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engagement region

Calls for public engagement: Glenwood, Brander Gardens

Here are opportunities to inform city planning about neighbourhood and alley renewals in Glenwood and street safety in Brander Gardens.

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business technology

Edmonton Unlimited hires new CEO from within city ecosystem

Edmonton Unlimited has hired Tom Viinikka, the current CEO of the Edmonton Screen Industries Office, as the permanent replacement for its former CEO Catherine Warren, whom its board parted ways with in January.

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arts history

Edmonton ballroom organization rolls out first runway

YEG Ballroom is hosting what it believes to be the first ball of its kind in Edmonton on April 27 at The Freemasons' Hall.

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history downtown

A moment in history: April 17, 1919

On this day in 1919, James Ramsey, otherwise known as Edmonton's "Merchant Prince," was selling Easter clothes.

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city council health

Prescribing joy: How Edmonton advocates help seniors age in place

The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council is partnering with medical professionals to help the city's seniors keep living in their homes rather than in long-term care facilities.

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Row housing in the Blatchford neighbourhood.
city council infill

On the agenda: Climate and Blatchford audits, board recruitment

This week, council will look at audits on climate action and Blatchford redevelopment, as well as get an update on civilian recruitment for boards and committees.

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podcast city council

Podcasters ponder what's properly part of proposed tax increase

City administration's proposal to increase 2024 property taxes from 6.6% to 8.7% might be traced back to a tax freeze during the pandemic and the provincial government's unpaid property taxes, the hosts of Episode 259 of Speaking Municipally said.

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business food

Edmonton food legend hits another kind of green

Siu To, the man credited with bringing the iconic green onion cake to Edmonton in 1980, and known to many as the Green Onion Cake Man, has invented his own golf club out of sheer love for the sport.

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sports recreation

Reed Clarke charts new course for rebranded Sport Edmonton

Sport Edmonton, the rebranded version of the city-funded Edmonton Sports Council, is working to create community legacies from major sporting events that come to town, and to empower grassroots play.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Thursday, April 18

In this edition: Edmonton Unlimited hires new CEO from within city ecosystem; calls for public engagement: Glenwood, Brander Gardens; and more headlines and happenings

The Pulse

Wednesday, April 17

In this edition: Edmonton ballroom organization rolls out first runway; a moment in history: April 17, 1919; and more headlines and happenings

The Pulse

Tuesday, April 16

In this edition: Prescribing joy: How Edmonton advocates help seniors age in place; councillors concerned about Blatchford development progress; Indigenous Box connects economic reconciliation and modern gifting


Events

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Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Arts Roundup: April 18, 2024

The latest on arts in Edmonton. CKUA needs to raise $3M or could shut down; Kaeley Jade named Indigenous songwriter of the year; YEG Ballroom hosts city's first ball of its kind

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Regional Roundup: April 17, 2024

The latest on the region in Edmonton. YEG's golf debate hasn't gone regional — yet; Stony Plain releases economic development strategy; St. Albert's T-Rex Distillery wants apology

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Health Innovation Roundup: April 17, 2024

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. My Fertility Labs gains traction; True Angle meets crowdfunding goal; Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council recruits for social prescribing

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Food Roundup: April 16, 2024

The latest on food in Edmonton. Zero-proof movement is fizzing in Edmonton; new Freson Bros. is open; Tasty Truck Food Festival coming next month; Chef Eric Hanson joins The Marc

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Tech Roundup: April 16, 2024

The latest on tech in Edmonton. Edmonton Unlimited to host YEG Destination Tech; Wyvern releases first satellite image; Zero Point Cryogenics helps chill quantum computing

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Business Roundup: April 12, 2024

The latest on business in Edmonton. NAIT business innovation showcase sees more than 65 entrants; CMHC forecasts strong housing starts in '24; WestJet adds flights from YEG to YOW, YUL

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new managing editor
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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
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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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LION names Taproot a finalist for resilience award
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LION names Taproot a finalist for resilience award

Taproot is honoured to be among the independent news organizations nominated for this year's LION Local Journalism Awards!

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