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The Pulse

Wednesday, June 12

In this edition: Sustainable fashion house hosts runway experience to build city's scene; a moment in history: June 12, 1971; and more headlines and happenings

The Pulse

Tuesday, June 11

In this edition: Podcast litigates crime-prevention theory used to block Boyle Street's latest application; Edmonton Capital Line LRT extension costs increase by $242M; and more headlines and happenings

The Pulse

Monday, June 10

In this edition: On the agenda: Capital budget, Blatchford, police audit; deaths among those experiencing homelessness in Edmonton more than doubled last year; and more headlines and happenings


Row housing in Blatchford.
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On the agenda: Capital budget, Blatchford, police audit

This week, council will discuss the capital budget, a police audit, and the one councillor's proposal to consider selling land at Blatchford.

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The exterior of a restaurant with a sign that reads "Seoul Fried Chicken" is surrounded by a parking lot and a patio.
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Padmanadi and Seoul Fried Chicken tackle Calgary expansions differently

Beloved Edmonton restaurants Padmanadi and Seoul Fried Chicken expanded to Calgary last year. But while both continue to chase success in Alberta's largest city, each has done so using a different recipe.

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Homelessness is a feature, not bug, of Canada's housing system, researcher says

Homelessness is an expected outcome of the country's housing system, according to the research lead at a University of Alberta housing lab.

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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi speaks at a podium beside a slide that reads "Mayoral Keynote Address: Balancing Inclusivity and Social Cohesion in an Era of Rising Polarization: Mayoral Leadership in Building Resilient Cities in the Face of Migration Challenges"
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Mayor lauds anti-racism efforts amid acrimony

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi has been highlighting the city's anti-racism efforts, even travelling to Berlin to speak about it. But the committee charged with shaping that work has been paused, raising concerns about a lack of community involvement and delays in implementing the city's anti-racism strategy.

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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
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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 model walks on a runway wearing Augusta designs.
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Sustainable fashion house hosts runway experience to build city's scene

Fresh off an appearance at Vancouver Fashion Week in April, the founder of an Edmonton-based sustainable fashion brand is set to hold a multimedia art and fashion event of her own.

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A moment in history: June 12, 1971

On this day in 1971, officials at the Charles Camsell Hospital were denying news reports that the institution was struggling to recruit new medical staff.

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A picture of a façade of a business called Marbles that displays its name, services, and phone number.
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Podcast litigates crime-prevention theory used to block Boyle Street's latest application

A decades-old theory that police have influenced in practice appears to be the latest mechanism employed to refuse a permit for Boyle Street Community Services's planned Mahihkan Kamik overdose-prevention site in Ritchie, guest Jack Farrell explained on Episode 267 of Speaking Municipally.

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Roundup

Regional Roundup: June 12, 2024

The latest on the region in Edmonton. Varme Energy partners to build carbon capture facility in Industrial Heartland; Irish company eyes AI in Spruce Grove; St. Albert OKs virtual meetings

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: June 12, 2024

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. BioAlberta-led contingent to San Diego made waves; Entos COVID-19 booster vaccine gets trial approval; Future Fields links with Unicorn

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Roundup

Food Roundup: June 11, 2024

The latest on food in Edmonton. Oilers playoff frenzy good for restaurants; six local restaurants make OpenTable's brunch list; Tee Pee Treats raising funds for food truck

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: June 11, 2024

The latest on tech in Edmonton. AltaML and province release GovLab impact report; Alberta Innovates CEO inducted into Austin's Tech Hall of Fame; Future Fields finds a unicorn

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Roundup

Business Roundup: June 07, 2024

The latest on business in Edmonton. Two YEG-region winners at Alberta Women Entrepreneurs awards; Edmonton's startup ecosystem ranks eighth; YEG real estate market poised to heat up

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Roundup

Arts Roundup: June 06, 2024

The latest on arts in Edmonton. Edmontonians rank arts orgs low on priority list for giving; a symphony for the LRT; miniature residential school replica at Alberta Craft Council

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Podcast

The police's urban planning department

Boyle Street has had the permit for its site revoked…again. Plus, the police have declined a public audit, and we'll talk about Sohi's polling numbers. Is it really that time already?

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Podcast

Untangling the housing knot (LIVE)

A conversation at the summer institute of the Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative about what Edmonton can and should do to contribute to the alleviation of the housing crisis.

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Podcast

An Accelerated discussion on housing

We're joined by Christel Kjenner, director of the housing action team at the City of Edmonton, to get an overview of what the city is doing about the housing crisis.

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Introducing Taproot Edmonton’s Business Membership
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Introducing Taproot Edmonton’s Business Membership

The Edmonton region is facing a significant challenge: a lack of coverage of the people and organizations shaping our community's future. With fewer resources dedicated to telling these important stories, everyone is missing out on vital information.

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The Taproot Edmonton Calendar will transform how Edmontonians discover local events
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The Taproot Edmonton Calendar will transform how Edmontonians discover local events

We created the Taproot Edmonton Calendar to tackle a significant challenge within our community: the fragmentation and inaccessibility of local event information.

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Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new managing editor
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Meet Taproot Edmonton’s new managing editor

We're happy beyond measure to introduce you to Taproot Edmonton's new managing editor, Tim Querengesser.

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