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The Pulse

Friday, Sept. 17

In this edition: Businesses demand clarity on proof of vaccination mandate, meet the candidates from pihêsiwin, and our podcast pick of the week.

The Pulse

Thursday, Sept. 16

In this edition: City aims for Edmontonians to 'live more locally' with 15-minute districts, Salvaging the season: Moving forward amidst new COVID-19 restrictions, and our weekend agenda.

The Pulse

Wednesday, Sept. 15

In this edition: Local mayors lament letter advocating for vaccine passport in the Edmonton region, U of A joins new Canadian biomanufacturing collaboration, and our municipal election rundown.


The Edmonton Elks.
News

Businesses demand clarity on proof of vaccination mandate

Alberta's declaration of a new public health emergency caused confusion for businesses as they struggled to understand the impact of the optional vaccine passport system on operations starting Sept. 20.

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Katherine Semchuk performs in Salvage.
News

Salvaging the season: Moving forward amidst new COVID-19 restrictions

The provincial government declared a state of public health emergency on Sept. 15 and announced new COVID-19 restrictions, including measures that apply to indoor gatherings, entertainment venues, and performance activities.

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A photo of a vaccine passport.
News

Local mayors lament letter advocating for vaccine passport in the Edmonton region

Several mayors in the Edmonton region are speaking out about how an open letter advocating for a vaccine passport system was rolled out.

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A map of Edmonton's 15 districts, as laid out in the City Plan
Feature

City aims for Edmontonians to 'live more locally' with 15-minute districts

The 15-minute city is an urban design strategy that the current city council adopted as part of the City Plan at the end of 2020. The next city council, and its successors, will make the decisions that either help bring this plan to life or leave it to languish. As the municipal election approaches, this is a good time to examine what this concept means for Edmonton.

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Two years ago, Edmonton declared a climate emergency and voted that city administration regularly update city council on its progress towards becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
Feature

Countdown to 2050: Explaining Edmonton's carbon budget

The devastating effects of climate change have become more clear than ever over the past few years, urging Edmonton and other cities around the world to aggressively curb their carbon emissions. In April 2021, city council approved a plan with an ambitious idea — what if Edmonton budgeted for carbon emissions the same way it handles its money?

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C5 North East Community Hub
Feature

This social-services experiment is working — could there be more?

The C5 North East Hub is unique in Edmonton, as a collaborative and comprehensive source of social services in an area that needs them. So far, it appears to be a success, but continued funding is not guaranteed, nor is it certain that there is an appetite for funding similar hubs elsewhere. That will be for future city councils to decide, which is a reason to take a closer look at the C5 experiment ahead of the municipal election on Oct. 18.

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A map of Edmonton's pihêsiwin ward
Brief

pihêsiwin: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in pihêsiwin answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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The podcast art for Loyal Company of the River Valley Podcast.
Brief

Podcast pick: Loyal Company of the River Valley Podcast

The Loyal Company of the River Valley (LCRV) Podcast, dedicated to covering the FC Edmonton soccer club, released its 300th episode last week.

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A map of Edmonton's papastew ward
Brief

papastew: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in papastew answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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Roundup

Business Roundup: Sept. 17, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. Alberta’s declaration of a new public health emergency caused confusion for businesses as they struggled to understand the impact of the optional vaccine passport system on operations starting Sept. 20.

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Roundup

Arts Roundup: Sept. 16, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. The provincial government declared a state of public health emergency on Sept. 15 and announced new COVID-19 restrictions, including measures that apply to indoor gatherings, entertainment venues, and performance activities. 

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Roundup

Regional Roundup: Sept. 15, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. Several mayors in the Edmonton area are speaking out about how a letter sent to the province advocating for a vaccine passport system was rolled out.

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: Sept. 15, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in health innovation in Edmonton. The University of Alberta-based Alberta Cell Therapy Manufacturing (ACTM) has partnered with The Ottawa Hospital's Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre (BMC) and BioCanRx to strengthen Canada's biomanufacturing industry and boost its capacity to produce medical treatments and vaccines.

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Roundup

Food Roundup: Sept. 14, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton food. TArcadia Brewing Co. is the third Edmonton hospitality business to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter.

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: Sept. 14, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. Innovate Edmonton has launched two new divisions, Scaleup Edmonton and Accelerate Edmonton, to support early and mid-stage entrepreneurs in the city.

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A provincial vaxiccine passport
Podcast

A provincial vaxiccine passport

The province implements a (not called that) vaccine passport, the City of Edmonton surveys the vaccination rates of their staff, and politicians be politicking in two different elections.

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AfreDon't defund supervised consumption
Podcast

AfreDon't defund supervised consumption

This week we're joined by public health expert Elaine Hyshka who helps us break down the drug poisoning crisis and what we can, should, and aren't doing about it.

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Two steps forWorcestershire, one step Baklava
Podcast

Two steps forWorcestershire, one step Baklava

Masks are back in style in the City of Edmonton, we'll bring you through the debate and how we got (back) here. Plus, the election includes sign vandals and people getting punched in the face.

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The People’s Agenda project enters its next phase
Blog

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
Blog

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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Meet the newest additions to Taproot Edmonton’s team
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Meet the newest additions to Taproot Edmonton’s team

Taproot Edmonton welcomes interns Sara Gouda and Andy Trussler to our virtual newsroom.

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