It's Election Day – here's where people told us they stand on key issues
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It's Election Day – here's where people told us they stand on key issues

The Taproot Survey has received more than 16,000 responses since it launched on Sept. 24, as voters sought to gain insight into how they align with candidates on issues like climate change, policing, housing, and transit.

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A screen capture of how the mayoral candidates answered three questions about planning on the Taproot Survey.
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Fate of City Plan is in next council's hands, says Speaking Municipally

Episode 151 of Taproot's civic affairs podcast takes a look at the magnitude of the planning decisions that the next city council will be making.

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Coming up this week: Oct. 18-22, 2021

Coming up this week in Edmonton, Rainforest Alberta is hosting a panel of local marketing technology and service companies, The Virtual Effect will present Elevate: Anti-Racism, and more.

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Optimism growing for Edmonton's small business sector

As Edmonton heads into Small Business Week, there is increased hope that recent COVID-19 initiatives are providing a needed boost to both consumer and company confidence levels. "Hospitalization rates are declining, vaccination rates are climbing, and we have the restrictions exemption program in place — there is again optimism," says Jeffrey Sundquist, president and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

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An array of faces of the members of the City of Edmonton's energy transition climate resilience committee
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'The defining issue': How city council candidates want to tackle climate change

Most candidates running for council think the city is on the right track with its Community Energy Transition Strategy, with many thinking it's just a start. But a few feel it's too expensive.

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Five of nine mayoral candidates spoke at the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness forum.
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Municipal election rundown: Oct. 15, 2021

Edmonton's municipal election is on Oct. 18 - this is our final round up of the news and announcements you need to know to stay informed before heading to the polls.

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Podcast pick: I Love This, You Should Too

Halloween is fast approaching, and what better way to usher in the season than with horror movies and spooky stories? Check out the latest episode of I Love This, You Should Too.

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A screen capture of some mayoral candidates' answers to two questions from the Taproot Survey, one on funding and the other on racism
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New candidates more interested in freezing Edmonton police budget than incumbents are

A couple of questions about policing on the Taproot Survey reveal a divide between new candidates and those who are seeking re-election.

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A handful of the 2021 Litfest guests.
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Fifteenth annual Litfest mixes online and in-person events

Trying to plan for anything live during the pandemic seems like a herculean feat — but Edmonton's non-fiction literary festival is cautiously going forward, balancing access with safety.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Monday, Oct. 18

In this edition: it's Election Day and the polls are open from 9am until 8pm - we'll tell you where respondents to the Taproot Survey stand on key issues.

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Friday, Oct. 15

In this edition: 'The defining issue': How city council candidates want to tackle climate change, optimism growing for Edmonton's small business sector, and our final municipal election rundown.

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Thursday, Oct. 14

In this edition: New candidates more interested in freezing Edmonton police budget than incumbents are, fifteenth annual Litfest mixes online and in-person events, and our weekend agenda.


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

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Business Roundup: Oct. 15, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. As Edmonton heads into Small Business Week, there is increased hope that recent COVID-19 initiatives are providing a needed boost to both consumer and company confidence levels. "Hospitalization rates are declining, vaccination rates are climbing, and we have the restrictions exemption program in place — there is again optimism,” says Jeffrey Sundquist, president and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

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Arts Roundup: Oct. 14, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. Trying to plan for anything live during the pandemic seems like a herculean feat — but Edmonton's non-fiction literary festival is cautiously going forward, balancing access with safety.

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Regional Roundup: Oct. 13, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. Lisa Holmes, former mayor of Morinville, is passionate about seeing more women to run for office. She's currently analyzing races throughout Alberta to study gender parity among candidates.

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Health Innovation Roundup: Oct. 13, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in health innovation in Edmonton. The AI4Society Dialogues podcast is back with a second season that plans to help listeners explore the intersection between artificial intelligence and health care.

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Food Roundup: Oct. 12, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton food. Drift Food Truck, which was among the handful of businesses that helped usher in the golden age of food trucks in Edmonton, just celebrated a decade in business.

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Tech Roundup: Oct. 5, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. The 8th annual Edmonton Startup Week is days away, with more than 50 events scheduled between Oct. 18-22 aimed to bring together entrepreneurs, business leaders, community champions, and those interested in startup culture.

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

A cascade of interest greets Taproot’s election matching engine
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A cascade of interest greets Taproot’s election matching engine

We are buoyed and blown away by the response to the Taproot Survey, our matching engine to help Edmonton voters discover how well they align with the candidates running for mayor and city council.

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The People’s Agenda project enters its next phase
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The People’s Agenda project enters its next phase

We're getting ready to ask candidates where they stand on issues that matter to the hundreds of people we heard from.

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Here’s something city council can do right now to support local journalism
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Here’s something city council can do right now to support local journalism

City council voiced its support for federal action to support local journalism this week, but it has the power to do something about the problem at the municipal level.

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