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Jacek Chocolate Couture shifted online to meet national demand

Jacek Chocolate Couture was forced to shift its business online during the COVID-19 pandemic and now ships its products across the country to satisfy growing demand.

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Tech is on the radar of incoming city council

Edmonton's mayor-elect Amarjeet Sohi has promised to support the city's tech and innovation economy, a move that appears to have the majority of new councillors on board and is welcome news to at least one local entrepreneur.

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First day on the job for new city council

Edmonton's new city council will be sworn in on Oct. 26 at a ceremony that you can watch online or on The Wall at the downtown public library.

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Edify acquires Edmonton Made from Explore Edmonton

Edify Magazine announced on Oct. 25 that it has acquired the Edmonton Made program from Explore Edmonton. Terms were not disclosed.

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A smiling Amarjeet Sohi holds a white binder with the words "Mayor-Elect" on the front at City Hall
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'I try to find common ground to get things done': Sohi

Amarjeet Sohi speaks to Speaking Municipally about his collaborative approach to politics and his desire to find funding from the provincial and federal orders of government

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Coming up this week: Oct. 25-29, 2021

Coming up this week in Edmonton, three-part webinar series about business planning, a virtual training session on bystander intervention, and a presentation about fuels and the aviation industry.

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Taproot surveyed municipal election candidates
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New city council members support downtown vibrancy strategy

Edmonton's new city council members are on record supporting the downtown vibrancy strategy, increasing resources for homegrown economic diversification initiatives, and maintaining current spending levels on pandemic aid for businesses.

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Podcast pick: Hidden Track

Mamma Mia! Everyone's favourite Swedish disco band is back, and so is CKUA's music podcast Hidden Track.

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How Edmonton's next city council answered Taproot's survey question on the arts.
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How Edmonton's next council will support arts and culture

Elections often have the local arts community crossing their fingers, but the municipal election results in Edmonton should have artists (mostly) breathing a sigh of relief.

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The Pulse

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

The Pulse

Tuesday, Oct. 26

In this edition: mayor-elect Amarjeet Sohi and 12 city councillors will be sworn into office on Oct. 26, a majority of council appears to support the city's tech and innovation economy, and Edify is taking over Edmonton Made.

The Pulse

Monday, Oct. 25

In this edition: Amarjeet Sohi is heading to the mayor’s office with a strong belief in the power of collaboration, construction set to begin on new 170 Street pedestrian overpass, and the fall session of the legislature gets underway.

The Pulse

Friday, Oct. 22

In this edition: Edmonton's new city council supports the downtown vibrancy strategy, the EPS said more than 95% of its employees will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 30, and our latest podcast pick.


Roundups

Weekly newsletters that go deeper on topics of interest.

Roundup

Food Roundup: Oct. 26, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton food. When the pandemic shut things down in March 2020, Jacek Chocolate Couture was forced to shift its business online like so many others. Owner Jacqueline Jacek recalls wondering whether people would still be seeking out the company’s products during that time.

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Tech Roundup: Oct. 26, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. Edmonton's mayor-elect Amarjeet Sohi has promised to support the city's tech and innovation economy, a move that appears to have the majority of new councillors on board.

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Business Roundup: Oct. 22, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. Edmonton’s new city council members are on record supporting the downtown vibrancy strategy, increasing resources for homegrown economic diversification initiatives, and maintaining current spending levels on pandemic aid for businesses.

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Arts Roundup: Oct. 21, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. Elections often have the local arts community crossing their fingers and baiting their breath, but the municipal election results in Edmonton should have artists (mostly) breathing a sigh of relief.

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Regional Roundup: Oct. 20, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. Five communities in the Edmonton region will be welcoming new mayors — including some political newcomers and plenty of fresh idea — following the Oct. 18 municipal election.

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Health Innovation Roundup: Oct. 20, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in health innovation in Edmonton. New conference for Alberta's cancer researchers aims to foster more collaboration and new discoveries, says an organizer.

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Blog Posts

Updates on what Taproot Edmonton has been up to recently.

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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Here’s something city council can do right now to support local journalism
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Here’s something city council can do right now to support local journalism

City council voiced its support for federal action to support local journalism this week, but it has the power to do something about the problem at the municipal level.

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