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The Pulse

Friday, Sept. 30

In this edition: Non-profit aims to create Indigenous end-of-life care centre; How the Edmonton region is marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; the Downtown Recovery Coalition is calling for enhanced safety and security downtown; and our weekend agenda.

The Pulse

Thursday, Sept. 29

In this edition: Strong presence for local talent at Edmonton International Film Fest; warm introduction helps ultra-low cooling business grow; urban planning committee endorses $170M plan to build 100 km of bike lanes.

The Pulse

Wednesday, Sept. 28

In this edition: Symposium to explore advancements in medical cannabis and psychedelics; shared recreation centre marks 20th anniversary; council heard from more than a dozen speakers calling for their experiences to be included in the updated affordable housing strategy.


A smiling Jackie DeCoteau-Gill sits on a branch. She is wearing a ribbon skirt and a beaded bracelet.
News

Non-profit aims to create Indigenous end-of-life care centre

Jackie DeCoteau-Gill is heading to the final round of the Pow Wow Pitch competition on Oct. 19, where she'll have a chance to win $25,000 to help build an Indigenous end-of-life care centre in Edmonton.

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A Black woman catches a white man wearing dark glasses to stop him from falling
News

Strong presence for local talent at Edmonton International Film Fest

The 36th Edmonton International Film Festival features 152 films from around the world, including a strong body of work from Edmontonians.

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A smiling Sunil Rajput holds his name tag at the Inventures conference
News

Symposium to explore advancements in medical cannabis and psychedelics

Alberta Innovates will be hosting its first virtual symposium on medical cannabis and psychedelic research on Oct. 26, showcasing ongoing research projects and creating an opportunity to look ahead to the future of the field.

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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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A dancer in motion, interacting with an orange couch
Brief

Weekend agenda: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022

This weekend offers experimental dance and standup comedy, hand-carved pumpkins and a spooktacular market, dreams of sunny destinations and the warm sounds of woodwinds, plus a whole lot of coffee. This follows events marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.

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A garden in the shape of a medicine wheel, divided in four quadrants
Brief

How the Edmonton region is marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a reminder to honour the children who did not return home from residential schools, as well as an invitation to reflect on the ongoing impact of attempts at cultural genocide on Indigenous people in Canada. Here's a look at some events planned for Sept. 30 in the Edmonton region.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
Brief

Warm introduction helps ultra-low cooling business grow

Episode 31 of Bloom features an interview with two leaders from Zero Point Cryogenics, an Edmonton-based company that is the only Canadian manufacturer of dilution refrigerators, a key piece of equipment for quantum research.

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Roundup

Business Roundup: September 30, 2022

The latest on business in Edmonton. Jackie DeCoteau-Gill is heading to the final round of the Pow Wow Pitch competition on Oct. 19, where she'll have a chance to win $25,000 to help build an Indigenous end-of-life care centre in Edmonton.

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Roundup

Arts Roundup: September 29, 2022

The latest on arts in Edmonton. The 36th Edmonton International Film Festival features 152 films from around the world, including a strong body of work from Edmontonians.

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Roundup

Regional Roundup: September 28, 2022

The latest on the region in Edmonton. The TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary on Oct. 1 with high hopes of continuing to recover from the pandemic, helped in part by an increase in funding from the three municipalities that support it.

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Roundup

Health Innovation Roundup: September 28, 2022

The latest on health innovation in Edmonton. Alberta Innovates will be hosting its first virtual symposium on medical cannabis and psychedelic research on Oct. 26, showcasing ongoing research projects and creating an opportunity to look ahead to the future of the field.

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Roundup

Food Roundup: September 27, 2022

The latest on food in Edmonton. Nafaa Haddou, co-founder and CEO of Nu Terra Labs, sees great opportunity for vertical farming to contribute to a more sustainable food system.

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Roundup

Tech Roundup: September 27, 2022

The latest on tech in Edmonton. An annual list of Canada's top growing companies includes 11 Edmonton-area companies, led by two working in artificial intelligence.

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My Edif-eyes are burning
Podcast

My Edif-eyes are burning

The Downtown Recovery Coalition and the Edmonton Police Funding Formula make news this week without making any new or newsworthy changes to their composition or talking points.

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Zero Point Cryogenics drops the temperature to raise computing power
Podcast

Zero Point Cryogenics drops the temperature to raise computing power

John P. Davis and Christopher Cassin of Zero Point Cryogenics discuss the business they're building around dilution refrigerators, a key component in the development of quantum computing. And guest co-host Mack Male helps Karen Unland dive into some innovation ecosystem news.

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That's a knife
Podcast

That's a knife

The EPS has been given a shove toward further accountability. But only a small one. (Did they have a knife?) Plus, the solar rebate has run out, and so too, it seems, has council’s delight in funding End Poverty Edmonton.

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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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Canada’s Online News Act must be transparent, fair, and include news innovators
Blog

Canada’s Online News Act must be transparent, fair, and include news innovators

Taproot has joined a coalition of innovative news organizations calling for amendments to a bill aimed at mandating compensation from large web platforms.

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