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A bronze sculpture of an owl-headed human; a clay bird wearing a top hat with ribbons on its talons; a little round bird made of paper and wire
News

Exhibit explores the fine art of putting a bird on it

The birdwatching trend kindled by isolation gave people a much-needed distraction during the pandemic, created a wealth of data for researchers, and now has inspired a gallery full of craft art objects.

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Brief

Coming up at council: Aug. 15-19, 2022

City council will meet on Monday with a continuation scheduled for Wednesday. A council services committee meeting and public hearing will take place on Tuesday.

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Brief

Coming up this week: Aug. 15-19, 2022

As North America's largest and longest-running Fringe continues in our city, this week also offers a startup community happy hour, a night market, a story-centric dinner, and a Prairies-wide show-and-tell session.

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An aerial view of the Currents of Windermere shopping centre
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How Windermere became a restaurant hot spot

Whether it be high-profile chains like P.F. Chang's and California Pizza Kitchen or new locations for independents like Black Pearl Seafood Bar, the area south of the Anthony Henday Freeway and east of the river has become a food destination, as restaurants follow customers to the urban periphery.

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Brief

Weekend agenda: Aug. 12-14, 2022

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival has begun, but that's not all that's going on. This weekend also offers an artistic institution's anniversary, a community fair in Norwood, an LGBTQ2S-celebrating float down the river, and both music and basketball in Londonderry.

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Evan Pearce sits at a computer, working on the image of a flying saucer, with virtual reality equipment on the desk in front of him
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Extended-reality artist makes the most of pandemic pause

Digital creator Evan Pearce says the pandemic gave him a much-needed reset, and a creative flourishing has followed.

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Brief

TIQ Software takes a journey from enterprise to SaaS

After two decades of building TIQ Software into a successful e-learning provider for enterprise clients, Jason Suriano wanted to see if he could spin his company's expertise in gamified learning into a software-as-a-service product for smaller customers.

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Anohka Distillery looks forward to Alberta on the Plate

The award-winning Anohka Distillery in Parkland County is participating for the first time in Alberta on the Plate, a 10-day celebration of local food and drink.

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News

Neuroscience hackathon yields sleep apnea detector

An affordable and non-invasive way to detect sleep apnea is among the projects that emerged from natHACKS 2022, NeurAlbertaTech's second annual neuroscience hackathon.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Monday, Aug. 15

In this edition: Exhibit explores the fine art of putting a bird on it; Boyle Street gets a new playground; gondola land deal returns to council; and some events to consider this week

The Pulse

Friday, Aug. 12

In this edition: How Windermere became a restaurant hot spot; city ups water availability as heat wave approaches; and some events to consider this weekend

The Pulse

Thursday, Aug. 11

In this edition: Extended-reality artist makes the most of pandemic pause; committee punts Prairie Sky Gondola decision to council; TIQ Software takes a journey from enterprise to SaaS


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Business Roundup: August 12, 2022

The latest on business in Edmonton. If you pay attention to restaurant openings in Edmonton, you'll hear one particular neighbourhood coming up a lot lately: Windermere.

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Arts Roundup: August 11, 2022

The latest on arts in Edmonton. Digital creator Evan Pearce says the pandemic gave him a much-needed reset, and a creative flourishing has followed.

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Regional Roundup: August 10, 2022

The latest on the region in Edmonton. The award-winning Anohka Distillery in Parkland County is participating for the first time in Alberta on the Plate, a 10-day celebration of local food and drink.

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: August 10, 2022

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. An affordable and non-invasive way to detect sleep apnea is among the projects that emerged from natHACKS 2022, NeurAlbertaTech's second annual neuroscience hackathon.

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Food Roundup: August 09, 2022

The latest on food in Edmonton. Edmonton needs to stop relying on "band-aid solutions" to food insecurity and create the conditions to allow people to get enough to eat, says the City of Edmonton Youth Council.

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: August 09, 2022

The latest on tech in Edmonton. The latest accelerator to join Alberta's suddenly crowded field is getting rave reviews from some of the entrepreneurs who participated in its first cohort.

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

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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Canada’s Online News Act must be transparent, fair, and include news innovators
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Canada’s Online News Act must be transparent, fair, and include news innovators

Taproot has joined a coalition of innovative news organizations calling for amendments to a bill aimed at mandating compensation from large web platforms.

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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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