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News

7 Summits Snacks secures chance to pitch at Startup Canada competition

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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Weekend agenda: May 20-23, 2022

The May long weekend marks the kickoff to many summer activities in Edmonton. Experience days of old, visit the legislature, hang out on the patio, or cheer on the Oilers!

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DrugBank continues winning streak at YEG Community Startup Awards

DrugBank was awarded "Most Edmonton Startup of the Year" at the second annual YEG Startup Community Awards on May 19.

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Hydrogen: Where we're at and where we're going

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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Bloom: Fuelling with endurance chocolate

In Episode 16 of Bloom, Emily Rendell-Watson interviews Kristyn Carriere, co-founder of 7 Summits Snacks. The Edmonton-based company has developed chocolate bars that can replace energy gels and bars for endurance athletes.

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Councillors undecided on how best to spend community safety money

Members of city council's community and public services committee spent a lot of time this week debating how best to spend $8.4 million remaining from the money they diverted from a police funding increase last year.

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A moment in history: May 18, 1963

On this day in 59 years ago, the Edmonton Speedway was prepping for the city's first stock car race.

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'Serve the artists': Glass Bookshop launches small press

The co-owners of Glass Bookshop have now become publishers to encourage and elevate the kind of work they want to sell in their independent bookstore.

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Podcast pick: Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast

The folks behind Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast believe that "disasters are everyone's business," an idea that may not have been as evident when the podcast started in 2016 but has become undeniable throughout more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing extreme weather induced by climate change.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Friday, May 20

In this edition: DrugBank continues winning streak at YEG Community Startup Awards; downtown police patrols to increase next week; 7 Summits Snacks secures chance to pitch at Startup Canada competition; and some events to take in this long weekend

The Pulse

Thursday, May 19

In this edition: Jason Kenney has resigned as leader of the United Conservative Party following a leadership review; where we're at and where we're going with hydrogen in the region; and the latest episode of Bloom looks at endurance chocolate.

The Pulse

Wednesday, May 18

In this edition: Councillors undecided on how best to spend community safety money; Vision Zero reports decrease in fatalities and injuries; our moment in history heads to the speedway


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Business Roundup: May 20, 2022

The latest on business in Edmonton. DrugBank was awarded "Most Edmonton Startup of the Year" at the second annual YEG Startup Community Awards on May 19.

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Arts Roundup: May 19, 2022

The latest on arts in Edmonton. The co-owners of Glass Bookshop have now become publishers to encourage and elevate the kind of work they want to sell in their independent bookstore.

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Regional Roundup: May 18, 2022

The latest on the region in Edmonton. A three-year, $91-million project to improve Leduc's connection to the Edmonton International Airport is to begin this summer. The new interchange at the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and 65 Avenue is expected to improve access to cargo hubs and support more than 470 construction jobs.

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Health Innovation Roundup: May 18, 2022

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. Registration is now open for natHACKS, Alberta's annual brain-computer interface hackathon put on by NeurAlbertaTech to inspire beginners to develop neurotech skills and challenge competent hackers to apply themselves to the field. The event, running over 64 hours from July 29 to Aug.

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Food Roundup: May 17, 2022

The latest on food in Edmonton. As the food industry continues to struggle to recover from the pandemic, Linda Hoang has launched #AdoptAShopAB – Foodie Edition, a food-focused effort to encourage people to patronize small businesses in Edmonton and Calgary. Participants are invited to sign up to spend at least $25 at the shop they adopt over between now and May 30.

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Tech Roundup: May 17, 2022

The latest on tech in Edmonton. A program that merges technology and traditional teachings has come to Edmonton to give Indigenous young adults digital skills and deeper connections to their communities.

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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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