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News

Entos Pharmaceuticals secures partial funding for commercial manufacturing facility in Edmonton

The provincial government has committed $15.5 million in funding to Entos Pharmaceuticals to establish a new commercial manufacturing facility in Edmonton, which would produce vaccines as well as future genetic medicines. Now it's "a dance" to secure the rest of the funding needed.

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Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board to meet for first time since elections

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) will usher in six new mayors on Dec. 9 at its first official meeting since the municipal elections earlier this fall.

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Caitlin Fulton and Blair Lebsack
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RGE RD first in Edmonton to require deposits for reservations

In October, RGE RD became the first restaurant in Edmonton to require deposits for some reservations. No-shows and last-minute cancellations have been increasingly problematic for local restaurants.

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Zipstall app aims to make parking easier in downtown Edmonton

"Parking is like the grease for the wheel — the piece that keeps everything moving," says Kevin Petterson. Zipstall, the app he developed, is tackling the downtown parking experience in Edmonton by suggesting the best available parking stall at any given time.

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City kept in the dark ahead of provincial changes to photo radar

Alberta introduced new guidelines to govern photo radar enforcement in the province last week, but the City of Edmonton didn't know some of them were coming.

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Councillors Sarah Hamilton, Erin Rutherford, Ashley Salvador, Tim Cartmell, Jennifer Rice, and Michael Janz
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Coming up at council: Dec. 6-10, 2021

Some of the items that city council will consider this week, including operating and capital financial updates, BIA budgets and membership, and 2022 utility rates for Blatchford.

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Coming up this week: Dec. 6-10, 2021

Coming up this week in Edmonton, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs will facilitate a content marketing workshop, NAIT hosts a session about national travel during COVID-19, and more.

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B.C. flooding highlights Edmonton's advantage as shipping hub

Disastrous flooding in British Columbia that has blocked rail and road shipments has also highlighted Edmonton's potential as a transportation and distribution hub, with its 1,100-kilometre rail link to Canada's fastest-growing port in Prince Rupert, B.C.

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Podcast pick: Rhizome Podcast

This week's recommended listen comes from Roots4Change, the youth initiative arising from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Wednesday, Dec. 8

In this edition: the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board will meet for the first time since October's elections; Entos Pharmaceuticals has secured partial funding for a commercial manufacturing facility in Edmonton.

The Pulse

Tuesday, Dec. 7

In this edition: Zipstall app aims to make parking easier in downtown Edmonton; RGE RD is the first in Edmonton to require deposits for reservations; and council approves $2.7M for temporary washroom strategy.

The Pulse

Monday, Dec. 6

In this edition: the city was kept in the dark ahead of provincial changes to photo radar, DATS is now the Dedicated Accessible Transit Service, and our look at what's ahead for city council and around Edmonton.


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Regional Roundup: Dec. 8, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) will usher in six new mayors on Dec. 9 at its first official meeting since the municipal elections earlier this fall.

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Health Innovation Roundup: Dec. 8, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in health innovation in Edmonton. The provincial government has committed $15.5 million in funding to Entos Pharmaceuticals to establish a new commercial manufacturing facility in Edmonton, which would produce vaccines as well as future genetic medicines.

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Food Roundup: Dec. 7, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton food. In October, RGE RD became the first restaurant in Edmonton to require deposits for some reservations. No-shows and last-minute cancellations have been increasingly problematic for local restaurants. But restaurants around the world were grappling with the issue long before the pandemic began, leading fine dining establishments in particular to begin taking deposits or upfront payments for reservations.

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Tech Roundup: Dec. 7, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. "Parking is like the grease for the wheel — the piece that keeps everything moving," says Kevin Petterson. Zipstall, the app he developed, is tackling the downtown parking experience in Edmonton by suggesting the best available parking stall at any given time.

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Business Roundup: Dec. 3, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. Disastrous flooding in British Columbia that has blocked rail and road shipments has also highlighted Edmonton's potential as a transportation and distribution hub, with its 1,100-kilometre rail link to Canada's fastest-growing port in Prince Rupert, B.C.

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Arts Roundup: Dec. 2, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. A mainstay in Edmonton's craft fair scene is back for the holiday season, and it's happening in person for the first time since before the pandemic began. Royal Bison kicked off its online sale last week and will return to the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre on Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12.

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

That’s a wrap on our People’s Agenda project
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That’s a wrap on our People’s Agenda project

The votes are counted, the new city council is about to get to work, and we're putting a bow on our People's Agenda project.

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A cascade of interest greets Taproot’s election matching engine
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A cascade of interest greets Taproot’s election matching engine

We are buoyed and blown away by the response to the Taproot Survey, our matching engine to help Edmonton voters discover how well they align with the candidates running for mayor and city council.

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The People’s Agenda project enters its next phase
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The People’s Agenda project enters its next phase

We're getting ready to ask candidates where they stand on issues that matter to the hundreds of people we heard from.

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