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News

Council tackles the nitty-gritty of the 2023-2026 budgets

This week, city council gets down to business on the 2023-2026 capital, operating, and utility budgets. A non-statutory public hearing will take place on Monday and Tuesday, and the first budget meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Coming up this week: Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2022

This week will see the Oilers celebrate Indigenous communities as they host the Florida Panthers. There's also a forum on the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the release of data on systemic racism in Edmonton, plus a giant playland, twinkly lights, beer-tasting, and burlesque.

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Trustworthiness key to persuading businesses to adopt AI, says AltaML leader

Artificial intelligence has applications in practically every area of business, but many people are reluctant to try it because they don't trust it, says AltaML's Nicole Janssen.

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Brief

Weekend agenda: Nov. 25-27, 2022

This weekend offers the last chance to catch a high-energy coming-of-age story, a first chance to check in on a beloved artisanal market, a kids-only shopping experience at the antique mall, plus all kinds of music — choral, devotional, orchestral, and ambient.

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AGA elevates healing role of art with wellness market

The Art Gallery of Alberta is holding its first-ever wellness-oriented market to promote local vendors and artists whose work promotes self-care.

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Brief

Business case for ethical AI starts with talent, says industry leader

Episode 39 of Taproot's podcast about innovation takes a look at ethical AI: why it makes business sense, what it's going to take to make it happen, and what stands in the way of proceeding responsibly in this emerging industry.

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Startup TNT winner seeks to unlock millions by ramping up protein discovery

Biotech company 48Hour Discovery, which won the Edmonton side of Startup TNT's Investment Summit VI, is looking to raise a $2.5-million seed round to help it "pre-discover" 250 protein targets.

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Elected officials from the Edmonton region hold up Arc cards in front of three buses
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Electronic fare payments come to transit in the Edmonton region

Transit riders in the Edmonton region can now use Arc, the new electronic fare payment system that has been in the works for nearly two decades.

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Brief

A moment in history: Nov. 23, 1918

On this day 104 years ago, Edmonton was in the grips of a deadly influenza pandemic.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Monday, Nov. 28

In this edition: Council tackles the nitty-gritty of the 2023-2026 budgets; Boyle Street's relocation plans hindered by development permit denial; coming up this week: Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2022

The Pulse

Friday, Nov. 25

In this edition: Trustworthiness key to persuading businesses to adopt AI, says AltaML leader; Alberta's chief medical officer warns parents of severe flu season; what to do around town this weekend

The Pulse

Thursday, Nov. 24

In this edition: AGA elevates healing role of art with wellness market; Business case for ethical AI starts with talent, says industry leader; executive committee votes in favour of funding new shelter spaces


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Business Roundup: November 25, 2022

The latest on business in Edmonton. Artificial intelligence has applications in practically every area of business, but many people are reluctant to try it because they don't trust it, says AltaML's Nicole Janssen.

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Arts Roundup: November 24, 2022

The latest on arts in Edmonton. The Art Gallery of Alberta is holding its first-ever wellness-oriented market to promote local vendors and artists whose work promotes self-care.

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Roundup

Regional Roundup: November 23, 2022

The latest on the region in Edmonton. Transit riders in the Edmonton region can now use Arc, the new electronic fare payment system that has been in the works for nearly two decades.

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: November 23, 2022

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. Biotech company 48Hour Discovery, which won the Edmonton side of Startup TNT's Investment Summit VI, is looking to raise a $2.5-million seed round to help it "pre-discover" 250 protein targets.

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Roundup

Food Roundup: November 22, 2022

The latest on food in Edmonton. A new cookbook launching in December captures the stories of how Edmontonians redefined comfort through food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: November 22, 2022

The latest on tech in Edmonton. One of Edmonton's most well-known tech events is back after a two-year hiatus, this time as a community-led initiative. DemoCamp Edmonton 51 will feature a number of demos on Nov. 23 at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)'s event space downtown.

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

Building a thriving team at Taproot
Blog

Building a thriving team at Taproot

We're thankful to have been among the 16 publishers selected for the 2022 GNI Startups Lab on Building and Managing a Team that provided training, coaching, and funding.

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We’re on a break — see you Sept. 6
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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
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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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