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The Pulse

Wednesday, Nov. 30

In this edition: Mental wellness company DiveThru to open a studio; municipalities across Edmonton region face budget challenges for 2023; a moment in history: Nov. 30, 1984

The Pulse

Tuesday, Nov. 29

In this edition: Birdog on the hunt for repeat customers downtown; proposed Edge Fund would benefit from sharper focus, says investment manager; Edmonton Police Association president to step down

The Pulse

Monday, Nov. 28

In this edition: Council tackles the nitty-gritty of the 2023-2026 budgets; Boyle Street's relocation plans hindered by development permit denial; coming up this week: Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2022


Sophie Gray stands in an empty space with construction materials in the background
News

Mental wellness company DiveThru to open a studio

In a space just south of Whyte Avenue, a storefront with a sign saying "you can cry here" may not look like much right now. But in February, the space will become home to DiveThru Studio, the brick-and-mortar location of Edmonton-based mental wellness company DiveThru.

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News

Proposed Edge Fund would benefit from sharper focus, says investment manager

The city's proposed $5 million Edge Fund will need a tighter focus and clearer objectives to make a real difference for innovation in Edmonton, suggests an investment manager who has dealings with Calgary's much bigger investment fund.

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Chef Tony Le wearing an apron in front of a painting of a dog with a bird in its mouth
News

Birdog on the hunt for repeat customers downtown

Century Hospitality Group has opened Birdog, its sixth restaurant and its third in Edmonton's core, intending to complement the downtown food scene.

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A canopy of green leaves as seen from beneath a tree
Feature

For Edmonton, a sustainable future depends on trees

Even though a council committee has put off passing a bylaw to protect trees on private property, the Tomorrow Foundation for a Sustainable Future is encouraged to see progress on a file that is vital to the city's ability to lessen and mitigate the effects of climate change.

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Heather Ratsoy speaks at a news conference
Feature

Downtown daycares in danger of succumbing to pandemic

As Edmontonians weather a fifth wave of the pandemic, the prolonged closure of many downtown offices has left daycares in the heart of the city struggling to stay open.

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A map of all of the public washroom locations in Edmonton
Feature

How public washrooms help make a city work well

Most candidates for mayor and city council agree that Edmonton needs more permanent public washrooms, a move that is vital for a city to work for everyone, says consultant Lezlie Lowe.

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Map of the Edmonton metropolitan region
Brief

Municipalities across Edmonton region face budget challenges for 2023

Councils across the Edmonton region have been hearing about the challenge of maintaining existing services in an environment of high inflation as they review and start approving their 2023 budgets.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Our Historic Buildings: The Birks" with a picture of the Birks Building on Jasper Avenue with its distinctive curved corner
Brief

A moment in history: Nov. 30, 1984

On this day 38 years ago, details were coming out about how close Edmonton came to losing the iconic Birks Building.

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Brief

Coming up this week: Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2022

This week will see the Oilers celebrate Indigenous communities as they host the Florida Panthers. There's also a forum on the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the release of data on systemic racism in Edmonton, plus a giant playland, twinkly lights, beer-tasting, and burlesque.

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Roundup

Regional Roundup: November 30, 2022

The latest on the region in Edmonton. Councils across the Edmonton region have been hearing about the challenge of maintaining existing services in an environment of high inflation as they review and start approving their 2023 budgets.

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: November 30, 2022

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. In a space just south of Whyte Avenue, a storefront with a sign saying "you can cry here" may not look like much right now. But in February, the space will become home to DiveThru Studio, the brick-and-mortar location of Edmonton-based mental wellness company DiveThru.

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Roundup

Food Roundup: November 29, 2022

The latest on food in Edmonton. Century Hospitality Group has opened Birdog, its sixth restaurant and its third in Edmonton's core, intending to complement the downtown food scene.

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: November 29, 2022

The latest on tech in Edmonton. The city's proposed $5 million Edge Fund will need a tighter focus and clearer objectives to make a real difference for innovation in Edmonton, suggests an investment manager who has dealings with Calgary's much bigger investment fund.

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Roundup

Business Roundup: November 25, 2022

The latest on business in Edmonton. Artificial intelligence has applications in practically every area of business, but many people are reluctant to try it because they don't trust it, says AltaML's Nicole Janssen.

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Roundup

Arts Roundup: November 24, 2022

The latest on arts in Edmonton. The Art Gallery of Alberta is holding its first-ever wellness-oriented market to promote local vendors and artists whose work promotes self-care.

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Cracks in concrete may be worse than they ap-pier
Podcast

Cracks in concrete may be worse than they ap-pier

The TransEd update on the Valley Line. In short the train is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad time. Plus the police ask council for JUST A BIT more money. You can surely spare another $10M?

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AltaML leader says ethical AI is good business
Podcast

AltaML leader says ethical AI is good business

Nicole Janssen, co-founder and co-CEO of AltaML, tells Karen Unland about the business case for responsible AI and how non-technical team members can contribute. Guest host Katrina Ingram of Ethically Aligned AI adds her perspective and looks ahead.

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TREEGATE
Podcast

TREEGATE

There isn't going to be a Christmas tree in Churchill Square this year. We speak with Puneeta McBryan, executive director of the Downtown Business Association about why that is, and what is happening in its stead

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Building a thriving team at Taproot
Blog

Building a thriving team at Taproot

We're thankful to have been among the 16 publishers selected for the 2022 GNI Startups Lab on Building and Managing a Team that provided training, coaching, and funding.

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We’re on a break — see you Sept. 6
Blog

We’re on a break — see you Sept. 6

As was the case last summer, Taproot Edmonton is taking a publishing break. This time, we'll be off for two weeks, from Aug. 22 to Sept. 5.

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Speaking Municipally shortlisted for Canadian Podcast Award
Blog

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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