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Drag artists embrace opportunities for in-person performances as city reopens
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Drag artists embrace opportunities for in-person performances as city reopens

Grab your glitter — in-person drag shows are coming back to Edmonton in full force. While many drag queens were able to perform online during the pandemic, they say returning to venues will help them better connect with audiences and also ensure they're paid for their craft.

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K-Bro Linen signs new 11-year contract with Alberta Health Services
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K-Bro Linen signs new 11-year contract with Alberta Health Services

The Edmonton company that started out washing the dirty diapers of young baby boomers and grew into Canada's largest laundry and linen processor now has a long-sought but bitterly opposed deal with Alberta Health Services to provide laundry services province-wide.

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Coming up next week: Aug. 2-8, 2021
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Coming up next week: Aug. 2-8, 2021

Taproot is taking next week to recharge, so we won't be publishing any content. Here's a look at what's coming up in the city while we're off.

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The podcast art for It's a Conspiracy!
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Podcast pick: It's a Conspiracy!

In the midst of Olympic fever, local podcast It's a Conspiracy! devoted its most recent episode to the fun facts, curses, and historic wins.

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Celebrating diversity and inclusion, Heritage Festival moves ahead
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Celebrating diversity and inclusion, Heritage Festival moves ahead

As gatherings go, the Edmonton Heritage Festival is one of the largest to happen each summer, with typically more than 350,000 patrons busily commingling in Hawrelak Park over the August long weekend.

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Long weekend agenda: July 29-Aug. 2, 2021
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Long weekend agenda: July 29-Aug. 2, 2021

A look at what's coming up in Edmonton over the long weekend, including the first Disco in the Park and Edmonton Heritage Festival.

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A screen capture from the BEYOND2021 panel on July 22.
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Municipal election rundown: July 29, 2021

Every week in the lead up to Edmonton's municipal election on Oct. 18, we're rounding up the news and announcements you need to know to stay informed.

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A clipping from July 29, 1950 depicting how the Army and Navy department store was opening on Whyte Avenue.
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A moment in history: July 29, 1950

On this day in 1950, the Army and Navy department store was opening on Whyte Avenue.

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Villeneuve Airport
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Villeneuve Airport to get new $2.2M waterline

Villeneuve Airport is set to be equipped with a new $2.2 million waterline that will bring water from the hamlet to the neighbouring airport.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Friday, July 30

In this edition: Drag artists embrace opportunities for in-person performances as city reopens, K-Bro Linen signs new 11-year contract with Alberta Health Services, and what's coming up next week.

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Thursday, July 29

In this edition: Celebrating diversity and inclusion: Heritage Festival moves ahead, the history of Army and Navy, and a look at what's happening this long weekend.

The Pulse

Wednesday, July 28

In this edition: Villeneuve Airport to get new $2.2M waterline, and province-wide initiatives aim to support the mental health of Albertans.


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

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Business Roundup: July 30, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. The Edmonton company that started out washing the dirty diapers of young baby boomers and grew into Canada’s largest laundry and linen processor now has a long-sought but bitterly opposed deal with Alberta Health Services to provide laundry services province-wide.

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Arts Roundup: July 29, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. As gatherings go, the Edmonton Heritage Festival is one of the largest to happen each summer, with typically more than 350,000 patrons busily commingling in Hawrelak Park over the August long weekend.

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Regional Roundup: July 28, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. Villeneuve Airport is set to be equipped with a new $2.2 million waterline that will bring water from the hamlet to the neighbouring airport. The provincial government, Sturgeon County, and Edmonton Airports announced the news during a joint press conference on July 22.

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Health Innovation Roundup: July 28, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in health innovation in Edmonton. Three separate mental health programs are aiming to support Albertans through the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Food Roundup: July 27, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton food. Intent Coffee, the cafe that hoped to empower marginalized people in coffee, has closed permanently as of July 23 due to “a financial crisis.”

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Tech Roundup: July 27, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. QuoteToMe has raised $2.5 million in a fully-subscribed series seed round, which is in addition to the $1 million it raised a year ago.

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

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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Meet the newest additions to Taproot Edmonton’s team
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Meet the newest additions to Taproot Edmonton’s team

Taproot Edmonton welcomes interns Sara Gouda and Andy Trussler to our virtual newsroom.

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