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Introducing The Pulse from Taproot Edmonton

We're excited to introduce The Pulse, a daily news briefing that informs you about what's going on in Edmonton. It launches on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

Friday, January 15, 2021

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The return of two Fungis

This is a garbage episode, but by that we mean it's about actual garbage. The city unveils new waste collection carts. Meanwhile, Jobber gets US$60M, the trains might finally be on time, and some city employees get a layoff letter. We're back!

Friday, January 15, 2021

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Business Roundup: January 15, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. Health Minister Tyler Shandro has announced that personal and wellness services will be allowed to reopen on Jan. 18, on an appointment-only basis. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

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Council Roundup: January 15, 2020

We go through the agendas and minutes so that you don't have to! The City of Edmonton's 2021 budget has a 0% tax increase, but that comes with consequences — including staff layoffs, as the city looks to cut inefficiencies. More than 300 positions will be cut, and the city announced the first of those on Jan. 12 as it plans to issue 60 layoff notices in January. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

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Provincial government to allow personal service businesses to reopen

Health Minister Tyler Shandro has announced that personal and wellness services will be allowed to reopen on Jan. 18, on an appointment-only basis.

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City lays off staff following 2021 budget cuts

More than 300 positions will be cut, and the city announced the first of those on Jan. 12 as it plans to issue 60 layoff notices in January. 

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Arts Roundup: January 14, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. While there's not a lot of feel-good news coming from the arts scene these days, Theatre Network excitedly announced that the main work on the exterior of the new Roxy building on 124 Street is complete and that the building's interior should be ready to go later this year. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Like a phoenix from the ashes, the Roxy will rise again

While there's not a lot of feel-good news coming from the arts scene these days, Theatre Network excitedly announced that the main work on the exterior of the new Roxy building on 124 Street is complete and that the building's interior should be ready to go later this year. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Regional Roundup: January 13, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. Edmonton-based startup Jobber, which provides an online platform for home service businesses, has raised $60-million U.S., led by Summit Partners and existing investors OMERS Ventures and Version One Ventures.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Health Innovation Roundup: January 13, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in health innovation in Edmonton. An Alberta patient with Stage 4 cancer is the first the province to undergo legal psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Alberta cancer patient undergoes first legal psychedelic-assisted therapy in the province

An Alberta patient with Stage 4 cancer is the first the province to undergo legal psychedelic-assisted therapy. Tony White has been struggling with anxiety and depression due to his terminal illness. He said legal psychedelic therapy has helped him "relieve end-of-life distress."

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Edmonton-based startup Jobber raises record US$60M

Edmonton-based startup Jobber, which provides an online platform for home service businesses, has raised US$60 million, led by Summit Partners and existing investors OMERS Ventures and Version One Ventures. It's the largest technology growth-equity financing in the city's history, reports The Globe and Mail using data from Refinitiv.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Food Roundup: January 12, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton food. Chinatown Dining Week is back in Edmonton — with a few changes to account for the pandemic. The event, organized by four volunteers, runs Jan. 14 to Jan. 24 this year.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Tech Roundup: January 12, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. There's a new podcast in town, and it's all about this question: How will AI shape society and how will society shape AI?

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Chinatown Dining Week prepares to kick off its fourth year

Chinatown Dining Week is back in Edmonton — with a few changes to account for the pandemic.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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