rezoning for affordable housing in Dunluce, Edmonton's local shopping scene and 311 services, and St. Albert's communication efforts. Please only answer surveys from municipalities where you are a resident.

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Seated people watch a speaker at a podium on a stage with signs reading "Upper Bound" and "Amii."
technology business

Amii aims for more "collisions" at Upper Bound

In an effort to increase cross-pollination at the Upper Bound artificial intelligence conference, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute is encouraging a bit more intermingling of its streams.

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A newspaper clipping of an advertisement for McDougall & Secord, offering "$40,000 Worth of New Goods"
history downtown

A moment in history: May 15, 1899

On this day in 1899, one of Edmonton's most enduring and influential businesses was advertising its wares.

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A cyclist pedals uphill in a road lane with bollards separating them from traffic.
city council transportation

Podcast considers slimmed-down streets, Edge Fund treats

The return of Edmonton's Summer Streets Program while e-scooters are absent is bittersweet in the estimation of Episode 263 of Speaking Municipally.

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Rice Howard Way in downtown Edmonton.
city council police

On the agenda: Police annual report, rezoning, Rice Howard Way

This week, council will consider creating a permanent clean energy retrofit program, review the Edmonton Police Service's annual report, and decide if it will establish a pedestrian-friendly entertainment district downtown.

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A person in an industrial uniform reading "InnoTech Alberta" and "Chris" operates lab equipment.
technology business

Canada's first hydrogen quality testing centre opens in Edmonton

InnoTech Alberta's new Hydrogen Quality Centre at Edmonton Research Park can test for impurities better than any other lab in Canada, meaning industry can now validate its hydrogen for fuel cells much closer to home.

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Three actors pose in a dimly lit office set.
arts business

How Dept.9 is taking bets to grow local film

Dept.9 Studios is betting a new short-form series called Department of Paranormal Affairs can raise the profile of Alberta's film industry.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Friday, May 17

In this edition: Busy summer ahead for Grand Markets Edmonton; Edmonton Police Commission requests information about police use of force at protest encampment; and more headlines and happenings

The Pulse

Thursday, May 16

In this edition: Nexarina founder carves a path for women in snow sports; calls for public engagement: Dunluce rezoning, St. Albert comms, shopping local; and more headlines and happenings

The Pulse

Wednesday, May 15

In this edition: Amii aims for more "collisions" at Upper Bound; the City of Edmonton is supporting Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees; and more headlines and happenings


Events

Check out the beta version of the Taproot Edmonton Calendar. This is our latest effort to inform and connect our community, building on the attention Taproot already pays to what's going on in the Edmonton region.

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Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Business Roundup: May 17, 2024

The latest on business in Edmonton. UDI and CHBA join to form BILD; City of Edmonton launches economy dashboard, census; AWE Award finalists named

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Roundup

Arts Roundup: May 16, 2024

The latest on arts in Edmonton. Festival season heats up; Busyrawk returns to Chinatown; Freewill spreads The Tempest around

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Roundup

Regional Roundup: May 15, 2024

The latest on the region in Edmonton. Edmonton Airports reports $4.9B impact; new pipeline to supply Path2Zero; ABMunis respond to Bill 21

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: May 15, 2024

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. CARE Group raises $2M to expand; health co's get Edge Fund grants; Karma gets into Growth Catalyst

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Roundup

Food Roundup: May 14, 2024

The latest on food in Edmonton. Asian Heritage Month events to check out; Edmonton's first alcohol-free cocktail bar set to open; Andy's IGA on 142 Street to be replaced by LOCA

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: May 14, 2024

The latest on tech in Edmonton. Edmonton startups pitching at Inventures; Edge Fund awards $4.75M to 17 projects; Canada's first hydrogen quality testing centre opens in Edmonton

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

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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Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new curator/reporter
Blog

Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new curator/reporter

We're excited to introduce you to Stephanie Swensrude, the latest addition to Taproot Edmonton's editorial team.

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