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The Pulse

Thursday, March 4

In this edition: Edmonton likely won't see any new community revitalization levies, Common Ground brings RISER to Edmonton, rec centres and libraries are reopening, and an Oiler-themed moment in history.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The Pulse

Wednesday, March 3

In this edition: the City of Edmonton will roll out Vision Zero Street Labs this spring, the Edmonton International Airport is planning a $36 million cargo expansion, and Entos Pharmaceuticals moves closer to manufacturing its vaccine.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Pulse

Tuesday, March 2

In this edition: King Noodle House has announced its forthcoming closure, Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations has won the Pitch for the Purse competition, and our chart of the week looks at housing.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021


Edmonton unlikely to see new community revitalization levies in the near future
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Edmonton unlikely to see new community revitalization levies in the near future

Edmonton city council said it is unlikely that it will use a community revitalization levy (CRL) to help fund LRT projects, and may not use them for other city projects in the future either.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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Common Ground brings RISER to Edmonton
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Common Ground brings RISER to Edmonton

This week's news that Common Ground Arts Society is bringing the RISER program to the city for the 2022 season was a welcome bit of looking-forward for an industry devastated by a year of closures and cancellations. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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City to open five rec centres for low-intensity workouts
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City to open five rec centres for low-intensity workouts

The City of Edmonton will gradually open five of its recreation centres in March for low-intensity individual and group workouts.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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Slow and steady: Edmonton's new city manager shares plans to tackle workplace culture, transit, and more in 2021
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Slow and steady: Edmonton's new city manager shares plans to tackle workplace culture, transit, and more in 2021

Andre Corbould started work on Jan. 18 as Edmonton's new city manager. He spoke to Speaking Municipally about how he'll address a poor work environment, implement the City Plan, and encourage calculated risks to facilitate innovation.

Monday, February 1, 2021

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Heading into his final year as mayor, Don Iveson reflects on 2020
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Heading into his final year as mayor, Don Iveson reflects on 2020

After Mayor Don Iveson announced that he would not seek re-election next year, many Edmontonians expressed their disappointment. But as Iveson reflects on 2020 and prepares for his final ten months in office, he said he feels good about how far Edmonton has come since he became mayor in 2013.

Friday, December 11, 2020

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Tech trailblazers cast cautious eye on city’s new innovation path
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Tech trailblazers cast cautious eye on city’s new innovation path

In May, Edmonton city council started down a new path toward tech greatness. This time, the first waypoint isn’t a building but another city-funded entity with a mandate to build the innovation ecosystem.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Roundup

Arts Roundup: March 4, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. This week's news that Common Ground Arts Society is bringing the RISER program to the city for the 2022 season was a welcome bit of looking-forward for an industry devastated by a year of closures and cancellations. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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Regional Roundup: March 3, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is planning a large expansion of its cargo operations area, helped in part by an $18-million grant from the federal government through the National Trades Corridor Fund.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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Health Innovation Roundup: March 3, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in health innovation in Edmonton. Edmonton-based Entos Pharmaceuticals has partnered with Alberta Cell Therapy Manufacturing (ACTM) and The Ottawa Hospital's Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre (BMC) to manufacture and prepare its COVID-19 DNA vaccine for clinical trials.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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Food Roundup: March 2, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton food. Last week, the family behind King Noodle House Pho Hoang announced that their building has been listed for sale and they are preparing for the closure of the restaurant.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Tech Roundup: March 2, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. Growing Greener Innovations founder Connie Stacey has won The Forum’s Pitch for the Purse prize of $50,000 this year, the largest in the competition's history.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Business Roundup: February 26, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. The provincial government expects to finish the current fiscal year $20.1 billion deeper in the red and run deficits for three more years totaling another $37 billion. Tax-supported debt of $132.5 billion by 2023-24 will cost $3.3 billion a year to service.

Friday, February 26, 2021

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The province is still catching flax for headwater pollution
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The province is still catching flax for headwater pollution

This week updates from all across the board: the gondola goes forward, we learn more about headwater protection and the two succeeding and one failing CRLs

Friday, February 26, 2021

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It's not quite Chili enough to treat people like human Beans
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It's not quite Chili enough to treat people like human Beans

The Gondola is back in the news and we spend some oxygen complaining about the oxygen it's taking up. Plus, the police surprise absolutely no one by very publicly forcing houseless people out into the cold, and a school board trustee raises the alarm on the erosion of trustees' ability to represent their constituents.

Friday, February 19, 2021

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I'm ordering you to seed and desist
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I'm ordering you to seed and desist

Council unanimously rejects a proposed social media policy and Councillor Sarah Hamilton joins us to explain why. Plus, Troy gets a letter in the mail.

Friday, February 12, 2021

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A word about the Digital News Subscription Tax Credit
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A word about the Digital News Subscription Tax Credit

It's tax time, which means some of our paying members are wondering about whether they can claim the new digital news subscription tax credit for their Taproot membership. The answer is no, as we are not deemed to be a qualified Canadian journalism o...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Taproot does some more pruning
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Taproot does some more pruning

Taproot Edmonton is publishing the final edition of the Media Roundup on Feb. 15. From time-to-time you’ll still find coverage of media in Edmonton in The Pulse and on our website.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

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The Council Roundup is moving to The Pulse
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The Council Roundup is moving to The Pulse

Taproot Edmonton is publishing the final edition of the Council Roundup on Jan. 22 as we transition our coverage of the discussions and decisions happening at city hall to The Pulse and our new website. This means you’ll see more coverage of municipa...

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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