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technology business

UpRow launches 2.0 as it eyes Inventures pitch and international expansion

Hot on the heels of investment successes, UpRow has launched the 2.0 version of its app marketplace that assists newcomers in the lead-up to its pitch at Inventures in Calgary and a trade mission to London.

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history food

A moment in history: May 29, 1934

On this day in 1934, some concerned citizens were calling for Edmonton to have fewer candy stores.

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Jason Wong on the street next to the front window at Little Bon Bon
food business

Little Bon Bon set to sweeten Chinatown with deep family history

The creators of Yelo'd are opening an ice cream parlour and café called Little Bon Bon in the historic Hull Block, at 9660 106 Avenue NW, in June.

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city council housing

New city team aims to accelerate housing construction

The City of Edmonton has established a housing action team with the goal of scaling up investment in affordable housing and accelerating construction.

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city council planning

On the agenda: District planning, Horse Hill, Belvedere

This week, Edmonton's city council will hear from the public on district planning, and debate rezoning applications.

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business infrastructure

Variant Edition finds new Bat Cave after Stony Plain Road flood

Variant Edition has opened a new sanctum after catastrophic flooding at Revolution Square forced it and at least nine businesses to leave. Now the indie comic shop's owners are forging a future where the bricks-and-mortar store is just the origin story in a hero's arc.

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A rendering of a possible built form for a rezoning in the Windsor Park neighbourhood.
city council planning

Lack of clarity in district plans could erode trust, councillors say

As a public hearing approaches for a new policy that is meant to shape the development of the city as its population grows, some city councillors are worried the proposed plans could erode trust between Edmontonians and council.

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city council engagement

Calls for public engagement: Castle Downs Park, Blue Quill, Belmont

Here are opportunities to help shape municipal planning on several issues, including planning for a Sturgeon County development, surplus school sites in some Edmonton neighbourhoods, and the future of Castle Downs Park.

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history city council

Hangar 11 loss called a crucial moment for Edmonton architecture

Dan Rose swore as he watched the flames destroy Hangar 11 on April 22. "I was like, 'For Christ's sakes, we just can't catch a break,'" he told Taproot.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Wednesday, May 29

In this edition: UpRow launches 2.0 as it eyes Inventures pitch and international expansion; a moment in history: May 29, 1934; and more headlines and happenings

The Pulse

Tuesday, May 28

In this edition: Little Bon Bon set to sweeten Chinatown with deep family history; Edmonton mails out 425,000 property tax notices; and more headlines and happenings

The Pulse

Monday, May 27

In this edition: New city team aims to accelerate housing construction; on the agenda: District planning, Horse Hill, Belvedere; and more headlines and happenings


Events

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Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Regional Roundup: May 29, 2024

The latest on the region in Edmonton. Fort Sask and Strathcona County smoothen commutes; region sees largest population spike since 2001; downtown org concerned by St. Albert vacancies

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Health Innovation Roundup: May 29, 2024

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. YEG hosts Glycomics symposium; Nanostics partners with CDL Laboratories; BioAlberta leads delegation to BIO International Convention

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Food Roundup: May 28, 2024

The latest on food in Edmonton. Sari-Sari Mercado festival returns June 8-9; Little Bon Bon to sweeten Chinatown with deep family history; Uproot secures $330K on FrontFundr

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Tech Roundup: May 28, 2024

The latest on tech in Edmonton. Amii announces $3M in new investment; AltaML collaborating with Stantec and Microsoft to predict floods; Wound3 set for Inventures pitch

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Business Roundup: May 24, 2024

The latest on business in Edmonton. Explore Edmonton shares Rendez-vous Canada figures; Metis Settlements Dev't Corp launches impact fund; Wild + Pine adds to StoneWoods

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Roundup

Arts Roundup: May 23, 2024

The latest on arts in Edmonton. Gaming studios get ESIO support; CKUA presses for federal funding; Fringe announces theme

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

The Taproot Edmonton Calendar will transform how Edmontonians discover local events
Blog

The Taproot Edmonton Calendar will transform how Edmontonians discover local events

We created the Taproot Edmonton Calendar to tackle a significant challenge within our community: the fragmentation and inaccessibility of local event information.

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Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new managing editor
Blog

Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new managing editor

We're happy beyond measure to introduce you to Taproot Edmonton's new managing editor, Tim Querengesser.

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Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new curator/reporter
Blog

Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new curator/reporter

We're excited to introduce you to Stephanie Swensrude, the latest addition to Taproot Edmonton's editorial team.

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