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The Pulse

Thursday, May 6

In this edition: Iveson is confident Edmonton will continue improving after his term ends, Pandemic positives: The gifts of public art, and a moment in history.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The Pulse

Wednesday, May 5

In this edition: Municipal leaders divided on 'hot spot' approach to public health restrictions, KOVR tests made-in-Edmonton VR platform with diabetes patients, and our Cree lesson of the week.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Pulse

Tuesday, May 4

In this edition: G2V Optics raises $2.6M in growth capital, Edmonton approves new places to enjoy alcoholic beverages outdoors, and a look at library usage during the pandemic.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Mayor Don Iveson delivers his State of the City address in 2014 and 2021.
News

'Keep on building': Iveson is confident Edmonton will continue improving after his term ends

Mayor Don Iveson delivered his final State of the City address on May 5, reflecting on his first address seven years ago when he predicted Edmonton would become "one of the best places to take a risk, to innovate, to launch ideas."

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Pandemic positives: The gifts of public art
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Pandemic positives: The gifts of public art

Along with the dozens of feel-better initiatives intended to brighten COVID-laden consciences, civic enthusiasm for public art projects is burgeoning. A far cry from the historic whinging about pricy installations like the Talus Dome, COVID's forcing of outdoor play has encouraged an appreciation for a plethora of free, accessible art.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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KOVR tests made-in-Edmonton VR platform with diabetes patients
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KOVR tests made-in-Edmonton VR platform with diabetes patients

Edmonton-based virtual reality developer KOVR has started testing its new VR platform with patients diagnosed with diabetes. The software, Stratos, aims to educate patients about the consequences of vision impairment from diabetic retinopathy.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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A pile of masks from Unbelts. (Unbelts)
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Public purchasing power leaves small businesses on the outside looking in

When COVID-19 arrived in North America and businesses everywhere braced for an unknown future, Claire Theaker-Brown’s thoughts turned to China and the relationships she had spent the last decade nurturing there.

Monday, May 3, 2021

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Social media, handle with care
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Misleading or helpful: Should city councillors use branded graphics on social media?

Increasingly, city councillors are putting their own branding on the visuals they share on social media. Four city councillors spoke to Taproot about their approach.

Friday, April 30, 2021

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Catherine Warren
Feature

Building Innovate Edmonton: The first four months

Since Catherine Warren took the helm as CEO of Innovate Edmonton last December, she's been working to establish the organization as a leading voice for the local innovation community, and on a broader scale position Edmonton as a preeminent innovation city that can tackle global challenges.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: May 5, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in health innovation in Edmonton. Edmonton-based virtual reality developer KOVR has started testing its new VR platform with patients diagnosed with diabetes. The software, Stratos, aims to educate patients about the consequences of vision impairment from diabetic retinopathy.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Arts Roundup: May 6, 2021

The latest on local arts from Taproot Edmonton. Along with the dozens of feel-better initiatives intended to brighten COVID-laden consciences, civic enthusiasm for public art projects is burgeoning. A far cry from the historic whinging about pricy installations like the Talus Dome, COVID's forcing of outdoor play has encouraged an appreciation for a plethora of free, accessible art.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Roundup

Regional Roundup: May 5, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings from across the Edmonton region. The Alberta government announced new COVID-19 restrictions on May 4, as mayors in the Edmonton region continued to grapple with whether public health restrictions should apply to every municipality, or if only areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases should be targeted. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Roundup

Food Roundup: May 4, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton food. This summer, Edmontonians can look forward to enjoying a cold one at a local park or at the zoo thanks to recent approvals from the City of Edmonton and AGLC.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: May 4, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. Smart lighting firm G2V Optics announced it has raised $2.6 million in growth funding, led by Accelerate Fund II which first invested in the company in November 2019. Other seed round investors including DJI Capital, ThresholdImpact, Bluesky Equities, and Ashif Mawji participated as well.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Roundup

Business Roundup: April 30, 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. Edmonton is on track to rebound from one of the steepest economic plunges among Canada’s big cities as analysts express relief that Alberta has avoided mass bankruptcies and other long-term impacts from COVID-19.

Friday, April 30, 2021

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Leduc's photo radar is a BroccoLIE
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Leduc's photo radar is a BroccoLIE

The first round of listening sessions for the People's Agenda has wrapped up. Hear from the Business Overlords™ about what that means. Plus, Leduc has scrapped photo radar and Edmonton's council has scrapped a temporary daytime shelter.

Friday, April 30, 2021

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The transit fare increase is Tarragon, for now
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The transit fare increase is Tarragon, for now

Against the advice of City Council, City Council elects not to raise the transit cash fare. Plus, City Council argues with City Council in letters to City Council.

Friday, April 23, 2021

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InSalting and demeaning the po po-boys
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InSalting and demeaning the po po-boys

This week there was a lot of talk about buses and transit. We'll talk about all the hot motions, amendments and subsequents you want to hear about. Plus, the police union, shockingly, doesn't appear to appreciate criticism of the police.

Friday, April 16, 2021

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How Taproot puts membership fees to work
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How Taproot puts membership fees to work

Taproot has started publishing longform features again, a return to our roots amid a lot of healthy growth, and an example of membership dollars at work.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Another progress report on the People’s Agenda
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Another progress report on the People’s Agenda

We're halfway through our series of listening sessions on the issues raised by the initial respondents to our People's Agenda project, so this is a good time to look back at what we've learned and look ahead to what's next.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Taproot Edmonton reflects on the weekend everything changed
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Taproot Edmonton reflects on the weekend everything changed

This weekend marks the anniversary of when everything changed. In addition to that look back, Taproot Edmonton has been documenting milestones throughout the pandemic on our COVID-19 in Edmonton timeline. In this post, the Taproot Edmonton team refle...

Saturday, March 13, 2021

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