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News

On the agenda: Budget motions, ward boundaries, and waste services

This week, utility committee meets on Jan. 30, and city council meets on Jan. 31, with a continuation scheduled for Feb. 1 if needed. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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Brief

Coming up this week: Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2023

This week includes a discussion about innovation, a session on a harm-reduction facility, a workshop on food packaging, a networking event for founders, a kickoff for Black History Month, a celebration of Indigenous fashion and drag, and ongoing deals in Chinatown.

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Nanoprecise scales up to cut emissions through predictive maintenance

Nanoprecise Sci Corp is scaling up to help companies around the world reduce their carbon footprint by improving the efficiency of their industrial equipment.

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Brief

Weekend agenda: Jan. 27-29, 2023

This weekend offers the warm voice of a decorated singer-songwriter, the farewell episode of a music-loving podcast, and free tunes in the ICE District, plus ice sculptures in Old Strathcona, a winter carnival for kids, and a polar plunge.

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News

Commercializing AI about more than tech transfer, Amii execs say

Canada was the first country in the world to have an AI strategy, and Edmonton has been central to it through the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii). But some critics say the strategy has focused too much on research and not enough on commercialization.

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Airport-based facility to boost production of compostable straws

Plant Plus, which produces compostable straws using a novel plant-fibre polymer, is planning to boost production thanks to an upgraded facility in the Edmonton region.

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Brief

A moment in history: Jan. 25, 1949

On this day 74 years ago, CKUA was broadcasting cooking lessons and drama lectures out of the University of Alberta.

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News

Reusable container service launches at UAlberta

As pressure rises on restaurants to decrease their use of single-use items, a group of current and former students at the University of Alberta has come up with a way to make it easy — and free — to offer reusable containers for takeout.

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Brief

Speaking Municipally doesn't get ruff on pop-up dog parks

The city's proposal to create up to 30 pop-up off-leash dog parks earned an endorsement from noted cat-lover Troy Pavlek in Episode 205 of Speaking Municipally.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Monday, Jan. 30

In this edition: On the agenda: Budget motions, ward boundaries, and waste services; coming up this week: Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2023; city activates extreme weather response

The Pulse

Friday, Jan. 27

In this edition: Nanoprecise scales up to cut emissions through predictive maintenance; city administration begins process of cutting $60 million from operating budget; things to do around Edmonton this weekend

The Pulse

Thursday, Jan. 26

In this edition: Commercializing AI about more than tech transfer, Amii execs say; sexual assault centre says trauma counselling wait times have never been longer; Postmedia to lay off 11% of editorial staff across Canada


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Business Roundup: January 27, 2023

The latest on business in Edmonton. Nanoprecise Sci Corp is scaling up to help companies around the world reduce their carbon footprint by improving the efficiency of their industrial equipment.

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Arts Roundup: January 26, 2023

The latest on arts in Edmonton. Vigilante sells out; Winterruption eases January blues; nighttime economy opinions sought

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Regional Roundup: January 25, 2023

The latest on the region in Edmonton. Plant Plus, which produces compostable straws using a novel plant-fibre polymer, is planning to boost production thanks to an upgraded facility in the Edmonton region.

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: January 25, 2023

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. Health Gauge co-founder talks ChatGPT; DiveThru wins again; Pacylex names COO

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Roundup

Food Roundup: January 24, 2023

The latest on food in Edmonton. As pressure rises on restaurants to decrease their use of single-use items, a group of current and former students at the University of Alberta has come up with a way to make it easy — and free — to offer reusable containers for takeout.

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: January 24, 2023

The latest on tech in Edmonton. Deadline day for Startup TNT summits; news about Zero Point Cryogenics, Wyvern, and more

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

Kicking off 2023 with an experiment
Blog

Kicking off 2023 with an experiment

We're trying something new at the top of some of our roundups, as part of our continuing quest to build a sustainable, tech-enabled media business that helps our community understand itself better.

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That’s it for 2022, but we’ll see you in 2023
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That’s it for 2022, but we’ll see you in 2023

Happy holidays from the crew at Taproot Edmonton! We're taking a break until Jan. 3, when we'll return with The Pulse and our regular collection of weekly roundups and podcasts.

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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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