Ben Roth



Ben is a graduate of the University of King's College's Master of Journalism program, and has previously worked at the Signal, King's online news site, and Canada's National Observer.

Recent work by Ben

People look at art in an indoor space
business arts

Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre focuses on community as it reinvents itself

The Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre appears to have escaped the closures and empty storefronts that plague many urban malls by focusing on specialty stores and building a community, through vendors like the Night of Artists Gallery and its yearly art walk and gala.

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city council health

History and heatwave combine as Mill Creek Pool returns

The July 8 reopening of Mill Creek Pool came just in time to offer people relief from extreme heatwaves, setting up a swift return to popularity for one of Edmonton's original and most missed outdoor pools.

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podcast city council

Podcasters consider council's code of conduct

Edmonton city council's decision to say no to updates that city administration proposed for its code of conduct bylaw caught the attention of the co-hosts of Episode 271 of Speaking Municipally.

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arts business

Edmonton Opera innovates and collaborates to keep costs low

The growing financial challenge of producing and marketing a large show will now see Edmonton Opera and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra share marketing costs and profits on Die Fledermaus, the opener for the opera's 2024-2025 season.

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business health

Entrepreneurs work to build Edmonton's padel community

When Daniel Portilla moved from Ecuador to Edmonton earlier this year, he discovered the city lacked a padel club and decided to change that.

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podcast city council

Podcasters taxed by administration's non-residential tax report

A new administration report shows the percentage of taxes the city collects from non-residential properties is smaller than that same percentage across the region. Given non-residential taxes from businesses net a municipality far more than residential ones, the report poses a problem that the co-hosts were keen to discuss in Episode 269 of Speaking Municipally.

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