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News

Developer turns data into 'useful and magical things'

After a decade of creating data visualizations for Darkhorse Analytics, Eugene Chen is on to the next chapter of his career, having delivered one more wow-inducing piece of work: This is Edmonton.

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Brief

Chinatown deaths weigh on discussions of community safety and police funding

Chinatown business owners, residents, and their supporters packed council chambers at City Hall this week to press for action on safety after two men — Hung Trang, 64, and Ban Phuc Hoang, 61 — were fatally assaulted at their workplaces.

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Brief

Weekend agenda: May 27-29, 2022

This weekend offers a cat festival and a rodeo, celebrations of Ukraine and various African cultures, and showcases for fashion and fibre arts.

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A bar chart showing backyard hen licences in Edmonton from 2016 to 2021, with total active licences growing steadily since 2018, and twice as many new hens registered in 2021 as in the year before
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Cooping with COVID: Interest in backyard hens grew during pandemic

More Edmonton backyards became homes to hens in 2020 and 2021 than in all previous years combined, City of Edmonton data shows. A cap on 50 sites was lifted in 2019, opening the program up at a time when many were at home in search of projects – and thinking more about where their food comes from.

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Brief

Regional tourism heats up for summer

The City of Spruce Grove and the Town of Stony Plain are collaborating on a new online tourism initiative called On-The-Edge YEG to attract tourists by highlighting events, restaurants, and recreational activities in the region west of Edmonton.

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Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow

After a year of significant expansion, the Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow, as staff plan to add infrastructure, further diversify its community of farmers, and open its doors to the public on a regular basis.

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Brief

A moment in history: May 25, 1987

On this day 35 years ago, the Edmonton Oilers were one win away from their third Stanley Cup. But clocking that final win wouldn't come easily.

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Renovations to bridge Old Strathcona Farmers' Market into the future

With its fortieth anniversary approaching, the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market is planning a slate of renovations that will make multi-day operations possible, something the market says both customers and vendors are asking for.

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Brief

Speaking Municipally dissects debate on police funding and community safety

The latest episode of Taproot's civic affairs podcast takes a look at various discussions on community safety and police funding that emerged from committee meetings and will resurface at council.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Friday, May 27

In this edition: Developer turns data into 'useful and magical things'; Chinatown deaths weigh on discussions of community safety and police funding; Mayor Amarjeet Sohi responds to a request from Justice Minister Tyler Shandro for a public safety plan.

The Pulse

Thursday, May 26

In this edition: Interest in backyard hens grew during the pandemic; the Edmonton Police Service has launched Project Connection; angar 11 has been designated a municipal historic resource; and regional tourism heats up for summer.

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Wednesday, May 25

In this edition: the Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow with new funding; citizens packed city hall to press for action on community safety in Chinatown; and our moment in history travels back to 1987.


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Business Roundup: May 27, 2022

The latest on business in Edmonton. Chinatown business owners, residents, and their supporters packed council chambers at City Hall this week to press for action on safety after two men — Hung Trang, 64, and Ban Phuc Hoang, 61 — were fatally assaulted at their workplaces.

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Arts Roundup: May 26, 2022

The latest on arts in Edmonton. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival has announced its full lineup as it prepares to return to Gallagher Park after a two-year pandemic pause.

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Regional Roundup: May 25, 2022

The latest on the region in Edmonton. The opportunity and promise of hydrogen in the Edmonton region will be highlighted again when the f-Cell Canada conference comes to the Edmonton Convention Centre on May 25 and 26, a month after the Canadian Hydrogen Convention ignited interest and investment.

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Health Innovation Roundup: May 25, 2022

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. Dr. James Shapiro, who led the team behind the islet cell transplant procedure known as the Edmonton Protocol, has published a paper in The Lancet showing improved outcomes for patients with difficult-to-control Type 1 diabetes over 20 years.

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Food Roundup: May 24, 2022

The latest on food in Edmonton. An Edmonton chocolate company that makes endurance bars for athletes has been named a semifinalist for this year's Startup Global Pitch Competition.

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Tech Roundup: May 24, 2022

The latest on tech in Edmonton. The second annual YEG Startup Community Awards recognized a dozen individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions to the startup ecosystem.

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

Taproot shortlisted for journalism innovation award
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Taproot shortlisted for journalism innovation award

Taproot Edmonton is a finalist for the CJF-Meta Journalism Project (MJP) Digital News Innovation Award!

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Taproot Edmonton wins publishing awards
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Taproot Edmonton wins publishing awards

We've been pretty heads-down in 2022, doing the work that you've come to expect from us, but it's time to look up and celebrate a couple of honours for that work. At Digital Alberta's 2021 Ember Awards, Taproot Edmonton was named Best Digital Publica...

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Look at what you helped us accomplish this year
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Look at what you helped us accomplish this year

As we look back at 2021, we are filled with gratitude for the support that has enabled us to accomplish so much this year. See what our members, sponsors, and clients have made possible.

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